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Riu Jalisco

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $809 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
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April 14, 2019
Amazing family vacation!

This was our second time to Riu Jalisco and we would go back again! The value is amazing, grounds are very well kept, service is great, pools and beach are amazing, food is typical, but good, would have liked a queen size bed to share with my husband (had two doubles, our teenage son was with us), but it was fine. We were so sad to come back home, it really is a great place and will be missed! Until next time!!

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From: Portage, MI
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 8, 2019
One of the best resorts!

One of the BEST resorts I’ve been to! Entertainment all day long for all ages. Endless food that is good not great but who’s there for the food? Endless alcohol even in the rooms. The grounds are immaculate ! The beach was perfect for swimming and playing in the waves. MUST do: sailing at the beach on a small catamaran with a skipper; absolute blast and beautiful! Very safe! I traveled with 2 teenagers and 10 year old who all loved it!!

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From: Madison WI
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

April 2, 2019
Excellent especially for the price

First I’ll start by saying we got an amazing deal for this resort. The resort grounds are beautiful. The pools are nice. The restaurants are excellent and the service at them was great. I’ve stayed at generally nicer resorts but for much more money. The people that work at the resort are very helpful and work their butts off. The resort could use a little sprucing on pool maintenance but it didn’t stop me from enjoying them. Don’t lose your towel keys because they will charge you for replacement. Overall it’s a great place but if you want deluxe accommodations, you’ll want to stay at a different albeit more expensive resort. We all had great fun and would go again. The ac in our room was excellent and we never had a cold shower.

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From: Omaha, NE
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

March 17, 2019
Just ok

The best part of this place is the beach. Hands down. Great view with plenty of chairs. So very easy to relax on that beach. Cleanliness was another pro for us. Staff was constantly cleaning all public areas and restaurants. We were impressed by that. Our servers were also quick, prompt, and courteous. What we didn’t like was our room. While the AC worked, out room was so humid. There was no way to fix that. I would be freezing but sticky and gross. And the bed isn’t a king. It’s two beds pushed together which just made it difficult to even sleep near each other. Another con is food choices. While they have different restaurants, they are all (but one) buffets for dinner. The main one feels like a cafeteria - so loud and a lot of banging and clanging. No way to have a real conversation. The other little restaurants were a bit more quiet. The last con i would say was the crowd. The pools were always packed. No real place to have space of your own in the pool. And if you were in the pool the line for the bar would take way too long. All in all we enjoyed our vacation. Just wish there were a few tweaks here and there. None of the cons were enough to make us want to leave there.

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From: Omaha, NE
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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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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