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

Latest Apple Vacations Review >>
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 5445reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Everything we wanted..
Mar 16 2019
This resort fit our needs perfectly. Large, spacious grounds, meticulously maintained. The pools are crystal clear and safe to access. The size of this resorts beach is amazing. Again, clean, plenty of thatched umbrellas and chairs. The selection of foods was great..especially the fruits, veggies and desserts. All staff took great care of us and we enjoyed talking with them. This was our 2nd visit and it won’t be our last.
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Great Vacation
Mar 08 2019
Had a great time. Hotel is very clean and everyone is very friendly. The only problem is the security box. Should be included and ready to go upon check in. We checked in and had to go back to get our keys at 3:30. Then had to go to another place to get the keys for the security box at 4:30. Then had to meet with the Apple Rep at 5:30. Kind of wasted a day. It is already a long day when traveling, then find out you have to wait for all the other things. Our Apple Rep was on his last day at this resort the day we came in and didn't have another Rep at this hotel until a couple days before we came home. Didn't have a chance to sign up for any excursions. We would absolutely love to go back to this resort if they could fix these couple of changes. It was beautiful.
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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
The Place Grows on You
sunnygirl425, Canada
Thu Apr 11 13:46:44 EDT 2019
Just returned from a 10 day trip with 5 other friends. It was our first time to the resort and we were told to expect it to be simple. Check in was fast and when we got to our room, it could only be described as basic. A few things: no fridge, coffee makers, Kleenex or facecloths. But the room was clean and functional...except for the shower curtain being 4 inches too short, causing water to splash all over the floor and leave huge puddles that had to be soaked up every time we showered. No big deal in the grand scheme of things but some attention to these small details could certainly enhance guest experience. We really liked the set up of the resort. With 6 buildings and 5 pools as well as a large stretch of beach, you could easily choose the vibe you were looking for. We are pool people and found Pool 5 at building 6 to be our favorite. Not the real loud music and games/activities of Pool 1, but not the absolute quiet (people shush you if you are laughing too loud!) of the pool at building 5. The bar was close, washrooms and a snack bar right there too (try the burgers - yum!) The beach had a ton of palapas for shade but the beach is on a fairly steep angle with course sand and unpredictable waves making walking along it a little more challenging. We found there was always a slight breeze during the day, which was lovely, but that the wind did come up a bit at night. The vendors approaching you on the beach was constant but they were not pushy. A simple "no gracias" and they would move along. We did not book an a la carte simply due to the system that has been mentioned here several times. We found the buffets to have a fairly good selection and quality...as much as can be expected for a buffet. When we did tire of buffet dining, we found a few cute places in Bucerias within walking distance to try out. The one thing we did notice was that there is nowhere to get food late at night after the buffets closed. It would be handy if the sports bar had a few snacks you could get after 10:00. We coped by stopping at one of the two convenience stores on site to stock up on chips and found their prices to be reasonable. Oh and I must mention the bacon trick...they do not put it out on the buffet. You have to get in the omelette line up to secure your bacon, which they keep safely behind the counter. This is clutch if you don't want to be stuck eating the weird wiener like sausage they put out at breakfast! The location of the resort is great. Right across the street there are two pharmacies that were open quite late as well as a few shops (buy your souvenirs there, not the beach market - the prices are much better). The main market and town square of Bucerias is about a 20 - 30 minute walk and we never felt unsafe walking it. The market closer to Bucerias can be a bit more pushy and overwhelming but it's always fun to look around and try to make some deals. There is also a department store up the hill (5 minute walk) that had everything from bathing suits to microwaves if you forget anything. Though the resort lacked some of the little things, as the week went on we found ourselves loving it more and more. The staff are so friendly and it is a cheerful atmosphere over all. We heard lots of complaints from other guests about lack of services etc. but we are not the type of people to dwell on that. We were just grateful to not be at work and enjoying the beautiful weather, setting and drinks (oh, they don't make mojitos by the way! That was a big disappointment for our group....until we got hooked on Funky Monkeys! lol) When I walked into our room on the first day my first thought was "why do people stay here?" but by the end of the week I found myself thinking about my next trip there. The staff and overall simple charm of the place really do make it grow on you.

janfernandes, Winnipeg, Canada
Wed Apr 10 11:32:45 EDT 2019
Nice resort! Stayed in the oceanfront rooms (block1). Highly recommend view is spectacular. Food was very good was worried because of other reviews but never had a bad meal. Lounge chairs are my big complaint so uncomfortable!!! Beach is beautiful staff is very nice! Well worth the price we paid. Will definitely return.

