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

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587 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family

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Like visiting a favourite uncle.....
walleyeguy, Edmonton
Tue Feb 21 09:38:51 EST 2017
There are many rumours afoot about how the RDC must have changed hands, but it hasn't. Hoteles Decameron is still a Columbia based entity. Fabio Villegas is the chairman... That being said - there are changes and most of them are subtle. The favourite uncle analogy is fair, if he's getting a little tattered around the edges. The grounds weren't as manacured as they once were, the paint was starting to flake on some the the buildings and fences while the iguana count seems low. The staff are still amazing, the food is really quite good (for a 3 star), the weather was wonderful and the beach/pools were still sensational. The introduction of name brand liquor last year and having Corona still on tap helped a lot ;). The rooms are still basic and clean, the restaurants are what you might expect. (Mexican and Thai are still out faves - Italian is good, but loud). Thursday is Fiesta Night, and basically, the highlight of the week. Some observations: First - you are now asked not to reserve your chairs at ungodly hours by draping your possessions over them. This goes for the beach and pool loungers. If you do and your possessions dissappear - too bad, too sad. The Resort will take not responability for your greed. Second - I don't care that you were there for 7 weeks. I don't care that you've been coming for 12 years. When you start bullying people around a pool that are enjoying themselves - you are embarassing them and yourself. Think! You can ask them to quiet down a bit if it really bothers you, move if you want to or enjoy people having a good time in a wonderful place. Do yourself and your fellow Canadians a favour, go somewhere else. Don't be a jerk and a bully. Third - there are now two Pharmacias just outside the gates, Mexican medicines are inexpensive. I had a cold sore starting, and the generic version of Zovrax was $4 CDN - for the large size. Will we come again? Oh, yes!

Great Vacation at the Royal Decameron
Cheryl E, glencoe ontario
Tue Feb 21 07:32:18 EST 2017
We stayed at the Royal Decameron from Feb 2 - Feb 16, 2017. Had a great time and weather was perfect. We stayed in block 6. It had it's own pool and bar and some lounge chairs with shade. As previous stated in other reviews, the bed was hard, no fridge, clock or coffee maker. We knew this prior to booking and it wasn't an issue for us. Room was basic but was very clean and we always had hot water for showering. The staff is awesome and a special shout out to Abel at the block 6 bar. Grounds are nicely landscaped and very clean. Food was good and there was a lot of variety. We walked into Bucerias twice and had lunch at Fat Boys which I would highly recommend. We would definitely return to this resort.

Winter get away
stach732, Edmonton, Canada
Tue Feb 21 04:57:48 EST 2017
It's a great place. People are very friendly and accommodating. Very safe place to stay and visit. Lots to do in the area. There is serval restaurants on site. Complex is spread out so it's not crowded. Will return here in the future.

