The Royal Decameron Complex is composed of three hotel units: Flamingos, Tropical and Royal, and is located 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport on an extensive stretch of beach overlooking the beautiful Bay of Banderas in the town of Bucerias in Riviera Nayarit.
The all-inclusive package includes all meals and snacks, unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages, a daily activities program, non-motorized watersports, and more. The colorful architecture of the Royal Decameron Complex offers five swimming pools, four of which are suitable for children, and a long stretch of beach where you can enjoy different activities, non-motorized watersports, and bar services. The Royal Decameron Complex also offers the Vallarta disco, three tennis courts, one soccer pitch, and fun activities for kids.
You can also enjoy a large number of buffet and a la carte options with specialized restaurants including: JAP JAP, Wok, Mexicano Fusión, Piccolo, and Steak House. Enjoy tropical libations at the six bars along the beach and beside the swimming pools.
14 miles (20 minute drive) from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, this property is on Flamingos Beach on Banderas Bay in Nuevo Vallarta. Downtown Puerto Vallarta is 30 minutes away.
LAZARO CARDENAS NO 150
Barber / Beauty Salon
Disco / Nightclub
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4
There is one activities pool, one quiet adults only pool, two regular pools and children's pools.
Los Flamingos Golf Course - 2 miles away
Los Flamingos is a par 72, 18-hole course designed by Percy Clifford. This beautiful golf course is just 2 miles away from the hotel.
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Club Rental Fees: $
Number of Courts: 3
Outdoor Courts: 3
Raquet Rental Fees: $
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Basketball
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
The Royal Decameron is a rustic and secluded Mexican-style complex with 620 air-conditioned rooms, each with a balcony or terrace. The buildings are decorated in bright, vibrant colors, creating an active, friendly Mexican atmosphere.
This is a complete All-Inclusive resort where guests have access to a wide range of facilities and services. Drinks inside and admission to the disco are included, and the property offers six restaurants, six bars, and three tennis courts.
Beach: The property is situated on 275 yards of pristine beach on Banderas Bay.
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 620
Year Opened: 1995
No handicap access. No Spring Breakers.
All rooms have a balcony or patio with a view of a garden, pool or the ocean, Two double beds or one king size, Bathroom with shower, Air-conditioning, Satellite television, Telephone, In room safe (extra charge).
Other Amenities -
There is a charge for Room Safes
Royal Decameron Complex features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 8 Restaurants at Royal Decameron Complex:
Buffet Royal -
Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Mexican Fusion Caribbean specialty restaurant
Buffet Tropical -
Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Mediterranean specialty restaurant
Buffet Flamingos -
Buffet breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Jap Jap -
Japanese specialty restaurant
Thai specialty restaurant
Brazilian specialty restaurant
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Activities Program.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live Entertainment, Disco.
The hotel offers supervised activities for kids (there must be a minimum of 10 children).
Applicable Ages: 3 to 12 years old
Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
439 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family
Just got back from a 10 day family vacation from the Royal Decameron.. We had 10 in our group. Ages 20 to 67, and would consider the majority of our group quite adventurous. This resort has 3 tennis...
Just got back from a 10 day family vacation from the Royal Decameron.. We had 10 in our group. Ages 20 to 67, and would consider the majority of our group quite adventurous. This resort has 3 tennis courts, basketball, soccer, 2 beach volleyball nets, 5 ping pong tables, 2 pool tables, nice big beach that you don't have to get up at 6:30 to get a chair, several pools, lots of restaurants to chose from, was always clean.
Excursions: We took 4 excursions.....3 of them through Puerto Vallarta adventure--buy 2, get one free deal.... We did the "out door adventure", was awesome- we have zip lined in Jamaica and Dominican before, but this took it to a new level.. Ziplining upside down, standing up, and two-by-twos, straight into water, repelling down a cliff, riding mules that had a bit of attitude, a water slide you had to wear a helmet with... some good hiking inbetween lines... walking on rope bridges. This was a lot of fun, wear good running shoes and yes you get very wet, but repelling in sandals would not be much fun... My only complaint is the cost of the photos afterward, we were a group of 8 so they wanted 190US$ for the small package & they only had about 50 pictures and not of all the activities we did (CRAZY) They had one photographer for all 28 people in the group...They did take 130US in the end with just a CD and one picture for all of us.. There is no way to take a camera on this excursion, was too wet n wild..
Rhythms of the night - all 10 of us did this one,they were very entertaining on the boat to the show and supper-- some of us liked the show, some didn't, was a neat experience with all the candles and torches .. and you got your own table for a nice meal in the trees ..
