Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Jalisco


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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon:
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), $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once 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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HOTEL LOCATION
Address: AVE. DE LOS COCOTEROS NO. 160



MX
Local Phone: 011-52-322-226-6
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-666-8816
Fax: 610-359-6625
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
The property features two pools one with swim-up bar and children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers. No student groups accepted unless one person is 21 years or older.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW W/JAC
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROH CONNECTING
These connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room description, please review the Standard room description.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD FAMILY ROOM
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM
Two double beds or one king. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Bathroom with shower and bath amenities. Offers a balcony or terrace.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD 2 BEDROOM FAMILY ROOM
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
Fan
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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 PROGRAMS
Children's mini club and playground. Children's activities include pool and beach games, arts and crafts, and talent shows.

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
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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Loudy2, Aliso Viejo, California
Wed Sep 13 18:13:26 EDT 2017
I was expecting a better service but it was poor first our room didn't have sea view we had Parking lot view the food was not so great and the service on the pools not good I was expecting waitress to bring your drink as they did it on Cancun plus I was so hungry and went to get a snack at the snack bar and they didn't let me eat at the pool the only thing I like was the night shows that was good plus a lot of people on the place,clean room was good..

Worth what you pay
SebastianYEG, Edmonton, Canada
Thu Sep 07 11:13:29 EDT 2017
We stayed in Riu Jalisco for one week, it was my girlfriend's first trip to Mexico and second one for me and to be honest it was worth every penny. We were accompanied by a good friend of ours and everyone had a good stay. Some of the good things: 1. Friendly Staff. The workers at this hotel were very nice and were very helpful and made our vacation to a new level. Special thanks to Eduardo, you can find him at one of the 2 bars by the theater. 2. Food was diverse and tasty. Most food was pretty good, for an all-inclusive it was pretty good, definitely not outstanding but was very good. Only one restaurant that didn't feel like it met the standard is the Italian place. 3. Entertainment was amazing, there was a different show every night and good activities throughout the day. 4. The mini-fridge was very useful, you have to call reception to get it refilled but they usually do it quickly after the call and at any time.Unlimited beers 5. They usually have pretty good liqueur, you just gotta ask for it sometimes, like if you ask for Gin, instead of just getting the house gin you can ask for Beefeather. The bad: 1. Friend had to be moved from his room because the air conditioner broke 2. It definitely helps to speak Spanish when going to this resort, most visitors were residents compared to foreigners, but this could be because of the time we went.(went in down season, end of August.) 3. The ATM machine ate our friend's card it was hard to get it back as it was a Sunday and the hotel had to contact the bank However, most of these situations were dealt swiftly with by staff. If it wasn't for the hassles that our friend went through, I would give this hotel a 5 stars. In conclusion, very good resort, we enjoyed ourselves very much and even through our hurdles, it was a very good trip.The pros outweigh the cons for this resort. Again, big shout outs to Eduardo

Overall great experience!
Lisa Y, Kitchener, Canada
Tue Sep 05 05:59:46 EDT 2017
I was quite nervous heading here after reading some of the reviews, but was pleasantly surprised! Overall the resort is well kept and clean. The grounds are kept in incredible shape. The rooms could use a little updating. I was definitely not thrilled by the open concept bathroom; neither was my 14 yr old son I might add! A door would have been a wonderful addition. Also, in the family rooms, I think a coffee maker would be much more useful than the copious amounts of alcohol. The rooms were kept very clean, I wish I had caught our maids name, as she was wonderful! First time we haven't felt like we must lock everything in the safe. I left jewelry/electronics out without an issue. The food was definitely a high point for us. My kids and I have celiac disease, which requires us to eat a gluten free diet. My partner has many other food sensitivities. Chef Jose and Antonio made sure we always had many many options, and I can't express enough thanks! The waitstaff was always very friendly at dinner. Danny took great care of us, as well as a couple other servers. Unfortunately they were not so friendly at breakfast, often leaving us to find our own coffee, and other drinks, condiments, etc. The pools and beach were kept pretty clean. Unfortunately the beach was not what we were expecting, but I think we've become beach snobs along our travels. The water is not clear, sand is not soft. I was surprised by the hotel not accepting American money. Not that I blame them with the current relations with the US, but it was a surprise. If you're traveling from Canada, you do not need to exchange for American as everyone used to! They will exchange Canadian. We did the polaris razor excursion. It was a lot of fun, but they gouge tourists, and don't supply transportation to the excursion. Apparently something to do with a taxi union. Had I not already told the kids we'd be doing this excursion, I would have waited a until we went to a another destination. I wouldn't recommend doing excursions here, although fun, not worth the money or stress of cabbing. There were a lot of locals at this resort, something I've never experienced before. Definitely made things a little louder, and not as English friendly- which I know, I'm in a Spanish speaking country, I should expect there to be a language barrier, it's just never been to this extreme throughout our many travels.

