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Iberostar Playa Mita


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All Inclusive    

Exceptional Values!
Honeymoon: Bottle of champagne, fruit basket and IBEROSTAR gift.
Families: First child 12 & under Stays Free (valid 5/01-10/31/16).

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.

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.

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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
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
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW SPA ROOM
One king bed. Private balcony with ocean view. Access to a private oceanfront terrace with special spa treatment areas, two whirlpools, and more. Wellness minibar. Fresh fruit and flowers. Gift set from spa. 30 minute massage per person, per stay. 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
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

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:
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.
Tsuba - Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine served a la carte with a variety of dishes. Reservations required. Open for 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
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
646 Recommend
646 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Iberostar Playa Mita to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Better than most in Vallarta
Charg3rs, Phoenix, Arizona
Thu Apr 21 08:41:18 EDT 2016
First thing. I have stayed at many hotels in Vallarta, Riu, Royal suites, Grand Palladium. The beach at the Iberostar is one of the best. No rocks, can walk out with no issues and have a great time in the ocean. The service was very good. The resort was only about 2/3 full when we were there so not sure if service would have been less if full. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the grounds were well manicured. Unlike some other resorts they do not have the upgrade option of having private restaurant, pool and special services but it really did not matter at the Iberostar. I will definitely go back and hope that everything stays the same. The only down side is the buffet was probably not quite as good as other places I have stayed but the specialty restaurants where quit good. Other than that would highly recommend. More>

Return Visit
sunsearcherjohn, Vancouver, Canada
Wed Apr 20 22:20:37 EDT 2016
Once again I can't fault this place... We went back a month earlier this year and the same result wonderful kick back vacation. Plenty of activities to get involved in too. Staff is awesome and management is friendly and genuinely want to make sure your enjoying yourself. They gave us a couple of t-shirts that say "I'm Back". All restaurants were great and buffet outstanding. Rooms were great and then we upgraded to ocean front 40+ dollars for great sunsets. More>

Outstanding. Going back soon.
WERabigail,
Wed Apr 20 12:51:02 EDT 2016
This resort and staff exceeded my expectations. We are going back again in late May. Resort and grounds are perfect. View is 180 degrees with gorgeous sunsets. Buffet has wide variety and is good. International night could be improved slightly. Other resturaunt are typical of all inclusive resorts. Servers did everything to make us happy. Rooms clean and modern. All staff were outstanding. More>

Not a 5 star but a solid 4
kikivancouver, vancouver
Wed Apr 20 12:42:07 EDT 2016
We stayed at the IPM week of April 9-16. We are a couple traveling, late 40's, w/no kids. We have been to other Iberostar properties on the Mayan Riviera and Dominican Republic. We have stayed at over 15 AI resorts. So when I write my review I think I provide a very well rounded opinion of how it compares and performs to others, i.e. its not our first trip. The property is in a lovely location, north of PV and it out of the hustle and bustle of the PV sprawl down highway (so unfortunate to see this happen over the last 15 years) The beach is 'pacific' no where close to the beauty of the Mayan but fun for boogie boarding, walking without seeing a lot of people. One benefit unlike the Mayan is there is no garbage in the water and had very clear water which you dont get further into the Bay of Banderas. Proximity to Saylulita is good, 300 P cab ride return if you need to get out. Don't bother with Punta Mita. Hotel shuttle is also available although check the timing when you arrive so you don't miss the various locations. The rooms were very clean, housekeeping was very good, and you could eat off the hallways floors I suspect. There was constant monitoring and maintenance of the buildings and grounds going on. We had an ocean view spa room, top floor which was very nice. Not as luxurious to other AI's we have been to but the bed was comfortable. The communal "spa" area below is an adult only area (not close to the actual spa) which is just a big patio with areas to get a massage (not private) and could use some redesign in my opinion. Other than the hot tubs facing the ocean, there is no service for drinks in this area and it lacks atmosphere (no plants, a bit barren, and odd). The massage therapists (very nice) but just stand around talking when there is no one to work on and even though you have a special wrist band they still ask you your room number in - its odd. They should encourage them to interact with guests, maybe offer a cold drink of water or a spa snack or something....ie more welcoming. We went to the spa for one treatment, it was very expensive considering the facilities which are small and uninspiring considering how other resorts are evolving. The treatments were top quality though. We had a 90 min deep tissue couples massage and mini facials, which were about $800 CAD, as much as a top spa at home. The beach is good for adults /teens swimming but not young kids, too dangerous as a result the pool is packed! There is really only one and its so noisy and busy we didn't bother going into it. They were only at 65% capacity so i can't image what its like at peak. It would have been nice to have a separate adult pool away from the fray. The beach due to the tides has no palapas, just small umbrellas but not the best. Drink service at the beach and snack bar is not great. The food and drinks were just ok. They made great efforts and the best was the buffet. Service in the restaurants was very good. We went to the Mexican and Japanese and it tastes all the same so we didn't bother with the French and Steak house. The buffet offered more variety but after about day 4 we decided to eat off the property for a new meals. It was very salty food overall. Drinks are where they need to do some work. They do not have premium brands- grey goose, don julio anjeo, or other high end brands you would expect at a 5 star. As well the only place that comes close to mixing a good drink is the lobby bar which is not a great atmosphere, hard chairs, feels like a cafeteria...with bad bar band entertainment. The sky bar, one elevated from the beach is lovely but the servers were worked too hard, with a few weddings going on there was no service at all and they serve everything in plastic. The mindset is centred on volume vs quality....which i think made most of the customers happy. Overall, if you are a family I think this is the place for you. Kids looked like they were having a blast, parents looked content as a result. This is not the kind of resort that caters to customers who want to chill, want the luxury spa hotel feel, and are looking for high end quality. I think we would continue to go to the Iberostar Grands for this reason which in my opinion are some of the best AI's in the world. More>