Guaranteed sunshine, excellent staff, spotless facilities and stunning sunsets.
Emma D,
Mon Feb 20 05:06:46 EST 2017
We stayed here from 5/2/17 - 18/2/17 on an all inclusive TUI holiday. The hotel is clean, bright, comfortable and well maintained. The staff are outstanding and will go the extra mile to ensure your stay is the best it can be. The rooms are clean, serviceable and air conditioned but basic. Ours had a Queensize bed but some have two doubles instead. The beds are very hard but we enjoyed that. The room showers are good and maid service is thorough, though not the same time daily, so you may well encounter her throughout your stay at various times. Lovely soft towels changed daily too. There is no fridges in rooms but bottled water is provided. If you ask the bar or restaurant, they will give you ice to take to your room. The buffet style restaurant near the main reception, Tropical, has a good variety on offer and has themed evening menus such as Spanish, Mexican, Italian, International etc. Our favourite waiting on staff who really do know customer care priority were Moisés, Juan, Vincent, Javier, Victor & Danny but the omelette specialist has to be Beeky. She makes an amazing dish to your requirements whilst you wait, so everyone can get thee special treatment. The bacon Is American style only but is tasty once you get used to it and can be cooked further if you like it crispy. There's fresh fruit , juices, cereals and toast/bread but no butter, just a tasteless margarine so be warned as nothing like UK. Lots of jam/honey but if you like ketchup or Marmite, bring it with you. Coffee and water freshly bought to you constantly but the tea isn't much to shout about. Evening menus vary but there is usually fresh pizza being made in Tropical if you can't find a main course selection to your fancy.. There is a second buffet restaurant by Block 1 called Flamingos and that serves a different selection of food, so always choices. The a la carte retuarants are not the same as UK standard but the Italian, Picollo's and the Asian eatery Wok is definitely worth a taste. We went several times during our stay and enjoyed them but we found Rodizio under par. We wouldn't rush to taste their 'meat feast' again as It lacks taste, quantity and accompaniments. Booking these retuarants can be tedious as its a early start to the Queue system to ensure fairness, often before 7am! We tended to book two days running if we wanted to go as far easier. The bars are plentiful, local spirits and beers a plenty and the staff great guys. Bar 3, the Beach bar located by Block 4 and right on the beach side was our favourite haunt. Leopoldo, Gabriel and Marvyn are fantastic lads and make a mean Tequilla shot in any flavour. There are cocktails galore and I tasted everyone during our stay. The local beer is ok but again, not like UK beers. We enjoy different local flavours when on holiday but thought we should warn you it's different. The beach is fab but a little gritty by the shoreline, so water footwear might be useful. The currents are very strong and tides, so exiting the ocean can be tricky but plenty manage to swim daily. The beach beds are plentiful but shade can be a problem as not enough straw umbrellas. Plenty of water sports on offer and various other attractions but the beach sellers employed by the hotel can be annoying. They accept no thanks but there are many of them so, repeating yourself can sometimes be irritating. There are 5 pools and Pool 4 is adults only which was great. Plenty of sun beds but they are again, very hard. A lot of people buy Lilo's to soften them as readily available for about £6 each. Pool towels are provided but you have to walk to pool 2 or 6 to collect them. This was sometimes a bind as you may not be going to either of those pools. There is a bar close to all pools are brilliant activities for the children by Pool 1 or 2. Lots to do and great evening shows or the nightclub open till 3am. The pot painting offered by pool 2 is a great souvenir to keep and I enjoyed painting a fruit bowl on a breezy morning, especially when the resident staff tidy up your creation and make it stunning and glaze/fire it too. Just brilliant. There are a couple of gift shops on site, beach sellers cover almost everything you need for souvenirs and local town is accessible on foot if you are able to walk a mile. There's a fab sports bar across the road and it serves excellent food if you fancy something different. Works out reasonable and a change of scene thrown in. There's bikes to use and lots of other options for local tours and Mark the TUI rep is an excellent source of information. He's friendly and keen to help and makes life easier for you. He's passionate about The area and lives in town, so truly knows it. Top tips. Take dollars and hire a safe. Cheaper to pay with, tip with and no bank to sort. Buy a thermos cup and use it for bar drinks as keeps it cooler in sun and bigger drinks, so less queueing. The plastic cups they provide are small. Go to local supermarket if you want t shirts shorts suntan stuff etc as far cheaper and only at top of road. Canadians are main tourists so expect to make lots of new friends as they are a wonderful nation. Tip all the staff. They only earn around $5 a day and work incredibly hard so genuinely need the extra wages. Most been There years as good employers and year round job. Most families return annually to Royal Decameron and we will hope to be going back ourselves as so relaxing. All Round, excellent holiday. The pro's far out weigh the small negatives.

Second visit and will return again!
Peggy L, Baxter
Sun Feb 19 18:27:04 EST 2017
We love the location of this complex. Loved walking into town daily. The food was ok, it did get boring after awhile which would be expected as we were there for 3 weeks. I was impressed when I saw the kitchen manager checking the temperature of the food very often. The staff was friendly, rooms were clean and the grounds were very well maintained. We will be back!

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