Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Jalisco

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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and 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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Learn more about Riviera Nayarit.
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).

Local Phone: 011-52-322-226-6
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-666-8816
Fax: 610-359-6625
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. 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
Student/Spring Break groups are strictly on request & will be reviewed by hotel. The hotel will request proof of age & a signed liability agreement. Unruly or disruptive guests may be removed from the property at their own expense.
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
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
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. Offers a 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. 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the 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.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old

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

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
4020 Recommend
4020 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 5142reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Winter Vacation
Feb 04 2019
Well worth the cost. Hotel staff was helpful. Room was ok had problems with AC and bed was hard. Food was good wide selection.
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Staff is Superb !!
Jan 30 2019
We have been visiting the Riu Jallisco for 14 years now and we LOVE it primarily for the Staff and Hospitality in addition to the ease of navigating from the hotel to the beach and pool. We will be back for sure !
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Jan 27 2019
We have traveled to the Riu Jalisco in January for the last six years. We were disappointed in this last visit. Although the entire staff was pleasant and helpful, we did encounter some troublesome incidents. The toilets at the beach restaurant at lunch did not flush and required a male maintenance worker to manual flush with a bucket of water. The Mexican a la carte restaurant ran out of white wine and there was no attempt to get more from the bar upstairs or other sources. Really, no white wine? The hotel is pristine in common areas as well as hotel rooms. The Rue Jalisco has always been a favorite and a good value for the money but think we will look elsewhere next year.
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Comfortable stay
Jan 23 2019
Third time staying at Riu Jalisco. Overall it's a good hotel that is priced right. It's not a cheap resort but it's not a luxury resort either it fits right in that middle for someone seeking a good place to stay without spending a fortune. Service in the dining area has gone down a bit since the past few years, they just seem to be understaffed. The staff is great and cheerful there just is not enough of them most of the time. The only night where there was adequate staff was, maybe by coincidence, when they were handing out survey's on the resort. Overall it is a great place to stay and I will continue coming back as I can handle the minor complaints since I don't have to pay the big sticker price.
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Great family vacation
Jan 13 2019
The Riu Jalisco was elegant and very fun. Two pools, a really energetic and fun entertainment team, a beautiful beach, multiple yummy places to eat. My only complaint was that the hotel rooms were a little humid but that's it! Something for the whole family!
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Perfect getaway - excellent stay!
Dec 09 2018
My boyfriend and I spent 6 days at the riu, and it was magical! We had the time of our lives. Apple vacations made it SO easy to get to and from the airport. The hotel staff was so friendly! The bar staff was super fun! We loved that it was so easy to book excursions with Apple Vacations. The only thing we would say is that the desserts at the hotel were ok... seemed to be the same each night. But overall, EXCELLENT stay!! We will be using apple vacations for all all-inclusive stays in the future.
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Could use some more work
Nov 17 2018
Overall the hotel was very nice. Some little things were overlooked, there was no phone guide in the room on how to call outside an number or front desk. There was no room service or beach service and the elevators were in the front part of the hotel which was fine if you were on the lower floors but not so if you were on the 6th floor. The food and service at the restaurants was great. The room was clean and well stocked. They also need to put restrictions on underaged children in the bar area and gaming tables. Kinda hard to get a seat at the bar when there are adolescents sitting in what few chairs that were there. Overall I was pleased with the rest.
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Changes should be made
Nov 13 2018
The sheets were dirty almost every single time they were changed, there was mold in the shower and the toilet room. We asked for a king size bed and got two twin beds pushed up against each other. The food was not even edible, I don't think I consumed a whole meal the week I was there. The pools were so crowded and kids were in both pools! The only thing I truly enjoyed was all the bars the bartenders were great and the drinks were always good!
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Aug 08 2018
Rooms are musty smelling, food didn't have much flavor. Some of the restaurants were not kept up with cleaning during meals so it was hard to find a seat with a clean table. Tables weren't wiped down well, so you would put your arm in someone else's food. Overall was a good family vacation, but don't know if I would go back to this place.
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Great Hotel; beautiful safe area
Aug 05 2018
Food was excellent; as rated. No sickness on this trip as others. Staff very friendly and helpful. Activities were fun and the staff made it fun. Beaches were beautiful in comparison to Playa de Carman. Staff made it point to assure us it was a safe and tourist friendly area.
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Rio Julisco
Jun 24 2018
This is a very family oriented hotel with lots of kids. The staff is extremely friendly and very quick to satisfy any requests you may have.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Thu Mar 21 13:22:01 EDT 2019
We visited this resort twice in 2018 with our party of 6 (including 3 kids). We had a lovely time both visits, but I will say it is far from a "luxury" resort, and people should be aware of this before booking. The grounds are fine, very clean but beginning to get a bit worn. The RIU decor throughout the result is very dated, but I imagine it's due for a refresh soon. Food was pretty good - lots of selection and fresh, but nothing particularly special. Staff are lovely - we even had a couple of servers who recognized us from months earlier, which goes to show how focused they are! I found the rooms inconsistent, and not great in either case. The first time we had two standard rooms, which were ok. The room layouts are a bit weird if sharing with somebody that is not very close family (i.e., there is nowhere to close a door to change clothes, as the toilet is in a tiny room off the open bathroom area). Both rooms were absolutely frigid with A/C on, and there seemed to be no fix, even though we fiddled endlessly with the thermostats. We looked out on the service road next to the Samba, which wasn't very scenic but was very quiet. When we returned later in the year (over Xmas) we stayed in a family suite, which was very damp and moldy with a strong smell, and also freezing with A/C. Our suitcases still smell like that room three months later and I hate to think what we inhaled. Because the resort was full, we had no options to move and basically just tried to ignore it, but it was not pleasant. The placement of the family suites is bizarre, in that they are by far the noisiest suites, overlooking the entertainment and the disco, with music pumping well into the night. Don't panic if you've already booked this - you'll have a good time. But if you're trying to decide where to go, make sure you get a good deal if you decide on the Jalisco.