Fantastic Resort
Sarah P, Duluth, Minnesota
Fri Aug 18 17:26:15 EDT 2017
My husband and I stayed at this this resort back in April. I am just getting around to my review now. Honestly, I cannot think of one negative word to say. The absolute best part was the food. We ate at the Italian, Mexican and Oriental places for dinner and they were great. It was very easy for the two of us to get a table, we never had to wait. I could see that bigger groups were waiting but a table for two was very easy to come by. All the restaurants had it set up so that you went to the appetizer buffet after you ordered your main course. They also had dessert buffets for when you were done. The lasagna at the Italian place was amazing! The buffets had plenty to choose from and never got too busy. There was a buffet in the main building for breakfast and lunch and then another one by the beach for lunch. I can't imagine anyone not finding something to eat here. The swim up bar pool was a ton of fun. Bring some ones for tips - those bartenders work hard! This is a great spot to make new friends and have some late afternoon cocktails. We took out the kayaks one day. It was a little wavy but still a lot of fun. The ocean water is a little darker than the Cancun side of Mexico but we still saw some fishing swimming around. The beach is beautiful and you can walk for a long ways in either direction. There are beach vendors selling all kinds of fun stuff - mangos on a stick, dried fruits and nuts, all kinds of souvenirs. There are also souvenir places right next to the resort on the beach. No need to go to town your entire stay. Plenty of beach chairs and the sunsets were amazing!! We were on the 5th floor so we did quite a bit of walking up and down the stairs. I could see this being an issue if you don't like, or can't, do stairs. We ate and drank all day so the couple of extra calories we burned doing a few flights of stairs was probably a good thing. The only set of elevators were next to the lobby and our room was as far away from the lobby as possible. Just something to keep in mind if you have elderly folks or little kiddos in your group. We will for sure be back to the RIU Jalisco and have recommended it to some of our friends. Don't hesitate to book here - you'll have a great time!!! '

Love it! Best vacation!
Brandon P, Vancouver, Washington
Fri Aug 18 08:46:57 EDT 2017
2nd time in 3 years and both times I give it 5 stars. Love this place. Entertainment staff made us have fun! Oscar and Gil are awesome! So was everyone else I just remember there names. Went with three other couples and had a great time. Hotel is clean! Watched someone cleaning the light poles at 6 in the morning. The bathroom by the pool....you walk through sand to get there and so there is sand on the bathroom floor. Until you leave the bathroom then a worker always comes in right behind you mops the floor. Everytime! The drinks are always good. Carlos and Gilbert we're our bartenders at the pool bar and made good drinks and good conversation. Food is good. Always something to eat. Never went hungry and never didn't like something I ate. The night shows are entertaining. Loved Michael Jackson! Used the kayak and boards, fun! Played beach volleyball everyday. Played horseshoes, darts and air guns. Always played the pool games. Everyone is so nice. Never encountered anyone who wasn't nice and smiling. Going back again for sure. If you go, tip! I always had a pocketful of 1's and tipped everyone. The girl mopping the bathroom, the room cleaners, the people serving your food, bartenders....everyone. The least I can do for these people is give them a little money. They make your vacation! The people leaving bad reviews must have gone somewhere else. Both times I have been here it's been amazing! No complaints at all. Go have fun. Drink, tip and play games. Get involved. I convinced some people to play pool games and they didn't want to at first but thanked me later for making them. It's fun in the sun!



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