What We Love

  • It's all-inclusive: the food, the drinks, the everything is sensational.
  • Teeing off at the Marina Vallarta Golf Course that's a coconut's throw from the resort.
  • Dropping the kids off at the kid's club then making a beeline for the swim-up bar.
  • Melting into a massages in an open-air cabana.
  • Swimming, floating and diving into the largest pool in Vallarta - zero-entry point for kids!
  • The all-consuming kids' activities: arts & crafts, ping pong, foosball, arcade games and more.
  • Visiting the landmark, the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe & zip lining in the nearby jungle.
  • The nightly shows - the dancers cut a rug with everything from retro to traditional cultural dances.
  • Hanging at the Marieta Islands and Los Arcos National Marine Park. Both are not far away.

Things to Know

  • The resort is just 10 minutes from the airport so your family's vacay will begin in a snap.
  • The hotel does not accept "Spring Breakers" - put your hands together for this one.
  • You can go whale watching and deep sea fishing. Go ahead - take the plunge.
  • There's jet ski and motor boat rentals plus parasailing, scuba, water skiing & more.
  • Hop on this option: there's horseback riding. You can't miss this.
  • When you're drying off, you can play tennis, hit the climbing wall or batting cage.
  • Luckily, medical facilities are near should you trip on a coconut or have any other mishap.
  • Keep your svelte body looking svelte with yoga, aerobics and a fitness room.
Situated on a sprawling tropical sanctuary overlooking Banderas Bay, you'll be seriously "wowed" aka hypnotized by the cobalt waves and palm trees. The eco-friendly gardens are refuge for iguanas, ducks and coy. If that's not enough, take epic selfies on the waterside gazebos, then later grab a cocktail and take in the spectacular sunsets. It's family-centric and 100% smoke-free. Two words: Beach Heaven.

At this resort, the memories begin when you arrive.

Location

Marina Vallarta - Beach
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - Miguel Hidalgo Intl : 209 miles
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Or : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1989
Last Renovation: 2011
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 324

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Resort Details

Dining

You don’t have to go far for delicious food and drinks, these options have you covered.
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Amenities

Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Activities

Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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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 does not accept spring breakers.

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

General Information - Room taxes 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 7551 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic stay

    We had a fantastic stay at Melia Puerto Vallarta as a family of 9 with 3 young children. Customer service was amazing by all the staff, especially Yolo and Guadalupe from the front desk. They checked in with us throughout our trip to ensure our stay was going great. The rooms were clean and everything worked great in them. The garden view has a view to a beautiful fountain so you are not looking at just bushes. The pool was clean and it was huge so it never felt crowded. The food was great at the restaurants, especially mole restaurant. The only thing that could improve would be to have AC at the restaurants as it gets pretty warm in there and also to the reservation system for the a la carte restaurant as you had to use a coupon to book for the next day so we never got a chance to try it. The buffet was good enough though and the food changed enough that we never got sick of it, especially the marlin ceviche. Thank you Melia and the lovely staff, we look forward to coming back again soon!

    Jul 19, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very nice stay at the Meliá. The room was very confortable . The food and service were great. We also liled very much th

    Very nice stay at the Meliá. The room was very confortable . The food and service were great. We also liled very much the différent restaurants. We unfortunatly needed to see the doctor but it was very easy to consult on the prémices. thanks to Angel and Vale Eigo :)

    Jul 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Meliá trip 2024

    We went to visit Puerto Vallarta with family and chose Meliá for the ratings and location. It was only 10 minutes from the airport. We were a large group and were there for 7 days and 6 nights. The hotel was clean and the beds were comfortable. We enjoyed the buffet style and food options. Our kids enjoyed the infinity pool and we were right one the beach. There were plenty of activities to keep your family entertained all day. The service was incredible and we enjoyed our visit. We will most definitely visit again. Guadalupe was the manager who checked in with us towards the end of the trip. I appreciated how she took the time to ask us about our visit and take into consideration our opinions and what they can improve.

    Jul 07, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Experience at Melia PVR

    We booked this as a spur of the moment trip over 4th of July week. I, like others had some concerns based upon the other TA reviews prior to arriving. But factoring in the Melia brand, our “premium room status” and frankly the cost, we thought we’d give it a try. Glad we did. Yes, the resort is showing its age in some instances but I feel the staff worked tirelessly to keep things clean and in working order. I gave this a review a “5” because the staff. From arrival to departure we felt taken care of appreciated. Keep in mind this is not a 5 star resort nor are you paying for a 5 star resort. The food and drinks Mole - dinner was ok. I ordered the mahi mahi and it wasn’t good. We ate breakfast there 2 days and it was good. The buffet - we enjoyed the buffet for breakfast and dinners as the variety changed nightly and there was always something that was appealing to eat. Didn’t make it to the Fish House. The food was good - you are at an all inclusive - set your expectations accordingly. As for the drinks, with our “premium room category” we had access to premium liquor. Usually we’d ask for it and all the bartender needed was our room number to account for it. The room Our room was quiet, clean, the a/c worked very well and the fridge was stocked daily. I do not like the tub/shower combination but this is a product of the properties age. The water was always hot when needed. The highlight of our stay was the swim up bar. Shout out to Jose who suggested the mango Margarita on the rocks. He works so hard and maintained his friendly attitude no matter how busy it was. I’ll also have to give mention to Cesar, pool side waiter who always had a smile and was always checking in on us! Lastly - Victor at the Bell Desk. From bringing our bags to the room to keeping us informed regarding the “cab prices”, he had such a great attitude and was genuinely helpful. My only wish is that when the property is rehabbed, Melia includes an Adults Only section in the pool. We’ll definitely be back due to the staff, the location and the price.

    Jul 06, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    LGBTQ Couples' Experience at Melia Puerto Vallarta in June 2024

    Back home after a week spent at Melia Puerto Vallarta. Truthfully, we would have been happy to come home by day 4. Sadly, this was not a resort for us. It was off-season for Canadian & American travelers. While the resort itself was decently busy, it was tough to meet other North American travelers. Puerto Vallarta, as a city, has a lot to offer. We are first time travelers to PV and discovered a lot of terrific restaurants, culture and sights off the resort. I would caution folks to really research Puerto Vallarta ahead of time and decide what kind of traveler you are and what you are looking for. The resort itself is in major need of a facelift. A lot of the accommodations are extremely dated. The one saving grace for us at this resort was that the service staff really was incredible. I felt all of them went out of their way to be polite and attentive. Would not stay at this resort again. But I also realize that PV is not exactly an "all-inclusive" destination. If you are an LGBT traveler, I strongly recommend avoiding any resorts close to the airport. If you really want to enjoy your vacation, stay in or around Zona Romantica. We were there just about every day.

    Jun 14, 2024