Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Iberostar Playa Mita


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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of champagne, fruit basket and IBEROSTAR gift.
Family: First child 12 and under Stays Free (valid 5/01-10/31/18).

Located near the charming fishing village of Punta Mita, the IBEROSTAR Playa Mita welcomes families, friends, couples, and singles to make the most of this all-inclusive getaway. Nestled upon the pristine shores of Riviera Nayarit, this resort offers distinctive architecture, superior service, excellent dining, luxurious accommodations, and fabulous entertainment.

Guests of all ages will find excitement at IBEROSTAR Playa Mita during their all-inclusive stay. Experience the high energy of the Splash Park and a disco, stay fit at the gym and tennis courts, shop within the resort, or relax on the beach or in the library. Enjoy the waves with non-motorized watersports from windsurfing to kayaking to parasailing. Revel in exclusive treatments at the SPA Sensations, where private treatment rooms, a beauty salon, relaxation room, and an isolated garden give way to rejuvenation.

Experience international and local cuisine at the abundant Nopal buffet restaurant. Four a la carte restaurants offer a variety of options, including Japanese cuisine at Tsuba, gourmet at Pacific Express, meat at La Bahia, and local Mexican cuisine at Cuate Pancho. Or stay in your room and let your meal come to you, with room service available 24 hours a day. Cool off with a cold drink at any of the eight bars located throughout the resort.

Endless activities, excellent dining, and unlimited relaxation make this resort perfect for an unforgettable getaway.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property is Green Globe Certified and focuses on preserving the environment and natural wildlife in each hotel location.

The IBEROSTAR brand also embraces ethical management and company policies, the improvement of products that benefit guests, employees, and the environment, and the well-being of local residents and the community.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address: CAMINO INGRESO A LITIBU, LOTE 15
HIGUERA BLANCA
NAY

MX
Local Phone: 52-329-298-4280
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Concierge
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Golf: ON-SITE
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This property features 5 restaurants, 6 bars, 24-hour room service, dico, spa, fitness center and tennis courts. Guests enjoy complimentary WiFi access. Beach:
Total Rooms: 452
Year Opened: 2013 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN FRONT ROOM
Two double beds or one king. Private balcony with oceanfront view. Concierge service. 24-hour room service. Free WiFi. Complimentary access to Spa Sensations wet area. Daily turndown service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
OCEAN FRONT ROOM
Two double beds or one king. Room has a private balcony with ocean view (upper floor), A/C, concierge service, 24-hour room service, flat-screen TV, digital safe, docking station and other amenities. Also has a bathroom with shower or shower/tub combo.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
JUNIOR SUITE BEACHFRONT
Two double beds or one king. Access to beach from private terrace. Free WiFi. Complimentary access to Spa Sensations wet area. Daily turndown service. 24-hour room service.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Two double beds or one king. Ocean view from private balcony. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary access to Spa Sensations wet area.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
STANDARD TROPICAL VIEW ROOM
Two double beds or one king bed. Private balcony with garden or golf course view. Concierge service. Complimentary access to Spa Sensations. Free WiFi.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe

OTHER INFO
High speed internet.
DINING
Iberostar Playa Mita features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Iberostar Playa Mita:
La Bahia - A la carte steakhouse. Open for dinner. Reservations required.
Tsuba - Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine served a la carte with a variety of dishes. Reservations required. Open for dinner.
Pacific Express - Guests ages 12+ enjoy a variety of a la carte dishes from this gourmet restaurant for dinner. Reservations required. Attire: Casual Elegance
Nopal - Offers international and local dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Cuate Pancho - Local Mexican cuisine served a la carte. Reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Disco, Theater
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Lucy Kids' Club
Applicable Ages: 4-12

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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1103 Recommend
1103 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Iberostar Playa Mita to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Travel Consultant’s First Impression
Peterwk99, Calgary, Canada
Sun Nov 12 07:58:56 EST 2017
This is my first impression of Iberostar Playa Mita. My son has a membership with Iberostar. We are here to check out the resort ourselves and also for our clients. The first impression was not that good for a five stars resort! This is our second day here, hopefully I can find some strong points to sell to my clients. Checking in we were greeted with a refreshing drink which was nice since the temperature here is 30+C and Calgary is minus 10 when we left. Front desk person, Caxxxx, was polite but very cold! We didn’t feel welcome at all. When inquired about rooms together we were only told to upgrade for $500+! Again no smile and no suggestions! We are 10 people here. Restaurant booking very smooth and we had a very nice lady. Helpful with a nice smile. The room is ok with no view. Hallway very noisy! The room is clean but the balcony was not cleaned properly. I can see cigarette butts (see photo)!! We had supper and breakfast at the buffet. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Dinner buffet looked very nice setup. However, some of the dishes were very salty. Breakfast was quite nice and lots of variety. These were my first impression only. We still have 6 nights here. Hopefully I can find some strong points to justify to my clients this is a five stars resort. My clients were used to five stars hotels in the Far East locations!!