Not quite a five star resort…
99DonaldR99, Bromont, Canada
Wed Apr 20 11:07:45 EDT 2016
We stayed from March 28 to April 11, 2016. Over-all the resort is great, very clean and well maintained property with very attentive staff most of the time. Let’s start from the beginning, check-in was a bust, there were about 50 people including many kids checking in and there were only 3 staff working. Poor planning on their part. After an hour, we were served courteously but were unable to get our requested room; reason given, all full. The next day, we understood that all rooms were booked but not only with 2 guests as usual but with up to 4 or 5 per room including kids. So a 475 room hotel where you can expect 950 people is now around 1200+. The facilities were not built for that number of guests. The pools were overflowing with screaming and undisciplined kids. It was a mess. I felt sorry for the staff that did all it could under the circumstances but they were overloaded. This applies also to the buffet restaurants. This went on for the week so using the beach which is beautiful by the way; we were able to limit the damage to our ears. When we came back from the beach late in the afternoon, it was so noisy with mostly drunk adults in the pool bar area which I call ‘’Urine Bay’’ because people drink all day and somehow never go to the bathroom and screaming kids throwing themselves over the infinity pool wall and playing all sort of ball and wrestling games you would think these kids were never in a pool before. These were not Mexicans, they were all Americans. Sadly the parents of these kids couldn’t care less about ruining other guest’s vacations. One specific couple (man with a Blackhawks cap) were so oblivious, all they could say to their kids was don’t hurt your sister. You know who you are if you read this. SHAME on YOU. Week 2 was much more enjoyable because there were less people and kids and those were more civilized. The fact remains that I give the Iberostar an overall 4 star rating because of the following: Food and Drink: Main buffet 3.5 stars Too small a buffet, minimal choices, food not replenished quickly, food cold, fish undercooked.1 egg station in AM and 1 pasta station in PM. There was a Taco station also AM and PM. Beachside buffet for breakfast had minimal choices and all were cold so we stuck with the main buffet. At lunchtime variety was OK and we got great service. Mexican restaurant 3.5 stars poor service and horrible food. Japanese restaurant 4 stars. Nothing special. Tables are too big, unable to talk to other guests as we had to scream. Steak House 4 stars Good steak, fair service, no ambience. French restaurant Pacific Express 5 stars. We went 3 times and they all were fantastic. Great food excellent service, thank you Epiphanio it was very enjoyable and you were great. Wine 2.5 Stars drinkable at best. I have had much better in Bahia Principe All Inclusive Hotels. Drinks were good with a lot of variety of mixes. Beer was OK. Port was available in the main Bar. Staff Overall staff was great except for one of the Captains which we encountered on most of our restaurant nights. His name was Tapia I believe. I did not appreciate his attitude, he refused to speak English, never smiled or make you feel welcomed and when my wife spoke to him in Spanish he just ignored her. He is without a doubt the most dislikable person I have encountered during my extensive travels. Iberostar should put him in an office away from customers. The staff at the buffet and the beach club were all very good but a few stood out as just amazing workers. I hope I do not forget anyone. The best as far as we are concerned are Leo, Manuel Luis, Antonio and Edouardo. Around the pool, Estephania was by far the best, always quick service with a smile; a real plus for Iberostar. Bell boys, Andres sticks out as the most capable and most friendly. We spoke often to Aldo the chef and I believe he is doing his best with the space he has to work with. I believe the buffet area should be larger. I told him to visit the Jasmin buffet at Luxury Bahia Principe in Runaway Bay Jamaica to see what an outstanding buffet looks like. Iberostar management should take a look at the competition. General The music at the pool was good; not to loud and good variety. One good thing is they always had beach towels and were open late. Housekeeping was fantastic, Thank you for the turn down service and a very clean room. Each evening, during the sunset, people gather at the chill-out bar which is a lounge that overlooks the ocean and you can watch the sunset. Great place. Good Drinks good service More>



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