Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Iberostar Playa Mita


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All Inclusive    

Crystal Award Winner: Best All-Inclusive Family Resort, 2014

Exceptional Values!

Honeymoon: Bottle of champagne, fruit basket and IBEROSTAR gift.
Family: First child 12 & under Stays Free (valid 5/01-10/31/17).

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.

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
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
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

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:
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.
La Bahia - A la carte steakhouse. Open for dinner. 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
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Family Vacation in Early March
mrutk, Calgary, Canada
Mon Mar 20 18:22:48 EDT 2017
We went for a family vacation with our two small children (ages four and nearly two). The resort was fantastic. We really loved the size of it. We traveled to another much larger resort with one of our sons previously and while the resort was lovely it was really overwhelming and took a couple of just to figure out where you were. The Playa Mita is a fantastic size, we were staying in a building with an ocean view, which on the map looks far from the lobby and the restaurants but we were able to make the walk within 5-7 min. When you are walking with two hangrey kids time matters and this walk was always quick and direct which I very much appreciated. The kids pool was amazing for both of our kids and both enjoyed themselves. It felt like the resort was quiet the week we were there but there were tons of lounge chairs by the pool and we never had a problem finding a spot to sit all four of us. They have a policy about clearing out any items left by the pool before 9 am, which is probably helpful when it is really busy avoiding the saving of seats early in the morning. Both my husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the food. Because the kids are so young we stuck to buffets for all meals but the buffets were large and varied. We were also able to find something for our kids to eat. The service was great - we had some really fantastic service and some average but nothing bad. We only ran into two issues. One, the floors in our room and in some portions of the hotel are incredibly slippery. Not really an issue for my husband or I, even our four year old adjusted to them after one or two falls. Our youngest however was a nightmare, it meant that we couldn't really let him wander in the room without being pretty close, or yelling slow down, be careful constantly. This would only really be an issue with a little one though, as I said once our four year adjusted he was fine. Secondly was the timing of dinner, the restaurant with the dinner buffet doesn't open until 6:30 pm, which for my kids is much later than we typically eat. We were able to adjust by having nachos by the beach or a snack from the buffet at the Steakhouse (which is open till 4) later in the afternoon to help us get through to dinner. I am already looking at bookings for next year!

