Payment: Marival changed it's policy and full payment was due to the resort by 1/1/24. The resort has already been paid in full. The balance, $800 per person, is now payable to Thomas Michael Riley on or before 2/21/24 rather than to Marival upon arrival. Final Payment Options are listed below.
Transportation: From Airport - Taxi to Marival Distinct in Nuevo Nayarit (not Marival Emotions). Walk out of customs, out the sliding glass doors, to the sidewalk outside. Go right for a quick wonderful overpriced beer and left to the Taxi line. Do not accept a ride from a person yelling at you with a sign unless you know who they are. Go to the Taxi line. Taxis charge around $20 per person. Your address is Marival Distinct in Nuevo Nayarit.
To Airport - talk to concierge or door man at Marival. They will take care of it.
Side Trips: Recommendations are Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta (cafes, bars, shopping, boardwalk, history), Sayulitas (cool surf town), and Bucerias (nearby shopping). Again, just talk to your door man and he will get a car or van for you. There is also talk of getting together and doing a sunset cruise. Let us know if you are interested. Last we checked it ran around $100 per person and included cocktails and appetizers. Any other interests.....just talk to concierge when you get there, they can do it all.
Dress Code: Dining at Restaurants that require reservations, next door at Marival Emotions, and for any dinner restaurant in Marival Distinct the dress code is snappy casual. Shorts, nice sandals, and collared shirt for men and general snappy casual for women are requested. These are all dinner only.
Communication: A group WhatsApp will be set up and active starting the week before we leave. It can help at airports, coordinating taxis, etc. It's also useful for last minute invites for side trips to another town or just heading to the beach bar to watch the sunset. However, WhatsApp is not required.
Final Payment Options
Mail checks to:
P.O. Box 710
China Spring, TX 76633
Tues, Feb 27: Check In. Free Day.
It's Mexican Buffet Night (every Tuesday) at the sister resort, "Marival Emotions", 6pm to 9pm. Casual, outside, fun, and loud. You have full access to this resort as well, just hop on a golf cart shuttle outside your hotel lobby.
This is also the time to talk to the concierge about a reservation at one of the restaurants next door at Emotions if you are interested. Reservations are not required at our resort.
Weds, Feb 28: Music in TMR villa 3-6pm. BYOB suggested. Attire is anything, there's a pool in the villa and the show will be indoor/outdoor. Room service is very accomodating to the Villa during shows but generally can't keep up with our demand. It's a good idea to stock pile beers and wine in your room Tues and Weds via room service and bring to party. Mixed drinks best from the bar outside villa.