What We Love

  • All rooms have balconies or a terrace. 
  • There are three golf courses are nearby.
  • Sending the baby sharks to the Kids Club for piñatas, treasure hunts & movies.

Things to Know

  • It's 45 minutes from the airport.
  • Downtown Puerto Vallarta is just 15 minutes away for shopping & more vacay fun.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.

Located between a lush, tropical jungle and the shimmering Pacific Ocean, this paradise sits on the beach that was the location for the famous Richard Burton film, “Night of the Iguana.” But, this place is far from drama ridden. It’s your sanctuary of paradise.

Barceló Puerto Vallarta is your place to dig your toes in the sand. The resort is all-inclusive meaning a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are all included in the price of your vacay! Work on your tan on the beach while you sip your favorite adult beverage or dive into water sports, tennis or volleyball if you want to increase your heart rate. Unwind with breathtaking whale-watching (when in season) or take a sunset stroll on the beach. The resort’s suites will exceed your expectations of beauty and comfort. All have balconies or terraces for you to take in the beautiful views. Guests who choose Premium Level service receive unlimited access to specialty restaurants, access to the Premium lounge, Wi-Fi, room service and more. Make time to make memories. You only live once.

Get MORE from your getaway to Barceló Puerto Vallarta. From December 23, 2021 through December 22, 2022, guests staying in a Premium Level room will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Bottle of rum/tequila/wine in room on arrival. (select room categories).
  • An additional $200 in resort discounts (per room, per stay; applicable services vary by resort; restrictions apply).
  • Room location within close proximity to the beach (based on availability). 


Puerto Vallarta - Beach
Puerto Vallarta Airport : 13 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1990
Last Renovation: 2008
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 316


Resort Details


Various restaurants and bars serve a variety of delicious food and drinks.
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The resort offers 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping, a children's play area and more.
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Guests can enjoy direct access to the beach along with bike rentals, nearby golf, tennis and more.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Spring Break groups, unaccompanied minors or students without an adult chaperone will not be allowed at this hotel. You must be 18 years old to check-in.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 9882 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Hola Compa

    This was our 12th time staying at the Barceló Puerto Vallarta and again had a wonderful time, why else would you return 12 times? We have always really enjoyed the fantastic location of Mismaloya and the ability to walk of many places, restaurants, palapas on the beach and close proximity to Puerto Vallarta itself (20 minutes by cab). The staff at Barcelo have become friends over the years and it is great to see them again each year....always smiling and "Hola Compa" They are ALL wonderful and always make our stays extra special from the first visit to our next..in October and not the last. Even the managers will go above and beyond to see you have an exceptional experience. We will usually have breakfast at the resort buffet, omelet or huevos rancheros and tuna in half avocado with fries and/or brick fired pizza at grill for lunch, many other choices to choose from though. There are three À la cart restaurants and a different menu for the buffet each night...each very good but we like to take a walk off the resort to local restaurants just cause we can. Very safe and friendly even at night. Thanks again everyone for another wonderful stay.....see ya in October

    Jul 21, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Almost there, not quite.

    Our highlight was Cesar Lopez in the premium lounge, the rest of the staff was very accommodating. Edgar and Alfredo bartending were great too. As for the resort: The “adult pool” was not an adult pool. I get it’s a family resort, but FYI, it can be hard to find a calm and relaxing area. The swim up bar was in the kid pool, that was interesting. There aren’t a lot of options for bar locations either. The restaurants were not great and there were few options to choose between. Other than that, beautiful location and the resort itself is very clean.

    Jul 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dream Vacation!

    Dream vacation! Staff is super friendly. They all went above and beyond to make everything perfect for us. I am bad with names but pool party staff kept the party going. Lots of food options. Pool and ocean temperature were just right. Definitely recommend it to friends and family.

    Jul 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Breakfast with Octavio Araiza Karen

    This was a great vacation with the family. A really accessible resort that was small enough for the kids (10&12) to navigate on their own while we, as parents relaxed. A bit older but clean and well maintained. I always looked forward to being greeted with a smile by Octavio in the morning for breakfast. He always knew my favorite coffee and was right there whenever we needed him. Ask for him!!! We would definitely return for an easy going vacation!

    Jul 14, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointed with cleanliness

    This was our second time to this resort. The first time was 2 years ago and it was amazing. The resort this time need maintenance and additional cleaning. There were flies everywhere. The overall feel was nice, but it was lacking that pizzazz that we had before. The true bright spot was the people. Everyone was so kind and friendly. The other disappointment was the lack of enforcement for the proper attire for the dinners. The resort states that collared shirts, pants and close toed shoes are required for men to wear. Multiple people were observed eating dinners throughout the week in the nice restaurants with shorts, tank tops and flip flops. It made the experience feel cheap. I will probably not come back because of the obvious decline in the overall experience from our prior trip.

    Jul 12, 2024