It was tough to beat the views from the Marriott where we stayed. Mexico knows how to do their beach resorts.
We finally made it to the beach, thanks to my in-laws who met us there. The drive from Guadalajara can be on the long side depending on the traffic, so the fact that they were meeting us there was the extra boost we needed to hit the road (as well as having Francisca along too). We ended up making good time and arrived in a little under 5 hours. The kids loved the beach and after breakfast we would head down to have some fun in the waves.