Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Jalisco


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2018 Exceptional Values
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 spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per adult. (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, Doña 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
Hotel is 1.5 miles (2 kms) to Nuevo Vallarta, 9.3 miles (15 kms) to Puerto Vallarta & 7.8 miles (13 kms) to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
Address: AVE. DE LOS COCOTEROS NO. 160



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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
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. Located in Riviera Nayarit on Flamingos beach. Complimentary access to Pacha disco open 7 nights a week); drinks included. Exchange privileges with Riu Vallarta for lunch and snacks during summer season only. 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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Student/Spring Breaker Groups (21 years of age or older) are accepted on request. At least 1 person 21 years or older is required in each room February-May & 1 person 18 or older the rest of the year.
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:
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.
Gran Dragon - A la carte restaurant serving Asian cuisine. Open for dinner..
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, shuffleboard, ping pong, kayaking. 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the 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.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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4020 Recommend
4020 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family



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Relaxing get-away
JOHN V.
Apr 16 2018
The grounds and setting are beautiful!! Food was pretty good. Staff are friendly and helpful. Cons: only one set of elevators in an extensive property, so always a very long walk to and from elevators. One afternoon we had no hot water in the shower. There are no comfortable chairs or couch in the room, only hard-back chairs, so the only place to read or watch TV is in bed.
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JOHN V.
Apr 15 2018
Visually gorgeous setting. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Pools and beach are great. Grounds are beautiful. Food was good overall, but the desserts are flavorless. Cons: Only one set of elevators, so always a long walk; No comfortable chair or sofa in the room, hardback chairs only.
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Excellent Family Choice
KELLY H.
Apr 11 2018
It's a hotel, not your home for comfort. You have to remind yourself this and know your in a different country, that moves on their time, meaning there is no "rush" for things. Our stay was during High School Spring Break, so the hotel was full. Cons: -Didn't stock mini frig after left note for housekeeping, but they took my $5 tip -No coffee pot in room -No floats in adult pool -No snorkel at beach, too cloudy -Served minors alcohol! -Sports bar pool and foseball are NOT freee Pro: -Free WiFi thru out resort and rooms -Resort very clean -Good food - especially mix specialty restaurants and nightly specials -Room #6160 excellent, hot tub on patio -Staff friendly -Weather great first week April 2018 -Two excellent little kids pool -They provide hairdryer, shampoo and conditioner -Excellent entertainment during day and night -No reservations required for restaurants Info/Suggestions: -Sports bar has specialty coffee -Secure pool/beach chairs by 6 am -Cool at night-pack accordingly -Room lights only work with key card inserted in slot, any CC will work -Pack light, casual dress code
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Awesome vacation!
TIMARY F.
Apr 11 2018
We had a great spring break vacation at the Riu Jalisco! The hotel was very clean and well staffed. Food and entertainment was great! I don’t really have anything bad to say besides the shower only being lukewarm. Also, if you have teenagers, some of the bartenders are a bit relaxed about who they serve, word to the wise! Overall I would totally stay here again!
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Nightmare stay
JEFFREY H.
Apr 10 2018
We had nothing but bad experiences from day one. First our safe did not lock took them three days to fix it , then our hot water in the shower did not get past Luke warm , and finally on day three our room keys did not work so we called the front desk we waited for an hour until my husband could not take it anymore and went to yell. An hour and half later we got in after batteries were changed and the door reprogrammed. Just one bad experience after another
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Exactly What Was Promised
KEVIN R.
Apr 07 2018
This was the first time we had gone to Mexico as a family. We never tried an all-inclusive vacation before either. Both were fantastic. From start to end everything was as promised or better. The entertainment, but for a tremendous sazaphone player was average at best. However everyone was extremely nice and helpful. We were genuinely impressed and we likely go back again.
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JENNIFER R.
Apr 04 2018
The hotel was very clean and well staffed. The room was comfortable. It was a little loud and the view was not great. The pool area itself was beautiful but getting a chair by the pool area was cut throat and you needed to claim your chairs before 7:00am or you might not have one!! The entertainment was great and fun. Drinks were good. The food was good but didn't get a little old as the week went on. The beach was great and there were plenty of chairs by the beach area. The staff was very friendly. Horses on the beach left their droppings so you did have to be careful if the horses were around.
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Rude front desk
GINA B.
Mar 27 2018
The front desk was horrible. The music was ridiculously loud. Apple did nothing to assist us. We left the hotel early. Will never book there or through Apple again.
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5 night stay 2/22/18 - 2/27/18
JEREMY K.
Mar 21 2018
Resort was beautiful and very clean. Rooms were clean but smelled very musty. Everything we brought home had to be washed or aired out. Bars were great; they even had Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, and Absolut. Pool bartenders were a little slow at times and seemed overwhelmed. An extra bartender would have helped at times. Beach was beautiful. Plenty of chairs. Pool was nice. Very cold until our last day there. Then it seemed they turned the heater on. Food was mediocre to just plain bad. Breakfast was about the only meal of the day that we ate. Overall I would rate it good and I would recommend it, but the food needs to be reviewed.
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Worth what you pay for
LEANN O.
Mar 09 2018
The hotel food and service was great, however, the rooms were dirty and the bed sheets always had stains on them. They never really stocked your fridge to the highest quality as they did when you first get there. The service and the food at the Steakhouse was not impressive at all. Could have done without that.
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JACEK C.
Mar 06 2018
Hotel, service and restaurants - very good. A beautiful beach. It is a pity that there was no performance of the band Mariachi. I expect more ideas from people dealing with entertainment for guests. I recommend this resort, it is charming.
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Great Spring Break Trip
Jen36669, Chicago, Illinois
Wed Apr 25 09:26:12 EDT 2018
Overall our week stay at the RIU Jalisco was good. My husband and I (late 30's and early 40's) traveled with our 6 and 10 year old daughters. The food was very good. The steakhouse was probably the best I've ever visited in all of my times going to all-inclusive resorts in Mexico. The entertainment team was very good, always trying to get people involved. Unfortunately, the children's pool was having some maintenance done on the slides, so the kids couldn't use that pool to the fullest until the last day we were there. Also, the hot tub in the spa was broken. 1 of the 3 treadmills in the gym was broken, and 1 of the elliptical machines was broken. It was beyond frustrating to not be able to use the gym. For the price, I would say we'd definitely be back.

