Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Marival Resort & Suites


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2018 Exceptional Values
Golf: One Free round of golf (reservations and golf access fee are mandatory; valid through December 16, 2018).
Family: Three kids 12 and under Stay Free in select rooms.

2019 Exceptional Values
Golf: One Free round of golf at Flamingos Golf Course (Restrictions apply: Mandatory reservations and golf access fee additional; valid through December 15, 2019).
Free Weddings: Restrictions apply-see applebeachbrides.com.
Family: Three kids 12 & under Stay Free in select rooms.

The perfect escape for families, Marival Resort & Suites is a large all-Inclusive resort stretched along an extensive sweep of prime waterfront in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy a great beach perfect for watersports, play a game of tennis on one of four outdoor courts, or take part in one of many organized games and activities offered throughout the day. There's plenty to do whether lounging in the sun, or visiting the sights of Puerto Vallarta.

The beach stretches over 900 feet and is considered by many to be the best in Nuevo Vallarta. The four outdoor pools offer a selection of options for your pleasure. Enjoy a day at the activities pool with swim-up bar or relax at the adults-only pool. You will also find a Grand pool with swim-up bar and Jacuzzi for adults. Kids will enjoy the pool designed especially for children's activities and featuring waterslides.

Daily activities include cooking and Spanish lessons plus shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball, and more. Land sports activities include miniature golf, bicycle riding, beach volleyball, tennis, and basketball. The gym is fully-equipped, and exercise programs include Pilates, spinning, and yoga, while watersports include aqua aerobics, kayaks, boogie boards, windsurfing, and sailing. After an action-packed day, be sure to save time to treat yourself in the wonderful spa!

Little guests will feel right at home in the kids' club for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Activities include miniature golf, repelling, a kids' movie area, and much more. Children will enjoy their own playground, pool, and supervised activities program. For young adults aged 13 to 17, activities include rock climbing, soccer, pool tables, darts, archery, ping pong, and Xbox video games.

Marival Resort & Suites features seven bars and six restaurants. There are two swim-up bars as well as a Lobby Bar and a Martini Bar for your pleasure. There are four specialty restaurants: Italian, Mexican, International, and a steakhouse, along with an abundant buffet option. After dinner, experience the excitement of Cesar's Club Disco, where there's no cover charge for hotel guests.
HOTEL LOCATION
Marival Resort is located beachfront,only ten minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport and 16 miles north of downtown Puerto Vallarta, in the Bay of Banderas one of the best and largest beaches in the bay.
Address: BLVD NUEVO VALLARTA Y
NUEVO VALLARTA, NAYARIT


