Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Friendly Vallarta


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Make your dreams come alive in an all-inclusive, oceanfront paradise overlooking Banderas Bay. Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa is located in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, only minutes from the airport and charming, cobblestone streets of the downtown area. Resting on a one-mile stretch of caramel-colored sand, this romantic, all-inclusive resort features a lit tennis court and numerous on-site water sports.

Enjoy an all-inclusive package providing daily meals, light night snacks, unlimited drinks, non-motorized watersports, kids' club, and activities and access to four restaurants with la carte options, two bars, and wonderful theme nights.

Guests can soak up the sun at the pool and two adult-only Jacuzzis. Experience kayaking, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, and water basketball. Dance and swim lessons are also available for the avid learners and sports enthusiasts, and for special treat with a spectacular view, arrange for a whale-watching or boat tour with friends and family (fee). For an inspiring workout, take full advantage of the 22-station gym, or let your mind drift away at the sauna or beautiful eucalyptus steam room.

Eat like a king at Villalinda Restaurant, an international buffet treasure trove serving more than 30 dishes, including la carte Italian cuisine, or enjoy a relaxing dining experience at Sunset for grilled specialties. Stay connected with Free WiFi in the lobby.
HOTEL LOCATION
Located in one of the most beautiful bays of the Mexican Pacific, with a unique beachfront location in the heart of the Hotel Zone, only 10 minutes away from the international Airport and from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Address: ASCENCIO, ZONA HOTELERA NORTE
PUERTO VALLARTA
JAL

