Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

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:
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
Wok - Thai specialty restaurant
Rodizio - Brazilian 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
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
692 Recommend
692 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Incredible Experience
Nov 27 2017
My sister and I went for a few days before Thanksgiving; we were amazed by the facility. Not only are the staff incredibly friendly, but the breadth of all-inclusivity is really something to tell everyone about. I'd go back in a heartbeat.
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The Royal DeCameron PV is an older unit that is well kept and the staff is friendly.
Jun 23 2017
This was my 2nd stay here and I enjoyed them both. A lot of value for the money. They have a lot of activities throughout the day to keep you busy. Definitely recommend this resort for the value.
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Very Relaxing Vacation
Jun 23 2017
Four of us stayed at the Royal DeCameron for a week in two rooms. I had called the hotel a couple of days before arrival and asked for rooms in block 4. When we arrived at check-in we were given rooms right next to each other in block 4. The rooms had a nice view of one of the pools and the bay. Their was always food choices to suit everyone's taste. Never went away hungry. The cocktails were always good. The staff was always pleasant and helpful. We did run into a language barrier a few times but it was not a big deal. The grounds of the complex were impeccable, the beach was fantastic. The entertainment was really enjoyable. We would definitely go back. Thank you for a wonderful vacation.
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Excellent Value
May 31 2017
The room was nothing special, but was clean and maintained well. We did have a problem with noise one night (dogs outside the complex) but certainly was not the fault of the resort. We were just located close to a residential area just outside the grounds. The trek up to the third floor where our room was located was a bit of a strain for 2 seniors, but by the end of the week we were feeling better for it. The staff at this resort were extremely friendly, respectful and accommodating (and some of the most hard-working people I've seen). The grounds are beautifully landscaped and maintained around the clock. My only complaint is that the lounge chairs were extremelly uncomfortable. Many of the vacationers had bought blow-up beach mattresses to "soften the blow". We did not, but wish we had. Our Apple Vacations rep, Cesar, was wonderful but we only saw him once after we arrived, I think because the Royal DeCameron was more the "budget" resort and his time was required elsewhere. On the whole, an excellent value and a fun time.
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Great beach, pools, food and drinks.
May 03 2017
We've stayed at Royal Decameron 8 times now and have always had a great time. The people are fantastic! Always a wide variety of food choices in the buffet restaurants. I'd suggest two improvement opportunities; One, new mattresses and pillows. The mattresses are rock hard, the pillows lumpy, hard and kinda smell like the foam inside them. Two, enforce the "towels don't reserve a beach chair all day" rule. It's posted plainly at the beach, but still when you get there at 9:00AM there are towels draped across all the prime, front row chairs. And most of those people don't show up until noon or after. It would be as simple as having two employees cruising the beach and saying, "please don't leave your towel on the chair".
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Gorgeous resort with great staff!
Apr 20 2017
Our biggest complaint was not being able to peacefully enjoy our time on the beautiful beach. The vendors are non stop bothersome, they even sit on your lounge chair sometimes despite you telling them no thank you! Literally couldn't go 5 fill minutes without being approached to buy stuff, super annoying, so we ended up spending most of our time at the pool. Otherwise, it was amazing and we'll definitely return!! Delicious food at the buffets (not a fan of the other restaurants that require reservations) and the bar service was awesome!
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Apr 15 2017
Needs mini fridge no tissues no mint for mojitos
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Mar 10 2017
More than I hoped for at the price. Bars are available with good alcohol and restaurants with great food anytime I wanted them. Rooms were slightly dated but clean. Staff was so nice. Beach is rocky but the pools were wonderful with plenty of seating.
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Small amenities
Mar 08 2017
Mini fridge. No charge for safe. Coffee maker. Beach and pool service.
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Review of hotel
Feb 13 2017
Based on the price all of the above would be excellent. The above rating was done regardless of price. The adult pool was amazing. I did see some people bringing bottles of wine into the restaurants. I am not sure how this works but would be interested in doing this next year.
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Oct/Nov trip
Nov 11 2016
This was my first trip out of the states. Trip was great had a fun time. Staff was great. Check in was kinda of a run around but we did make it to our room and even had a room change because of the stairs. Needed ground level room. I would go back seemed like a great value!!
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
debp67, Calgary, Canada
Sat Dec 09 19:36:14 EST 2017
This is a very nice complex. It is a bit dated but they are doing renovations and they keep it very clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful. There are several pools as there are 6 separate buildings. The a la carte restaurants and buffets are good. The only bad thing is that to make reservations at the a la carte's you have to get up early and line up because you have to make them at 8:00 a.m. The bartenders Gabriel, Andrea and Abel were great they actually engage in conversation with you and remember what you drink, all three of them have been working there for years. Lots of Mexicans do vacation here. I would suggest that they put fridges in the rooms as it would be nice to be able to have cold bottles of water. We met several people that have been coming the complex for several years. It is nice that you can walk into Bucerias and do a little shopping or go for a meal. Overall I would say this is a nice place to come for a vacation and I am sure once they update all of the rooms it will be even better.

