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Riu Palace Pacifico

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $769 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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4.5
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4.3
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4.6 out of 5
"Together with 5 more couples, we had a very good week at RIU Palace. So many selection at the buffet. Food at the other restaurants were so so. Staffs at the resort were very friendly and helpful." – LDSANJOSE
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4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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4.3
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4.6
4.6 out of 5
"Together with 5 more couples, we had a very good week at RIU Palace. So many selection at the buffet. Food at the other restaurants were so so. Staffs at the resort were very friendly and helpful." – LDSANJOSE
85 out of 92 (92%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
the beaches at the RIU! Nuts! I'm to young to drink. Welcome to the RIU! room view First time in the ocean! Front Lobby Pool and Beach
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August 14, 2016
Average

I stayed at Riu because I had a great experience at the one in Cabo. This was an average hotel with average service. Spa service was the biggest setback for me. The worst service ever in one treatment I took two showers. If your visiting Puerto Vallarta for the first time definitely recommend ziplining and Malacon. Out of all three Riu's in Puerto Vallarta this is the best one.


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From: Los Angeles, California
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 18, 2016
Highly Recommend Riu Palace Pacifico!

After reading the reviews on different websites, I have come to the opinion that people are just to nit-picky! I have been to several all-inclusives and this is by far my favorite because it is all-around a great place to stay. First of all, it is beautiful! The lobby is just breath-taking, and the marble floors everywhere are beautiful. The beach and the view are beautiful! The pool is really nice and the swim-up bar is one of the best I have been at because there is lots of room to sit. The drinks may be a little watered down, but you are in paradise so who is complaining. On these on-line websites, the biggest complaint you always read about is the food, and to me the food was top notch for an all-inclusive hotel. We had some picky eaters with us and they could always find something to eat. The omelets and the chocolate chip pancakes in the morning were a hit. We were open to trying all different types of food, and if we didn't like something, we tried something else. The Ceviche was delicious. We tried all of the reservation restaurants except the Japanese, and they were all wonderful and had great choices. One of our outings was to go deep see fishing, and we caught a Blue Marlin. We brought some of it back to our hotel, and the chef at La Penninsula was great about cooking it up for us the next day. He cooked it up for us 3 different ways to try, and it was DELICIOUS! Many in our group thought it was the best fish they had ever eaten, and we sure would not have been able to cook it like he did. He was so accomodating and we greatly appreciated it. The room service was also a great touch for a late night snack or if you didn't feel like going out. All of the staff were wonderful and worked to meet our needs. I thought the staff at the hotel spoke good English and were always wiling to help us out. The shows the entertainment crew put on were very good as well. One of our favorite days was probably the day we hung out at the pool and beach. The beach is very nice as there is not a lot of rocks. We did pay $10 a person to have a captain take us out on the catermeran and that was so worth it! It was probably a 40 minute ride, and it was very relaxing! We did book some excursions through the reps at the hotel, and they were so good to work with. We did book an excursion with Vallarta Adventures to Las Caletas Beach Hideway and it was so worth it! overall the RIU Palace Pacifico is such a great value for your money. I would go back in a heart beat!

Highly Recommend Riu Palace Pacifico! Highly Recommend Riu Palace Pacifico!
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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Nebraska
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 8, 2016
Very pleased with our vacation!

The food was phenomenal. Not only was there so much great variety, but it was delicious! High quality food. The room was very comfortable...bed was comfy....plenty of room. The beach was also perfect...the pool was not my favorite....too many people in it, so it did not look very clean by mid day....did not ever feel it was unsanitary...just lots of people using it. The only thing I can think of that might qualify as negative, is that our first day and night there (our first experience going all inclusive) our refrigerator was bare...no water, sodas, etc...we did not say anything, because we did not realize that it should have been filled....had we made the facility aware...I know that it would have been rectified....the entertainment was very good....a little more clothes on the girls would have been nice, since we went with our family...children. Yes, we will use this again...the staff were all very friendly and nice....aiming to please.our pick up to and from the airport went smoothly as well....very enjoyable....


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From: Seattle, WA
Age: 55-64

July 3, 2016

Amazing experience! Extremely simply and organized.

Nuts! I'm to young to drink. First time in the ocean!
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From: Mitchell, NE
Age: 35-44
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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Partial Ocean View (SJLB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
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What's to Love

All-inclusive everything: the cocktails, the grub, the utter awesomeness of it all.

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

It's true that the a la carte restaurants require reservations, but the food is fresh, varied and definitely worth the extra effort. Try the baked Alaska at La Toscana.

 

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. Reservations are required.
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. Reservations are required.
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. Reservations are required 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. Reservations are required.
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 with the following exceptions:
A 2-night minimum stay is required for travel Jun 22-Dec 15, 2016.

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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