Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Jalisco

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Exceptional Value!
Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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: 011-52-322-226-6
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-666-8816
Fax: 610-359-6625
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.
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
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
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
Riu Jalisco features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Jalisco:
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
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.
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

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4020 Recommend
4020 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family

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Riviera Nyarit
Gerald V, Brampton, Canada
Thu Apr 27 08:13:04 EDT 2017
This hotel is situated on a beautiful beach. This was one of the best stays we have had. The Room was very large, the view spectacular and the service excellent. The Restaurants were fully staffed and the service by servers superb. They would go out of their way to satisfy most requests. From the check in at the front desk,which was fast and efficient, to your every need, this hotel was one of the best. The beach was always supplied with chairs and very clean. We must mention Armando, who was the most caring and concerned individual of all. The only negative that it's a little distance to town,and only by taxi No local buses.

So Clean! So Friendly! Wonderful stay with kids 9 and 11
CeCe82, Colchester, United Kingdom
Thu Apr 27 02:54:19 EDT 2017
I stayed here with just me and my two daughters aged 9 and 11 in March. I felt perfectly safe and secure. The hotel is so welcoming. You are never more than about 5 metres from a cleaner. The rooms were clean, to me that's the number one priority. We slept well, housekeeping were great, the little animals made from towels never failed to please my girls. The beds were comfortable, the air con worked, the towels were replaced as regularly as needed. The fridge was stocked with drinks which was nice no kettle though. But that got me up in the mornings and helped kick my caffeine habit. whilst I was there anyway. Food - Excellent, I had never been all inclusive before and thought at first that I would get bored. On the contrary. It was always fresh. My only gripe would be that I'm vegetarian and some things weren't always clear whether they had meat in. I simply asked a member of staff (in Spanish). Though they mainly understood English, so no stress. Everybody was keen to assist. The daily Spanish lessons were a nice touch. The kids club RiuLand was brilliant! My girls don't usually go in for things like that but it was perfect for a hot afternoon, as the room is air conditioned and they really did some lovely crafts and activities. The staff were friendly and welcoming and I had no qualms (for a change) about leaving them there. Beach party was brilliant! What made this holiday for me was the staff. So friendly, so happy, always ready to talk to you with a smile on their face. I read some complaints on here, after I had booked. I think some people are never satisfied. I don't know how much they paid, but for the price I paid, I was extremely happy for the service and facilities we got. Would definitely go back and I'm not one to revisit a place.

Lovely hotel but not 4*plus
Donna H,
Wed Apr 26 19:25:44 EDT 2017
We are currently staying at the riu Jalisco, we booked with first choice and in the brochure it's said premium and 4*plus I would not rate this hotel that high. Although the staff are very nice and couldn't be more helpful and attentive there are a few down sides. The good things are... the food is nice, the hotel is very clean, the rooms are not as modern as the buffet and reception area but very clean and they are cleaned everyday, evening entertainment is very good! The best I've seen in a while, the kids clubs were good and my child was asking to go there everyday. The down sides...there are 4 specialities here in other hotels I've been to these are long trousers table service etc but here it's basically a specialised buffet that you help yourself. If you are travelling with children in the specialities they do not cater for kids nor does the buffet (no kids corner) Unless your child can swim they struggle to touch the floor in the pools as they are quite deep and no shallow areas, there isn't any tea or coffee making facilities in the rooms. We stayed 15th-29th April and we notice the 2nd week that there is ALOT of Mexicans (yes I know it's their country) they take the place over and are very loud and kids running around everywhere! And there get favoured over English Canadians Americans etc, e.g. No floats in the pool, no eating-around the pool no smoking etc we get the whistle blown at us but Mexicans can get away with it. This is a nice hotel but in no way should it be the star rating it is I would put this more a 3*plus rating

Decent place to stay
Wed Apr 26 13:19:49 EDT 2017
We stayed here for a week during the first week of April. It's definitely not the nicest hotel I've ever stayed at, but for the price we paid I must admit it was a very decent place to stay. I'm going to start my review with my two cons. The major con here was that when we first checked in and went to our room that particular room had a horrible moldy smell. My husband was looking around the room and he noticed that behind the headboard the wall was just covered in mold, and that a picture on the wall also had mold on it. My husband went down to the front desk and told them that he refused to stay in a room smelling moldy, so the supervisor at the front desk who was extremely friendly, moved us to a different room right away that didn't have a moldy smell. Our room had a nice view of the courtyard. The only other con is that the bed sheets sometimes had stains on them. The resort should invest in purchasing new bedding, and not continue to use bedding that is stained. Although this hotel property is on the beautiful beach keep in mind that the actual hotel is set back off the beach, and the way that it is built I don't believe any of the rooms have beach views, but that wasn't a problem for me. Each day we went to the beach in the late morning or early afternoon we never had a problem finding lounge chairs. Lounge chairs were a bit harder to find at the larger pool. ALL the staff that we encountered here were beyond friendly and welcoming and made our stay here AWESOME! Nuvia who is one of the bartenders at one of the bars near the entertainment stage is the BEST bartender there! She was extremely friendly, remembered what we liked to drink, and was always making us new drinks to try. She made sure we always had a drink in front of us. She is awesome, and deserved to be tipped well, so we always made sure to tip her well. Another employee who is awesome is Ruth who works in the Don Emiliano restaurant. Ruth was extremely welcoming, friendly and just did an awesome job. After the first night we ate there she remembered exactly what my husband and I liked to drink and would bring it to us each night we ate there. Since she did such a good job we made sure to always sit in her section, and always tipped her well to thank her. This restaurant was a buffet and offered A huge variety of different foods each night, and was definitely our favorite place to eat at the resort. There was entertainment each night that we would go down to watch, but the Michael Jackson show was by far our favorite show. This is a must see show! We also went to the discotheque almost every night we were there, and most nights was pretty lively in there and we had a blast dancing to a bunch of great music. Overall we had a great time at this resort and I would definitely recommend staying here as long as you aren't looking to stay at a 4 or 5 star rated hotel. I would say this resort is a solid 3. If they didn't have such used looking bedding I might say it was closer to a 4. The beach was beautiful, beds comfortable, the entertainment was fun, food and service was GREAT!

Beautiful and full of activities!
bridgett T,
Wed Apr 26 10:07:57 EDT 2017
We traveled to beautiful Riviera Nayarit this last week with 2 other couples and loved every minute. The resort is spotless, the staff are all incredibly helpful and friendly and their grounds and beach are well kept - picture perfect. We tipped bar tenders and received extra attention. We used boogie boards to catch the waves, played ping pong and wandered from the beach to the pool in the afternoon. There were always activities taking place, but we did our own thing and loved the pace. Our rooms were great, no complaints by us. Our only low grade is the food. It looks stunning, but they try to americanize it so much that you'll have an expectation of how it should taste... and it doesn't. Best tips: bring an insulated mug rather than using their smaller drink cups, more cover ups and swim suits than regular clothing, tip your waiters, bar tenders and housekeepers, they work hard and will take good care of you, and finally, remember you aren't in the US and embrace the difference in culture!

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