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Riu Palace Pacifico

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $889 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

Customer Rating 147 Reviews
Value
 
4.5
Service
 
4.6
Beaches & Pools
 
4.4
Dining Options
 
4.1
Room Comfort
 
4.4
4.5 out of 5
"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
154 out of 171 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.5
Service
 
4.6
Beaches & Pools
 
4.4
Dining Options
 
4.1
Room Comfort
 
4.4
4.5 out of 5
"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
154 out of 171 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
the beaches at the RIU! Nuts! I'm to young to drink. Front Lobby room view First time in the ocean! Sunset from the hotel Welcome to the RIU! Pool and Beach
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August 11, 2019
Decent place

Overall this was a nice resort. The complex was small, but pretty. Everything was clean. The staff were mostly kind. The food was variable. The buffet was ok if you choose wisely. The specialties restaurant food was good if you got in. This is where they lost a full star from me... The asian restaurant Kyoto closes very early. They do just about one seating in the small restaurant and then they put up closed sign from being open for about one hour. I was in there once and i saw empty tables and they had their closed sign up more than an hour before the restaurant was supposed to close. The manager of the restaurant was very mean and cold. He was not accommodating. The food took a long time. The Krystal restaurant next door had better service but they wouldn't let in youth with shorts on. Mind you they were dressed VERY nice in polos and khaki shorts. I get out for adults but you can be a bit leniant for youth! They didn't pack pants because it's Mexico so they never got to enjoy Krystal, which was the best restaurant. Otherwise things were good. The room was clean, maid service did a decent job. The beach was nice and waiters were great. One thing at departure. We left one bag in the lobby and didn't notice until we got to the airport. We called and they said very quickly they didn't see it and call back in 20 minutes and we can look.... We have a flight to catch we can wait! They clearly didn't take the time to actually look. My dad and brother ubered back going the bag right away and got back to the airport in time thankfully. Otherwise things were good. Id give this a medium recommendation. Not bad.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
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4.0
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From: Plymouth Mi
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

July 23, 2019
Second time back and it didn't disappoint

My family has had traveled to the Riu Palace 3 yeas ago and enjoyed ourselves so much that when my youngest graduated high school I scheduled another vacation to celebrate! We invited one of my son's friends and then my husband had to cancel and I was on my own in Mexico with two 18 year old boys and wondering if I should cancel. I knew how safe I felt last time so I decided to continue on the trip and it was fabulous. I scheduled a car to pick us up from airport and return us, RIU Palace has an ATM in its lobby that is safe and secure so I used that to get pesos, and they have taxis on the ready that was so convenient when we needed to get to our zip line adventure. I also failed to close my safe one night when I went to dinner and the housekeeper closed the safe and left me a note to call security when ready to have them re-open. Nothing was stolen and I had a lot of electronics and a good amount of case in there. I always felt safe inside the resort, wandering on the beaches out front, they kept my drinks full, and the scene was more family friendly than out of control party scene. The dance music ended around midnight each night and it was very quiet (and I was right across from the lounge and night bar). I will be back.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: California
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 21, 2019

The hotel needs to be upgraded. They need a better variety of restaurants to eat at. Stayed 5 days and never ate there once. The bar at the pool has mediocre drinks. I wouldn’t stay here again. Definitely a resort for older ppl. The pro is that the staff is very nice, friendly, and accommodating.


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Overall Rating: 2
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2.0
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3.0
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2.0
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2.0
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From: NJ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

June 30, 2019
Excellent Stay!

Beautiful hotel with a very accommodating staff. Food was great with many choices. The pool and beach areas were relaxing and beautiful. My only complaint was that there were only two thin pillows on the bed. Would definitely recommend.

Excellent Stay! Excellent Stay!
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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 19-24
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)
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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.

Sister Property Exchange Privileges
Guests staying at Riu Palace Pacifico enjoy exchange privileges at Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco! Privileges include access to all of the sister resort's facilities, dining and bars/lounges.



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.

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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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