Has its Pros & Cons
Jstep90, Victoria,
Mon Mar 20 11:34:26 EDT 2017
We visited Iberostar Playa Mita in mid-December 2016. When we first checked into our room, we noticed quite a few ants near the coffee maker/ fridge. I had already read reviews about other guests with the same experience, so I told the front about it, and the ants were completely gone when we returned to our room. If you see this, I wouldn’t judge the hotel for it… I’ve heard it’s quite difficult to keep bugs at bay in tropical/ humid climates. The food on the night we arrived was OK, but I believe that was because it was near the end of dinner service and everything was sort of cold. As the days went on, the food got a lot better. There are quite a few options, but definitely not as many as previous resorts I'd stayed at in Mexico. They have pizza, seafood, fries, fried foods, pastas, and sliced meat. We ate at the Japanese restaurant and the Mexican restaurant during our stay since the other options didn't appeal to us. The Mexican was hands down my favorite. The Japanese wasn’t my favorite and I usually love Japanese food; however, it was entertaining! I was nervous after reading reviews that the food was just terrible, but it's not the case. If you are a picky eater, you may have some issues. I had also read reviews prior to arrival about some people having things stolen. This didn't happen to us, nor did we see any indication that someone would steal something. There are safes in the rooms that allow you to set your own lock code. We always tip the workers at these resorts because they do amazing work, and I know they are not compensated for it. I’d suggest tipping them for cleaning your room.. they deserve it. My boyfriend and I wanted massages while we stayed here, but unfortunately they were about $200.00 an hour. We were pretty lucky because we walked both sides of the beach during our stay, and we came across a little pop-up massage area where they charged $35.00/ hour.... amazing beach-side massage! The beach is almost always quiet. We waited until the tide was low enough to climb over some rocks and gain access to another resort close to ours. It's so ridiculously beautiful. Every resort I've ever stayed at was really crowded on the beach, but there are places all over where you can be by yourself. Yes, the hotel is 45- hour away from the airport, but oh my gosh it's so worth it. There are a lot of places to visit like Sayulita. They also have Playa Mita Adventures which can take you to other really cool destinations. They have this set up in the hotel, but somehow I missed it and saw it when I was waiting in the lobby for my taxi back to the airport. Okay, so I searched high and low prior to traveling to Playa Mita, but I couldn't find much in the way of transportation from the airport. I am always a little apprehensive when it comes to taxis in Mexico because the law is definitely on their side should you disagree on price, etc. We chose to go with Puerto Vallarta tours to get us to the resort. It was $98.00 for the two of us. I searched forever, but it paid off! Hopefully that came help someone else and save them a little time :). Timeshare. They didn't get us until the very last day.. when we had precious HOURS left at the resort. Our concierge told us that someone wanted to have a sit down breakfast which would take 30 minutes maximum to help us sign up for a free plan that would give us discounts and offers if we ever decided to stay at an Iberostar again. Wrong... not true. We sat with one person who looked at us a bit strangely. He gave us a run down of what would happen and kept repeating that it would take 30 minutes... Then they passed us on to a really pompous white man who talked about how Canadian he was, and made the comment "so we can all agree that the United States is an inferior Canada, right?". Well, we are American so you can see how this is pretty offensive. I said... " no" and brushed it off. He continued to talk about how he invested in property at a young age because he was fortunate to come from money. He asked us if we could afford a time share which I thought was very rude. He mentioned that because of our ages he wanted to check. We are both mid twenties. When I told him I didn't want to spend much more time discussing anything with him, he said " no worries, 15 minutes more" and then passed us onto another woman who right off the bat discussed that she was from Canada. When we told her where we were from, there was a definite distaste for us. She became very abrupt, and then mentioned that it would only be a 2 hour presentation. She asked us if we could afford property with them. I told her that we had been mislead and I didn't want to continue the " tour" she was going to take us on. She definitely did not like this, and asked us to reconsider. I told her I knew 100% I was not buying property today, and she said " everyone says that... you don't know that". Both her and the other man were the rudest people I've ever met. She took us back to the first room, where they made a big announcement that we had disagreed to go on with the tour. They asked us to reconsider, so I finally told them " we have hours until we leave this beautiful resort, and I do not want to spend the rest of my time in a room or inside. Thank you very much". This was the worst way to end our trip. Other than that, I don't attach that to the hotel because everyone in the hotel is great.. just the other dishonest people are a problem. I'd like to see some locals in charge of that area as well rather than the “ I’m not trying to sell you a timeshare” people. Takeaways.... go to the Iberostar in Playa Mita. You won't regret it! ** Side note: I accidentally left a few items in the room, and they were kind enough to locate them for me.. but the shipping would have been $80.00 for a few clothing items to be returned back to me in the US. Check your room before checking out. I think the relaxation makes you forget to do things you normally do.

The perfect vacation
SCH353, Nanaimo
Mon Mar 20 08:14:34 EDT 2017
The beach, rooftop bar, activities, shows and food were spectacular. As there were no other active resorts on the beach, you could walk without meeting another person. The beach was sandy and the waves were just right to swim and play in. We did an excursion to the Marietas Islands and I would highly recommend this trip.

