The Venue – The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta

The 48th Annual Symposium on Bat Research will be held at the Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta.  This exclusive resort located on 6 hectares overlooking the Bay of Banderas is 1 km from Marina Vallarta.

The elegant rooms each have a television, Wi-Fi connection (free for symposium attendees), minibar and coffeemaker; most have sea views.  Upgraded superior rooms and suites offer access to a lounge with breakfast and free drinks.  All rooms have balconies, and some whirlpools.  Room service is available 24 hours a day.

The private beach has cabins (for a fee) and a club with a grill.  There is also a restaurant with a rooftop terrace and a lively bar in the lobby.  Amenities include 2 free-form outdoor pools (1 with a pool bar), a gym, and a kids' club, as well as sports courts and a spa offering oceanfront massages.  The average minimum and maximum October temperatures are: 68°/90° F (20°/32° C).

Room Rate: $130+tax (single/double). This rate is also available for three days before and after the conference for those arriving early or staying late. Check-in time is 3:00PM and the checkout time is 12:00PM.

 Room Base Rate
(16% IVA + 3% EST)*
Room Rate
Per Person
Room Rate

 Single $130 $24.70 $11.50 $166.20 $166.20
 Double $130 $24.70 $18.00 172.70 $86.35
 Triple $160 $30.40 $19.50 214.90 $71.63
*Tax Exemption Policy: If you are a foreigner (non-Mexican national) you may be eligible for a reduction of certain taxes.  We will inform all registrants via email of the details on how to avail of this prior to the conference.

Make a Reservation: Call +52 (322) 226-1100 or +52 (322) 226-1136 (use block code NASBR 2018), or reserve your room online. Room reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to 14 days prior to the start of the Symposium.

Parking: Hotel Parking for registrants is free.

Want to Share a Room?  Use the Roostmate Finder

Looking to share a room? Check out the Roostmate Finder - a website setup by the NASBR Student Reps. to allow for attendees to find roommates and share a room. If you have a room and would like to split the cost, or if you are looking for a room to share, post it on the Roostmate site. This tool is available to all registrants, not just students.

Getting to the Hotel

  • Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is about 1.8 miles (3 kilometers) from the symposium hotel.  Attendees can arrive at the hotel, located at the Zone 1A/Marina Area by taxi (23 USD car for 1-3 passengers; 39 USD suburban for 1-6 passengers; 52 USD van for 1-10 passengers).
  • Transportation to the hotel is also provided by the local shuttle company “Transportes Puerto Vallarta”, at a cost of 12 USD per person.  Attendees interested in this service should send an e-mail to Mr. Fernando Sánchez ( to make a reservation.
  • The Westin Resort offers shuttle service to the Lic. Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (6 USD), attendees should contact the resort directly to secure this transportation.

The Westin Resort & Spa
Paseo de la Marina Sur #205 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco 48354 Mexico
Phone: (52)(322) 226 1100

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