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Riu Vallarta

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $709 All-Inclusive
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Sheltered by the crazy spectacular Sierra Madres on the Nayarit Riviera, this escape-haven aka resort is where your beac ... More

Customer Rating 48 Reviews
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
3.9
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.8 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
38 out of 52 (73%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
4.2
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
3.9
Dining Options
 
3.4
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.8 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
38 out of 52 (73%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from ocean Beautiful beach! Castle in the Sky Deco Beach View Great sunsets!
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April 19, 2017
great value

Very nice resort. Food is excellent! Great entertainment/night shows. Rooms are only ok. I think could use an update of beds. Overall clean. I would consider returning.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: Chicago
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 17, 2017
Good Time

For what I paid, it's what I accepted. What I needed was a time to kick back and relax... and that's what I got! When we first got there, the staff was ready and waiting with our information and fresh juice (delicious!). Once in our room, it was clean and organized. The bed was standard, but again... what I expect for the price I paid. The dining options were relatively good. We stuck to the buffet the majority of the time, because we were traveling with a picky 5-year-old that only eats chicken patties and french fries. The breakfast was probably all of our favorite. The snacking option in between kind of lacked. I would have preferred if they had a snacks freshly cooked or made to order, instead it was the left overs from the meal before. The pool was good, and so was the beach. Nothing to praise or complain about there. They had an adequate amount of chairs, which almost never happens at resorts so that was good! I went into this knowing how much I paid, and what to expect. I did not pay for a 5 star hotel with luxury at every turn, I paid for a relaxing time for a family, and that's what I got. I would recommend RIU Vallarta to friends and family, and I would recommend RIU resorts anywhere after this experience. I would also recommend CheapCarribean.com, who was able to switch our dates for us last minute, and very helpful in everything during the booking process.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Wisconsin
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 15, 2017

We paid for ocean view and did not receive it and requested double beds and received 1 with a twin roll out bed-not worth the price. We needed two keys and they claimed I needed to come back because they were busy. Last time I checked I was also a paying customer?! Reservations are not needed but since they let some people make reservations, seating was not given to us even though restaurants had seating available-more than one time at all of the restaurants.


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
3.0
Service
 
2.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
1.0
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 15, 2017
Overall, great hotel & staff.

Riu Vallarta was great for my family of 4: mom, dad, 2 girls (ages 3 & 8). The staff/service was awesome- hard working waiters & super friendly. The pools could use some attention- lots of spots showing signs of wear and tear (black grout, some missing tiles, paint peeling off, etc.). On our last day, the beach/pool chairs were being replaced with brand spanking new ones, so I think the hotel team is aware of things that need help. :) The restaurants were all good (a bit repetitive) but plenty of choices, very spacious. The nightly themed events / shows were awesome. They really go out of their way to entertain their guests. My only major complaint is that the beds are extremely hard and for me, very uncomfortable... I lost a lot of sleep. But overall experience was great. Will go back again.


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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: Seattle, WA
Age: 25-34
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

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.
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