Flyboarding - 4 went fly boarding, they only take 4 every hour, so only 4 went and said it was a blast
2 went to Hidden Mexico while the other 8 went to out door adventure and they loved it, said the guides were excellent and it was very entertaining, informative and had good food
6 of us went to Marietas - the hidden beach was pretty cool .. swim through a cave to get there...... paddle board, snorkelling and kayaks were ok, entertainment on the boat was very good... We saw lots 100's of dolphins and about 30-40 whales, incredible:)
Those were our Puerto Vallarta adventure tours, some we had to taxi from the hotel to Nuevo adventures and some had pickups.. Each of us approximately paid $240-250 US for 3 adventures
Saved the best for last, met Oscar on the beach and we went on a dune buggy tour with Wildtrek adventures, Was 100 per dunebuggy for 4 hours, 8 of us went for $400 US, he even arranged for our taxi over there (360 pesos)----- We weren't able to use a credit card on this one and had to pay cash......... 4 double dune buggies & u had to be able to drive a standard
However the 8 of us had our own 2 tour guides and one photographer... Just us, sweet......It was about 15 minutes drive through town and then crossed a river, went through some back roads and then a river bed......,.... By the time we were done we were covered head to toe, there were times going through the river we were up to our waste high in water sitting in the dune buggy- we also stopped at a tequila place and got a demo making tequila with a few samples as well......After paying the 130US$ for the outdoor adventure photos was scared of what Carmen Anguiano was going to ask.. 700 pesos for 348 pictures on a disc, and I probably could of bargained - but didn't (she was worth it) She also e-mailed me most of them by the time I got home.. We did tip good, about 20US each.. So the total was about 90 per person US (tour, photos,tip & Taxi) NOTE- They did also have razors and ATV's if dune buggies wouldn't be your choice....THIS WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE AND FUN EXCURSION SO FAR!!!
Currency - for those Canadian - take mostly pesos
ie, a taxi ride for 8 people to the Nuevo adventures site was 260 pesos or 26 US $'s
260 pesos at .08830= 22.96CAD and 26 US at 1.24 = 32.70 CAD........ I think some were a bit closer to the actual exchange, a small calculator would of been handy at times
We ran out of money and had to get some up the street from the resort at the OXXO (711) and you could only get 3000 pesos at a time for a $5 charge.. We also had to get some on our dune buggy excursion farther from the resort- it was a max of 6000 pesos for a $5 charge
FOOD - was good, they have so many restaurants to choose from.. the buffets were just fine if you didn't want to get up by 7AM to get an a-la carte.. The numbers for a-la-cartes are handed out at 7:30 (so line up at 7ish) & then they start calling numbers at 8AM.. We went to each one once and the Thai twice.... you can only pick 2 at a time (that day and the next and can't pick the same restaurant for both) With 10 people in our group, our opinions were all different.. but we never went hungry.... The food had lots of flavor......We took our own coffee maker, baileys & coffee for our room-- & brought Heinz ketchup for our breakfast... took bubba mugs ...
Medical facilities- first time we have had to use in all of our trips.. they do only take cash, but our resort operator put us through to our insurance company collect and got a claim started ASAP, the individual in our party was treated correctly at the resort in block 3 (had to get 3 injections, medicine and cream) & was back to enjoying the holiday within hours... Benadryl and cream that we brought was just not enough ... Thanks Dr Alberto Renaldo Ortega
The service in the buffets, bars & lounge was excellent, they do not just do their job, they have a sense of humor.. They are always accommodating and never saw one in a bad mood or rude..
Was told by several others that have been to Puerto Vallarta several times that the night life would be better closer to P Vallarta, but the beach is nicer at Bucerias. We went to a couple of shows, and they were good, but you may want to take a cushion, the seats are cement
We did massages every other day just down the beach toward Bucerias for $20 per hour, they were good.
All in all an excellent - excellent holiday :)
Fantastic staff and grounds
Pedro62649, Victoria, Canada
Mon Jan 26 18:54:22 EST 2015
I have been going to this complex for many years. Have NOT had a problem with any of the food. I have never been sick either. The staff are very friendly here. You can tell they are happy working...
I have been going to this complex for many years. Have NOT had a problem with any of the food. I have never been sick either. The staff are very friendly here. You can tell they are happy working here. Most staff we know have been there an average of 15-18 years. . The only thing I would suggest is a better way of getting reservations in the fancier restaurants. At the present you have to get to the designated area by 7am or 730am , pick up a numbered card, return at 8am when the staff member arrives. At this point the staff calls numbers in sequence, then customers make the reservation based on time and space. This procedure is timely when you can be , or should be, on the beach etc.
The only other item would be better advertising of the "Showtime" , most shows are excellent, they should have more boards etc . advertising the show that evening. They used to do a better job of this in the years past.
Mon Jan 26 14:04:15 EST 2015
My wife and I and 4 of our friends met at the Royal Decameron complex the first my wife and I were at the Grand Palladium then moved over to the Royal. After the shock settled. We had a really good...