Iberostar Playa Mita
Angie S, Fort Collins, Colorado
Sun Mar 19 20:36:26 EDT 2017
Iberostar really does a great job with a beautiful facility and accommodations. We had an ocean view junior suite with a balcony overlooking the beach and Pacific Ocean, gorgeous! Rooms were spacious and well cleaned daily. Be careful as the tile is a little slick. Our room included a room safe (had two issues with it but was promptly fixed by security and my identity was checked), mini coffee bar and refrigerator and 2 comfortable double beds. There was also a pull out bed which was a bit creaky but comfortable for my teenage daughter. It's a large facility so it took some time to figure out where everything was at. Pool was is a bit far from the ocean compared to Iberostar in Dominican that we enjoyed last year. My parents are in their early seventies so ease of access is important, my 20 year old daughter and 13 year old daughter so a diverse age group. Punta Mita is about 45 minutes so that wasn't convenient to go out exploring so we did 2 excursions with Vallarta Adventures in Puerto Vallarta. Our transportation was conveniently prepared by the concierge at an added cost - take pesos for this which you can exchange at the front desk. Concierge was super helpful as well as the travel company. Not hugely impressed with the food. The buffet was open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and always a good variety. The Japanese Hibachi dinner was good and fun and the French restaurant was the best out of all of them. Book your dinner reservations immediately with the hotel concierge when you get there. There is a small burger, dog and nacho bar down by the beach which is convenient but mediocre. My daughter got sick off the "Hanger" steak at the steak restaurant so stay away from that. I'm going on too much about the food but it's not for foodies! Great pool, Star Friends staff that offer all sorts of activities on site and that are included. We also walked down the beach and enjoyed hour long massages, super reasonable at 2 for $50. These are not associated with Iberostar and they didn't encourage them. The white tent requires booking but the gold tent had availability and were very professional although discreetly disrobing on a beach with a partially covered tent isn't for everyone. 😜 It was a very cool trip and stay and I'm always impressed by Iberostar!! They treat you like royalty and is a great all inclusive experience.

Great family vacation
JadebellToronto, Toronto
Sun Mar 19 18:30:28 EDT 2017
This resort is on the Pacific Coast in Punta Mita, about a 45 minute drive from the airport. The area is not full of other resorts - there was a feeling of openness and privacy as compared to the resort ridden Cancun. We are from Toronto went during March Break with our two kids and grandparents from BC. The resort was not full and somewhat quiet. It seems that March Break on the west coast is not on the same dates as March Break in Toronto. We were happy to have avoided the crowds and have easy and ready access to all amenities. We liked the food at the buffet - there were lots of choices for everyone and healthy food options, including lobster, stone crab claws, and more, depending on the night. For dinner, we went to al the restaurants other than the Mexican restaurant as the buffet already had really good Mexican food. Each person in my group had their own favourite restaurant, so they were all good and it really came down to personal preferences in cuisines. There is a steakhouse, gourmet restaurant , Japanese Restaurant and Mexican restaurant. The octopus at the Japanese restaurant was excellent. We really liked the filet mignon in the gourmet restaurant. The steakhouse was really popular and more difficult to reserve but was our least favourite since a steak is not difficult to prepare. This is my fifth (maybe 6th?) trip to Mexico and I found the food quality to be better than that of other resorts. We tried scuba diving which was almost an all day affair since we had training in the pool first. i got sea sick and had some problems with the mask and therefore dd not have that much fun. I really enjoyed the boat cruise to the Meritus Islands where we saw blue footed birds called Boobies. On the way, we came across humpback whales and dolphins. At the island we snorkelled amongst beautiful marine life including puffer fish, manta rays and all many of beautiful fish, big and small. This was my favourite excursion. We also visited the beach towns of Sayulita and San Pancho. Sayulita is bigger and more commercial with lots of shopping for tourists. San pancho has a really excellent seaside restaurant that serves excellent cocktails and food. I really enjoyed the authentic and large margarita and coconut shrimp. The beach at the resort was very nice and the ocean is cool, wavy, and refreshing. We also enjoyed the nightly shows. There were real and talented singers, dancers, musicians, and acrobats. There's lots to do for everyone, no hogging of lawn chairs, and beautiful mountain and ocean views. I highly recommend this place but wish to warn everyone to bring cash since all ATMs, whether at the resort or in the towns, skim 10% in addition to the usual bank charge.



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