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:
Wok - Thai specialty restaurant
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
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
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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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Worst experience ever!
mqabsis, Red Deer, Canada
Mon Aug 13 17:07:12 EDT 2018
I won’t come back to this place if it was freeeee. The rules are ridiculous, and the staff speak no English. I called reception desk 4 times to ask a simple question, and she kept putting me on hold coz she didn’t understand me, instead of telling me she doesn’t know what I’m saying. Rooms are horrible, no fridge, iron or safe (50$ pesos) a night if you need to use the safe!!!! They leave you ONE warm bottle of water. Very old and looks really bad inside. Beds are horrible and so stiff, you’re better off sleeping on the floor. Every restaurant at this resort need a reservation, and let me tell you... you have to wake up at 7am and listen to a stupid presentation 90% of it in Spanish, then wait for another 45mins for everyone to book coz they have one girl booking, to find out that there is no more room at any of these restaurants coz they filled up already. When I asked the lady she told me 15 person per restaurant!!! Which is blows my mind, coz this resort is massive!! Never ever again.

Annoyed of restaurants
Yo L,
Sun Aug 12 15:23:17 EDT 2018
Currently on my trip here still. I find the policy a little ridiculous for having to wake up early to book a dinner reservation while on holidays. There are many restaurants available yet you can’t walk in (at any time when we walk past a restaraunt, it looked like there are five souls in them) If you don’t book ahead of time (7:30am) you’re stuck picking at the measly buffet choices. It’s kind of suckst they can’t accommodate 2 people at a restaurant Kind of of ridiculous to go all inclusive and have to plan your day around dinner reservations.

calsha1998, Bristol, United Kingdom
Tue Aug 07 14:49:08 EDT 2018
we have just returned from this complex and have to say we were very sad to leave ! It has everything you would want from a holiday, although the rooms were very basic (would have just liked to have a kettle in the room to make coffee) everything else made up for it. plenty of choice for food and always something for everyone, the staff in the restaurants and pool bar were fantastic and so friendly and as for the entertainment staff Isra Oscar mireyya and yaya and the team were the best in any place we have ever been, the manager was also extremely accommodating and came to watch the football sessions which our son loved taking part in. we were probably in the minority of english people there but as stated before that wasn't a problem as everyone was so extremely friendly and i would definitely recommend the Decameron Thank you and we hope to visit you again at christmas time many thanks xxxx Love to the Decameron family :))

The Price was Right
Kyle M, Calgary, Canada
Sun Aug 05 09:20:56 EDT 2018
My wife and I traveled to Royal Decameron Complex from July 28- Aug 4 2018. Here are the pros and cons of our trip. Pros: ~Price was attractive, Under $2500 CAD for the two of us ~Large resort with 5 pools, and 6 Bars. ~Didn't feel over crowded ~Massive beach with no seaweed ~Free kayak and sailboat ~Staff is very friendly ~Drinks were very good (stiff) ~Grounds were kept immaculate ~Pools weren't freezing cold ~Free WIFI in block 1 ONLY (we stayed in block 1) ~We had beachfront view of the Banderas Bay ~Only 20 min from the airport ~Transportation to anywhere outside the resort is easy to use Cons: ~Dated rooms and amities that need upgrading ~No fridge in the rooms ~Only 1 bottle of water in the room per day ~No complimentary beer or pop in the room ~NO WIFI in any blocks other than block 1 ~Food wasn't the greatest (we came to drink and try local food anyway) This trip all in all was about what we expected, for the cheap price we paid. If you want to come and relax, get a tan and have some drinks, this place is great. Check In was really easy and quick. We opted out of using a safe as its an additional cost and we have a lock for our carry on luggage and just used that. Pools: There are 5 pools at this resort, Pools 1,2,3,5 are all for families and pool 4 is for Adults Only which is located in Block 5. They range from small pools to gigantic (pool 5) Clean for the most part depending on the weather. Rooms: Rooms are average sized, very dated on the décor and should be updated, we don't spend much time there so was not bothered by it. We had a great view from our balcony of the ocean (Block 1) This is also the only Block that has WIFI in it. Restaurants: There are 2 Buffet restaurants we only had breakfast at the buffets so cant comment on the food too much. All I can mention is there is no bacon and mostly Mexican style food for breakfast. A la Carte: You must book A la Carte at block 4 at 7:30, you can book for 2 days at a time, I would suggest getting there before they open as it books up quick. They are not exactly on time every day... one time we sat till 8:30 before we got to book they were 30 min late starting. Mexicana Piccolo (Italian) Jap Jap Wok (Thai) Rodizio (Brazilian) All the food we had was Average-Above average, we loved the presentation of all of it but lacked certain tastes we are accustomed to. Outings: We went outside the resort on many occasions, Bucerias is within walking distance if you are in shape and can handle a lot of sweating. We recommend to go to Miguel Angel, which is a restaurant and bar right in the town square by the beach. Transportation to other towns is super simple such as La Cruz, Sayulita, or Puerto Vallarta. Its 22 pesos a person to Sayulita, and 17 pesos each to Puerto Vallarta (By bus only) The bus is super simple to use, just walk up the road about 1k from the resort, the bus stop is on the corner opposite of the OXXO, wait till the bus comes that says Puerto Vallarta and enjoy the crazy ride. If going North Cross the highway and the bus stop is just to the right of the stop lights. If going into Puerto Vallarta they have time share people EVERYWHERE, even the restaurants do it now. (Rhythms of the Night) is what they try suck you in with. They tell you its not a timeshare but trust me it IS. I didn't get suckered into it and please don't let yourself either. Overall: The grounds perfectly kempt, the workers were all great and extremely hard working. You can only be as good as the tools you're given. This hotel with some minor upgrades and amenities could easily have another star added to it. We were generally happy with our experience, and would recommend it to people as long as you don't pay more than $1200.00/person

Colourful hotel
Sheila S, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Fri Aug 03 02:31:26 EDT 2018
This hotel was a real contrast to Cancun. The hotel itself was beautiful, clean and the staff were brilliant. The choice of food is great. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. Everyone talks to everyone. The surrounding gardens are perfectly kept. The domestic staff work all day and the garden staff also. Even the sun beds are cleaned nightly. It was a real pleasure to visit this hotel. It was our first time to Mexico. Our first time to the DeCameron Utd it won’t be the last. We would gladly recommend it to anyone. All ages catered for. The entertainment was great for the kids and the adults. There was always something going on. And if you want a little quiet time there is an adult only pool. The spa is to die for. Even the gym is quite well equipped.

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