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
Based on 5387reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Every aspect of hotel excellent except beds....
Jan 16 2019
The beds in this resort are awful! Like sleeping on the floor with rocks as pillows! This is the only complaint we have on this property. Cleanest resort I've ever been at!
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Royal Decameron vacation
Dec 30 2018
Staff is friendly and helpful. Waitresses Dalia and Maria at Tortugas excellent. Roberto and Felipe assisted us with bags and transportation issues.
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Royal Decameron 2018
Feb 24 2018
This was our third stay at the Royal Decameron. Although we did not get the building we requested our stay was very good. We live the location on the beach and within easy walking distance to Bucerius. We would recommend this hotel and would definitely go back.
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Nice time, good value
Feb 07 2018
Not fancy, but is sprawling and never feels crowded. Always had hot water for a shower, which has not been the case at some of the more upscale resorts we have stayed at. Shows are the same as last year. If you want to go to sleep early, it's not possible in some blocks due to the music at the theater being so loud. Need some activities available after 6 p.m., such as billiards, ping pong, darts or board games. The disco bar, the only place that has a pool table, and football does not open until 9 p.m. Food and drinks are plentiful and good. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. We had a very nice time and the price was right too.
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Royal Decameron PVR
Dec 13 2017
Hotel needs updating, not a 4 apple resort, on it's best day it's a 3 apple.
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Excellent property. Very enjoyable 1 week vacation
Kat641, Mississauga, Canada
Sun Feb 17 17:39:38 EST 2019
Great experience. Food was exscellent. Something for everbody for sure, A la cart restaurants are amazing especially Picollo. Very clean - cleaning all the time. amazing staff. Not too good at front desk, engish poor it surprised me- the bartender told me how to get to ATM. Enjoyed the hotel very mucy. Beach rough - we onllu used pools

First time Visit
Fri Feb 15 04:00:28 EST 2019
Great Place friendly staff beautiful beach close to everything rooms are a little dated but your not in them much anyways food is a little tiresome after a few days could use a snack bar that is open at nights and wi fi close to blocks 5 ,no time shares which was great would definitely go back.

Awsome place everyone is friendly miss it already A place you can call home
WendyD1257, Calgary, Canada
Thu Feb 14 14:14:16 EST 2019
The market and local bars are down the street 15 min walk Rocks ,the beach is relaxing,lots of entertainment at night at dico and theatre ,building 4 is where the Iguanas hang out,food is real good ,lots of Canadian ,Go check this place out it

Adult family vacation
Val D, Ryley
Thu Feb 14 11:37:48 EST 2019
Wonderful service, very friendly and polite. Rooms although older and simple were very clean. Complex was well maintained. Food was delicious and something for every palate. Very safe feeling both inside Complex and within the local community.

good value for the price
Thu Feb 14 10:50:17 EST 2019
This review if for 1st time visitors (like we were). Just returned from a 10 day trip (Feb.2nd to 12th). We will return next year for sure. As most reviews say, the staff are wonderful, the place including rooms were very clean. Yes, the rooms are a little dated but big with large bathroom and shower. We had a king size bed with many pillows. Only 1 time did we not have hot water. Yes there are no fridges but who needs them? Just take your drink up to your room if you want to stay up there. Every night we took a shoot of tequila and a beer and watch a bit of TV before sleep Five blocks all include a pool and bar. Block 2,3, and 4 are a bite more noisy with activities up until about 10:30 pm. We stayed in Block 5 and enjoyed the adults only pool. Block 6 is also great. There are two spots with comfortable chairs for checking internet and relaxing out of the sun. The food is fine, not 5 star but lots of variety. Great veggies and fruit at all meals with many different hot meats at lunch and dinner. Breakfast is fine except the pre-made eggs were rarely warm enough. However, they will make them fresh anyway you want in about a minute or two. Breads are wonderful and often still warm. The beach is HUGE with miles of walking space either north or south. We walked into Bucerias along the road with many street vendors and then walked back along the beach. Also, we road a bike (free) the other way and looked at all the 5 star hotels along the beach, that took about an hour. Mostly we just stayed by the pool during the day and read books and drank many drinks, Beer is good, wine as well unless you are a connoisseur. some people bought there own to dinner. Many different types of alcohol drinks. I used the bank up the hill (10 minutes away) to get more money. and there is a very large store across the street from the bank with everything you might need. The only outside trip we took was a bus tour into Puerto Vallarta, ($35 for both of us) which included the old city and then up the Sierra Madre to an old native village where we had lunch (not included) but fresh caught fish. We had the platter for two which included lobster, prawns, shimp, red snapper.. It was a long day (8:30 to 5:30) we were the first to be picked up and the last to be taken back, so 3 hours is just for that. However, we did see lots of stuff. It was our first all inclusive and most people there we met have been to the same place many times, so that tells you something. I say unless you are rich and want perfection, this place is great for us middle class types.

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