Puerto Vallarta

DC’s BigD Bash 2021

DC Vekic blog March 22, 2021

It’s that time again, we planned the 2021 trip, the only trip I am hosting personally, with a very funny name. When I first organized this trip in 2017, It started as an idea for my own personal divorce trip, but then a friend said “Don’t use the word DIVORCE, it sounds negative.” Especially because I was inviting singles and couples alike. So I thought: “Ok, no DIVORCE.. let’s make it a Big D.”
But apparently, I was the only one who had no clue what else big D meant, but since I already ordered T-shirts, we decided to go with it, and by now we are all used to it…

This year we are doing it different! With so many people with unused airline credits and miles about to expire, we are having everyone get their own airfare. We are doing resort only NOVEMBER 12 – NOVEMBER 16, 2021, and what a resort!!!! SECRETS VALLARTA BAY, situated on the golden sand beaches of the Banderas Bay, just minutes from the famous El Malecón boardwalk. This adults-only getaway offers Unlimited-Luxury® privileges, including limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits, daily activities, live entertainment, and free Wi-Fi. Relax at the world-class Secrets Spa by Pevonia® or hit the green at nearby golf courses. Additionally, all guests have free flow access to seven restaurants, five bars, and facilities at nearby Now Amber.

JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW (double occupancy)
Spacious and luxurious 582.65 sq. ft. Junior Suite features, in addition to the above amenities, one king size or two double beds and balcony with beautiful ocean views. These suites are fully equipped with separate shower, soaking tub and double vanity sinks. These suites are located on the 3rd and 15th floors at the main tower.

$652 per person 11/12-11/16 $150 deposit required to reserve

 (double occupancy)Located in the Secrets Preferred Club Tower, these 622.36 sq. ft. suites offer, in addition to the above amenities, one king size or two double beds and private terrace with breathtaking ocean views and whirlpool. Bathroom is fully equipped with in room soaking tub, separate shower and double vanity sinks. These suites are located on the 4th and 8th floors in the Preferred Club Tower.

$740 per person 11/12-11/16 $150 deposit required to reserve

TRAVEL INSURANCE. We offer Group Elite with Cancellation for any reason F436G – PRICE $160 per room (double occupancy)/ $80 per person

Spanning over 14,000 square feet, the magnificent Secrets Spa by Pevonia® treats you with dozens of pampering choices. Experience pure indulgence through a combination of the latest hydrotherapy and indigenous treatments.

Gourmet Dining:

Indulge in an expansive array of international cuisine

  • Barefoot Grill / 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Enjoy grilled specialties served pool side

  • The Bay Café / Open 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 pm

Signature coffee Shop serving fresh made coffee and pastries

  • Bordeaux / Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Savor the taste of French cuisine each evening at Bordeaux, serving delectable fare in a romantic, elegant setting including a wine cellar offering a variety of wine for your enjoyment.

The warm and romantic atmosphere provides a unique dining experience with an extensive wine list – perfect for special occasions.

Additional costs may apply

  • Market Café / Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Lunch 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., and Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

International theme buffet offering 5 specialty stations

  • Oceana / Lunch 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. 

A wide variety of snack specialties for lunch and fresh, gourmet seafood specialties for dinner served beach front with spectacular ocean views.

Lunch is for Preferred Club guests inly between the hours of 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Guests can access six additional restaurants located next door at Now Amber Puerto Vallarta:

  • Capers / Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Specializing in Italian à la carte cuisine

Wine cellar with a 5-course menu and a sommelier

  • Carnival / Breakfast 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Lunch 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Buffet style with 5 different stations every day serving a variety of Mexican and international specialties

  • Castaways / Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Seafood served à la carte

Lunch is for Preferred Club guests only between the hours of 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Coco Café / Open 24 hours

Signature coffee shop serving fresh made coffee, pastries, salads and sandwiches

Late night bites are served à la carte including pizza, sandwiches, paninis, hot dogs, pastries, cookies, fruit and yogurt, soup of the day, chips, and pretzels.

  • Himitsu / Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

A fusion of Pan-Asian delicacies exclusive experience

Prior reservation with Concierge in the Hibachi Tables

  • Tamarindo / Dinner 6:00 p.m. –  11:00 p.m.

