Open Jaw

Playing In Playa’s Pacific Paradises

Discover Mexico’s Pacific coast with WestJet Vacations & Playa Resorts

While it makes sense that Mexico’s Pacific playgrounds of Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta hold stronger appeal for Western Canadians, who enjoy shorter flight times, once you’ve seen the beauty of Puerto Vallarta’s setting on the Bay of Banderas or the glorious colours of the water around Baja California, you tend to get hooked.

Playa’s Director for Canada Rose Cosentino, says the company saw a surge at its Pacific properties this past winter.

“I think Puerto Vallarta has really turned a corner as a destination. We were full continuously, but the whole area was packed with vacationers. And Los Cabos did phenomenally well this winter too.”

WestJet Vacations features Playa’s 5-star Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and 4.5-star Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, luxury resorts with upscale all-inclusive amenities including free wi-fi throughout the property, unlimited reservation-free à la carte dining, 24-hour room service, poolside service including roving food carts and rooms and suites with many thoughtful touches.

“It’s about dollar for dollar, what you’re going to get.”

Having visited the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos and the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, Open Jaw can attest to the superior quality of the experience, including food and beverage, service and room comfort and amenities.

“We are what we say we are,” says Cosentino. “And we’re priced properly within our competitive set. It’s about dollar for dollar, what you’re going to get. Like wi-fi everywhere, and Ketel One vodka and the fact you can eat in the à la carte restaurants every night.”

The long-time sales executive says that agents who know Playa as a brand know they can trust the experience their clients will enjoy.

“We’re not after the masses, but there’s a significant segment of travellers where money is not the most important aspect of their decision. It’s about the objectives for their getaway, and the expectations they have, and the way they live at home. We should never sell from our own pocketbook.”

Here’s a quick snapshot of Playa’s two Pacific coast Hyatt Ziva properties:

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt-Ziva-Puerto-Vallarta

Hyatt-Ziva-Puerto-Vallarta

Overview:

For WestJet Vacations product buyer Tami Brown, nature adds its own luxury amenities to the setting of this resort. “Pacific sunsets are bliss,” she says, “especially for weddings.”

Brown also likes the fact that the property is a short distance (13 kms) from downtown PVR, but set on a cliff-surrounded cove that makes the beach almost private and without vendors.

“It’s a great product, with adults-only swim-up suites, an excellent selection of restaurants and it’s ideal for groups, especially weddings. It’s not huge, but it has all the facilities you could want.”

Details:

  • 335 ocean front suites including spacious family suites and signature swim-up suites with private plunge pools
  • International cuisine served at six restaurants
  • Unlimited cocktails, beer, wine and beverages at five bars and lounges
  • Four infinity ocean-view pools including an adults-only pool, an all-ages pool and oversized infinity-edge hot tub
  • Live entertainment and outdoor recreation including tennis, beach volleyball, water aerobics, basketball and nature hikes
  • State-of-the-art fitness center and spa
  • KidZ Club with 2 kid-friendly pools, a beach playground and supervised activities for kids
  • Seasonal opportunities for whale watching throughout the resort

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos

Overview:

The most important things about this property for WestJet Vacations product buyer Brown is that “the fish tacos are to die for.” We can attest – and so are the guac and chips. She also loves the first swim-up suites in Los Cabos and the fact that those choosing the adult section of the resort can really feel like they’re in an adults-only property.

Details:

Spa

Zen Spa

  • Playa’s largest property with 591 rooms featuring ocean views and 34 swim up suites
  • Seven dining options and six bars and lounges
  • Two-story Zen Spa with 19 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms and two VIP spa suites
  • Multiple pools including an infinity ocean-view pool and a tranquil adults-only pool
  • KidZ Club with special supervised activities for children and a water park with waterslides and splash zone
  • Access to nearby golf, deep sea fishing and the famous Los Arcos rock formation.

Getting there with WestJet Vacations

WestJet flies to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta year-round from a number of Canadian cities. Clients can take advantage of Plus, WestJet's Premium economy fare to receive two checked bags, advanced boarding, more space, food and beverages all included. Clients can also earn and redeem WestJet dollars.

More reasons to choose WestJet Vacations:

  • In-destination guest support
  • Great value, warm service
  • A 24-hour no fee change and cancel policy
  • An extensive flight schedule
  • 800 hours of free TV and movies with WestJet Connect
  • Exclusive offers
  • Committed to providing the support and tools agents need

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