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Riu Palace Pacifico

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $789 All-Inclusive
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Beach Citizens, this Riu on the Riviera Nayarit is where you can revel in an everything-you-want dream escape. Sheltered ... More

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"The resort is amazing - from the extravagant decor to the bars throughout. Our suite was beautiful with an awesome view, it was constantly being cleaned and restocked, our own hard alcohol bar (not tha..." – tmini1022
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"The resort is amazing - from the extravagant decor to the bars throughout. Our suite was beautiful with an awesome view, it was constantly being cleaned and restocked, our own hard alcohol bar (not tha..." – tmini1022
113 out of 126 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Front Lobby room view Sunset from the hotel Welcome to the RIU! Nuts! I'm to young to drink. First time in the ocean! the beaches at the RIU! Pool and Beach
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September 15, 2017
Anniversary trip

Food and drinks were really bad. Drinks had an after taste and food just wasn't very good overall. Nice resort, good service and nice people.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Gilbert, AZ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 5, 2017
Great short vacation.

The Hotel is located in a very nice maintained area. The room was very nice with great view of the beach and land,180degrees. Apart from international buffet (which had 100's of items), it has Japanese, Mexican and Italian restaurants which serve authentic nice food. Sports bar is open24 hours. The poolside bar is very nice. you do not have to get out of the pool to order drinks. Very well maintained place.

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From: Irvine, California
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 3, 2017
Disappointed

I was disappointed with our stay at the Riu. We've stayed at the one in Ohos Rio and loved it. Restaurants served the same meals as what was served in buffets. We were turned away from 2 of the 4 restaurants at 825pm bc they were already at max. Poolbar closed at 6p which seems very early compared to other resorts. Our room has ants all over the table, night stand, and dresser. Every night our room was being cleaned very late around 5p-9p (time you're in your room getting ready for dinner). We had to call for fresh towels every night and to have our fridge restocked. The resort was very clean the food was very disappointing. I would not recommend this hotel if you are looking for good dinners!


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From: Rochester, NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 27, 2017
All in all great trip

All in all we enjoyed our stay at Riu Palace Pacifico. Check in was no problem. Marco Polo was our staff member at check in and he was very informative. Room was very nice. Staff was very welcoming. Loved our house keeper. Her name was Esmerelda. Grounds and hotel so clean. Pool was beautiful, wait staff and bar tender fantastic! Loved CHRISTIAN!!! The buffet, no words can due it justice, as well as the staff. If you could not find anything to eat or drink it was your own fault. Along with plates cleared immediately and no glass ever empty. No negative comments . We ate at 2 of the other restaurants and after that we would only go to the buffet. Staff at restaurants was not as warm or efficient. Food was also disappointing. Steakhouse the appetizer was for 2 but was barely for 1 and not good. My steak was more fat and grizzle than meat, my friends lobster was chewy and dry. We also had to call servers over. At Mexican restaurant we went for the buffet and poor choices and some there were empty serving bowls. Also the wait staff again was disappointing. After those 2 times buffet was our choice! The only comment about pool would be why no night swimming?? Pool closed at 7:00 pm. Pool was always clean and staff very friendly. Some great daily activities. Myself, I am not a sitter at the pool all day, my friend is and she could not have asked for more! Me, I like to go do things and and see things so if you want to go out and about without taking transportation all there is to do is walk the beach. No walking to see anything unless you want to walk about 45 minutes to Bucerias. Cab will cost you about $8 one way to there. You can take a cab to Puerto Vallarta and that costs about $17 one way. There is not much to do at night except for a nightly show that lasts about 1-1 1/2 hrs. Otherwise there several bars, but pool bar closes when pool closes. All in all a great trip. Would I go back, probably not? I need to get out and about. My friend on the other hand would go back.


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From: Columbus ohio
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Palace Pacifico features 445 junior suites in 9-story building complete with luxuries such as a/c, ceiling fan, satellite tv, alarm clock, hair dryer, telephone, sofa or sofa bed, mini bar, balcony or terrace. Living room area with sofa. Integrated lounge area with 2 steps between levels, with sofa or sofa bed.

Room Details

Junior Suite (SJSB)
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Junior Suite Partial Ocean View (SJLB)
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Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
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Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View (SUMZ) (Available beginning...
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The teal ocean and breezy palms on the white sand of Flamingos Beach. Swoon-worthy.

RiuLand, where kiddos can get immersed in arts and crafts while you enjoy some sand 'n surf therapy.

Sipping on cocktails and watching the crazy beautiful pinky orange sunsets over the water.

