Riu Palace Pacifico

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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3 Nights with Air from $709 All-Inclusive
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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
142 out of 158 (90%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Welcome to the RIU! Nuts! I'm to young to drink. First time in the ocean! Front Lobby Pool and Beach Sunset from the hotel the beaches at the RIU! room view
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October 10, 2018
Very nice resort but food quality has lacking

Very nice clean and well maintained with beautiful grounds, beach and pool area. Typical RUI Palace which are always nice and an upgrade to RUI resort brand. I walked down to the other RUi and so glad I choose the RUI Palace Pacifico on Flamingo Beach. Beach was nice to swim but waves can be large as red flags were flown our entire stay. Con was poor food. quality. Two of us did not eat the food served at the Mexican restaurant and the steak at the steak house was the worst RUI steak ever. No taste. Better off eating at the buffet.

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From: Cincinnati, Oh
Age: 55-64
Travel: 7+ trips/year

September 11, 2018
It was just ok...

The hotel was very old. The food was mediocre. It was nothing to write home about. Wouldn't suggest friends to stay here. Entertainment was good nightly.

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From: Gilbert, AZ
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

August 21, 2018
another excellent stay at a RIU resort

this was our 4th stay at this location,if you want to relax this has everything you need. we stayed 10 nights this time and only complaint was lack of English channels for tv, we didn't go to watch tv so no issue really. we dinned exclusively at the buffett just for the variety as we have eaten in all the specialty resturants. excellent seafood. lunch was available poolside also. Staff is always friendly and don't be afraid to ask for anything you may need.

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From: lakeport mi
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 19, 2018
Good choice for a relaxing vacations.

It was a really nice experience, the people the restaurants, the only thing I don’t like about this resort was the room, other then that everything was nice.

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From: Orlando
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 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.


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.

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).

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).

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


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.

Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, 7pm-midnight.

Petit Pigalle
Lobby bar. Daily, 10am-1am.

Sports Bar
Daily 24 hours.

Bar with terrace. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

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


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.



  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Body boarding

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving

Riu Palace Pacifico offers daytime activities for adults, including beach volleyball. The resort also offers a billiards room, open to all guests.

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.


The resort offers complementary Wi-Fi Service in room & common areas. Computers with Internet access are available in the lobby (fees apply).


The resort offers assorted spa treatments, including the following:
  • Beauty treatments
  • Hairdresser
  • Massages
  • Body treatments


The resort offers a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages and services. Contact the resort directly for details.


The resort features a kids' club and playground, as well as daytime entertainment programs for children ages 4-7 and 8-12.


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: 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 from16th Oct 2017 to 9th Sept 2018
. 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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