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:
Piccolo - Mediterranean specialty restaurant
Buffet Flamingos - Buffet breakfast and lunch restaurant.
Jap Jap - Japanese specialty restaurant
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.
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
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692 Recommend
692 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Royal Decameron Complex to their friends and family

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Killer good place to relax, eat and drink!
Thu May 18 13:14:24 EDT 2017
If you are looking for an all inclusive place that offers ocean, food, drink, very nice accomodations abd basically a VERY enjoyable time... think mo more! Royal Decameron Bucerias offers all that and much much more! From the short 15 minute taxi ride that takes you from Puerto Vallarta International Airport to Royal Decameron Bucerias (about $23.00 USD) to the fast check-in that greets you with a delicious ice cold drink, through your entire stay at the resort, you are GUARANTEED a very pleasant experience!!! This ALL INCLUSIVE resort offers all sorts of activities but the one thing that stands out the most is the enjoyable relaxing time you will have while you are there! The staff is the friendliest nicest people you can find! The accomodations offer very very nice rooms with ICE cold AC, the three HUGE buffets offer an incredible variety of the most delicious food that basically make the Five A la cart diners (Mediterranean, Japanese, Italian, Brazilian and Mexican) superb icing on the cake! The beachfront bars offer whatever drink you can possibly think of and the overall environment is such rhat you will feel right at home from the moment you set foot on the grounds! While it is an all inclusive place, I always tipped the bar tenders and my waiters a cool 50peso bill (a whopping $2.20 tip) for my 32oz Strawberry mararitas (try getting that anywhere for that price) or service during breakfast lunch or dinner, and the tip is by no means required nor expected, but my hopes were that it made the bar tender's or waiter's day a tiny little bit better! The buffets... what can I tell you... INCREDIBLE! DELICIOUS and guaranteed to satisfy your every desire! please note, this is not the Ritz Carlton or the Waldorf Astoria but then again, those are not at the beach and their prices, lets just say that they are at the very least five times more and offer about 10 times less in food and activities and beaches. Please, do not compare, there is no need to! I personally was there to unwind and relax and my expectations were flat out BLOWN right out of the water in a very VERY favorable way! The overall area offers a family environment but block 5 offers an quieter adult only environment so if you wish to have a bit more quiet times, ask for block 5. They have many activities available but I wanted to do NOTHING! and that I did! and loved every minute of it! at the Beach, Bar, Restaurant, relacing by the water or in my room... fantastic! They offer night time shows that are nice to see and many other activities that for the price and proximity... not many will be able to beat!

It's Fantastic
Anja H,
Thu May 18 11:37:11 EDT 2017
I honestly don't understand peoples complaints with this place! It's so clean, there is always choices of food you will like, the people are SO nice and friendly. Everyone their is kind. The performance and entertainment staff are incredibly talented! This resort has everything you need to feel safe, fed, entertained, relaxed, taken care of, etc. I went with my best friend for a week and it was the best week we've ever had together!

Great for families
IRMA L, Chula Vista, California
Tue May 16 18:52:09 EDT 2017
This is quite a large complex but it doesn't feel like it. The hotel is always clean as are the rooms. This is my second visit so I am familiar with their amenities. Last week we held our family reunion and although some requested a change of room due to noise at night, I didn't have that problem. The great thing of this place is the staff. Daniel, our waiter at the Tropicana Restaurant was excellent. After our first meal, he knew that we were a large group. He was never too busy to meet our needs. The food is just okay at the buffet style restaurants. I wasn't impressed with the Japanese food but enjoyed the Italian restaurant. You must get up early to reserve a table in the specialty restaurants. This is bothersome as even when you get to the reservation area you may not get what you want. Mentioned the rooms are clean but not luxurious. This time around they provide shampoo and body cream (5 years ago they didn't). Not the best quality but at least I didn't have to purchase these at the nearby store. Note: there is a fee to use the room safe. I suggest arranging this as you check in as the service of getting the key is not always available.

