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Riu Jalisco

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $829 All-Inclusive
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"My wife and I just got back from our trip. We went from 12-4 to 12-8 and stayed in room 3192. We used the transfer from airport to the resort and it was very easy process. Check-In to the resort was ve..." – Abe15
66 out of 81 (81%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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January 2, 2019
Fantastic Vacatioln

Loved this resort. Staff were very accommodating and looked after your every need. Room was very clean and was done daily. The entire resort was immaculate. The restaurants were excellent and you did not have to make a reservation. Drinks were fine but ask for specific brands in your cocktail. The only disappointment was the beach. Ads told of a placid beach where you could snorkel with no waves to bother you. So not true. There were 3ft. waves that crashed down on you and a horrific undertow. I got in ok but got smashed down on my way out. Not fun. Did use the pool which was fine. Other than the beach, this was an excellent holiday. Would go there again hoping the ocean was calmer.

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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Swansea, MA
Age: Over 65
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 18, 2018
Great for the price!

I had a fantastic time in Puerto Vallarta. I probably would not choose this resort again, however, it did not fully disappoint. Especially for the price we paid. I wish there was better night life experiences. Everything closed down early and the Club smelled terrible. The 24/hr sports bar is boring and the food is really gross. No room service for late night food which wasn't a big deal, just very surprising. There's a great mini bar in each room that is included and restocked upon request. I loved the pools and entertainment staff, they gave us great suggestions for getting downtown to have a great nightlife experience. It was safe, just be sure to get the right info! The pool is great, I do wish parents didn't bring their kids to the adult pool because it can get a little rowdy. The swim up bar is so fun and the beach is a quick walk. Beautiful sunrise/sunsets!!! Check out experience for me was not great, you MUST check out (which I am not accustomed to) return all room keys and towel cards to take your shuttle to the airport. If you do not you can't leave, lol. Food options were great!

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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Michigan
Age: 25-34

December 12, 2018
Not Excited

The best feature of Riu Jalisco was the entertainment. There was a level of excellence that was uncommon for similar resorts; talented, authentic, engaging and fun. The worst feature was the sailing. Only noon to 3 p.m. Rude attendants. Delayed and postponed the opportunity to sail and limited it to 30 minutes. The hotel management did absolutely nothing to address it. Nothing spoils a vacation like rude people. The food was okay but unimpressive. Restaurants ran out of featured dishes early. Drinks seemed diluted. The room was nice enough and the homekeeping staff did a good job. I've gone to a Riu hotel before and enjoyed it. I won't go back to this one.

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From: Colorado
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 19, 2018

How do I start first of all the staff in the front was ok they weren't as friendly but checked in right away and didnt have to wait so that was good... the bartenders are really nice and so welcoming shout out to nubia,Juan the supervisor, victor, and Ramon too and cindy they are very nice and very hardworking they treated us very good... The Pillo guy bartender not so nice btw... the food sucks not so good they need alot if improvements on the food and soda machines too!!! Our room was nice the ladies kept it very clean and nice and also our room they left a extra blanket which I enjoyed i don't know who she is but that was nice of her everyone was nice the staff in the restaurants too not all but some were very nice and welcoming!!!! I will defitnetly be going back too many kids in the adult pool though if they were to fix that as well be way better !!

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From: CA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Jalisco features 700 guestrooms in a six-story, elaborately decorated Spanish/Moorish building. Rooms come with balconies and ground-floor terraces furnished with chairs and cocktail tables provide garden views. Decor and furnishings include pastel walls, tile floors, marble bathrooms with twin-sink granite vanities, and chairs and tables.

Room Details

Double Room (DDSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Family Room (DGSB)
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What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The Spanish-style resort with Moorish flourishes, surrounded by palm groves and the Pacific.

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

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

The majestic Sierra Madres that hug Banderas Bay, which frame the soul-stirring sunsets.

Stress-smashing massages in open-air palapas, facials and Henna tattoos you can get at the spa.

The championship golf course that's near and waiting for your A game.

The nearby Marieta Islands with the hidden beach, a natural wonder that'll blow your hair back.


What We'd Change

Since it's located in Nuevo Vallarta, it's a bit of a drive to the shopping and sights in downtown Puerto Vallarta. But most families never want to leave the all-inclusive perks at Riu Jalisco.


Why You Should Go

The airport is 10 miles from the airport. Your vacay is so near you'll be able to taste it.

Frolicking at the dolphinarium in Banderas Bay is a great option for a non-beach day.