Royal De Cameron
mcall11, Hope, Canada
Thu Dec 07 10:32:38 EST 2017
The town of Bucerias is great, still Mexico. Safe to walk at night and all times. Great restaurants, all varieties of food. Good beaches. The resort's a la carte restaurants are great, but, you have to line up by 7:30 am to book your restaurant. Although you can book more than one at a time. The resort is kept very clean, but the lunch & dinner buffets are a bit tiresome. The rooms are a bit dated as the resort has been there a long time. The staff is friendly and tries to accommodate. The pools close too early in my opinion. No wifi except at the lobby bar. I'm not sure why it is not available in your room. Oh & the exchange rate at the cashier hotel is very poor. We did better converting in the town.

Another amazing vacation with thanks to your superb staff!!!
Veronica L, Chemainus, Canada
Tue Dec 05 07:54:57 EST 2017
We stayed at the RDC from November 18 through December 2, 2017. This was our 10th time at this resort and we will definitely return! It is your superb staff that keep us coming back to this resort. A very special thank you to Yarida at the front desk for all of her help in getting us our favourite room. Special thanks also to Vanesa and Nayeli at guest services for all of your kindness in helping make my 60th birthday so great!!! Thanks to our amazing bartenders Abel, Andreas, Alberto, Sergio, Gabriel, Saudit, Enoc, Ruth, Myra and all of the bartenders that took such great care of us at the lobby bar and bar 2 and bar 3!!! To our amazing omelette chef Vicki.........muchas gracias amiga!!! To our wonderful waiters at the Tropical buffet Vidal, Emillio, Heurto, Christian, Sergio and the others who took such great care of us, muchas gracias. To Abel the former Mr. Looky Looky who is now a general manager, thank you so much for always taking time to great us each day and take care of any concerns that we may have. This wonderful group of people who make up your staff always make us feel at home at the RDC and are like part of our family. Please convey our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to each one of them! We look forward to returning to your resort next year! Veronica L.

Very rundown, very disappointing, hardly a 3 star.
Jack D, Gibsons
Sun Dec 03 16:37:13 EST 2017
Looking forward to the trip as most reviews I read were favorable. While we found the staff lovely and the rooms clean. (Marisol and Ricardo in the breakfast buffet near building 5 were awesome!) This was about the best I could say about this rundown resort. We got to our room and at first I thought the cleaning crew had left their rags in the bathroom. Nope those were the towels, frayed and dingy and extremely rough. My husband actually got his toe stuck in the frayed threads. No face clothes until our last 2 days. After 7 hours of travel all I wanted to do is go for a swim. No, the pools, except for the kids pools which close at 8, all close at 6 pm. Reports of jellyfish and stingray attacks at the beach that day numbered 4. Beach was dirty and no "off limit area" for vendors unlike other all inclusives we have stayed at. Vendors are relentless. No WiFi except the lobby ,which was sporadic and always jam packed with people. No mini fridge in rooms which would be okay if they had ice machines available. Not sure why there are ice buckets in the rooms? Small safety deposit boxes are an additional charge at 40 US for a two week stay. I don't understand why they give you a card for the beach towels, who in their right mind would steal these. Very rough. Better to bring your own. I was down at the pool a 7 am and found it difficult to find a lounges as all were "saved" . Though out the day I noticed that most were not being used. Later in the afternoon I asked one gentleman that appeared to be saving 5 spots if there was someone using them and he said he had to have a "buffer zone" to stay away from the smokers. It seems he wasn't the only one doing this. It would be great to see a non smoking section at the pool which would eliminate quests reserving phantom lounges to distance them selves from smokers. Adult pool had paint and tiles chipping off and at the end of the day the bottom was slippery and slimy. The staff bleach all the lounges at night and 2 of my bathing suits were ruined by bleach. Food in the buffet was just so so. You have to line up by 6 am to reserve the restaurants and who wants to get up that early on vacation.The drinks have very little alcohol in them, best to bring a bottle to top up your cocktail.The food at the italian restaurant was the best. Other complaints from our party: One person in our party had an issue exchanging US at the office. He was shorted 300 pesos and when he called the cashier on it the he didn't even recount it just took it out of his wallet. No apology, and the exchange rate was bad as well so it was like getting ripped off twice. Best to go to the bank. My sister waited in line to exchange money and realized that she forgot her passport and when she went back the cashier was really rude stating that she had already been there that day and was not going to serve her. Not sure why. Then my husband forgot his very expensive sandals at the pool one afternoon. The next day he asked the guard if he had seen them and he said that he had turned them in to the lost and found. When he asked if they had them at the lost and found they came down with a pair of Crocs. Housekeeping said they were no other sandals there. Days later one of the guards said he would see that the sandals were returned. He finally brought them to us but said not to say that he gave them to us as he would get in trouble. Something fishy going on there. Cost us 500 peso tip. I would not recommend this resort until it has some simple upgrades like newer towels, repaired pool, better Wifi connection etc. I realize you get what you pay for but even Motel 8's have decent towels and Wifi.

Cheap and cheerful
myles c, White Rock
Sat Dec 02 08:15:54 EST 2017
We spent a week at the Royal Decameron in November. Weather was great, above 30 most days. Staff friendly and the place was always clean. Rooms are a bit dated but spacious and we only slept there anyway. Pools are good with something for everyone. Mornings spent at the beach and afternoons by the pool. Buffet restaurants were decent with lots of options. Specialty restaurants were a bit hit and miss - Picolo Italian was great and the Wok pretty good. Bit of a rip off on currency exchange, especially Canadian $. However, we got what we expected which was good value for what we paid. If you don’t have kids, may be wise to ask for Block 5.

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