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).

Gracing the shores of Riviera Nayarit, the all-inclusive, AAA Four Diamond Iberostar Playa Mita is an unforgettable resort in one of the worlds most beautiful destinations. Here, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Western Sierra Madre Mountains, youll find spacious accommodations complete with the finest amenities, specialty dining to please every palate, and a wide range of activities.

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.

Find out more about Iberostar Hotels & Resorts. Learn more about Puerto Vallarta.
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:
Cuate Pancho - Local Mexican cuisine served a la carte. Reservations required.
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.
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
Attended for a wedding
mrbill67, Tecumseh, Canada
Wed Apr 25 12:54:05 EDT 2018
Nice rooms. Pleasant staff. Four specialty restaurants that you need book early. French, Mexican, Japanese and Steakhouse. Breakfast buffet had lots of options; Mexican and American. Omelets, bacon, oatmeal, yogurt, fruit, pastries, pancakes and many Mexican specialties. French restaurant enjoyed salmon. Japanese was teppanaky style. Good show. Have not attended the wedding yet, but family happy so far. 45 minute ride from the airport. Not much around. Sayulita about 15 minutes ride away. People go there for surfing. Lots of pool activities.

Iberostar Beauty
Brenda P,
Wed Apr 25 06:59:40 EDT 2018
There were a few of our favorite staff that went above anf beyond. Claudia Alexandro in the main buffet helped us feel like family and remembered our names and favorite juice, Marco with his dance classes super friendly and sweet5. Dalalia our house keeping lady was kind and sweet. Always smiling and special greeting, Wayne and Brenda Merlo will be back next year for sure. :)