Excellent!!!
icarriere23, Ottawa, ON
Sun Nov 12 04:40:14 EST 2017
First time at this resort, we've been to around ten 4-5 stars all-inclusives... Pros - The check-in was flawless, very fast and effective - The staff is great, they go above and beyond to satisfy their customers, they are always smiling even when they are working in very warm weather and for long hours (14-hour days, 6 days/week), Victor the fitness instructor is great, Alex at the entertainment does an awesome job, I really hope they are well treated... - The entertainment during the day is perfect, there is always something to do, if you want to - The shows at night are good and the singing band at the lobby bar is great, the mexican fiesta was fun - The food is good, always a wide variety to choose from wether it is at the main buffet, around the pool or at the café. The Mexican and French restaurants were very good. We did not enjoy the steak house at all (see below). - The maid service including the turn down service was awesome, very attentive to details Cons - The steak house : my husband's steak was very overcooked and mine was very "rubberish", would not recommend (beef tenderloin at the French restaurant was excellent) - Attractiveness of the beach : although the sand is nice and the water is warm, the beach side could be better "maintained"/made more attractive - The pool is great and warm but there is no option for a kids-free, relaxing pool, if you are looking for that (we were not) - Most of the chairs in the resort (especially at the theater and some restaurants) were not comfortable at all (the lounge chairs at the pool were fine). - Small details : the bathroom tap is not "long" enough, it is very difficult to wash hands/brush teeth and the water pressure in the shower could be stronger (took a long time to wash my long hair) - The room decor did not impress me, but it is standard... - There are no breakfast item on the room service menu (which is the only time we would have like to have room service) We would return to an Iberostar resort anytime.

We voted with our feet
tomscube, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sat Nov 11 16:10:04 EST 2017
Iberostar Playa Mita is a uniquely situated all-inclusive that can be affordable but with some sacrifice. We have traveled as both a couple and as a family to about a dozen AIs and our most recent favorite was Rancho Banderas near Punta Mita. We decided to give the Iberostar Playa Mita a try since we like to visit different resorts and loved the Punta Mita beach. We arrived by taxi around 4 pm and at check in were offered to upgrade to oceanfront for an upcharge which we declined and stuck with the standard ocean view room in building two on the third floor. Each building block has its own concierge which seems to cut down on the wait times at the reception desk and makes getting a la carte dinner reservations easier. We were told you can make reservations up to three days in advance (tonight, tomorrow night, and the next night). The resort also offers a shuttle to Sayulita currently $120 MXN per person cash in advance. The minibus can get crowded, but it’s a good way to see a piece of the local landscape on the cheap. Accommodations: ice cold air conditioning greeted us in our room, and the mini bar fridge keeps the drinks reasonably cold. When combined with chilly a/c and lots of air movement from the ceiling fan, the bed and bedding provide a restful night’s slumber with very little discomfort upon waking. Our balcony provided ample privacy along with a drying rack for wet swimwear. The American concept bathrooms provide privacy for one person from toilet to sink to shower. This may be a better option for friends, children or siblings. Some rooms offer a tub and shower combo. Ours offered a shower only, with a partial glass divider that lets water run over the threshold to the bathroom floor. A rolled up towel (lengthwise) can act as a dam, but care must be taken in the shower head positioning and I found myself not looking forward to or enjoying using the shower. Property layout: A multilevel ordeal where the pool is four stories above the beach, and a roof deck that gets a lot of midday sun. A swim up bar is tucked into a corner of the main pool, and there’s a small hut used for midday rotating food options like barbeque, tacos, or paella. The pool offers plenty of palapas for shade, while on the beach a staff member will set up umbrellas as needed. Beach vendors: there were just too many to count and in my opinion make the beach unusable at times. They seem to be at their peak around 11 am and there is lots of off property shoreline for strolling, but I must say that one morning we were approached before we could even get an umbrella set up. If you’re fair skinned like us you’ll appreciate the beach elevator that can get you from the burger bar on the beach to poolside in minutes. Bars and drinks: You’re never too far away from a tasty beverage. One night there was live music at the rooftop bar for sunset; another night the same band (Black Sheep Band) played the lobby bar after dinner. There are beach and poolside servers and of course the swim up bar. You can order any beer you want, as long as it’s Dos Equis light or amber. The frozen margaritas were exceptionally good. Shows: We only saw one of the shows, the Rock show, and it delivered in every way that an all-inclusive resort show can. The vocals, drums, guitar, and even horns were live. We haven’t seen such a well-produced show since our stay at Gran Bahia Principe in 2005. Food: This is easily the biggest letdown of our experience at this property. The food at the steakhouse lunch buffet did not agree with my wife, and her symptoms lingered throughout most of our stay. We tried all of the a la carte offerings for dinner: Pacific Express, Asian teppanyaki, Steakhouse, and Mexican. We did not have trouble with reservations since it was just the two of us. I enjoyed my Sirloin from the steakhouse but my wife did not care for the ribeye. The Mexican restaurant had great corn soup and appetizers, but my main entrée of enchiladas was served lukewarm. The buffet offered a great variety of foods, and the service was always adequate. One big positive was the relaxed dress code at most restaurants. Only the Pacific Express required long pants for men. Star Café: It’s like Starbucks, without the pretentiousness or high prices. Get your frozen cappuccino fix here, included. Animation team: Rubi, Milton, and the rest of the Star Friends do a great job with the daily activities, and we owe thanks to Milton for making sure that we attended the rock show. Wi-Fi: Solid connection and no additional fees. The day before our departure, we learned our flights were canceled because they connected in Houston when Harvey hit, and we had to extend our stay for two more nights. Live music, beautiful sunsets, and lots and lots of poolside shade are the highlights of the Iberostar Playa Mita but these positive traits ultimately were not captivating enough for us to extend our stay for the extra nights. The onsite Amstar rep wasn’t particular helpful in the matter either, so we helped ourselves, went online, and booked 2 nights at The Royal Suites Punta de Mita.