MX
Local Phone: 011-52-322-22...
Fax: 011-52-322-44447
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (3 minutes)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is a centrally located swimming pool with an outdoor jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Marina Vallarta Golf Course
The Marina Vallarta Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 71 course designed by Joe Finger. The course offers a total of 6,700 yards, and is located in the heart of Marina Vallarta, between the beach and marina. It is open daily from 7 am to 7 pm.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Contact hotel.
Cart Fee: Contact hotel.
Club Rental Fees: CONTACT HOTEL.
Caddy: Contact hotel.
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Court Fee: Free of charge.
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
A different and unique family owned Hotel with the friendliest and most personalised service you can image! An oceanfront property that not only boast a beautiful beach line with plam trees but it is actually minutes away from the airport With a 24 hours all inclusive operation, renovated accomodations and Spa, Friendly Vallarta offers a vacation like no other; the focus of the owner is to offer the friendliest service in the industry all set in an atmosphere of fun and relaxation. Beach: The resort has an extraordinary beach, lined up with palm trees, "palapa" cabanas and an extraordinary beach experience with breathless views. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 300
Year Opened: 1989 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers. All-Inclusive bar service will consist of domestic cocktail service. You may only dine once in all specialty restaurants.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW W BALCONY
Rooms with ocean view, private balcony or terrace, work area, bathroom with tub, equipped for your comfort with flat screen, safe, front or partial ocean view.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR OCEANVIEW ROOM
Rooms with ocean view, private balcony or terrace, work area, bathroom with tub, equipped for your comfort with flat screen, safe, air conditioning and dryer.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE
Room with full ocean view, private balcony, bathroom with tub, comfortably equipped with LED screens, work desk, living room, equipped including refrigerator, safe, alarmclock, ironing kit and dryer.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM
Rooms with ocean or garden view, private balcony or terrace, work area, bathroom with tub, equipped for your comfort with flat screen, safe, air conditioning and dryer.
Other Amenities -
DINING
Friendly Vallarta features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-All
There are 7 Restaurants at Friendly Vallarta:
Ranchero Grill - Meat and vegetables with the unique flavor from the grill, slads and side dishes with the natural tastiness of the country. Casual and friendly environment at the same time, with a beautiful beachfront view.
Akio Asian - Traditional Japanese dishes, including sushi, Chinese style woks and Thai appetizers, with all the flavor of Asian cultures.
Venecia - Authentic Italian food a few steps from where the waves crashes. Pizzas baked in clayoven; salads prepared at your choice, pastas with unique recipes, very authentic preparations as in Venice a very romantic place.
Frida - A Mexican haute cuisine restaurant in honor of the great painter, Frida Kahlo, symbol of Mexican identity. Offering a wide variety of dishes with flavors, colors and aromas that Mexico gave to the world. Adults only and reservation required.
Lobby Bar - Located poolside with sweeping views of the ocean, this open-air bar is an ideal place to meet and mingle during the day or to join friends and family for a cocktail before dinner. For guest enjoying the pool, swim up bar service is offered.
Villalinda - Villalinda strives to offer you a varied international menu.
Friendly Coffee - Coffee shop in the lobby where you will find a wide variety of your favorite drink (cappuccino, American, frappuccino, caramel macchiato and more) accompanied by delicious home-made bread, cake and cookies.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water activities, kayaks, pool, games, fun creative activities, volleyball, yoga and water aerobics.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Once the sun sets, their entertainment team pumps up the night with a program offering different activities each night. Enjoy live shows, outdoor theme nights and much more.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Located on the beach area, they have activities program for the entertainment of your little ones.
Applicable Ages: 4-10 years
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: $8.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
SANDRA M.
Nov 19 2017
Good Location; Good Beach; Older structure; Mediocre food
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ELENA G.
Jul 09 2013
All the reviews I have seen on this hotel ware fairly accurate, staff everywhere in a hotel wonderful, willing to go above and beyond to please you, very clean hotel, even though it is pretty old, on the other hand, food is so so, no choices on a daily basis , but what ever they had was good and I did not get sick even once, entertainment is in Spanish only, hotel had 95% of occupancy Mexican families with kids, and about 300 teenagers so if you don't mind very loud speakers by the pool and 300 teens running around drinking and screaming you are going to feel right at home there, not a place for someone who wants peace and calm surroundings.
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Great Value
JAMES K.
Feb 03 2012
I have been at the "Friendly" several times before. This time in Jan 2012 we took our adult children their wives along. We all had a great time. So much so that I am going back in March 2012.
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Excellent
MARGARET Z.
Jan 31 2012
We're already planning to go again next year.
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almost paradise
STEPHEN F.
Jan 12 2012
This is our second trip with apple to PV. Both years we stayed at the Friendly Vallarta. Using Apple made us feel that we had a 'safety net' just in case. AA was fantastic. It was comforting to have an Apple rep meet us at the airpport, hotel and on the last day be there to put us in our cab. Friend Vallarta Resort - on word - excellent. We are already looking forward to next January and celebrating our 7th anniversary. Much gracias Apple
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WILLIAM N.
Jan 06 2012
We have traveled to Mexico many times and found the staff at the Friendly Vallarta to be top notch. Almost everyone spoke English extremely well and took very good care of us. Maybe that is because we like to tip the people that provide us with good service?? No matter, was very happy with the resort and quite surprised by some of the previous poor reviews we had read before going. This is not a huge mega-resort, but a bit more intimate. The location is great as well as downtown being a quick bus ride away. The beach is very nice as well. Pool area is nice, but a little on the smaller side. No room service or in-room refrigerator, but that would be my only complaints. Hoping to bring all the kids back with us next year.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Our Favorite place to stay in San Felipe.
GaleForce01, San Diego, California
Mon Aug 06 10:59:02 EDT 2018
Clean affordable rooms great food staff and facilities too. I have been stating here roughly 6-8 times per year for the last three years. They have a gym right next to the pool and cabanas and a quaint cantina. Highly recommended.

