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:
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
Dona Adelita - A la carte restaurant serving Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner.
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
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3504 Recommend
3504 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
A Great Winter escape
JRandy23, Regina, Canada
Fri Oct 21 11:00:46 EDT 2016
Rooms - despite the many negative comments, our room was great. Very well maintained and stocked. Beach - quite crowded but not bad. The "reserving" of loungers is a bit of a nuisance, but we were always able to find one Pool - here's where the lounger reserving was crazy. Again, we were always able to find a couple but most of the prime ones were gone by 8 am. Food - most of the a la carte's were ok. The Chinese was excellent. If we were to return, we'd just stick to the buffet. Incredible assortment of food for every taste. Service - very good and friendly Overall Impression was very good

jcurley1992, Calgary, Canada
Tue Oct 18 20:52:50 EDT 2016
My entire stay at this resort was average. The food was ok but not amazing, the buffet was TERRIBLE but the restaurants were better. I wasn't happy to see stained linens on the tables. We went in early October so the resort was full to bursting with locals, which would normally be ok but made it hard to enjoy the common areas. The pool bar was always packed with loud obnoxious locals so to get a drink you had to get out and walk around to the other side. The beach was similar. The shows at night were hit or miss, there was the "dancing show" was so terrible I left early, however the "circus rock" was amazing. The overall resort was ok, but a little to big and busy for my taste.

Nice Hotel, amazing beach, great location
norniron23, belfast
Tue Oct 18 03:04:39 EDT 2016
I stayed here with 2 friends in a triple room. The room itself was a good size with good amenities. The alcohol dispenser was a bonus. The hotel and grounds were great. The beach was beautiful, particularly during the most amazing storm. The wifi was pretty poor but who goes on holiday to stare at their phone all day! Overall we had a great experience and would recommend it to anyone.

Was scared after reading previous reviews
carrol2015, Chase, Canada
Fri Oct 14 19:39:21 EDT 2016
We arrived with 5 kids ages 16 to 9. As we arrived we got cocktail for the adults and kid cocktails. Hotel cleanliness was good in most areas stair ways and hallways seemed to be forgotten. Ice machines on our floor was down for one day but there is ice on all the floors.as a big family I was very scared to bring our family here after all the negative reviews. I have to say there is a low number of English speaking staff but man do they try. We don't speak Spanish so it was hard at first but i expected it would be this way. House keeping did a great job with cleaning up minus the smell trash cans that stink up bathroom. I don't believe they wash them ever. It was nice to have towel animals left on our beds. Pop water and cold beer stocked in mini fridge with four bottles of alcohol it Would have been nice for a snack to be avilable in room with min bar. We just took dessert up to room for evening snack. In case the kids got hungry snack bar was disappointing and nacho chips where the best thing there but chesse teasted burnt. I liked that there was endless bottled water at the front desk. Front desk was very helpful every time we had any questions they had the answers. As for the bars drinks tasted watered down and had very little alcohol in them. Best bar we found and liked the staff was at the lobby bar. Huge shout out to Angel for making many many many drinks for our kids and always happy to make something new for them. As for food I would have to say the steak house and Italian where my favorite. We also found that going to breakfast before 8am was better as food was fresh and it was quite. The best waitress was Barbra in the breakfast buffet she was great with our whole family. I liked how she treated all our kids like they had opinions. As for the pools they were very busy some day more then others. Kids every where which did not bother me as we had our with us. We did notice the pool water was to warm. And actually went to riu vallarta two min walk on the beach for a couple of days as we found it nicer and staff served drinks at the pool side. The kid club was better there also. As for lunch we enjoyed the buffets at both places. At the riu jalisco we did notice that there was a pop shortage through out our stay at many restaurants. We did have a unwanted wake up knock one morning at 4am and I called down to the front desk for security to check it out. The unwanted guest knocked 4 other time before passing out on the stairs. With no security coming. We left or room at 6:50 am with unwanted guest still laying on stairs. Which scared our kids. We did manage to rent jet ski's for 700 pesos each for 30 mins. Also there is a photographer to take family pictures with sun set for 900 pesos. Well worth it. Just a small note we arrived to enjoy our self and the culture and we did thanks for your Mexican hospitality. I added a picture of some food from the steakhouse please note they look nothing like what they advertise. Like many other things at this resort. But I do have to say if your looking for a perfect resort stay home and cook and clean for your self.

Vacation of a lifetime
Thu Oct 13 00:42:25 EDT 2016
Took my four children. We had a great time. Good food nice beach. Nice staff and friendly service. Always found a chair by the beach or pool. Rooms always clean and fridge always stocked. Wifi worked great in lobby for FaceTime but for everything else worked great.

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