Beautiful but...
Ali W,
Sat Nov 11 13:06:09 EST 2017
I was recently at the Iberostar for a week's R&R. The arrangements at the airport, the bus ride and fabulous driver were more than ok. At reception, it was well organized, a refreshing cold drink with cucumber! Oh, so good. Checking in was a breeze. The staff are well trained and very pleasant and helpful. My room was simply decorated with TV, phone, couch, minibar, nicely hidden. The bathroom has a shower only and big sink, etc., But cleaned well each morning. The grounds are super, pathways, well lit at night. The pools lovely and clean, bleached properly. The beach is down a slope, a bit difficult for an elder person especially with bad hips or knees. The main event...food and drinks! Food was very good in the buffet, freshly prepared and tasting so good. Even sushi!!! The top marks here go to the dessert buffet. 6 pounds in one week! The al a carte restaurants are superb, especially the French one, I ate there twice. The oriental was very good but a bit disappointed in the steak house experience. Living in the heart of cattle country, a steak is a 12 oz. affair with all the fixings. Here, I found the steak a bit skinny. But still tasted good. A nice find is the coffee shop behind reception. Excellent fresh brew coffee, espressos, cappuccinos and the like. And, oh my, more delicious pastries, sandwiches and croissants. The bars "down below", at poolside, etc., are good, the service a tad slow, yet so friendly. The wasps kept me on my toes and I preferred to order from the waiters. The Lobby bar...what can I say!...excellent. Martinis just the way I love them, manhattans, daiquiris, margaritas, and even a shot of tequila...all perfect. The nightly entertainment was a mixed bag ...of Love it or just, just. But always entertaining. Night time was a bit noisy in the hallways on the weekend, but a pair of ear plugs solved that. Over all, a good time, for sure. Very hot, humid and refreshing pools. What more could you ask for?

Top Notch Vacation Destination
mmchung624, Delta, British Columbia
Fri Nov 10 08:56:17 EST 2017
This is our first time at this resort and we loved it! Let me start by thanking the incredible staff, a huge shout out to Yahir & Mildred at the Prestige Lounge, Oswaldo, Nidia, Astrid & Daniel at the Roof Top Prestige Lounge, Alex the bartender and Martha the housekeeper. All these people (and more) made it a memorable trip and we were treated with top notch service. We upgraded to ocean front rooms, well worth it. The resort is in a remote location but it's not far from a few of the smaller towns. Size of the hotel is awesome, it was a short walk to all the amenities. The nightly shows are worth seeing, very talented singers and musicians. The a la carte restaurants are amazing. If I have one bad thing to say, it's the pool. It's not a big pool and even though there's a kid's pool, no one goes there so with all the kids and adults, it gets very crowded. We would definitely recommend this resort and will return one day.



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