The spa where you can descend into stress-smashing messages & thalassotherapy, a seawater treatment.

The in-pool loungers where you can chillax, swim around a bit, then return to work on your tan.

 

What We'd Change

You'll love venturing into downtown Puerto Vallarta, but keep in mind, the cruise ships generally come in on Tuesday and Thursday so it can be busier on those days.

 

Why You Should Go

It's just 8 miles away from the airport. Blink, and you'll be there.

Don't miss horseback riding in the Sierra Madres or swimming with the dolphins in Banderas Bay.

There's an 18-hole, championship golf course that a coconut's throw away.

Check out the bodyboarding (it's very popular), windsurfing, catamarans and more. Dive in.

On land, there's volleyball, billiards and for the flexible/bendy types, there's gymnastics.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Shopping
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Beauty Salon ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

Rapidly being acknowledged as a destination in its own right, the great choice of hotels and resorts guarantees that Riviera Nayarit can cater to everybody's vacation tastes and styles.

Riu Palace Pacifico

Av de los Cocoteros, Lote Hotelero G

+52 322 176 0090

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Pacifico: All-Inclusive Ahh-Mazing on the Riviera Nayarit

Beach Citizens, this Riu on the Riviera Nayarit is where you can revel in an everything-you-want dream escape. Sheltered by the Sierra Madres, it's a Beach Eden that's brimming full of awesome: unlimited slushy drinks and epic cuisine, a delicious spa, water sports out the wazoo and so much more. You're long overdue for treating yourself. Was that a resounding "yes" we heard? Thought so.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Take a pinch of Mesoamerican and European flavors, add spices from other world cultures and you've got an Epicurean Extravaganza: everything from Japanese to steak. An international buffet with live cooking stations to Mexican, that grub we can't get enough of. Beach appetit.

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:45pm
Description: Serving fusion cuisine.
Dress code: Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers for men).

Kyoto
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:45pm
Description: Serving Japanese cuisine.
Dress code: Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers for men).

La Toscana
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Lunch - daily, 10:30am-4pm; Dinner - daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:45pm
Description: Poolside restaurant; grill and steakhouse for dinner.
Dress code:
Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers for men).

Guacamole
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 8:45pm
Description: Serving Mexican specialties.
Dress code: Formal dress is required for dinner (long trousers for men).

La Peninsula
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Main restaurant with a non-smoking section and a terrace.

All hours are subject to change



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

So many beachtastic places to get your drink on. Chill at the lounge or hit the sports bar that's open 24/7. Hang in the lobby, the lounge or the fun, sunny spot, the swim-up bar. Party on.

Bolero
Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, 7pm-midnight.

Petit Pigalle
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-1am.

Sports Bar
Daily 24 hours.

Colibrie
Bar with terrace. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Marlin
Poolside bar with swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Melt into the beautiful white sand of Flamingos Beach. Or hop on over to the two sparkling pools, dip into the bubblicious Jacuzzi or retire to the terrace-solarium. Two words: Beach Eden.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Body boarding

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving

Land
Riu Palace Pacifico offers daytime activities for adults, including beach volleyball. The resort also offers a billiards room, open to all guests.

Golf
The 18-hole, championship course at Flamingos Golf Club is right next to Riu Palace Pacifico. Riu guests enjoy special rates at Flamingos.
Now through April 30, 2013:

  • Daylight: $98 USD
  • After 2pm: $75 USD
  • After 3pm: $40 USD
  • Shared golf cart with 2 bottles of water
  • Scheduled transportation between Riu Palace Pacifico and Flamingos
May 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013:
  • 20% off applied on regular published rates at time of booking.
    This discount does not apply to afternoon green fees.



INTERNET

The resort offers complementary Wi-Fi Service in room & common areas. Computers with Internet access are available in the lobby (fees apply).

SPA SERVICES

The resort offers assorted spa treatments, including the following:
  • Beauty treatments
  • Hairdresser
  • Massages
  • Body treatments


WEDDING SERVICES

The resort offers a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages and services. Contact the resort directly for details.

CHILD CARE

The resort features a kids' club and playground, as well as daytime entertainment programs for children ages 4-7 and 8-12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Palace Pacifico is located 8-miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), 9-miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta and a half-mile from Flamingos Golf Club.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

Currency Policy
Please note that Riu Resorts in Mexico no longer accept or exchange US dollars at the front desk. ATMs are available in the lobby of each resort for withdrawals in Mexican currency.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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