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.
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
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
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

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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Colleen C,
Sun May 01 07:03:46 EDT 2016
Riu was a great hotel with fantastic service and great food. We where in "family room" 5176 it had 3 beds, which was fine with us because it was my mom, husband, our 2 year old and myself. The hotel was very accommodating to our needs like a crib. It was a bit noisy at night but I brought a small fan to help drown out the noise. We only ate at the buffet for breakfast and dinner. For lunch we ate across from the buffet at the "Mexican restaurant". It was best to eat there because it was more quite or the other option is by the pool, which I haven't ever seen such rudeness by people before. Make sure you watch your beach towels from the hotel because if you don't have the right number to return at the end of the day they will charge you $200 pesos. By the way at night when it was bed time I would drape the decorative little bed blanket on top of the door and shut the door tightly to keep out the light from the hallway. Have Fun! More>

Rebecca A, Stockport, United Kingdom
Thu Apr 28 08:00:14 EDT 2016
Came here with my partner... WHAT a beautiful place. Food is top notch different things every night. Only downside is the noise at night. But that's just my opinion. We came on Mexican spring break so it got really really busy. Also if you want a decent sun spot you're best getting up early to reserve one otherwise you're in the shade More>

First time in Mexico, had an amazing experience at Riu Jalisco !
er03, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Wed Apr 27 07:34:13 EDT 2016
We arrived in Puerto Vallarta for a 6 day 5 night stay from 4/17-4/22. After a 15 min taxi ride from Airport, we arrived at the Riu Jalisco Resort. We were greeted by a very nice front desk attendant who made check in very easy. Then the bellman, Oscar, greeted us with welcome drinks and grabbed our bags to bring us to our room. Rooms were very nice. Large King size bed, wall-mounted satellite TV, Balcony with the Pacific ocean in the back. The bathroom was large. Walk-in shower, Separate toilet room, Big closet with room safe. There was an Alcohol Dispenser with tequila,rum, and vodka which was re stocked when house keeeping came in. Also a mini fridge with bottled water, soda, and beer. Re stocked daily as well. The A/C in the room worked perfectly , in fact maybe a little too cold at times ! Only downside about rooms are two things. One- Tap water was not drinkable. No problem though because they offered bottled water . But made us weary about showering or shaving/brushing teeth with non-bottled water. Second- Shower water never was hot, or even warm for that fact. The shower water was always luke warm as best. Both downsides were certainly not enough to even bother us that much. Not a big deal! Food - We were weary about the all inclusive food in the restaurants. Its fair to wonder if the food was gonna be okay, but we were blown away by how good it all was. We started our first night at Don Emiliano (buffet) since we got in kinda late. We were greeted by an amazing waiter, Alberto, who made us feel so welcome. Very accomodating and did whatever he could to make sure we were happy. He kept the wine flowing and even sent us away after the meal with a bottle for us to split. The food was great though, all cooked on flat tops in front of the display. We were very surprised how great it was. We then ate dinner at La Piazza (italian) , La Botana (Steak-House), and El Gran Dragon (Asian) through the next few days. All 3 were unique and delicious in their own ways. ALL the staff was amazing, helpful, and accommodating. The staff was great, and most importantly the food was excellent. The pools they had been beautiful as well. 2 large pools, separated by a walkway in the middle that took you to the beach. Poolside is where we spent most of our days, beautiful views of palm trees , the ocean, and just plain paradise. The pools were very nice, we sat at the right side one (not kid side) and there was a swim up bar in the water which was awesome. Basketball hoop in the pool, lounge chairs in pool, and entertainment everyday. Lounge chairs surrounded the whole area. There was also a bar in the water by our pool as well, very nice bartenders everywhere we went. Sometimes the drinks were very weak (barely any alcohol) but it depended on who you got. It is all inclusive, so i understand why they can't give 4 count pours ! The beach was beautiful, plenty of lounge chairs all by it. They offered boogie boards and other water activities for free. Sunsets were amazing, just beautiful views all around. Only downside- Towards sunset time, locals would come by trying to sell you jewelry or trips to off-resort areas. And of course they would offer drugs, without saying it directly. Luckily they weren't pushy and when we said no they would walk away. This was an every night occurrence though. Just on the beach where no resort workers were. We never went to beach once it was dark at night. At night we would go to one of two bars by the Amphitheater where they was outside entertainment every night . We had a lot of fun doing this. Nice bartenders who kept the booze flowing. We booked our trip from CheapCarribean.com and it was a pleasant all around experience. Riu Jalisco had everything to do with that. We were nervous about our first time in Mexico and what it would be like, but after our stay at the RIU we know we'll be back for sure. Thank you to the excellent friendly staff at RIU Jalisco !! More>

koolsmum, Romford, United Kingdom
Tue Apr 26 22:52:55 EDT 2016
Just back from this lovely resort made special by the great staff who go the extra mile to help. Constantly cleaning, gardening, serving and smiling. They are a credit to the hotel....too many to name though. This hotel is large and open planned. The lifts only serve floors 4 to 6 so anyone with walking difficulties could struggle on the stairs to the lower floors. The interior of the building design lends itself to noise being exaggerated at times when the late night drunks return to there rooms. Two nights running drunken guests were banging on our 5th floor room door. The following night at 4.30 am our neighbours in the room below us were having a party! This is not acceptable. We spoke to other guests who had suffered similar incidents. But nevertheless it didn't spoil a great holiday. We went into Bucerias for a few hours. 85 peso taxi fare. The flea market was buzzing but beware traders who say they are a bartender at your hotel ( he's seen your wristband) and his shop is his main business.......it's a scam and they will try to rip you off. We had a few drinks in the sports bar overlooking the small square. We people watched and saw the world go by. We never used the other restaurants as we were happy with the main buffet. The bars were well run and the bartenders attentive. Our room was immaculate with numerous towel art animals left each day by our maid. The fridge is restocked every two days. This was our second visit to Mexico, but our first to the beautiful Pacific coast. This a great resort sometimes slightly spoilt by a tiny minority of guests. All we can say is GO THERE! You will not be disappointed. More>

Great resort
LakeviewTavern, Erinsville, Canada
Tue Apr 26 20:25:35 EDT 2016
Loved it here so much I'm coming back next week! The resort was immaculate. The food was very good with many options and the a la cartes were fantastic. Nice beach (although the water was fairly rough) The room could have had more air conditioning (my clothes were damp from the humidity) but very comfy and new. The staff is amazing and the reason I want to come back! Great job making us feel welcome and special! More>

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