First Time To Mexico
Ray C, Ascot, United Kingdom
Tue Apr 24 00:04:50 EDT 2018
We chose The Iberostar Playa Mita for our first holiday (vacation) in Mexico, I’m sure this review will repeat many comments contained within the 3,300+ reviews already submitted & most of these are positive comments. I think the overall TripAdvisor rating of 4½ is correct, unfortunately I am unable to give ½ points and also because of a few minor issues mentioned separately in the review I can’t give this hotel a rating of 5. It is a long flight from the UK approximately 11½ hours on the way out and 10 hours on the way home. We had a shuttle bus transfer from the airport which dropped people off at a couple of other hotels before we reached the Iberostar, as it was the start of the Easter weekend the traffic was quite heavy and this journey took about 90 minutes. The Iberostar was the final drop off from the airport and we made our way in to the reception along with two other families that were staying here. At this point you are normally provided with a welcome drink but somehow we were missed out, which was a bit of a shame after 15 hours of travelling to get here. Check in was efficient and we were quickly on our way to the room, within 5 minutes a Bell Boy brought our cases up from reception. We were allocated a garden view room on the 2nd floor (3rd floor U.S.), room number 1203. Unfortunately this room did not have a great view and received no sun on the balcony at any part of the day. The room contained a minibar, coffee making facilities, TV, safe in the wardrobe, iron, ironing board and an umbrella which luckily we had no requirement for during our stay. Storage space for our clothes was slightly inadequate for a couple staying for 14 days. However we thought the bed was massive, so big I think my wife was in a different time zone to me! I said the view from this room was not particularly good, however we did overlook the pond and we were able to see the turtles, fish & cranes or herons. The room was cleaned very well by the chamber maid and regularly towel art would be left on the bed for when we returned. There was also a turn down service provided in the evening. Each block has a concierge desk, ours was staffed by different people during the course of our stay. This is where you make your restaurant reservations and are able to book trips. We quickly made restaurant reservations for days 2, 3 & 4. We knew the resort was isolated and our plans were always for 14 days of rest and relaxation, however we did want to use the hotel shuttle service to the nearby town of Sayulita, however when we approached one particular concierge we were met with a bit of an upselling response regarding various tours and an offer of a 90 minute promotional breakfast. This put us off a little bit and unfortunately we never made it to Sayulita. One particular concierge was a star, sorry I am not very good at remembering names. When it came to making our last night reservation which we tried to do a couple of days before we left we were told our favourite, the steak house was fully booked, however he managed to pull a few strings and this was arranged for us. With regards to the restaurants there is the main buffet restaurant, the steak house which is also a buffet option for breakfast and lunch, French, Japanese and Mexican restaurants. With the exception of the last night we didn’t have a problem arranging reservations, but there were just two of us and we were very flexible on our time slots. Overall we had 10 meals at the speciality restaurants, of these we were a little disappointed with our 2 visits to the Mexican. There is also a beach bar where you can get burgers, hot dogs etc. during the course of the day, as well as the Star Café serving coffee and where you can also get limited food from. The swimming pools are to the rear of the very well-kept garden areas. There are plenty of sunbeds, although a sunbed in the front row can be difficult to obtain and in some places the sunbeds are very close together. On the wall of the towel exchange building there is a schedule of daytime activities and these range from Yoga, Zumba to Bingo as well as numerous swimming pool activities. Elsewhere around the hotel there are a few table tennis tables also a couple of pool tables but the latter need a bit of maintenance. We chose to spend most of the daytime on the beautiful beach, here you could walk for 40 minutes in one direction or 15 minutes in the other and at times you were completely isolated. When you got to the beach an attendant was always there to make sure your sunbed was clean and the umbrella was put up for you, if you wanted your bed moved to another position on the beach he would do this for you. Other than the walking on the beach you can be entertained by watching the numerous birds diving in to the ocean for fish, or you can watch the locals fishing from the beach and they did catch quite a few large fish. There are a number of beach vendors but they are not too persistent. Every day we were there they had a yellow flag so swimming in the ocean was fine. To access the beach you need to walk down a fairly steep ramp and steps and obviously climb these upon returning to the hotel, alternatively there is a lift (elevator) within the front block you can use. Bars and waitresses, if you are sitting around the pool or on the beach there are teams of waitresses constantly coming around asking if you want a drink & they actually seem disappointed if you say no thank you I am fine, that is a bit different to my limited experience of European all inclusives where it seems they try to slow the service down. The bartenders here are very friendly and they really do get to know your drink before you order, I think our favourite bars were the roof terrace bar for the sunset and the lobby bar which was cool in the afternoon and provided entertainment most evenings. We didn’t get to use the swim up bar much, partly as we spent a lot of time at the beach but also because this bar was generally occupied by large groups that obviously enjoyed this bar the more the day went on! There is a theatre on site where they have a show every evening lasting around 60 to 90 minutes and starting at 9:30 PM. The shows repeat each week, we went to The Beatles show twice, the Mexican show twice and the circus show once. We were mostly in the restaurants at the times of the shows which prevented us seeing more, however the shows were entertaining and the team work very hard on their performances. The Mexican show is on a Sunday when they also decorate the area outside the lobby bar and where there are a number of activities as well. There is Wi Fi within and around the hotel this was generally good, however we both lost connection for about 2 days. Alternatively there are 2 or 3 computers with internet access within the library. There were a few weddings being held whilst we were there and I’m sure they chose a lovely venue, there was one afternoon however when the whole terrace bar seemed to be for the sole use of a wedding group which was a bit of a shame. We were there from 30 March to 13 April the weather was perfect and not a single cloud passed the sun in the 14 days we were there. The daytime temperature was around 28⁰C (82⁰F), a couple of evenings there was a bit of a chilly breeze. The temperature of the pool and ocean felt quite similar it was a bit of shock at first but it didn’t take long to adjust to these once you were in. Probably due to this being the dry season we didn’t encounter any significant problems with mosquitos, I just had two very small bites on the first day. After this we used repellent and had no further issues. The occupancy level of the hotel was 100% however at no stage did we feel that it was overcrowded in any part of the hotel or on the beach. We were very fortunate to see probably the last whale of this season whilst we were having a drink at the roof terrace bar. There were a few facilities we didn’t use so we can’t comment on, these being the spa, disco, sports facilities and the daily catering around the pool where a chef would cook a large pan of paella or burgers however judging by the popularity of this catering it must have been good. The reasons why I have not been able to give the hotel a 5 star rating are detailed below, none of these are individually significant but just enough overall to make a difference. Our balcony did not receive any sunshine neither did we have the best of views from here. During the second week there was a very unpleasant damp smell in the room when we returned to get changed for the evening. We didn’t receive the turn down service for about 4 days during the first week. Our Minibar wasn’t refilled for the first 3 days, however once we told the concierge this was soon rectified. The upselling from one of the concierges made us a little bit uncomfortable. Whilst the room, the main parts of the hotel and the gardens were kept very clean & tidy we did notice some of the staircases got overlooked. Now it could be due to lazy travellers but we noticed a beer bottle top & ketchup sachets that were not cleaned up for 3 or 4 days. As I said none of these are major issues and I would probably like to have given this 4½ stars. One of the biggest assets of the hotel are the staff that work here and there are a lot of them, all friendly, hardworking, time for a chat and there to make sure you have an enjoyable time. Unfortunately for us it is unlikely that we will come back as it appears that TUI UK have taken this option off their website from October 2018, probably as it was the only hotel they offered outside the Puerto & Nuevo Vallarta areas. I would definitely recommend this hotel & if you have a booking I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Not a 5 Star Resort
Denise C, Highland Park, Illinois
Mon Apr 23 13:51:15 EDT 2018
The food is inedible so if you like to eat, do not stay here because there is literally nowhere else to go. The rooms are nice enough, great beach and things to do at the resort however the food is prepared to look nice but is so tasteless to the point of being gross, that we were hungry most of the time. The drinks are also watered down including wine and champagne. Go figure. I ordered a bottle of wine at dinner one night and paid $47 for their nicest cab. It was horrible, so we looked it up on the internet and it sells for $6.93. That kind of says it all. Aside from the food, the resort is nice but you are paying for the food and you honestly just can't eat it. I would never recommend this resort. Sorry Iberostar, but you need to align your cuisine to match the rest of the amenities you offer. Without a major culinary upgrade, you will suffer to achieve a repeat customer base.

Fantastic Resort! Great for weddings!
MicheleJ67, Calgary, Canada
Mon Apr 23 12:30:09 EDT 2018
We spent a week at this resort for our daughter's wedding. Everything was first-class from the amenities, the staff, the grounds, the food, etc. The nightly entertainment was great too! The wedding staff was amazing and the wedding itself was awesome. We had everything on site (ceremony, cocktail hour, reception including a buffet and DJ) and used their photographers as well who were also terrific. It was a wonderful experience and we would do it again in a heartbeat.



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