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.
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
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
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
What to expect
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3504 Recommend
3504 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family

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Enjoyable time but needs some work
ktmford, Lafayette, Colorado
Tue Sep 20 19:45:23 EDT 2016
Overall we had an enjoyable visit as a family. The grounds are well kept, the staff is friendly, and the entertainment and food are pretty good. We really enjoyed watching our kids on stage during the children's pre-show performances. The downside was our first room we checked into had a broken shower and smelled of mildew. The second room was better but still needed some shower updating. What upset us the most though was the lack of information on the children's club. We have a 2 and 4 year old and booked the resort with the understanding that they accepted younger children for their day camp programs. That wasn't the case and our young children were not allowed in the programs. The children's pool was also in need of some work and a more inviting adult area around the pool in order to be comfortable. I'd recommend this resort for families with children aged 6-12. More>

7 days purto valuarta
Sat Sep 10 14:28:46 EDT 2016
I have been trying to find the time to write this, we check in aug first, at the start everything was fine i liked the room, the mini bar, eazy check in. I will give the hotel 4 stars for cleaness , staff one star, i found the staff not very friendly and raciest. Spiecally the supervisor that runs the italian resturant , wish if i can remember the name but he never wears a name tag. Me and my wife tried booking a dinner three times at that resturant and every time he had a reason not to books in even thought he had a lot of space, i took myself to actually yell and step up to his face to get one of these pagers, and what you know 10 mins after we had a table, they need to do something about the way they book resturants for dinner big time, when we went there were a lot of locals checked in and the buses just kept on coming and none of them speak english, all they do is just staire. But back to the resturants its mostly buffet style for breakfast of lunch, best resturant was the stakehouse by the beach, food was ok again i am not a picky eater, they had fruit flyies in every resturant for some reason. Some friendly staff ( petter), aisan server he was great , maruem in the front desk, some bar tenders at the pool bar. Entertament team sucked , not very live , same music at the disco every night. They dont speak english very good. Exterjions were good: zip lining (its a hike up a mountin), they dont tell you that part when you buy it, racers & ATVs was good. Did the paraseailing/jet ski on the beach was fun. The hotel's ATM did not work for several people and the staff can't do anything about it, somenpeople acuttaly ran out of money including us, we had to cab it to a near by plaza in order to get money we even walked to the other Rius near by to get money still didn't work i don't think the ATM likes chip cards or a pin thats more than 4 digit. Beach pictures came out good with the sunset (wife's idea).i have been on many trips Cuba-jamica differnt parts , this is the only hotel i acuttaly got me unhappy that i made sure to right about on trip advis., something i dont usually do, if you have questions message me, here are some pics of the 24 hour snak bar at 2-3 am More>

Nice People Bad food
John H, Bonney Lake, Washington, United States
Thu Sep 08 04:40:46 EDT 2016
So went with my family to this resort this summer and had an okay time. The food looked amazing but tasted meh. First night went to the Asian restaurant and have to say I am glad I did not expect much because it was horrible. The Steak House was okay but they were poorly understaffed. With only half the place full they were turning people away because they had only staffed with 3 waiters. The staff was very nice and tried very hard but due to poor management they really did not stand a chance. The pools were nice but pretty cloudy most days. The rest of the place was nice but not wow. I do not think our family will go back. The 24 hour food service they refer to in the ads is in the Sports bar and consists of canned nacho cheese, wrapped hot dogs and hamburgers and packaged fresh fruit with a microwave. Really I can not say anything good about most of the food at this resort. really is a shame because it could have been very nice with just a little effort and quality control. More>

Good value 4 star resort
Arlene F,
Fri Sep 02 15:26:52 EDT 2016
We stayed here with 2 adults and 2 kids (12&13) and had a nice week. The family room we had was basic- king bed was 2 doubles pushed together and bunk bed for the kids. No shampoo or conditioner in room which I found odd, apparently you can ask for some at the desk- wish I knew that ahead of time. The food was good- being a Riu I was expecting better, but we never did go hungry. Did not need to make reservations for any of the a-la cart restaurants. They have two sittings just show up for one of them. Steak house was good went there twice! Lots of chairs at the beach and by the pool never had a problem finding one. Beach and pool were both excellent!! Rented seadoo's at the beach for 800 pesos for half an hour. Service staff were friendly no one was outstanding though. If you like coffee the best place is the sports bar for your morning Java - the breakfast coffee in the buffet was barely drinkable. The special coffees ( Spanish and Italian ) at dinner were quite lovely. We all did seem to have some stomach trouble during the week so pack some pepto bismol for sure. All in all it was a good week- would recommend this for a nice vacation. More>

Worst experience for a holiday
Jillian R,
Thu Sep 01 12:00:26 EDT 2016
Food is buffet style rubbery sitting under hot lamps. Staff do not speak any English yet this advertised as a hotel with English speaking staff housecleaning is very visible constantly mopping floors leaving a bleach odor everywhere they go. Music is blasting as soon as you head out of the lobby area Zumba classes, aqua aerobics, no quiet space to swim , idiot folks smoking anywhere they like. Having said that they put ashtrays out which is really an invitation to smoke. The rooms are old,sheets are old. The front desk staff really cater to the lovely Mexican guests,i now know what it feels like to be discriminated against.i could go on but choose not too just fair warning great for families and those who really don't mind what type of food you get as long as there plenty of it! More>

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