Day Passes to Pools in Puerto Vallarta
We are often asked about day passes to local hotels with pools in Puerto Vallarta. It’s a smart way for establishments to make money and keep their staff busy. Usually you can get a day pass and use it as credit for food and drinks. If you don’t have a pool at home or you want a day away from the usual grind, a day pass is the way to go. Guests in smaller non-pool hotels find this is the best of both worlds.
One of the best deals is The Sheraton and especially on a Sunday. For $23 USD, you get a fabulous brunch buffet, with endless champagne and use of the hotel pool after you dine. If that isn’t enough, you are also entertained by one of the premier local mariachi bands. Locals get a 20% discount at the Puerto Vallarta Sheraton with proof of residency, like a driver’s license or CFE bill. The Sheraton is dog friendly but have Fido on a leash. The Sheraton provides towels.
Mantamar Beach Club in the Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta has a pool on the beach that caters to LGBTQ, but all are welcome. Mantamar has different price ranges for guests, starting at $500 pesos, up to $3500 pesos, with credit towards your bill on a scale of what you have spent. You have a choice of a beach chair, or cabana, some of which are located on the second level or VIP access. It’s a party place, with DJ and lots of noise, so if it’s a relaxing quiet atmosphere you’re looking for, Mantamar might not be for you. For those who love an ultimate daytime party experience, this is the place in Puerto Vallarta. Mantamar has lockers, a pool concierge, waiters, and great food, including a sushi menu and quality liquor.
Barcelo in Mismaloya welcomes day-pass guests for about $40 USD from 9 am – 6 pm. It’s a deal with their spectacular breakfast and lunch buffets and all you can drink. They also provide towels and great service poolside.
Sapphire Ocean Club, also located in Zona Romantica, offers pool, food service and drinks. It’s not a huge pool but a great place to go in the hot summer months to cool off. Sapphire offers a week pass and their day pass is $200 pesos, which buys you a very comfortable beach chair, umbrella, beach towel and two drinks. Waiters will take your orders for breakfast and lunch and we hear they have the best French toast in town. This is a dog friendly place, too!
Hyatt Ziva on the Mismaloya highway has a day pass for $65 USD, which includes food, drinks, towels and beach chairs. Day pass guests are asked to leave by 5 pm and you should make a reservation before you go. Even with a reservation, you can be refused, if the hotel itself is at high capacity.