Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Jalisco

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Rising from an oasis of palms on a long stretch of beach, triangular turrets glimmer silver in the Vallarta sun. A white Mediterranean Palace, Riu Jalisco has walkways and gardens that surround two lagoon swimming pools. Pelicans skim waves that gently break over miles of gold sand - a beach lover's dream. The lobby and restaurants are enriched with polished wood, frescos, hand painted floral ceilings, and mosaic tiles - the signature of extraordinary RIU Resorts. The theme, the state of Jalisco, Mexico is intermingled with the decor.

Many activities are available! Nightly entertainment includes the Disco (entrance and drinks are included) and live shows. RiuLand Mini-Club features fun activities and a playground for kids ages 4-12. Adults can also relax in the swim-up bar and mingle with new friends. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge). Guests of Riu Jalisco enjoy exchange privileges with the Riu Vallarta next door (dinner restaurants excluded).

Riu Jalisco has many dining options! Scrumptious buffets are offered at Don Emiliano, Doa Adelita serves Mexican cuisine, Brazilian Rodizio specialties at Nayarit, Asian fare at Gran Dragon, and a Grill Steakhouse La Botana. Unlimited drinks are served at the five bars and a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser is available in all rooms. Riu Jalisco is definitely a 24-hour all-inclusive delight!

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Local Phone: 011-52-322-22...
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-666-8816
Fax: 610-359-6625
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
The property features two pools one with swim-up bar and children's pool.
Flamingos Golf Club ($)
Holes: 18
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
A hotel in the heart of nature, kissed by the fine sand of an exceptional beach with every kind of comfort, services sports and leisure facilities. Five restaurants, two swimming pools, two Jacuzzis, disco, children's swimming pool swim-up bar, mini-club and children's playground. Beach: Located on Flamingo Beach Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 700
Year Opened: 2002 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No Spring Breakers. No student groups accepted unless one person is 21 years or older.
King bed, Separate living room area with sofa, A/C, Ceiling fan, Phone, Satellite TV, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Safe, Bathtub, Shower cabin, Bidet, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit, Balcony or terrace with ocean-view & jacuzzi
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Two double beds or one king bed with bunk bed. Third single bed or sofa bed. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Bathroom with shower and bath amenities. Balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Two double beds or one king. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Bathroom with shower and bath amenities. Balcony or Terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Main room master suite with a king bed (no door to this room) and two private bedrooms (with doors) - one with two double beds and one with pull out sofa bed. Two bathrooms included, neither connected to a bedroom. Balcony or terrace available.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Other Amenities -
King bed, Separate living room area with sofa, ceiling fan, Phone, Satellite TV, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Safe, Balcony or terrace, Bathtub, Shower, Bidet, Double sink, Hairdryer, Amenities kit
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Riu Jalisco features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Jalisco:
Dona Adelita - A la carte restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner.
Don Emilliano - Main restaurant with non-smoking areas, offering buffet style dinning and show cooking stations. Theme dinners served twice a week.
Gran Dragon - A la carte restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Open for dinner..
La Botana - Beach restaurant and snack bar serving continental breakfast, lunch and snacks during the day and for dinner a Grill Steakhouse.
Nayarit - A la carte restaurant offering during the day Italian cuisine and at night Brazilian Rodizio. Dress Code: Casual Formal
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, Shuffleboard, Ping Pong, Kayaking. Complimentary snorkeling lesson at pool.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music and Riu theme shows and disco.
Children's mini club and playground. Children's activities include pool and beach games, arts and crafts, and talent shows.

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
3504 Recommend
3504 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family

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Based on 3913 reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Loved this hotel! .
Nayaj77, San Juan Capistrano, California
Thu Jul 14 12:32:48 EDT 2016
We have stayed at the RIU Vallarta next door too and would chose this one over that one. You get a nice feeling on the grounds with the swimming pool and the palm trees at beach level. We never had trouble finding a chair at the pool. The kids loved the shows and I was happy they always had Mexican food. We are from California and we all love Mexican food so it's a plus that they always have a selection to choose from. On the last night we had a family photo session for free by the hotel photographer, it was great and we bought additional pictures. More>

Not Welcoming!
April R,
Mon Jul 11 21:01:35 EDT 2016
I went to the riu Jalisco today to check it out for maybe our next visit to Puerto Vallarta, I went to the front desk and told them I would like to see the hotel and a room so I would know for next time,I was told the rooms were all booked out that they couldn't show us one, then I was told by the front desk we could look at the property. as we walked around within 2 minutes a security guard came up to us and asked what we were doing there, after telling him he said ok. We walked towards the beech area and turned around to come back and we were approached by a second security guard who ended up escorting us out, we were then told if we are not riu customers now that we could not see the property. Welcome to Riu Jalisco, I think not for us after this experience. The property was large with lots of restaurants to choose from, beautiful area for their night shows, it would be a bit of a walk from the room to the pool or beach, also it has lots of people, too big and too busy for us. We just would not go there after not feeling welcome there, I like to see where I'm gonna stay 2-3 weeks at a time. More>

Just an average Resort
pennyj0nes, Dallas, Texas
Sat Jul 09 11:06:38 EDT 2016
We visited the Riu Jalisco in a family room. Overall appearance of resort was nice.The room set up was not what I expected, Stayed in a family room (room # 2129), I expected the bedrooms to be separate and a small living room area. Master bedroom was open no privacy. Issues we encountered and lived with: Water did not get hot, left key card in slot to keep room cool but housekeeping would take it out after they cleaned, door to balcony was difficult to lock or unlock, no coffee maker in room, beds were not very comfortable to hard for us, food was not the best and the Mexican themed restaurant was a buffet, front desk let us know they were working on the phones, was told by a resort guest that the resort offers a package deal for locals, kids were always in the adult pool, most of the pool and beach loungers were not very clean, pool water temperature was too warm warmer than our shower, no drink service on the beach, bathrooms near the pools and theater were not cleaned regularly - no TP on occasion, Bars did not open until 11, the Italian restaurant would not let you in unless you were on tiime. Entertainment was nothing special same old Michael Jackson show. Staff was very nice. More>

All inclusive - resort
Car D, Nanuet, New York
Sun Jul 03 19:07:46 EDT 2016
Went with three other couples/ best friends for an all inclusive 5days/4nites stay in this resort....love the room we stayed in, clean n w a lots of space, even got a mini bar A lot of good food, both in the buffet n sit down resto. Drinks are always available Staffs are courteous n helpful But.....too many bus loads of people coming in (guessing due to summer time?) Suggestion - need a place for early cup of coffee for people going out for an early day tour .... Thanks More>

Not "locals" rather travelers
Alex_wik7845, Vancouver, Canada
Sat Jul 02 07:13:42 EDT 2016
I am writing this review while sitting in bed on day 3 of 7 at this beautiful resort. I do not need to expand how beautiful, clean, accommodating, and kind it is here as my 5 stars says it all. What I do want to address is the racism on this board for this hotel. All people saying it is overrun by "locals" have you talked to these people? Have you asked where they are from? Have you taken a moment to smile at them and introduce yourself to confirm you unfair assumptions based on skin color and language? The truth most of you haven't! In the past few days I met people from all over Mexico and central America NON that where locals! We are all travelers regardless of color and language. We all have the same color bracelet on, we all paid to come here with our families and you are in bloody Mexico! Why not enjoy it with an awesome cocktail and awesome food rather than making totally ridiculous racist reviews. Life is good if you open your eyes and take of the blinders it's even better. I hope Riu staff keeps doing what they are doing cause it's great. More>

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