MX
Local Phone: 011-52-322-22...
Fax: 011-52-322-297-0160
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (20 minutes.)
Pools
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
Swim-up Bar
The extensive outdoor pool area includes an activities pool, a quiet adult pool, an adults-only jacuzzi, and a separate pool area set aside especially for children. Visit La Palapa swim-up pool bar for cool tropical cocktails.
Golf: NEARBY
Los Flamingos - 10 minutes away
Los Flamingos is a par 72, 18-hole course designed by Percy Clifford, located 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Caddy: $
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 4
Outdoor Courts: 4
Lighted Courts: 4
Court Fee: Complimentary.
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Marival Resort is the largest All-Inclusive resort in Vallarta, with 11 Mediterranean villas and two five-story towers. This extensive beachfront property offers a total of 504 air-conditioned units, with either garden, pool or ocean views. This all-inclusive beachfront property offers a variety of accommodations distributed between 11 villas, one main building, and two towers. Join group activities in the pool or on the beach, enjoy a game of tennis, or relax in the spa. Beach: The property is situated on 275 meters of clean, safe beach, and there are no marinas in the area. Guests can enjoy an array of beach and water sports, including volleyball, windsurfing, snorkeling, use of boogie boards, kayaks, hobie cats and innertubes Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 295
Year Opened: 1984 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Springbreak Break Policy: Must be 18 years of age, cash deposit and the hotel needs to be contacted before arrival. Fee for room safe.
ROOM TYPES
2 BEDROOM OCEANFRONT FAMILY
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
1BD OCEAN FRONT
One king or two double beds. Sofa bed. Balcony or terrace. Independent living and dining room. Oceanfront views. Newly re-styled for modern comfort.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2BD OCEAN FRONT
Two king size beds and sofa bed. Balcony or terrace. Independent living and dining area. Oceanfront views. Newly re-styled for modern comfort.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM SUITE FAMILY
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
1 BEDROOM SUITE
One king or two double beds. Sofa bed. Balcony or terrace. Independent living and dining area. Garden or pool views. Newly re-styled for modern comfort.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
King or 2 double beds. Garden, pool or ocean-view. Located in either the main building or two towers, Sofa bed which will sleep up to 2 children. Rollaways on request. Newly re-styled for modern comfort.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
3 BEDROOM OCEAN FRONT SUITE
Three king size beds and sofa bed. Balcony or terrace. Independent living and dining area. Oceanfront view. Newly re-styled for modern comfort.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM SUITE
Two king size beds and sofa bed. Balcony or terrace. Independent living and dining area. Garden or ocean view. Newly re-styled for modern comfort.
Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Marival Resort & Suites features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 6 Restaurants at Marival Resort & Suites:
Las Palomas - Authentic Mexican cuisine served a la carte in a charming atmosphere. Open for dinner only. Dress code: Evening casual. Reservations required.
Amalfi - An Italian specialty restaurant with a romantic ambiance with live piano music. Dress code: Evening casual. Reservations required.
La Bamba Snacks & Steakhouse - Savor the finest cuts of prime meat at the oceanside steakhouse, and enjoy snacks throughout the day. Dress code: Evening casual.
La Pergola - Redesigned international restaurant with indoor and outdoor patio dining.
Casabella - International cuisine served in a family-oriented restaurant/coffee shop. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner with buffet and bar service. Themed dinners every night. No reservations required.
Piazzetta dei Forni - The best brick oven pizza and poolside bar service. Open from 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water Aerobics, Bike Tours, Horseshoe Throwing, Gymnasium, Italian Bocce, Volleyball, Waterpolo, Dance Lessons, Kids' Water Park Pool with Pirate Ship, Slides, and Fountains
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Shows and Theme Nights, and Caesar's Disco features a great ambiance and the best music until 4 a.m. (cover included, fee for drinks)
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The supervised children's program includes such activities as arts and crafts, pool activities, video club with children's movies, outdoor games, painting, mini-disco, mini-Olympics, contests, etc.
Applicable Ages: 4 - 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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965 Recommend
965 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Marival Resort & Suites to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
It's not Cancun but we liked it!
BRYAN L.
Aug 01 2018
The only complaint I have the aggressiveness of the people trying to convince you to become a vacation club member. I don't like that they act as though they are giving you an overview of the hotel when in reality it's a set up for a sales pitch. When you say NO they are not happy! I saw them coming in Cancun and was able to walk away but at Marival, they are dressed like the hotel staff and before you know it you are trying to be as nice as possible telling them you are not interested and just want your keys and bracelets to get to your room and begin your vacation.
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DARLENE V.
Feb 21 2018
I hated check-in. They say someone will show you your room, but you have to pay $10 and then say you can get it back in the morning at a 90 min. meeting. We had an appointment to meet the apple rep. for our return trip info. We lost our $. We didn't want to listen to a "vacation club" presentation!! We weren't there for that. Spoiled our first impression
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Nice stay at Marival
WILLIAM W.
Aug 20 2017
Rooms are great, newly updated, cold, nice beds and pillows. Ala carte restaurants were really good, breakfast in restaurant was good, main pool was way too packed and way too many kids. We finally found the adult only pool because we got tired of kids jumping in where we were standing. The pool bars were busy, I wish they had better beer selections. Beach was nice, all staff was great! Overall, it was a nice place to stay.
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Alcohol drinks watered down
ROY K.
Jul 12 2017
The drinks at all locations in the resort were watered down. And the bottles did not contain the brand that was on the bottle. I asked for a shot of rum to confirm and after asking his manager they gave me a shot from behind the bar. Even that was not Bacardi. My wife can only Handel 1 real drink. She was drinking over 7 drinks and never felt it. This was the only issue we had with the vacation.
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KATHLEEN S.
Jun 30 2017
This is the 4th time I have gone to Mexico. The 1st 2 times I went to Cancun and we used Apple Vacations. I was highly impressed. The 3rd time I went to Cabo San Lucas with family and did not make the travel/hotel arrangements and was not impressed. When I booked this trip I knew I wanted to use Apple Vacations. I was disappointed that it was rated a 5 star hotel. Not sure if I will use Apple Vacations again.
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A solid 4 star hotel
ROBERT B.
Jun 21 2017
A solid 4 star hotel with better than average food for an all inclusive and good beaches and pools for the kids.
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great for families
MARIA G.
Apr 13 2017
This resort is great for kids and family , the rooms are very nice and clean . Food was ok the breakfast was the best , pizza wa great but really you don't want to eat pizza everyday, buffet was not good at all . The best part is the facility very clean , great kids pool . I will love to go back but I do suggest they work on the buffet to be better .
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marival /please forward to hotel
KATHLENE O.
Feb 08 2017
we did not like the persistence of the RCI person we were handled over to when we checked in. we did not know they were an RCI or we would have asked to skip them. It would be great if the hotel could have a non smoking section on the beach. people were close to us & we constantly had smoke in our direction & did not want to move because we wanted the shade. very thankful they kept Miguel for the yoga classes.
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CHANCY C.
Jan 27 2017
Our room kept falling apart, toilet paper holder fell off the wall, door below the sink fell off and landed on my foot and my moms room the sink faucet kept falling out of the wall. Also did not like that you didn't have much privacy with the glass doors for our toilet area. I also wished there was beers stocked in our refrigerator every day like other places I have stayed at in Mexico.
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Marival Suites, PV
MICHAEL N.
Jan 06 2017
I could write a long detailed review of The Marival, but in short it is a mixed bag. There's a lot of other things that your survey does not cover that might drag their rating down a bit. It's a very nice place, but it has its problems.
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JOHN B.
Oct 25 2016
boy did I get a surprise when I arrived been here before not at all what I expected. before you book I would shop around . not the worst but there are so many better in Puerto vallarta
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Be CAREFUL about Membership Program!!
Jon H,
Mon Nov 12 10:31:28 EST 2018
It's a nice resort to visit, if you like all-inclusive resorts. However, be VERY VERY careful with their membership program, if you are asked about joining it. First, even though they promise it will only be a 90 minute presentation, we have gone multiple times and are ALWAYS there for at least 3-4 hours. If you decide not to join or upgrade your membership, you have to say "no" to at least 4 different people until they finally accept your decline. More importantly, for those who are considering to become members, they say their annual maintenance fee 'might' increase. I don't remember a year when the price did not increase at least 5%. The resort is nice, but I would not recommend a membership unless you plan to go there every year during their peak seasons/holiday seasons. Otherwise, you can find value deals on all the various websites. With the annual maintenance fees increasing every year, I have found that even though we go every year, it has yet to save us significantly more than if we just booked a room through a hotel booking sites.

