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. 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.
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:
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..
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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2802 Recommend
2802 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Jalisco to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Armina L, Toronto
Sun Nov 29 12:41:17 EST 2015
It was our first time going to RIU hotels in this side of Mexico. We find it very convenient and very cozy being in high rise hotel. Everything is right there, no long walks, restaurants are everywhere. The beach area was very beautiful, combination of grass, palm trees and gold sparkling sand. Water at this season ( Dec 2014) was warm. Swimming pool water was very hot, it felt like bath-tub! we did not have to worry about kids being cold at all. Also the pool was so shallow, witch was perfect for children at age 6 and up. The day time activities were nice but they had to close everything including the pool volleyball while everybody were playing and enjoying it. 5 pm, what was very upsetting. As soon as the activities were closed and taken away it became very- very boring for those who does not drink, but the ones who does.............drink, drink, drink. The rooms were clean, the stuff was friendly, the food was good! We could eat any time we felt hungry. If one restaurant was closed the other one was open and we did not have to rush anywhere! Kids club was ok, but my kids felt boring and did not wanted to stay there. I fish there was more activities for children, maybe some water slides, soccer. The beach was not suitable for snorkeling, it was mostly small waives but was fun for kids. This hotel did not have much entreatment at the beach area at day time like some Iberostar hotels does and the night show was quite sad. Movie night under the sky were amazing but mosquitoes were taking advantage. We took a few trips to the city that we did not enjoy as much, because over all we do not like being limited in timing and being taken to the places that the operators make a business arrangements, like the silver shop we went with very expensive prices. The "restaurants" that were included in the trips were terrible. Playa Vallarta it self is amazing place and was worth to see! If you are traveling with older children or family and booking 2 rooms I will suggest to call the hotel upfront and ask to have it beside each other. It was very convenient because it had one main door and then 2 unit doors that you could keep open and it felt like one huge suite! I would really want to share my horrible experience with SUN WING flight. I will never ever use this airline. We were flying for around 5 hours and the flight attendance would never keep quiet. Kids were very tired and wanted to sleep and they could not because of them speaking very loud, non stop and promoting some items for sale, then asking for donation for different purposes. When the time came to get our meals and since we were seating almost at the end, my kids did not get a pizza because it finished and since my children does not eat sandwiches they staid hungry. The food was bed. It was very cold in the plain and we did not have any worm cloths and we needed a blanket. But the blankets were for sale only for $12 dollars. I had no choice and had to buy it. The blankets were so thin that I could watch movie trough it and it did not helped at all to warm up. I got seek and could not recover for almost a month. The head phone were for sale too and they brook with in an hour. Drinks and snacks were for sale too! Unbelievable! Feels like this airline will be charging for use of washrooms and toilet paper next time. Hopefully they have enough money to maintain their plains so they do not crush. Like never before this flight was so scary that we could not rest and were panicking because of the turbulence. It felt that the wings are flapping and would fell of any moment. More>

Very Nice Small Resort
Jennifer C, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Wed Nov 25 13:54:44 EST 2015
My Boyfriend and I traveled to the RIU Jalisco in March 2015. We had a great time. Hotel staff were very helpful and the hotel itself was SO Clean! I swear they followed us around with brooms. The beaches, courtyard and inside all spotless! The renovations lack the feel of mexico in our opinion and that is a shame. We had went on very good excursions while there! Definitely check out the town. You have to walk the beach there at least once it is so fun! You will not be disappointed with the resort as the food and rooms are great. The only thing I would complain about is the WIFI. I wish you got your free 90 min in your room instead of having to go to the lobby. OR have free wifi in the lobby all day! More>

Needs some updates
majorpappy, Sarnia
Tue Nov 24 21:23:40 EST 2015
Enjoyed our first trip to RIU Jalisco 5 years ago but we were sort of let down this spring. The beach is beautiful but is now invaded by sea snakes which is somewhat unnerving. As it was Easter, RIU Jalisco had an influx of locals who seemed to take great delight in throwing these creatures at many of the other guests. Did like the on the beach movie night. Somewhat disappointed with the a'la carte restaurants....thought the buffet offered the better dining experience. All in all, the beach and the pool are great...so is the staff...unfortunately Jalisco standards are somewhat disappointing....a room with "ocean view" is not really what I expected.... check the photos.. More>

kmhWeyburn_Canada, Weyburn, Canada
Tue Nov 24 11:50:47 EST 2015
The hotel exterior and rooms look very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. But the beds were uncomfortable and had rubber liners, like hospital beds. The rooms are not insulated so you can hear everything, people walking and talking in the halls and above and beside you. The opening of other balcony doors and dresser drawers seemed like it was in your room. The food at the buffet was better than the al a carts. We felt rushed when eating at the al a carts, in and out in just over an hour, when the sittings were 2 & 1/4 hours between. I would not give this hotel more than 3 stars rating. More>

Great place for a party vacation
lessellie, Coquitlam, Canada
Mon Nov 23 18:38:47 EST 2015
If you are looking for a good time, you will find it at this hotel. My friends and I wanted to stay somewhere with the best value and a party atmosphere. For the price we paid, it exceeded our expectations. It met our checklist exactly. Pool bar: Check 24 Hour food: Check... No room service, but there are snacks in the sports bar that you have to heat up yourself. Not great, but good enough for 2am when the disco closes. 24 Hour drinks: Check... Sports bar is open all night. Plus the fridges are stocked with beer and your own hard bar. Pool within short distance of Ocean: Check Sandy beach: Check The food was okay. We ate at the restaurants almost every night. They were all good, but none were particularly great. The pool was happening. We ended up meeting a lot of really great people in the pool. The trip wouldn't have been the same without them. I'm so happy with choice, but it is not for everyone. It was definitely a party resort. It could be very loud at times. A lot of people from the other RIU resorts would come to this one to party at night. The rooms were a little funny. Clean and simple. Nothing too fancy. The bathroom was very odd though. It was all open. No bathroom door. The shower door was frosted glass, so you could still see silhouettes. The fridge and closet were also in the "bathroom". Thankfully the toilet was private. I would definitely go back to this resort. More>

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