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. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying at a Premium Level room will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Personalized welcome letter on arrival.
  • Bottle of rum/tequila/wine in room on arrival.
  • An additional $200 in resort discounts.


Puerto Vallarta - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 15 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 7138 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing first trip to Puerto Vallarta

    My partner and I stayed at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta over this past March break and we simply did not want to leave! We were so pleasantly surprised with how clean the resort is, how wonderful the food tastes and how amazing the service is. A big shout out to the hard working staff, especially Carlos at the buffet. He was very attentive, always had a smile and super friendly. He also spoke English very well as did most of the staff which made it so much more fun to be able to get to know them. They all really try their hardest to make your vacation a positive one! We had a wonderfully large suite, with 2 separate bedrooms and 2 full washrooms! We felt like a King and Queen. It was a great surprise! We are used to larger resorts but honestly, this was just perfect for us. We met so many people who had been to this exact resort more than a handful of times and we totally understand why! Kudos to the management team and exceptional staff - your contributions do not go unnoticed! We appreciate all your love and accommodations. Thank you so very much! :)

    May 11, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great vacation

    My boyfriend and I stayed at Barceló Puerto Vallarta March 6 to the 12th and had a great time! Check in: we had a hiccup at check in, we booked our vacation through Cheap Caribbean and paid for premium wrist bands but when we arrived the resort had our reservation for the regular wrist bands. After 30 minutes of contacting Cheap Caribbean and talking to Barceló reservations they gave us our premium wrist bands. The room: our room was really nice and had a great view. The room was updated and clean. The maid service was great and they cleaned our room really well everyday. The beach: the beach was small but clean, not many people from the resort were on the beach and we had no problems finding chairs. I wish the beach was bigger to walk down. My boyfriend and I love beach walks so that was a downside for us. I did get a wonderful massage down the beach for $20! It was so good, I got a massage 3 times during my stay! The pool: I loved the pool bar and I never had to wait to get a drink because the staff was really attentive and the pool was never too crowded. There were a few more pools as well as a hot tub but I stayed at the pool with the bar most of the time! The restaurants: I tried to keep an open mind on this because a lot of the reviews about the food were bad. We really liked the snack bar. They had your typical pool/lunch food! The pizza and wraps were great! We ate there everyday for lunch. The breakfast was the best: they had fresh juice and amazing mimosas. They had an omelette bar and fresh fruit! It was amazing. We also ate at the buffet for dinner twice and it was okay. Nothing exceptional though. We ate at the A la cart restaurants as well. The Italian restaurant was okay. I liked my seafood pasta but my boyfriend didn’t like his dish. The best restaurant was Los Arcos! I had an amazing salmon and my boyfriend had steak! It was great! I also liked the sushi restaurant, the sushi was good! Also, we were super happy we got the premium wrist bands so that we got top shelf alcohol! I got to drink grey goose all week and it was amazing! Overall we really enjoyed our time at Barceló

    Apr 05, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Staff At Barcelo

    We have been to this resort four times and will go back any chance we get. The staff are warm and welcoming and do everything they can to make your experience great, David R. Flores, Edgar Rodrigues Castillo, Geovani Castro, and Lucy Carrillo are a big reason we come back again and again. They are truly great at their jobs.

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Resort!!

    Had no idea what to expect upon arriving to the Barcelo Puerto Vallarta! This was my gf and I's first time to the Pacific side of Mexico and its absolutely stunning. This resort is nestled in its own cove surrounded by rolling green mountains. Every view on the property is more beautiful than the next. Pictures really dont do it justice!! Aside from the beautiful property the resort offers 4 pools to choose from. 1 is a sports pool shallow with volleyball net, the other has a slide but it's a kids pool..(dont let that stop you from trying it after 5 or 10 tequila shots). The other too are much larger, one is a lazy river of sorts the other is where you'll find the swim up bar,music, and fun! La cantina is a bar not far from the pool that offers unique music exceptional service and some very tasty food. The A la carts are ok. The best by far is the steak house at los arcos. The rooms were quite large, clean and comfortable. The beds are amazing aswell! The beach is not the nicest I've ever been too. The sand is quite coarse but didnt stop us from enjoying it. We highly recommend the massages at the beach by the locals for $20usd each for 1 hr. They were amazing. We went to the last hut for ours. Theres also restaurants on the beach owned by locals. We never tried them but heard good things. If your looking for excursions like whale watching, fishing, snorkeling ect talk to the folks on the beach. We went whale watching and snorkeling with 2 couples we met for $40usd each, we were amazed to see many whales and a very large sea turtle! The food at the resort is quite good, I was sceptical after reading the reviews the months prior to our trip as I consider myself a foodie, but the buffet had many options including fresh crepes, omelets in the morning ect. The restaurant at lis arcos during the day is amazing. We HIGGGHHHLY recommend getting the tacos from the taco bar. Lastly the staff..... The staff was very professional, friendly and attentive. The boys at the swim up bar make em strong and have an awesome sense of humor. Then theres Mr Geovani Castro at the buffet. This guy was our go to every day for breakfast and lunch. Amazing server who made you feel beyond welcome and most important never kept you waiting!! His teammate Jazmin Quintero was just as amazing. Thank you everyone at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta for an unforgettable week. Until we meet again. Adios Amigos

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    How do you title AMAZING

    We have been making a yearly trip for at least 6 years and everyone has been perfect. We originally did not do Premium as we do not drink a lot of hard liquor. Premium is worth the price rooms are beautiful, nice to get dinner reserved and when you want a fine sip you can go and get any time you want - dont let me forget about the midnight room service all included. I wish I could remember everyones names the wonderful lady in Premium club who made sure we had an outstanding room 1320 - please save it for me for next year. The breakfast buffet is great the omelet ladies always so happy to prepare your fresh to order omelet. Our most favorite restaurant is Sushi because the workers in there go beyond the call of duty to make sure each guest feels special. Victor and Diane need to be applauded for all of their hard work. They always end our evening with Mexican/Romantic coffee - something we would look forward to all day. The ladies in the Cantina thanks for all the fun times and the rest of the Barcello crew that makes us want to come back 2x a year. Mario who is one of the managers at night is the most professional caring individuals we have interacted with thanks you from the bottom of our heart. AS we learned from a Canadian couple if people complain about the Barcelo they dont deserve to go on vacation. A few places we enjoy outside of Barcelo - If you walk 1/4 mile into Mismaloya there is a restaurant owned by a man named Abraham "Black Bull" give it a try for lunch your tummy will be happy. Visit the beach side restaurants we eat at Rockys because his wife is a fantastic cook. Massages 20$ on beach. Go to Chicos take the bus and watch Marco dive off rocks as you have a margarita tell him I sent you. We Uber to hotel and back from airport its like 10-12$ american.

    Mar 24, 2020