Amazing experience at Las Palma's Hotel!!!
ben t,
Wed Aug 23 14:28:09 EDT 2017
I came to San fully pay about 1.5 weeks ago! I stayed at Las Palmas hotel and I could not have been more happy with my choice! As soon as we got there we immediately felt welcomed and at home! The staff could not have been nicer and more helpful. As well, the restaurant there was to-die-for! It had a very nice atmosphere and was close to the beach and the town. The hotel is also very kid-friendly. Overall, i had an amazing time at Las Palma's Hotel! Thanks, Ben

The other way north to the border
Ralph B,
Fri Aug 04 04:24:41 EDT 2017
Booked my room through TripAdvisor the room was ready when I got there the hotel was very old but was very clean the air conditioner worked very well the restaurant was the highlight of the stay it has the best pasta dishes checkout was a bit strange there is a towel and sheet count at the time of departure I would stay again next time I am going that way back to the border

Relaxing atmosphere and attentive service
lovemexico261, Los Angeles, California
Tue Jun 20 22:16:30 EDT 2017
If you are looking for a place to relax this is it! Is conveniently located walking distance to the beach, restaurants, etc. Is on a huge lot which makes parking easy and safe. The staff was very nice and attentive. Also they have on site restaurant that is one of a kind! I had pasta Alfredo with shrimps that were huge. The bar had plenty of options and the pool area was nice. Will definitely return soon

Mediocre Service**Unfriendly employees. **
WeLoveAdventures4all, Riverside, California
Tue Jun 20 00:51:23 EDT 2017
I don't often give feedback, but this time I had to. I had reserved at Las Palmas Hotel about a month before our arrival, we stayed there June 17, 2017. We had a family reunion and was looking for a nice, safe, fun place to spend time with my family, some traveling from Mexico and others from the USA. Everything was going fine in town, until we got to hotel. Never in my life had I been in a hotel where we needed to be escorted to the room prior to releasing key, and believe me, I've traveled to many places and many countries. Apparently, to make sure everything was in order. But it was to make sure we were in agreement with hotel staff on number of towels in room, but mostly, they wanted to check the number of people staying in each room to make sure we did not exceed the number allowed per room . Since we were a big group, we had to wait for receptionist to walk each family to each room . Waiting to enter the room took FOREVER. It was hot, we wanted our room fast ! The same nonsense procedure was done at checkout. They wanted everyone out of the room and receptionist needed to come check the room AGAIN to make sure all was in order so we could get our deposits back. Yes, $20 deposit for each room. Well, happens that in one of the room we had a towel missing. I was so upset by then, all I wanted is to finish checkout and leave. Towels were old and dirty, we had no need to take any of their stuff, come on!! Hotel isn't cheap, big deal for one lost rusty towel that believe me, no one took. I should mention too that our room did not have hot water, yes who needs hot water when you are by the beach with over 100 degrees? Well, my children do as the rooms get cold with the AC. I reported this to management and apparently, they would take care of it first thing in the morning. They never did. Mediocre and unfriendly staff. The night we checked in we all jumped into the pool. Happens it was dark and we didn't see the sign with specification on pool rules and we were not told anything at check-in. One of our family members had a cooler with drinks, well, an employee rushed to him and demanded to get out of pool area with drinks. There are ways to approach the situation if this was an issue. Again, bad bad unprofessional staff. Next day in the morning we all rushed to pool again and happens that one of the children took some food to pool area and same thing happened. An employee rushed to pool area to remind of rules and demands he walks down to eating section. By then, we were all ready to leave feeling uncomfortable and unwelcome. I must also mentioned that coffee and cookies were available for guest, or for only SOME guest. As we noticed that when we helped ourselves, employees started packing everything up. Seems they had an issue with nationals and not with foreigner guest, or so that's the impression we all perceived. So debriefing with family members we all concluded to never go back to Las Palmas Hotel unfortunately. The hotel itself was descent, beds were comfortable and pool was ok, but everything else fell. If I don't feel welcome, I don't return . We paid a service and the least I expected was to be treated as if they were doing us a favor. Hotel is NOT beach front either, just to mention. So, with that said, I hope my review gets read by hotel management and I hope they figured out who I was . Not what I was hoping for.



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