My wife and I and 4 of our friends met at the Royal Decameron complex the first my wife and I were at the Grand Palladium then moved over to the Royal. After the shock settled. We had a really good time. The beach was just great. The hotel did not have any fridges or irons in the rooms and you had to pay for the safe that was in the room. After we found that out it did not become a big deal because we were never in our rooms. They give you a big bottle of water every day so it was not a issue. If you wanted to fill it up you went to any bar or restaurant and they would fill it up. The food was good the service was just awesome. We had Vigal he was the best waiter that we could ask for. Now at Check in we had Wilbur and he really went out of his way for us. They had us for the top floor but because I had trouble with stairs he got us a room on the main floor. So over all we would go back just because everything in the end was just the best.
rkkc, Winnipeg, Canada
Mon Jan 26 14:03:14 EST 2015
We have travelled to pv many times first time at this resort and i will be traveling back we read reviews before we left so we knew about chairs faceclothes and no clocks so we weretn surprised and...
We have travelled to pv many times first time at this resort and i will be traveling back we read reviews before we left so we knew about chairs faceclothes and no clocks so we weretn surprised and that was the small stuff to me.. We look for friendly and clean and this resort was that i emailed the resort before i left to ask for certain block and we got it they were great check in was quick and so was check out no problems.. Restaurants were good and so were the al la carte it was a bit of pain getting up so early but well worth it.. All staff we had contact with were great we never saw one not smiling they were always cheerful there was one staff who we saw late every day and into the wee hours of the morning doing garbadge sweeping washing down chairs she was a hard working staff not the best job but always smiled before we left we tipped her cause iam sure no one is down in those chairs late a night seeing what she is doing... The beds are kind of hard but got used of it but really not in lrooms long so didnt care i will be coming back to this resort they were great treated us great and we felt right at home.. A 5 star for service 4 for food and rooms go enjoy keep an open mind..
First time holiday
Emily N, Calgary, Canada
Mon Jan 26 13:51:15 EST 2015
My husband and I had never been to a) Mexico or b) an all inclusive. We spent a fair amount of time agonizing over where to go and spent a lot of time reading reviews and doing research before we...
My husband and I had never been to a) Mexico or b) an all inclusive. We spent a fair amount of time agonizing over where to go and spent a lot of time reading reviews and doing research before we went. We finally settled on the Royal Decameron based on both the price and the generally positive reviews, and we have zero regrets.
Yes, the rooms are very basic...a bed, a small tv and only a shower. Tile floors, no mini fridge and a loud A/C unit. But let's be honest, if you are spending a bunch of time in your room except to change or sleep why are you in Mexico? The rooms were well cleaned every day and the cleaning staff were very polite and efficient. We are probably to trusting and decided not to shell out (40 pesos) every day for the lock box, and it was no issue...all of our stuff was right were we left it every day.
As far as food was concerned we definitely did not go hungry. There are 2 buffets and 5 dinner restaurants. The buffet is far better in the Tropical (pool 3) than it is at the Flamingo (pool 1) but that may be a matter of opinion. We did try 3 of the dinner restaurants, the Brazilian, the Italian and the Japanese and I would not go back the Japanese again...it wasn't bad per se but it wasn't good either. The dinner reservation system is kind of a pain also. You line up at 730 am at either pool 1 or the lobby in block 4 to get a number. Then at 8 they start calling numbers and you can book your restaurant for that day and the next day. Each restaurant has 4 sitting times so the odds are good you will get something that works for you.
We didn't do any of the games or activities put on by the resort except for some pottery painting (which costs extra) but it did seem that there was always something going on, usually by pool 1. We generally avoided this pool (it was loud and not really our scene) and spent our time on the beach or at one of the many other pools.
The beach was amazing and well maintained, every morning all the chairs were nicely arranged and the sand free of garbage. There is lots of umbrella things and no shortage of seating. The water was perfect temperature for swimming and generally speaking the surf was enough for some simple boogie boarding but not to strong to just enjoy. There was a jelly fish warning in effect but we didn't have any issues or hear of anyone having any problems. The biggest issue with the beach is the vendors but a polite "no thanks" was always enough, it is just hard to read or lay quietly when you are getting interrupted every couple of minutes.
We booked through Transat Holidays which was nice because Transat had staff on site at the hotel everyday to assist with questions, provide tips about what to do in the area or help book excursions. We did a snorkelling trip and it was amazing. I highly recommend it, if it's in your budget, to try something outside the resort.
THINGS TO NOTE
- there is wifi in 2 areas...the sports lounge and the lobby of block 4
- there are 2 stores on the resort...the sports lounge and the lobby of block 4, however if you go out the main gates and about 3 blocks straight up the main road there is a gas station which is obviously much cheaper
-the resort has specific vendors come in and set up booths every night if you don't want to leave but still want to get things for people back home
-it is totally acceptable to throw your towels on a couple of chairs early in the day to claim your spot...everyone does it and has no issues with it
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