Serving authentic Mexican and local favorites with a gourmet style

Bars 5 bars and lounges, serving international and domestic top-shelf spirits, ranging from swim-up to a nightly music lounge.


For more information call or text DC at 310-490-1893 or email dc@cosmopolitantravels.com

Four-day golf weekend in Puerto Vallarta

DC Vekic blog July 16, 2014


This one will be one of my personal favorite groups in a while. When I was deciding where to take my golfing peeps to a quick golf getaway, there were 2 options: Cabo and Puerto Vallarta. I even went to Cabo to the new Secrets Puerto Los Cabos to spend some time there and looked at the golf course (pictured above), but ended up deciding on Secrets Vallarta Bay. It is adult only resort. IMG_5434

As I have personally visited Secrets Vallarta Bay twice (one time I even with my own group), and have also done a sucessful destination wedding there, so it ended up being an easy decision. Especially with 2 Club Corp golf courses nearby:

Marina Vallarta:


Located in the heart of Marina Vallarta and accessible to hotels, dwntown Puerto Vallarta and the airport, Marina Vallarta Club de Golf features an 18-hole Joe Finger coursewith views of lush vegetation , natural lagoons and the shores of Banderas Bay

Vista Vallarta:


Spread across 478 acres of Puerto Vallarta paradise and the focal point of a premier master-planned development, the Vista Vallarta Club de Golf offers two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by golf greats Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf.

Unlimited-Luxury® service includes: • Theme parties and entertainment   • Unlimited meals in up to 8 restaurants • Unlimited drinks including international and domestic top-shelf spirits • 24-hour room service • Live nightly entertainment • No restaurant reservations required • No wristbands required • Expansive golden sand beach • Infinity pool • Jacuzzi • Fitness Center • All taxes and gratuities

The food is one of my favorite features, as the 5 restaurants that are part of this resort are Bordeaux (elegant French cuisine), Oceana (fresh seafood), Market Cafe (international buffet), Barefoot Grill (poolside burgers and snacks), CoCo Cafe (premium coffees and treats) have served me and my clients some really excellent dishes. Adjascent to Secrets Vallarta Bay is their sister resort Now Amber and we will have exchange privileges to their 3 restaurants Capers (italian cuisine), Tamarindo (authentic Mexican cuisine) and Himitsy (Pan Asian).


14,000 sq.ft. Secrets Spa by Peuonia offers multiple indigenous treatments and hydrotherapies including warm whirlpools, hydrotherapy circuit and waterfall jets. Indoor/outdoor massage suitesfor singles and couples, Sauna, Steam Rooms, Cool Plunge, Swiss-Scottish showers and Fitness Center.

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The rooms are junior suites with either a king size or two double beds, double vanities and jacuzzi tubs and private balconies, and we have a choice of:

Junior Suite Ocean View (pictured above)

double occupancy $822 pp single occupancy $993 pp

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View

double occupancy $934 pp single occupancy $1105 pp

Preferred Club Junior Suite Swim Up

double occupancy $1028 pp single occupancy $1199 pp

All rates are for 3 nights January 30-February 02, 2015 and they include hotel accommodations, hotel tax, housekeeping and bell men gratuities and airport transfers. Airfare is not included.


There is an option to extend your stay to up to 7 nights starting at only $271 pp per night

And because that is not enough EVERY ROOM RECEIVES $100 per person** IN RESORT COUPONS!


**($200 per room max) Resort Coupons – are applicable at the Spa (up to $40 per every 50 minute treatment, not applicable to Beauty Salon and Spa Products), for Romantic Dinners (up to $60 per every romantic dinner) scheduled with the Concierge and up to $10 for every purchase of bottled wine from wine cellars. Resort Coupon Rules of usage – Coupons are not accumulative, cannot be combined with each other or other promotions. Non transferable , non refundable and no cash or commercial value Coupons cannot be used towards private functions, coffee breaks, audiovisual, entertainment. For more information call me at 310-490-1893 (text OK) or e-mail me at dc@cosmopolitantravels.com


See you in Puerto Valarta!