Second for the RIU. 5 min from downtown. It was $3000 hotel & air all inclusive for 8 days 7 nights. October is a great month to go.rob b said:I stayed at the RIU palace the place was great about a ten minute taxi ride to downtown/marina area. all inclusive very clean etc.. For boats i just walked the docks and people come up to u and then u can check out the boats and haggle with them and set your own price. Picante fleet is nice but expensive as there were only two of us and we didnt need all of those luxuries.
Were you expecting to drink Patron all week . Everyone has their opionions but Im in the food biz and the food was slighly above average but who needs food.sportfishingusa said:I spoke with a guy who told me the Riu was nice but the liqour was junk and the food was horrible! Maybe he didnt know much!?!?
You are right, but that is why you have to check out their equipment etc.. and its good to also go down there when the boats are coming in then u can ask the people getting off the boats (first hand info) we scouted for a day before we decided. I only ate one dinner at RIU i always ate downtown at the stop light (i think ) great food cheap and you have to remember all the food is not top quality like here fillet mingon might come from a donkey for all we know down there, stick to the fish.sportfishingusa said:You are correct rob.. you can also go down and haggle.. The thing i found out which may be or may not be true is that a lot of the newer boats with more amenities per say caught more fish.... I fished with pisces and they spent more time catching bait even though the bait well was over filled...
It was just not working yet all the huge sportfishes around the golden gate where we were, were backing down all around us.. plus we only had two freaking lines in the water!! now that is some bulls#&$
I have to agree with the peublo bonito sunset beach, an absolutely amazing resort built into the side of the mountian!!!! Me and my fiance were down there last year and she loved. If you plan on leaving your wife for a couple days to go fishing stay there, she will definitely thank you for that.Toggytime said:If your up to non all inclusive check out the pueblo bonito sunset beach amazing hotel a bunch of pools and the people have to drive you around in golf carts because its built into the side of a mountain. They also have shuttles that take you to their other resorts and you can spend the day in them one of them is a holistic retreat and the other is walking distance to the marina and town. Food is cheap in town, most of my meals were like 30 to 40 dollars. Also check out Red drum fishing they are very good as well. I do know to stay away from west coast outfitters they are next to red drum.