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
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 5267reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Royal Decameron Complex trip
Tony E, Calgary, Canada
Wed Oct 10 16:04:59 EDT 2018
This is a good resort for families and couples. Lots of activities and close to market and shopping. The food is very good and keeps improving every time we visit,Plenty of restaurants to choose from. There are adult areas and pools ( block 5&6 ) and for families and children too. The staff are all friendly and very helpful. There is nightly entertainment as well as a disco beside sport court and bicycles , the beach is very clean,safe and a lots of chairs . we can not wait for our next visit!! Saludos .

Friendly and Charming
Merle H,
Tue Oct 02 11:17:23 EDT 2018
This is a good resort for families and couples. Lots of activities and close to market and shopping. The food is average but it keeps improving every year. There are adult areas and pools for families and children. The staff are all friendly and very helpful. There is nightly entertainment as well as a disco.

Always an great experience
3190jo, Calgary, Canada
Tue Oct 02 10:46:25 EDT 2018
We have been to the Royal Decameron Complex many times however this was our first trip back in two years. Has it changed? Yes. There was a time when this resort was lovingly dubbed the "Royal Canadian" but it seems the focus of the new ownership group has changed to short stay guests who arrive by bus as we have seen with other Decamerons. Is it a problem? Not really. While we were disappointed that a lot of the familiar staff have left and gone to other resorts there were still many familiar faces and the service remains very good. The rooms are dated but always very clean and we could see signs of some updating. The grounds are always well maintained and the iguanas are definitely an attraction for foreign guests. Make sure you check out their daily feeding time near the adult pool. The adult pool is a real draw for us. Our children are grown and we enjoy a quieter vacation experience where we can relax by the pool, read, etc. We applaud this resort for maintaining this oasis of calm within a very busy property. We have always found the food at this resort to be excellent. We were pleasantly surprised that the a la carte menus remain familiar but with a few tweaks to make the offerings even better. The buffets are quite busy with families for breakfast and lunch so we tried to eat breakfast before 8:30 AM and lunch a little later, closer to 2:00 PM. We enjoy the a la cartes so did not have dinner in the buffets. Reservations are required but well worth the effort. It is nice that there is a table set up throughout the day for reservations but the best selection is always at 8:00 AM. Love Rodizio ~ Brazilian BBQ. This was the first year that I actually ate all seven meats. It is an experience that you really should try at least once. Would we return to the Royal Decameron Complex? Absolutely. Thank you for another wonderful visit. See you next year!!!! We might even show up for Randy's birthday!!!!

Best value for your buck
Ajums, Calgary
Tue Oct 02 08:05:56 EDT 2018
We go back every year. Never disappoints. Great food in this resort! Plenty of restaurants to choose from. Always go for Easter break and still not too crowded. Block 5 is an adults only complex. Filled with Canadian seniors.

If you want 5* then pay for it
vdl2, Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Sat Sep 29 13:26:39 EDT 2018
We have just returned from a two week stay. If you are wanting a resort that speaks English and English speaking guests then this isn't the resort for you. We were given a room on the ground floor of block 4. The rooms are basic but we had 2 bottles of water, clean towels and a well cleaned room every day plus our room had a new air con unit which they are only part way through changing. I was going to take my travel kettle but changed my mind but this was a big mistake. As a coffee drinker I found that this was only available at certain times plus some of our holiday the snack bars were closed so it was very hard to get a coffee. Please be aware that there is some sort of Camp complex at the back of block 4 where a company parks up at least three coaches each evening. They were running one of the coaches morning, noon and night for nearly an hour at a time which filled the whole area and to some extent our room with diesel fumes. This was noisy and annoying. We found the food better on the whole than a lot of resorts we have stayed in. The a la cartes were good but we loved the Wok and especially the jap Jap restaurant the best and I had an enjoyable birthday there. Great staff run these two restaurants with a big thank you to the captain Ramon and his staff especially Andres and Juan. We weren't keen on the Brazilian grill and the first time we went we were missed out a number of times and ended up leaving. We went again but found the meat not too good this is our opinion. My let down was the ice cream and found that the little plastic containers were poor as well as not ecologically friendly when a cornet would have been better. The bar staff work very hard, Alberto and Enoch plus Maby taking drinks orders in the lounge bar.The drinks were good and the choice immense. Top shelf liquor available if you asked by name. Manuel at the block 6 snack bar works hard - hello amigo. The adult pool was quite busy and the iguanas were fun to watch. The swimming pools were water tested each day. The filter system in the pool was not really up to par and if the areas around the pools were swept regularly to remove plant vegetation this would keep it out of the pool. Saying that the gardeners work hard and it shows. The young man pruning the coconut palms did a great job. This is down as a 3* resort on TUI but could so easily be a 4* with just a few minor changes. The constant checking in and out of Short stay Mexican guests that arrive on coaches from 7am in a morning needs to be improved as this lead to chaos in the lobby areas and it resembled a refugee registration centre at times. Also there should be a ban on guests wheeling round big speaker boom boxes which one guest was doing at 2am. Would we visit the hotel again - yes if the price was right. I wouldn't pay the money for the high season that TUI is asking but would got to the RIU which is less. It depends on the time of year to what is open and it appears on the type of food that is served. There does appear that they have lost a number of experienced members of staff. Would I go in September again? The answer is no due to the humidity. Our flight was delayed so we had an extra night at the hotel but we weren't informed by the hotel even though they were asked to tell us and we were stood there with our suitcases waiting for our transfer. Not sure if this was down to the hotel or to TUI but the hotel was able to accommodate us for the extra night. Easily accessible for the local buses at the top of the road which we went on a number of times. Bucerias is an easy flat walk from the hotel as well. These two reasons would encourage us to go back as well.

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