Disappointing and not what it use to be.
cancunlucy, cancun
Wed Nov 07 17:27:06 EST 2018
MY husband stayed at this Resort 14 years ago on our first visit to Mexico. It was absolutely wonderful !! Since that time we have been back to Mexico around 18 times, staying at a different Resort each time. This summer we decided to return to the Marival Resort because of our fond memories of it. Wow, big mistake. It was a completely different experience. It was over booked and yet everyday more and more people arrived. One could never get a lawn chair at the pool and the ocean area had jellyfish in it . Everything that had made it such an amazing experience the first time we went there was gone and now it was a busy resort without charm or concern for its visitors.

Fun and relaxing vacation
Keith H, San Diego, California
Tue Nov 06 11:43:11 EST 2018
We had a great time at the resort. The entire staff is friendly, outgoing, and great to be around. The highlights were the many available beverages and service. The convenience of everything located within a short walk and the hours for the restaurants were great. The overall food was really good, from the themed night buffets to the a la carte restaurants we enjoyed our time. The beach and pools were a ton of fun and relaxing. The usual snag of most resorts is after traveling a distance having to listen to the required time share/vacation club sales pitch. Starts the trip off on the wrong foot, but the resort was able to overcome the bad taste of the required presentation.

Platinum club Capriccio
Les H,
Sun Nov 04 13:08:43 EST 2018
Edgar Rangel is the guy who makes things happen. Excellent attitude. Looks after you and makes sure you are looked after by the staff. He checks in regularly to ensure your satisfaction. He is genuinely a great host. Sergio (the waiter) extremely friendly, attentive and on top of it. Even when not on his section he makes sure you are looked after and any request is done right away.

Club cappriccio
Darrell H,
Sun Nov 04 13:04:18 EST 2018
Very relaxing Edgar Rangel amazing host gives personal attention and makes you feel special. Sergio very good server always there. Carlos Loza never quits running to make sure everyone is happy and comfortable. Recommend highly. Our home away from home.



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