medicore...
Nik F,
Tue Apr 24 20:00:17 EDT 2018
This was my first visit to Mexico and we went as a family of 11, all of us adults... we wanted a get away for the "seniors" in our family. This place is slightly unorganized and half the staff are rather rude. this is not an adult destination, and they don't monitor the pool areas A) they were allowing kids to splash and play in the adult pool (even tho they have a designated kids pool) B) security is extremely lax, as my wallet was stolen poolside, even with lifeguards, security and a camera facing the area "nothing" could be done. They have an ATM in the lobby that worked a quarter of the time, and for a few of us in a row it took money from our account but never dispensed any money... the food was overall extremely salty and there are way too many people allowed at one time. I will never go back to an all inclusive resort and will never be a patron of Riu. P.S. the photo's are deceiving.

A Great Week Away!
am2nite,
Tue Apr 24 11:31:24 EDT 2018
This all-inclusive one week holiday was on sale with Sunwing Vacations so we decided to get away for a week of relaxation and sun. The Riu Jalisco is well maintained and very clean. Our standard room was large with a queen bed, open mini bar, TV, balcony and large bathroom. The buffets and the a la carte restaurants were very good with lots of variety. We went to the Asian restaurant twice in the one week as no reservations are required at any of the a la carte restaurants or the buffet. Service was alway very good and we were sure to tip the servers well for their attention. We saw too many guests leave without tipping because this is an "all inclusive" resort. During our week we spent a lot of our time at the adult pool. Unfortunately the adult pool is in name only even though there is a children's pool. Often the swim up bar and pool was occupied by children of all ages. Being non-smokers we noticed there is no non-smoking areas at the resort. We worked around this by moving if we were surrounded by smokers at meals, the pools or at the evening entertainment. I would encourage the resort to set aside some areas for non-smokers. The resort is on the most beautiful stretch of beach in the area. It is perfect for a good walk and a great place to enjoy the spectacular sunsets on Banderas Bay. Go and enjoy the Riu Jalisco and make some memories.

Well worth it
Michael T,
Tue Apr 24 08:52:57 EDT 2018
Very nice hotel. Found the food to be pretty good. We liked that the a la cartes didn't require any reservations and you could eat at them pretty much whenever you want. Hotel was very packed and this was felt mainly at breakfast since this was the only time everyone ate at the same spot each day.. so it wasnt a pleasant experience each morning. If you want to avoid this wake up at 7am and get there early. However we are at 9am each day and it was a zoo. My only other complaint would be about the buffet by the beach which also doubles as the steak house at night. This restaurant is totally over run with birds. Not a few birds but dozens that swoop in at any opportunities to peck at your food. It was so bad I was bussing and cleaning my own plates because if you let them sit on the table for less than a minute birds were all over this. I've stayed at a lot of resorts that have similar problems and it's easily addressed by using the clear mesh around the open sections. Not sure why this isn't the case here. Such an amazing view and great place to eat is ruined by all the birds lol. Hotel grounds are immaculate. Adult pool rather dirty compared to the children's pool. This place is also good for familes. Don't hesitate to bring a child here. Beach is ok. Some love it. But personally I prefer white sand and clear blue waters of the Carribean side... Water here is murky. Maid service is kinda slow but this isn't as much of a complaint and more of an observation. The hotel is huge and packed. They have a lot of rooms to clean. Maybe hire more maids. Great deal for the price only paid 995$ for the week. But probably won't be back here anytime soon.

Good,,,,,,, not great, but good
Crystal L, Sterling, Illinois
Sun Apr 22 22:40:26 EDT 2018
This was a good stay! Food was ok no reservations needed, except for the steak house. I was not a fan of the Japanese house. Do not lose a room key! They are $20 usd to replace?!?! Room was good. Grounds are clean at all times Overall good stay



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