Search
Deals
Cruises
Support
Account

Riu Vallarta

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

Our Rating
4 Nights with Air from $709 All-Inclusive
Info Customer Reviews Questions & Answers

Sheltered by the crazy spectacular Sierra Madres on the Nayarit Riviera, this escape-haven aka resort is where your beac ... More

Customer Rating 56 Reviews
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.9 out of 5
"Rui Vallarta is a beautiful place. This was our first time in Mexico and in Rui, so we didn't know what to expect..People working there were so warm and welcoming. Loved the bartenders who made awesome..." – redhat
45 out of 61 (74%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.9 out of 5
"Rui Vallarta is a beautiful place. This was our first time in Mexico and in Rui, so we didn't know what to expect..People working there were so warm and welcoming. Loved the bartenders who made awesome..." – redhat
45 out of 61 (74%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from ocean Beautiful beach! Castle in the Sky Deco Beach View Great sunsets!
All Customer Reviews
1-4 of 56 reviews. Sort by
July 14, 2017
Not That Great

The resort leaves a lot to be desired. The main reason to go to a resort is the beach/pools and the food, and both were average at best. The pools were always lukewarm and the water just grew hotter as more people climbed into the pool. You were allowed to walk next door to go to Rio Jalisco's pools and those were kept in better condition. The alcohol was noticeably watered down, but the service was great and drinks were easy to get at any time. They were very attentive. Food was terrible. I'm not talking Hometown Buffet terrible, worse. The food seemed to get better on Friday night and Saturday when large buses came with more guests, but during the weekday it was really bad. We went to the asian buffet and the sushi smelled questionable. Also, they should warn you that there are stingrays and we were stung by one on the beach. We had to pay $225 to see a doctor and get medicine. Not their fault, but I wish they would let people know.


0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
2.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
User Image

From: Chicago
Age: 25-34

July 13, 2017
Such amazing service!

The resort was absolutely amazing! I could not believe the level of service provided, they take care of everything. The resort was spotless and we constantly had food and drinks. And boy did they make their drinks strong, be careful! The bartenders were so much fun!! I would recommend this resort to everyone. We stayed at the Riu Vallarta but walked over to the Riu Jalisco since they offer service over there as well- it was not our favorite! To much of a spring break party crowd. Which normally wouldn't have bothered us, we are also in our 20s, but the service was slow and everyone was a little rude, my girlfriends and I were not as impressed. The only complaint I had about our hotel was the beds are very hard! I was always a little sore when I woke up.


1 of 1 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
User Image

From: New Mexico
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 11, 2017
OK Purchase

I've been to PVR twice before and this was my least favorite visit. The resort seemed nice upon entering, but when we went to our room the key would work (they have old traditional keys vs key cards). We had to wait a few hours (and keep running back and forth fro the 7th floor to the reception) to get someone to help us fix the door. The hotel also says they have free wifi but it's a catch...it's only free in the lobby, so I couldn't even communicate with my boyfriend while he was downstairs looking for help. The food was ok -- there's one restaurant that is good but the rest are mediocre, but that's expected for an all inclusive resort. The pools close at 7pm which is really early in my opinion. Past resorts I've stayed in have the pools available till 10 pm or so. The beach is nice and it's more of a kid friendly resort/family friendly, but def. not a great spot for a romantic trip. Would probably recommend Secrets for a romantic trip with excellent service.


0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
User Image

From: California
Age: 25-34

July 7, 2017
Summer Vacation - Family of 5

We really liked the beach and pool. The service was outstanding. Very friendly staff. Our only complaint was the room. The beds were incredibly hard, and if you get a room with 2 beds, the beds are pushed together like a king sized bed. They share a bed frame so you can't slide them apart. Makes for awkward sleeping if you have 3 people.


0 of 0 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
2.0
User Image

From: Minnesota
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Vallarta features 550 guestrooms appointed with air conditioning, Satellite TV, telephone, radio alarm clock, 110V outlets, in-room safe, mini-bar with liquor dispenser and a spacious balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Double Room (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Double Room Partial Ocean View (DBLB) (available...
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The resort's Art Deco architecture hugged by epic palms that rises up from the sandsational beach.

The liquor dispensers in the rooms. It's a party. Just add people.

The stress-ousting treatments at the world-class, delicious spa. Unplug and unwind.

RiuLand - supervised fun for the little ones while you savor that beachtastic drink by the teal waves.

Teeing off at the 18-hole, championship golf course that's right next door.

The RiuFit program that includes backfit, aquagym, stretching and bums-legs-tums.

Dancing the night away at the Pacha nightclub - get ready for some head-sweatin'.