Returned after 15 years
kangy123, Newport, United Kingdom
Mon May 15 10:43:10 EDT 2017
Just returned to the Royal Decameron after 15 years and the resort has not changed that much. The complex is now larger and extra restaurants but overall it is still the same and is good value for money. There are 5 A la carte restaurants (Mexican, Italian, Brazilian, Japanese and Asian) which need to be booked and people start queueing an hour before the desk opens to get the best seating times. There is also 2 Buffet restaurants which are freely available (Mexican and International) Food is good in all of them with plenty of variety so you always find something you will like if you don't fancy experimenting with different foods. Staff are very helpful and friendly. The resort is kept very clean with staff constantly cleaning. The rooms have not been updated and are still very Basic but are cleaned daily. Entertainment during the day and evening is normally pretty good. Although we had a lovely time there are some Negatives, We had to pay approx. £30.00 for the use of the room safe as they have a disclaimer stating they are not responsible if anything is pinched from your room? Pool No1 is in dire need of refurbishment with broken and tatty parasols, floor around the pool is very poor and crumbling and the drainage is non existent and saw a lot of people slip they had staff constantly scooping water into buckets and emptying elsewhere (this is the pool where the daily entertainment happens). A wind picks up during the afternoon and the parasols are lowered so there is nowhere to sit outside and have some shade apart from a small section by the beach. Rooms could now do with a makeover as they are looking old and tired. Although most of the entertainment is translated into English the entertainment is geared more towards the Mexican clientele (which is understandable) which now appeared to be the larger percentage of guests. I was a little taken aback though when a slip was pushed through our door which stated they were going to do their monthly fumigation of the room (which I cancelled) What they do I do not know but feel that this sort of thing should not be done while guests are staying in the room (did not have any problems with bugs). Would I stay here again and the answer is Yes as there are more positives than negatives but it would be nice to see some refurbishment of rooms and pool area.

Not the worst, certainly not the best!
Breannemarie, Calgary, Canada
Sat May 13 08:45:20 EDT 2017
My partner and I decided we needed a getaway- being from chilly Canada, Mexico is always a great option. To be very honest, we chose this resort because it was the cheapest. Now that we have been here, I can see why it was the cheapest! I will start with the positive things: 1. The entertainment staff were amazing! Their dancing was on point, very talented group of people. Each time they started promptly at 9:30 and it was a very enjoyable time. 2. The beach was nice. The water isn't clear (as expected on this side of Mexico), but nice enough to enjoy daily. 3. The room was clean and as good as any room can be - no complaints. Now with the negatives: 1. The entertainment staff was talented, but showed very little want to speak in English. Now - I am not a person who feels I should come to a Spanish speaking country and have perfect English - but some would be nice? They did many skits and "funny" things (I could tell from the laughter happening around us), but none in English. Any attempt to speak English came as more of a dig at the Canadians and Americans in the stands. 2. The food was way less than par. This is my 5th time to Mexico, and while I wasn't expecting food to be of quality of the Ritz, it was by far the worst food I've had at a Mexican resort (I will add that this hotel is rated as a 4 star and I've stayed at 3 stars with better food). Not much of a variety and the things they did have (simple things like fries) were very poorly made. My partner and I ended up walking into Bucerias for lunch and dinner daily. 3. The English thing. This resort attracts many locals, all Spanish speaking locals. Because of this it was extremely difficult to understand the staff working here, as they cater mainly to the Spanish visitors and not the English ones. They announced that Canadians took up 280 rooms for the week we were here, while Mexican people took up 300. This should be means to learn better English, but maybe that's just me. Getting something like a new towel proved very difficult. 3. The staff wasn't very friendly. I would expect friendly staff regardless of where I am in the world. People pay hard earned money to come away for a week, treating them with respect should be apart of the package. Saving grace*** being close to the town of Bucerias. The people there are so lovely, so friendly, and we found many hidden treasures in terms of places to eat and shop. Advice: spend the extra money to go elsewhere.

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