What We Love
- The unique themes attached to each of the resort's bars. No two are the same! Enjoy excellent variety, gorgeous settings and delicious cocktails! What more could you want?
- Thanks to the unique design of the resort, almost every room, bar and lounge area has a stellar view of the ocean. What could be better than that?
- You can't help but enjoy the upbeat vibe of this resort thanks to live DJs and amazing weekly parties.
Things to Know
- The resort is only 20 minutes away from the airport.
- Accommodations are available only for adult guests.
- Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
The Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta is a relaxing beachfront resort on Mexico's legendary Pacific coast. A modern adults-only oasis with a private beach, surrounded by lush mountains and a lively atmosphere to enjoy as a couple or with a group of friends. All-inclusive means stress-free getaways: drinks, food and activities at your resort are included in the price of your vacay!
Enjoy privacy and tranquility all while taking in the ocean views, a variety of restaurants and bars, a superb SPA, beautiful grounds and impeccable service. Did we mention every suite is guaranteed an astonishing ocean view? A true paradise hideaway in charming and warm Puerto Vallarta.
The stunning hotel is perched on the golden shores of the Pacific Ocean, just west of the tropical rainforests of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The hotel is just minutes from the Historic Downtown District and a short drive from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, in what is known today as the "Romance District." Take some time to explore the charming streets.
All-inclusive access, adults-only privacy, a vibrant and trendy atmosphere, and a passion for service that helps you let your guard down and just relax and enjoy the moment.
Get MORE from your getaway to Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying a minimum of 5 nights at Grand Fiesta will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:
- One-day complimentary cabana rental ($75 USD value).
- Early check-in and late check-out, subject to availability.
- Complimentary private roundtrip airport transfers.
General Policies & Fine Print
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.
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.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating4929 reviews
Buyers Beware!! We purchased a suite. Arrived on 6/26 to be told our suite might not be available till Wednesday 7/1 but still no guarantee. The place is beautiful, food is amazing and only 25% capacity is wonderful. Very good Covid-19 protocol in place. But I want what I paid for. Family of 4 in a room made for two is not acceptable!
Ooof- not my favorite
Firstly, we love PV. Stayed at Hyatt Ziva twice before, but it was sold out when we decided to hop on a plane literally the night before. ( this was Jan 2019) GFAPV LOOKS beautiful. Rooms are sleek and clean, great views, comfortable bed etc. They upgraded us to the club floor on check in, and the check in process was great! We thought we nailed a last minute getaway. Trouble ensues Bars only use sweetened mixes, no fresh juices. We wandered the resort to find other bars/restaurants. Went to Tequila Bar, literally the only two people there. Oh well, let’s talk to the bartender and see if we can make our own fun!! No dice, certainly not paradise. Food, whew, no good at all. Think toddler menu- not chicken tenders, processed nuggets. And that may have been the best thing we ate all week... until I got very ill mid way through the trip. Couldn’t leave the room for two days. Hubs talked them into making me chicken soup ( since I couldn’t stomach the hotdogs and nachos on the room service menu- for real) That helped a bit, and by then, we decided to only eat in town- late brunch, early dinner, back to hotel for vodka soda ( it’s the only thing we could drink- and that’s saying a lot!) I usually find a way to give a five star, whether is service or atmosphere or food... but this one was a total miss.
Amazing food, perfect views!
We stayed at this resort for 4 nights and had a lovely time and would recommend it! Pros: -The food was amazing. Best we’ve had at a resort, especially the Rojo Corazon Mexican restaurant. The Cevicheria was also a highlight. - friendly and accommodating staff. Everyone was so kind! - There was always space either on the beach or at the pool. -tasty unlimited drinks - stunning ocean views with a beach onsite - Outside of the main hustle and bustle but a quick Uber or taxi to downtown - much less commercial and tacky than a lot of Cancun resorts. Not our style (things that were cons for us but wouldn’t be for many): - lots of loud music until about 1am. If you’re an early to bed type, bring ear plugs Cons: - the pool is really shady until about 1pm and it gets dark at like 6 so there are only a few hours of pure sun to enjoy the pool, since the water is super cold when it’s shady. - The room had a faintly musty smell, but we got used to it quickly and it didn’t bother us - housekeeping didn’t clean one of the days- not a huge issue, but not something we typically encounter. Overall, we had a lovely time and would gladly return.