 

What We'd Change

Downtown Puerto Vallarta's shopping and nightlife are quite a drive, but Nuevo Vallarta marina is a closer alternative that's just as much fun.

 

Why You Should Go

The airport is a mere 15 minutes from the airport so you'll be on that sweet beach lickety split.

Be sure to visit Cuale Island, a shady and tranquil oasis, to shop for crafty, cool souvenirs.

Banderas Bay is brimming with animal fun: see the release of sea turtles & swim with dolphins.

Get up early to snag a beach lounger. They go fast.

You can go horseback riding in the Sierra Madres, a bucket-list-worthy thing to do.

If you're more adventurous, there's bungee jumping. Hang on!

There are oceans of water sports: bodyboarding, kayaking, windsurfing and more. Take the plunge.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Fitness Center
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals

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 Vallarta

Avenida de los Cocoteros s/n

+52 322 226 7250

Hotel Description

Riu Vallarta: Your All-Inclusive Pacific Coast Paradise

Sheltered by the crazy spectacular Sierra Madres on the Nayarit Riviera, this escape-haven aka resort is where your beach dreams come true. You get it all, and more. With unlimited everything like delicious grub, tropical drinks, water sports, and more, you'll be set. You also get access to the sister resorts that are a whisper away. Seriously, there's wave after wave of Awesome here and it's all waiting for you.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

It's a mouthwatering mash-up of Mesoamerican and European flavors that will without a doubt slay your taste buds: a buffet with live cooking stations, an exotic Asian spot, a steakhouse with sizzling cuts and a restaurant that boasts gourmet global flavors. Nom. Nom. Nom.

Don Rafael
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Restaurant with terrace serving a full American breakfast buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations. International fare for dinner.
Dress code: T-shirts with sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen.

Sir George
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9pm
Description: Gourmet a la carte restaurant.
Dress code: Shirts with sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen.

Nirvana
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9pm
Description: Buffet restaurant serving Asian cuisine.
Dress code: Shirts with sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen.

Flamingo
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, noon-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-9pm
Description: A la carte beachside restaurant/grill and steakhouse with terrace. Buffet starters and desserts.
Dress code: Shirts with sleeves and long trousers for gentlemen.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

You can get your drink on night (and day, it's your vacay) at an epic lounge with a terrace, a sweet lobby bar, sports bar and the best, at the swim-bar. Beach Citizens, it's time to par-tay.

La Boheme
Lounge bar with terrace.

Astoria
Lobby bar.

La Plaza
Sports Bar.

Mezcal
Poolside bar with swim-up bar.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Cradled by the majestic Sierra Madres, this golden-sandy, Pacific-facing beach, kissed by purring waves, will have you melting in no time. Don't miss the two shimmering pools with an adjoining Jacuzzi that are just a seashell's throw away from the beach. Your young ones even have their own pool for splish-splashing. Dive in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Body boarding
  • One free introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving
Land
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball
  • Table tennis

Available for an additional charge:

  • Horseback riding
  • Bicycle rental

Golf
The 18-hole, championship course at Flamingos Golf Club is right next to Riu Vallarta. 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 Vallarta 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

Guests can use Wi-Fi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is also available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is a full-service spa offering guests a variety of massage and beauty treatments for relaxation and rejuvenation for an additional charge.
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

The resort offers a variety of wedding services and packages. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

Honeymoon Bonus
The resort offers a variety of honeymoon services and packages. Please contact the front desk directly for more information.



CHILD CARE

The resort offers a playground, a children's pool and a kids' club with supervised daily activities for children ages 4-12.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Vallarta is located 15 min from Puerto Vallarta (PVR), 1.25 miles from Nuevo Vallarta and less than one 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 .

Holy Week
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.

Smoke-Free Policy
Under Mexican legislation smoking is not permitted in the public areas of the hotel except in specifically designated areas.

Currency Policy
Please note that as of June 1, 2011, 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, fess, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
Close
 

Choose Your Options

Depart:  
Number of Rooms:
 
Room 1 Details:
  • Double Room
- or -
Choose a Vacation Package
and Save More!
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 8/19 - 12/23
Starting at $709 was $979
All-Inclusive

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Only 6 days left to book!
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 1/2 - 3/31
Starting at $829 was $1609
All-Inclusive

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Only 4 days left to book!
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 4/1 - 6/22
Starting at $759 was $1639
All-Inclusive

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Only 4 days left to book!

Need Assistance?

Call one of our U.S. based Beach Experts.

(800) 915-2322
7 Days a Week - 5am to 3am EST