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Riu Vallarta

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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1-800-880-2177
4 Nights with Air from $759 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 64 Reviews
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4.1
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
3.8
Dining Options
 
3.3
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.8 out of 5
"We traveled with another couple to the RIU Vallarta in April of 2011. I'll sum it up the best I can: Front desk staff - great, prompt, and friendly. Restaurants - The buffet was just as good (if not be..." – jasmith79
49 out of 69 (71%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
4.1
Service
 
4.1
Beaches & Pools
 
3.8
Dining Options
 
3.3
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.8 out of 5
"We traveled with another couple to the RIU Vallarta in April of 2011. I'll sum it up the best I can: Front desk staff - great, prompt, and friendly. Restaurants - The buffet was just as good (if not be..." – jasmith79
49 out of 69 (71%) 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 12, 2018
Fun girls trip!

As soon as I walked in the first thing I noticed was the beautiful smell of flowers. They had a huge set of flowers as soon as you walked in. Every day it was a different one which I loved. The front service people were very nice and helpful. The room were very clean and were cleaned everyday. You have to request it though, by putting the green door hanger. The rooms were very cold but you had access to change the temperature. The pools were always very clean but you had to be there early to get a chair. The sand had some rocks but the water was nice. The food selection at Don Rafael was always very good. The only negative experience I had was with a lady that worked there that rode the elevator with us, she made this annoyed face with me and my friends when we got on the elevator. Other than that it was a very pleasant experience.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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3.0
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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 3, 2018
Rooms and food Terrible

Room was terrible.. Only thing good was the view. Pool was over crowded. I needed to see a back doctor after my visit due to the bed. No 24 hour room service!! The best options to eat were 30-40 minutes away. The resort needs to be upgraded!!


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
2.0
Dining Options
 
1.0
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1.0
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From: Chicago
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 29, 2018
Great resort but needs a major facelift!

We stayed March 2018 for kids spring break. 1 week I. A jr suite ocean view 8th floor. Great views! Awesome staff! Service was beyond great! Food was good but not great like the other Riu resorts we have been to in Cancun. Our ONLY complaint is the resort has definitely seen better days. Pool tiles missing and discolored. Resort not as clean as other riu’s. Everything very worn and outdated. But overall was a great experience. Hopefully if they remodel a bit we would definitely come back. But for the price we paid can’t complain


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: California
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 13, 2018
Disappointed

This was my first time to an all inclusive and to Puerto Vallarta, but I travel a lot and own a time share where we can stay anywhere. The price of our trip was very reasonable but after visiting, I understand why. The Good: It was right on the beach in a gated area. I felt very safe and the views were beautiful. The people working at the resort were very nice and helpful and there was always some entertainment happening which was fun. The Not So Good: The beds were the hardest I have ever slept on. I typically love to be on vacation and lay around. I was miserable and so ready to leave. The food was mediocre at best. The steak house had the best food. Everyone liked Georges except me. My pasta tasted like a bowl of fish. The buffet food selection was extensive but you can only eat so much of that and it gets old. The overall resort was outdated. It was cleaned in the main areas but our room had much to be desired. We were even upgraded to a junior suite so we had a couch and an extra room area but the top of the couch was so dirty, that I didn't want to sit on it. My husband put all town down before he would sit on it. Overall, I will not go back to this resort.


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From: Iowa
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ 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

Double Room Partial Ocean View (DBLB)
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 .
A 4-night minimum stay is required for Travel Oct 16, 2017-Sep 30, 2018 .

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.

MIN CHECK-In AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof age. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring-break groups are strictly on request. Unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.

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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