It is a very run down resort
Daniel D,
Tue Apr 09 11:54:11 EDT 2019
my stay was just ok. they dont have service in several areas. the pool, for example, there is nobody there to ask if you would like a drink. you need to go to the bar to get your drinks. the room is old, small tv set, the closet and bathroom doors are very old and need replacement. My friend staying in room 2211 even told me that they saw those little cockroaches around the bathroom mirror. the food was ok but just about the same thing every day.

Workers make this place unique, but the resort itself needs improvement in management
sp5333, Toronto, Canada
Mon Apr 08 18:12:13 EDT 2019
My wife and I just returned from a week at this place. We arrived on a Thursday and were promptly taken care of by staff at the desk. Our room wasn t ready, but they took our bags after we secured our suntan lotion from one of the bags and off to the beach we went as we pre-packed our carry-ons with beach gear. Food at the buffets both breakfast and lunch is plentiful, delicious, hot and always in abundance. If something had run out it was quickly replaced by staff. During our stay we saw several members of the restaurant team checking food temperatures with heat monitors to ensure they were at temperature. Perhaps this is due to previous reviews indicating cool or cold food which should be hot. On our first day there, we just walked by the a la carte reservation desk and were pleasantly suprized to get the Japanese. It was great. However, we were not going to be one of "those people" who line up pre 7 am for a chance to get an a la carte possibly starting at 830-9am. We took our chances each day, but we did not get any other a la cartes during our stay. What we did notice is a sign all the other days posted real early that " the a la cartes for the day" were closed meaning filled up. My wife noticed during these remaining days we were there that several tour operator companies with fully emblazoned matching t shirts in excess of 20 persons each tour company touring the premise, so more than likely the "true customer of the Decameron " was shut out these days. This needs to be addressed. If you have no customers Decameron, you don t need the tour operators as there will be no business. Due to us not getting an a la carte the second day on our own choice, we ventured out to Bucerias and the surrounding area and are glad we did. Yes the restaurants we ate dinner ate cost us money....but the food, ambiance ( one was in a garden the other direct oceanfront dining and the likes ) were second to none. None of these dinners which had appetixers, dinner, cocktails and after dinner specialty coffees was more than 80 Canadian ( tip included ) Reviews are forthcoming on these great places. We both had massages at there location for 20 U.S. all of them great. Do not get an early one on mondays as this seems to be their beach clean up day when they use a large tractor to go up and down the beach more than enough times. Our room was located in Block 3 ( facing the ocean,but back on the property-see photo) . The room was neat and tidy with a large balcony. Our only regret is that where we were located in Block 3 to the south side there is one of their restaurants that opens at 7am.....We heard trucks coming in to deliver food and produce starting at 5am which we understood as fresh produce is delivered daily, but alot of banging and crashing of containers occurred, never mind the raised voices. So if you are a light sleeper, this is not the block for you. NEXT: as for the water in the room issue that someone said they "felt like a prisoner", get over yourself. If you were polite and asked your room steward, he or she would have given you more each and every day. Its called being polite. We had no issue getting all the water we needed. Worse case, go across the road a buy two 1.5 Litre bottle for 38 pesos ( about 2.50 CDN or just over a buck U.S for both). We also brought our own water bottles down there after reading the reviews. Every bar and dining area had fresh purified ice and water for the taking and as much as you wanted to refill your containers during your beach or pool time. Never had an issue locating fresh and abundant water and ice. Lastly, this resort during our stay at the end of March into April was not even at 1/2 capacity...so we cannot say that chairs were a problem to get on the beach or poolside. The drinks were made as you wanted them....once again open your mouth if you prefer more alcohol in your drink. The alcohol they provided is mainly generic and not top shelf liquor. ( YET ) I doubt we will be returning to this Decameron in the future. This was a cheap get away at the end of a long winter, so be prepared that you are not going to the Ritz Carlton for a week.

Working Vacation
dgray1010, Oliver, Canada
Sun Apr 07 07:46:29 EDT 2019
Myself and 2 other colleagues took a group of 8 special needs clients to this resort....when we first arrived we were given rooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors with no elevators (one of our clients has cerebral palsy and is in a wheelchair and 3 others have mobility issues)...after about 2 hours we were able to get them all on the bottom floor!!! However, for myself and my colleagues, we were told we would get a room with 3 beds, but instead after being moved around for 2 days, we were moved to the 4th floor (away from our clients) and still ended up with 2 beds and a cot...which we never did get proper bedding for!!! I personally have been to this resort before and would probably return by myself, but NEVER would I come back with this type of group!!! Aside from the total debacle of our rooms...the food in the a la cartes is amazing and the majority of the staff were wonderful....big shout out to bartender, Angel, and Lobby staff, Guadalupe..both very kind!!!

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