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Royal Decameron Complex

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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.

Local Phone: 011-52-322-298-0
Fax: 011-52-329-298-0322
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Meeting Rooms
Shopping Mall Nearby (10 minutes.)
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.
Holes: 18
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 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
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 -
Air Conditioning
Room Safe

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:
Wok - Thai specialty restaurant
Rodizio - Brazilian specialty restaurant
Buffet Royal - Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Mexicano - Mexican Fusion Caribbean specialty restaurant
Buffet Tropical - Buffet breakfast and lunch.
Piccolo - Mediterranean specialty restaurant
Buffet Flamingos - Buffet breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Jap Jap - Japanese specialty restaurant
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

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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439 Recommend
439 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family

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Royal Decameron Puerto Vallarta in August
Jeff H, North Bay ON, Canada
Mon Aug 31 20:27:53 EDT 2015
Our family group (16 of us in all) visited the Royal Decameron in Puerto Vallarta in August 2015 for an eight-day vacation. Half of us had never been to Mexico before, and weren't sure what to expect. Our expectations were exceeded - the resort is spacious, beautiful, extremely well-maintained, and very clean. The Decameron offered all of the amenities we could have asked for, from kayaks to nightly entertainment to sports bars to outstanding sunsets. The rooms were large, comfortable, and clean, with great air-conditioning, and the housekeeping staff did a great job. The staff, from Roman the manager on down, were uniformly friendly and professional, always ready to help us out. The restaurants offered great food, and lots of it, and the restaurant staff did a terrific job of keeping us happy. The youngest member of our group was 20 years old, so the huge adults-only pool was a real bonus. Nothing against kids, but we've already raised four, and it was great to have a more peaceful area to spend our time, keeping cool with Margaritas. If there was a downside to the trip, it was the fact that we eventually had to leave. Our vacation at the Royal Decameron was outstanding - absolutely no complaints - we'd go back in a heartbeat. More>

Great Off Season Price - We will Return
Sharyn L, Red Deer, Canada
Wed Sep 02 20:27:53 EDT 2015
We had the best service at this resort which was clean and modern. Beachfront in Block one was perfect - it gave access to the activity areas, pools, lounge and dining facilities. We traveled with two other couples who had youngsters aged 7 to 11. They had the freedom to play at the pool of their choice, on the beach or even take part in the kids show at night. We painted pottery, beach combed for shells, played frisbee on the beach, and dined a la carte by reservation when we chose to. The buffet serves delicious food and varies it each night if you choose to not reserve a la carte. Favorite a la carte was Italian night, but the Japanese and Thai are also amazing. Brazilian night is great if you are a meat eater as they serve seven meat courses. If you want quieter accommodations, ask for Block 5 where there is an adult only pool and it sits farther back from the beach. More>

Friendly and well run hotel
lfootner, Epsom
Fri Sep 04 20:27:53 EDT 2015
What a friendly and well run hotel! This is a great hotel and fantastic value for money. I love the bright colours, iguanas and beach. The rooms are pretty basic - not a great deal of storage, small bathroom, no fridge but this really didn't matter. They are clean, the beds are pretty comfy - and to the excitement of an 11 year old boy WWE is on the tv. We had a great view (block 4) near the beach and pool. The beach is lovely and there are always sunbeds - as there are at the numerous pools. The pools are clean - some can get a bit busy at times - but there are 4 to choose from - -5 if you are an adult. The food is good - there is always something you'll like - even if quality is variable. Some times the restaurants do get busy but there are 2 buffet restaurants to chose from so it's not overwhelming. We mainly used the open air restaurant in the evenings and one of the grills (burgers etc) at lunchtime. There are peak times in the restaurants and there can be a wait to get a table but it's not long and you can easily avoid these times. We didn't bother with the a la carte restaurants as the kids are not that bothered and you have to get up at 7am to join the queue to book - frankly it wasn't worth it. The staff are excellent - very helpful and cheerful. The animation team are tireless and cheerful - Alberto was esp popular with my children. They work incredibly hard - busy all day at the pool and then performing at night. The shows are generally superb - there will obviously be some that are better than others - overall they are great and the team work incredibly hard to ensure standards are high. Overall this was a fantastic holiday and good to be near Buccerias - which is worth a wander. The 'flea market' is nothing special and most of the stalls sell the same stuff - it's ok but don't expect anything and you won't be disappointed. The shops over the bridge along the road from the hotel before you get to the market stalls are more interesting as the things they sell are different and better quality - and cheaper. On the beach the hotel offers free water sports, kayaking, sailing, free use of body boards And the like. Nice touch. There are also free bikes that you can use for an hour or so. At the top of the hill near the main road there are a couple of supermarkets and a bank - handy! We did three trips - swimming with dolphins - brilliant! Off road trip. - good fun and you go to a lovely beach. We also went on a boat trip to Los calletes - think they call it a paradise island. It's good but a bit rushed. Very Disney like but good snorkelling and the best BBQ ribs - delicious. If you go on this trip remember all the drinks - including cocktails - are free! Overall excellent hotel. The only downside was that first choice forgot to send a transfer to the airport - the hotel were brilliant and chased up the rep - who was not at all apologetic. Tip - if you travel with first choice/Thompson and your transfer to the airport is not there for the return home - do not think it's late. The chances are you have be forgotten so ask the hotel to ring them. The problem is not many English holiday makers travel to this hotel - mainly Canadian, American and Mexican - so you may not be on the Thompson radar. Great hotel, friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Have fun! More>

4th visit
Sun Sep 06 20:27:53 EDT 2015
The hotel is vast with many buildings allowing you to get away within the complex. 4 restaurants on complex and 3 bars and 3 pools . The hotel is on the beach and never has a dull moment . Ive been 4 times snd will continue to use this place . Best price around hands down More>

Good for the price
Debra G,
Tue Sep 08 20:27:53 EDT 2015
My husband and I took our 14 year old and along with my sister in law and her husband were there from August 22 for a week. If you're looking for 5 star, this is not the place. However for what we paid, it was OK. The staff were friendly, the food was edible. The beach was clean and the water was warm. Bring your own kleenex, big drinking cups and lots of swimsuits as the humidity was so high, your wet clothes will not dry. Be prepared to be in line at 7am if you want to book any of the restaurants. The Jap Jap was the best to us. Very limited WiFi, but I think our 14 year old was most disappointed in this. We won't rule out going again probably not the same time of year though. Oh, you only get 1 bottle of water in your room per day so if you buy extra, hide it because if the person cleaning your room sees it, you won't get any. More>

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