Nice But Won’t Go Back
My spouse and I visited GFA for ten nights during Valentines 2020. We were in master suite-925. This room gave an amazing view...but all of the rooms have a beautiful view. Suite 925 is spacious and nice; the bed was very comfy, nice big bathroom and amenities. 925 was one level above the Sky Bar. The Sky Bar is incredibly loud at night. If you are on vacation for relaxation, request a low level room or one on the 13th or 14th floor — which is away from the pool and sky bar areas. If you love loud music and partying until the wee hours of the morning—this room and resort is for you. We enjoyed watching whales and dolphins from the room and cabanas. Highly suggest going on the whale watching tour. We take a couple of international vacations a year. We stay at adult only-all inclusive resorts. My favorite resorts are Secrets, Sandals and Eldorado Royale Casitas so I compare to those. I love the rooms at casitas and the beach at Secrets Maroma Secrets Akumal and Sandals St Lucia. This resort has been my least favorite (out of about 15 resorts) for a few reasons. It is a skyscraper type building which I don’t care for. It has minimal beach front and a small area to swim. There are warnings of sea erchants. We are puddle ducks and love to enjoy the ocean but this time we didn’t swim once in the ocean. I love large resorts with meandering, lush and tropical trails that give the secluded feeling. When we go on vacation we love to enjoy quiet-down time from our hectic work life. We love our fun times and drinking but this place is party central! There is no quiet place at GFA to escape to. We learned from several couples while walking the beach sporadic times of the day that many walked the beach in efforts to get away from the loud “boom-boom”music. The loud music starts late morning. We left the resort nearly everyday to get away. A few times were for excursions, however, we found ourselves loving downtown and the quiet-fun time together so we visited town on four separate days and two days at Mismaloya Beach to avoid the party zone and loudness. The employees at the resort were great! Most of the employees speak English. I did download an application for language translation which came in handy in town and with Uber drivers. My favorite resort employee is Alfredo; he is a pool/cabana guy and is truly a hurricane on wheels! He is a great people person and fantastic at his job. Look him up and sit in his area—-you won’t regret it. ^Marco-hotel concierge is to be commended. His heart is in the right place—to make each guests experience perfect and to prosper the resort. He is a jewel to the owner of this resort and I hope she/he knows that. ^Eleil-bell man is great also. He set us up with one of his friends, Sa’uel (UBER) that took us under his wing. Sauel took us to other beach areas for massages, convenient stores to pick up snacks, shopping, excursions, etc. You meet as strangers and leave PV with friends. There is a bit of a chair game that occurs here and it starts early. Our room came with a cabana each day and we enjoyed it tremendously! The chairs/cabanas are incredibly close together so not much privacy. We enjoyed two foam parties while here. Don’t miss them!! They are so much fun!! Food**Diner-we enjoyed the Italian and Asian. We loved the chicken Parmesan at Italian. We are not sushi lovers but I did enjoy the tempura sushi. *Breakfast is mediocre and needs some attention. *Lunch (serve yourself) leaves much to be desired. The pool menu is the way to go—buffalo wings are very good! The cheeseburgers are extremely good and made with real beef. ***Starbucks—one of the refrigerated sections are desserts that you can enjoy at no charge. The rest of the menu comes with a Starbucks charge. Must Dos & Suggestions- ***Los Muerotos Brewing Company in town for brick oven pizza, salads and cold brewed beer are very good! We went there three times during our stay. UBER costs around $4 to go into town; worth every penny! Mismaloya, Beach for cheap massage, good food, nice beach and nice down time. This is also the place where Night of The Iguana was filmed. The movie, Predator, was also filmed very close. I believe there is a tour for Predator scenes. Would I recommend this resort? If you want a relaxing vacation—NO! If you are young, love loud music and are a party animal this is the place for you
Two couples went to celebrate my husband’s 50th. It was absolutely perfect. We paid the couple hundred extra dollars for the VIP. We loved it! Might be my fave part of this trip. We were whisked past the lobby up to the 13th (?) floor VIP lounge for our check in. They brought us drinks and appetizers while we sat on couches. They explained about the hotel’s amenities. This lounge is only open to the VIP people. (We saw someone get politely asked to leave cuz they weren’t VIP. ) we started everyday here for what we called “1st breakfast”! Usually only a few other guests there. The waiter remembered what we liked to drink and brought it to our little table out on the deck overlooking the ocean. The little breakfast was good: eggs, meats, pastries, fruits, yogurt. We often started with mimosas—cuz we could. We usually wandered in again early evening for made to order sushi which was fabulous. We got 1 free poolside cabana rental which comes with a 20 minute foot massage. Heavenly. No problem getting chairs around the pool. I never went down that early to put towels out. I had been worried when I read that the pool area is shaded till the afternoon. That wasn’t a problem at all. There is a deck with a bar and hot tubs that get sun early. And, it’s still warm enough in the shade in the morning. We used the kayaks one morning and saw a dolphin not far from us! The beach area is a little rocky, but we swam in the ocean there a couple times. It was nice. We never ate at dinner or lunch buffet. Lunch we usually had the pool waiter bring us a burger or nachos. Dinner we went to the fancier restaurants each night. They were great! More authentic type food. Don’t expect a pile of stir fry at Asian or pile of spaghetti at Italian or pile of burrito at Mexican. It was all well-plated and delicious. Also, one night we had sunset dinner on the beach downtown. Wonderful! There’s really not much nightlife at the hotel. Us “old people” did go to the lounges at night. But they’re not pumping nightclubs. We went in to town to the Malecon 2 nights for the open air live music. Totally safe!! The hotel itself is spotless and the staff wonderful. We never wanted for anything. On the way home we were discussing what they could have improved. We honestly couldn’t think of one thing.