Best resort I have gone to.
gerryclark2016, Victoria, Canada
Thu Mar 21 07:43:26 EDT 2019
Had a wonderful holiday and wish I could have stayed longer. Food was over the top with numerous choices for all meals. Shady beach area with lots of Palm trees suited us perfectly . Bars were very accommadating and seldom had to wait very long. Fridge in room was restocked every 2nd day with water and liquor My only problem was getting on internet. Took my computer to front desk and they fixed it within 15 min. Everyday when I came back to my room it looked perfect. First class 1 week holiday and I will be going back.

Wonderful 1 week holiday
Florenciarita, Regina, Canada
Wed Mar 20 16:40:39 EDT 2019
It was a great vacation with a friend. Will certainly return. Rooms are very clean & lots of different choices of food to choose from.. would definitely recommend to anyone. Lots of places to walk, if you want exercise. It was great all around vacation. The weather was wonderful the whole time we there this past week.

Amazing Vacation in March 2019
Lisa C,
Tue Mar 19 11:33:58 EDT 2019
My parents and I just got back from a week long vacation at Riu Jalisco. It was an amazing week. The staff are friendly and attentive. The grounds are beautiful and maintained wonderfully. The food was excellent-- lots of variety and options. The pools had lots of deck chairs and it was always easy to find a good spot. The beach is right there for anyone who loves sand--our group loves looking at it, less enthused about walking in it! :) There were a few poor reviews. Honestly, they must have been the rare times that things don't work. We didn't experience anything but rest, amazing weather, great food, fun activities and relaxation! We highly recommend this resort!

Riu Jalisco
Mon Mar 18 17:53:58 EDT 2019
My boyfriend and I visited this resort the first week of March. Flight to pv with sunwing was great, lots of room on the plane. Facilities The hotel grounds are beautiful! Well kept, clean. The pools are very nice, lots of lounge chairs and swim up bar. The beach was very nice, again lots of chairs. Beach activities avalible for extra cost. The water was pretty rough each day but fun to swim in. Our room was good, standard resort room. The shower was great, bed was comfortable. Clean upon arrival. Cleaned daily. No complaints Entertainment The entertainment team offered lots of options around the resort, pools and beach. The mardigras party at the pool was great, lots of fun The evening shows were average, the aqua show was awesome, dont miss that one! Food The food overall was good for resort food, the buffet was great, options changed throughout the week. Our waiter Alonzo was fantastic, quick, friendly, and always had us set for drinks as soon as he saw us enter the buffet! He made us want to return to the buffet. Lots of specialty restaurants, we ate at the steak house Great location, very nice to eat on the beach. The service was just okay, the food was not that great. I had adjusted my expectations of the steak, however was still not impressed and the sides and desert was not good. The service at the bars throughout the resort was great, drinks were overall very good as well. Would definatley recomend this resort The flight home was originally suppose to be direct, mid day however was changed to a evening flight with a stop that we didnt get off the plane. Plane was very cramped, and the stop made the flight much longer. We did an excursion with pv adventures, we did the all terrain Rzr safari and it was awesome. Expensive but definatly worth the money!! Cab to peurto Vallarta is roughly 250 pecos or 17 usd.

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