The Malecon, a promenade with beautiful sculpture, is near and ready for your oohing/awing.

There's wave after wave of water sports: body boarding, kayaking, catamarans, and more.

The boat trip to Yelapa, an epic, beachy paradise you can access by boat, is a must-do.

For a fee, you can hop on horses and/or bikes to explore the exotic, tropical terrain.

The traditional village of Bucerias is near and filled with craft markets for your sourveniring.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • 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
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • Shuffleboard
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Bocce Ball
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Business Services ($)
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Hobie Cat with Instructor
  • Non-Smoking
  • Banquet Facilities ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • El Arco
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Whale-Watching
  • Windsurfing

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 Jalisco

Ave de los Cocoteros s/n Lote K

+52 32 22 26 66 00

Hotel Description

Riu Jalisco: An All-Inclusive Pacific Coast Dream

For a totally different, but equally beachtastic vacay, head to the Pacific side of Mexico at Nuevo Vallarta. Here, the everything-ness about this resort will take hold of your heart and begin a Spoil-a-thon that you'll long remember: the unlimited gourmet cuisine and tropical drinks, sparkling ocean water, glimmering pools and dreamy sunsets under the palms. The glittering nightlife is not too shabby either. It's a one-stop shop for aah-some.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.


Influenced by Mesoamerican and European flavors, you can nosh (or even face plant if you want) on everything from delish Mexican to savory Italian to a beachfront grill where you can get steaks grilled just the way you like 'em. Beach appetit, gourmands.

Don Emiliano
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Air-conditioned, Mexican-decor, smoke-free dining room and terrace. Open for breakfast and dinner buffets. Theme dinners twice weekly.

Dona Adelita
Type: Mexican
Hours:Daily, 7am-9:30pm
Description: Buffet style restaurant with Mexican specialties.

Gran Dragon
Type: Asian
Hours: Three seatings daily at 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte restaurant.

La Piazza
Type: Italian
Hours: Lunch - daily, noon-5pm; Dinner - two seatings daily at 6:30pm and 8:45pm
Description: Air-conditioned, a la carte, poolside restaurant with Italian specialties like pizza and pasta.
Dress code: Casual

La Botana
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, noon-5pm
Description: Casual, open-air, beachfront grill, offering lunch buffet featuring grilled foods, burgers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and quesadillas; and steakhouse-style dinner buffet featuring grilled meats, fish and chicken.

All hours are subject to change.


Put on your party pants - you'll need them for the nightlife: there are three open-air bars with wood ceilings in the resort's central plaza for those sunset cocktails, a swim-up bar, a sports bar open 24/7 and a nightclub for dancing. If you've got a mood, they've got a scene.

Open-air bar with wood ceilings and red-tile roofs located in resort's central plaza. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Open-air bar with wood ceilings and red-tile roofs located in resort's central plaza. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

La Cantina
Mexican-style, open-air lobby bar, live music three nights a week. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Bahia Banderas
Poolside bar, swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours.

Pacha Nightclub
Drinks and dancing. Complimentary entrance, 11pm-2am.


With one delicious mile of beach that hugs the calm waters of Playa de Flamingos, you can find your escape-haven here. You can swim and snorkel without any ginormous waves hitting you over the head, causing water to go up your nose. If you want even more serenity, hit either one of the two free-form, freshwater pools, one of the two Jacuzzis, or just chill on the sun terrace. Your little ones even have a splashy pool of their own. Dive in.


  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling gear
  • One introductory scuba diving lesson per guest
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness center

Available for an additional charge:

  • Horseback riding
  • Bicycles

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


The resort offers the following Internet access options:
  • Use of computers with Internet access at the business center (fees apply)
  • 90 min daily Wi-Fi access in the lobby (complimentary)
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the entire hotel (fees apply)


Renova Spa is located near the pool area and offers a number of treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged for an additional charge. Spa services include:
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Body wraps
  • Scrubs
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Henna tattoos
  • Hair and nail care (surcharges for all services)
  • Massages are also available in an open-air, thatched-roof palapa


For those who desire an unforgettable wedding day, the resort offers a variety of wedding packages to choose from. Please contact the resort directly for more details.


RiuLand Kid's Club offers supervised activities for children ages 4-7 and 8-12. Daily, 10am-1:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm.


Riu Jalisco is located 10 miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). Approximate driving time is 20 minutes.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 4pm. Check-out: 11am. A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

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: 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.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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