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:
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
Wok - Thai 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
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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Oct 30 2016
I went to this hotel in the "off" season, to avoid the usual crowds, and come to find out the hotel buses guests in from Mexico City. The place was overrun with loud kids, and rude guests. The only saving grace was there was an adult pool and even then people tried to sneak their kids in. The lifeguards had to constantly tell them to leave the pool area. The hot breakfast, lunch and dinner foods were cold and eating cold pancakes was not appetizing. Selection of foods were very limited. I would not go back to this resort again. Apple has totally overrated this hotel complex.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Spent a week at The Royal DeCameron
doreenmtis, North Vancouver, Canada
Wed Oct 18 14:33:23 EDT 2017
My husband and I enjoyed the week. Weather was great, food was good and staff were super friendly. Rooms were adequate with a shower only, no bathtub. Was great to have an adult only pool. My only complaint was that it closed at 7:00, which we felt was way too early. The grounds are beautiful and well taken care of. Would recommend this place to anyone. Met a lot of nice people and made new friends. The Pirate ship party was awesome and the meal at the tequila factory was really good. Thanks to all the staff there for making our vacation just what we needed.....rest and relaxation! The beach was great too.

Adequate........just about
T D,
Mon Oct 16 14:01:02 EDT 2017
I would describe the Royal Decameron as being at the bottom end of adequate for a Sun Vacation for the Family, it’s not terrible but it’s not good either just adequate, The Buffet Food is OK but definitely on the salty/greasy side, the Specialty Restaurant's Food you will quickly realize is actually just a re-jigging of the Buffet food which is a bit of a letdown, the Liquor is the cheapest brands I think you'll ever find and the Beer is well pretty underwhelming, all the drinks are served in these little plastic cups that just drip all over you every-time you raise them to take a sip, there's no drink mats to absorb the condensation and not a serviette in sight, might sound trivial but it gets annoying after a while, no straws either?, the Pools are ok but look quite old and lots of tiles are missing, the grounds are ok but showing signs of wear, lots of flaking off paint and broken drains etc., the rooms are very basic, no fridges, low lighting, wobbly furniture, our shower was iffy and we had no hot water a couple of times, also the safe key was an extra, you had to pay $5 a day to use the safe in your room, one thing that I just couldn’t fathom is how the complex’s floors interior and exterior are 90% tiled with these tiles that are extremely slippery when they get wet? everywhere you go around the complex you see disclaimer after disclaimer that the tiles are slippery when wet, as though you’ve been warned so if you end up on your behind it’s your fault? Seems a bizarre design choice, The nightly shows are ok, the beach is ok but the sand was very dirty, I noticed staff raking all the crap into little piles all over the place but no one ever came to collect these piles, The Staff on the whole were very nice and helpful though I found some of the Barmen a bit on the gruff side, most servers spoke a little English, certainly enough to attend to your basic needs but I was surprised that a number of the Reception Staff couldn’t speak any English at all, Would I go back to the Royal Decameron? I doubt it, though I wouldn’t say it’s a bad resort I would say its best days are definitely well behind it, everything’s a little too wobbly and plastic to be what I would call a good resort but if you want to economize and don’t mind things on the basic side of basic it answers well enough,

A week at The Royal DeCameron
Readyeddyeded, Calgary, Canada
Sun Oct 15 12:09:02 EDT 2017
The good:The food was good. There are two buffet style restaurants and the hours are good The rooms were fine - the beds were comfortable-i liked the bedding - the cleaning staff were very friendly, the rooms were clean- the air conditioner was quiet and worked well . It was nice having the village to walk to ( about 20 minutes) The price for a week was very reasonable. The patio door has an additional lock on the floor, which I appreciated having.TV worked well, lots of channels , water was good except was out for half a day while they fixed a broken pipe. There is a no kids pool is by area 5 and it is quiet and pleasant The tennis/ bicycle attendant Oscar was very nice and he’s a very good tennis player. It was fun to use a bicycle for the first time in my travels south and there was no charge to use them The bad: I came down w a bit of diahhrea on Wed. My stomach was a bit off for the next couple of days .Then on Saturday, my day to fly home , it hit me hard after breakfast- luckily I had some Immodium to hold me over till I got home.I can say I did not drink anything but bottled water. I recommend bring some ciprofloxacin from your doctor for travel diahhrea in case this happens to you. Anyway, the person I went with had no problems like this. I was annoyed at having to pay 345 pesos to rent my safe for the week. It was an old , very small safe , although it looked very solid. Lose the bicycle style key and it will cost you 1000 pesos. The person I was with lost her key- We were charged 550 pesos to have the lock changed. If we did not do this, it was still 550 p for a lost key . My feeling is that they had the key returned to the desk and just didn’t acknowledge the fact , although I have no proof. The place should have card keys , but this is a good way to make $ , so the moral of the story is don't lose any keys! The water is very cloudy, even far out and the tide is strong . I tried some snorkeling but could get my equipment on because I was getting tossed around so much - anyway you can't see anything. There is some bigger gravel in the water about 3-4 feet. The best part is That the water is very warm I did some kayaking and sailing ( kayaks were restricted to be inside the buoys, which was a tiny area- the one sailboat had to be booked ahead and only the employee was allowed to pilot it. It’s best to go in the morning because they wont any let any equipment out if the waves are too high and they often are after noon . You can always do excursions and find other places but I wasn’t interested to do that this time Overall, it was a good place for a good price and I might go back

Question re Renovations
Jinty13, Edmonton, Alberta
Wed Oct 11 12:54:01 EDT 2017
Had an awesome time last year at the Royal Decameron, would certainly recommend food at the A La Carte restaurants along with the service was excellent. It is an older complex, it is kept very clean and the staff are friendly at the resort it is also walking distance to Bucerius the beaches are great. We were recently at another resort close to Bucerius just a few weeks ago and noticed that the Beachfront Rooms were under construction. We are a little concerned since we have a booking to go to this resort mid November and hope that these will be complete prior to getting there. Tried to contact the resort and was very hard to get an answer on this. If anybody has some information I would certainly be very much appreciated.

A littleTired
Jacklyn T, Preston, United Kingdom
Tue Oct 10 17:59:41 EDT 2017
I went with family for or a week. The place is tired and a little worn. The food was mainly all to mexican taste not really for overseas visitors.One restaurant did eggs in the morning. The show was cancelled due to rain and the a la carte restaurants were a twist on mexican food. The complex was clean and the staff friendlyand helpful but in future the mexicans are welcome to it

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