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: 011-52-322-226-6
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. 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.
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
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
Riu Jalisco features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Jalisco:
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..
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
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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
granshaz, Wakefield, United Kingdom
Thu Dec 01 11:44:04 EST 2016
After reading some reviews i was a little bit worried about visiting here, i can honestly say this hotel was brilliant. It was spotless and clean, the maids did a fantastic job of rooms, always clean towels and a little creature made out of towels left on our bed. The grounds of the hotel are lovely, there are a couple of pools one with a swim up bar. There are plenty of sunbeds around the pool and on the beach. The food was really nice in the buffet restaurants, we never had a problem finding some gorgeous food, my only gripe is it could have been a little hotter but after saying that it didn't put me off. There is a steak, Italian, Mexican and Asian restaurants, we didn't visit the Mexican (didn't have time to fit them all in). The steak one was lovely, our favorite was the Asian, the Italian was just ok, a couple of my friends had salmon and it was raw, i had chicken and it was really nice. Watch out for the iquanas in the grounds of the hotel, its lovely to see them, we had one every morning in the palm tree outside our room, it was a lovely site to see. Go to the beach to watch the sunset, its magical. All the staff were helpful, i would definatly stay again, its a lovely place xx

Family vacation with 4 teenagers
Lorena C,
Wed Nov 30 16:04:30 EST 2016
First of all Excellent service! The food was amazing. We went to other all inclusive hotels and we had to make reservations. Not on this hotel! We enjoy all the shows! They were fun and diverse. If I have to complain about something is that we didn't have Wi-fi on the rooms. Other than that we had a wonderful time!!

Great Resort. Have returned and will again
bkp240, Douglas, Wyoming
Wed Nov 30 05:12:13 EST 2016
I have stayed at the Riu Jalisco on 7 different vacations, ranging from couples vacations to family vacations. The stay on this occasion was, as usual, wonderful. The resort has been remodeled and the rooms, lobby, restaurants etc are all even better then before. The rooms are great, especially for families. The kids adjoining room was set up wonderfully with a set of bunk beds and a lot of room for them to store their stuff. The views from all of the rooms I have stayed in are wonderful, even the jungle view rooms. The moment you arrive you feel welcome and at home. The bell boys and front desk staff are friendly, funny and helpful. I do not think I have ever heard a staff member tell me "No" at this resort. The food in mind blowing, both in quality and in selection. I have never seen a place with buffets with such a large selection, for each meal, before. The specialty restaurants are great. The room are huge, and the mini-bar spectacular. The bathrooms are wonderful.

Great beach resort
Trader53, Winnipeg
Tue Nov 29 12:16:19 EST 2016
My wife and I stayed at the Riu Jalisco Nov 18-25, 2016 and enjoyed the resort very much. It exceeded our expectations on a lot of levels. It was about a 20 minute bus ride from the airport, check in was very quick and our room was great. We had a very comfortable king size bed, balcony, safe in the room and the room was very clean. The beach was great for walking on, able to go miles each way on nice sand. The Riu Vallarta is about 200 yards south of the Riu Jalisco so an easy walk on the beach if you want to spend some time there. The Riu Palace is a lot further, maybe 800 yards going the opposite direction. You are able to use the facilities at the Riu Vallarta but not the Riu Palace while staying at the Riu Jalisco. There are lots of beach chairs and shade at the Jalisco so you never have to get up early to save a good beach chair or at the pool for that matter. There were always chairs available at the pool or beach. The surf at the beach was not bad at all, able to swim every day while there but would not recommend snorkelling due to the visibility of the water and with the smooth sandy bottom, there is not that much to see. They do have a great kids pool and kids facilities at the resort. The staff and service at all the restaurants and bars was great, no complaints. The entertainment crew was also a lot of fun especially at the pool bar. There are 4 a la carte restaurants and the nice thing is that you don't need to make a reservation at any of them, just show up. Also the men aren't required to wear long pants in any of the a la carte restaurants which I liked. The food quality was very good whether at the buffet or at an a la carte. The only complaint I have about the entire week that we were there, was that there was a lot of noise in the hallways late at night that woke us up a few times. People going back to their rooms singing and talking real loud. It happened about 4 of the 7 nights. We were on the second floor about 20 rooms down from the 24 hour Sports bar which may have been the reason for the noise. There are 6 floors of rooms at the resort and the only elevators are located near the front lobby. All in all, I think it was great value for the money and I would recommend this resort.

Super hotel
Lesley H, Leeds, United Kingdom
Mon Nov 28 15:04:33 EST 2016
The Hotel Jalisco is absolutely beautiful. It is set right on the beach and has two pools - one with a swim up bar. Beach towels are free and clean ones are constantly available. There is a main restaurant and 4 speciality restaurants, none of which now need prior booking. (We were told prior booking used to be the case). The food is delicious and has a wide choice. The staff are very helpful, friendly and attentive. The rooms are large and the beds comfortable. We had clean sheets and towels almost every day. The evening entertainment is varied and during the week there is something for everyone. The Michael Jackson show was very good. However, at times the entertainment could be monotonous if it was not to your taste on some nights. On these nights we would take a taxi to Puerto Vallarta or Bucerias although this can be expensive if there is only two of you. There is nowhere to go within walking distance of the Jalisco except other hotels.

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