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
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 Traveller Reviews
Second Visit
Lorna R, London, United Kingdom
Thu Jun 22 08:16:04 EDT 2017
I stayed at this hotel from 3rd - 17th June 2017 as a solo female traveller. I had previously stayed here in May 2015 and had such a lovely holiday that i decided to return. Check in was really quick, it litterally took two minutes and i was shown to my room. My room was 4332 in block 4 which was a great location. Directly opposite the restaurant with the sea to my left, a lovely sight to wake up to. The room was very clean, the bed was very comfortable, the air conditioning worked very well but the only down side was when i ran the water in the sink, a smell of sewage would come up, i'm not sure what could be done about that. My room lady was great, very good and always kept my room spotlessly clean. She also left a 1 litre bottle of water daily. I tipped her 25 peso a day. Opposite my room, there was an area of grass which the hotel uses to host functions, like birthdays and weddings. These would generally start around 6pm and finish at 10-30pm, however the music can be very loud, even with the patio door closed, the music was loud and i couldn't sleep. Bearing in mind there is 6 hours time difference, 10-30pm in Mexico is like 4-30am at home. There were 4 functions held when i was there. My tour operator never mentioned this and i didn't see it in the TUI online brochure. On the day of arrival, the bank was closed so i went back the following day to hire the safe in my room. It was $643.50 peso for 13 nights, which is around ÂŁ32-50p. The guy in the bank was lovely and very helpful. I changed my money at home before i travelled and got over 22 peso to the ÂŁ1 and i'm glad i did as the hotel rate was 17 peso to the ÂŁ1. I used the Las Tortugas Tropical Restaurant mainly for all my meals which is a buffet restaurant in Block 4. This restaurant caters mainly for Mexican guests. I found there was a good variety of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner and i enjoyed most of what i ate. I would go for dinner at around 7pm which was a good time as it gets very busy from around 8pm onwards and it can be difficult trying to find a table at times. I had the same waiter for the two weeks i was there and i never did get his name. I gave him $100 peso after about 3 days and said i would tip him the rest before i left. On the Thursday, two days before i was leaving, he told me that he was day off on Saturday and had to go home to pay bills, then said that he was only joking and laughed? I told him that i would see him on Friday and that's what i did. I gave him a further $400 peso, which is $500 in total for the two weeks and i didn't even get a thank you which made me feel a bit disappointed. You don't have to tip if you don't want to but wherever i go, as a token of my appreciation, i will always tip and generally tip well. My rep told me that what i tipped was pretty much a weeks pay for a waiter and saw it as generous. I never felt unwell for the whole of my holiday until i got to the airport at Puerto Vallarta and i had an upset stomach which has now since settled, 5 days later. I mainly used the Playa Fiesta Tropical Bar in the afternoon or of an evening and i have to say that Carlos gave exceptional service, he was also very friendly and pleasant in his manner. Again, tipping can go along way and it's generally appreciated. The beach is lovely and the water is warm,there are also decent loungers to use, The main part of the beach seemed clean but in between the loungers, that's where you would find food and cigarette ends etc. There is a guy that hoses down all the loungers on the beach in the evening. There are people on the beach, men and women selling things from what they call "The Market" on the beach. I remembered Victor who was selling silver from 2 years ago and it was nice to chat with him, however i found some of the vendors really rude, one asking me in an unpleasant tone .. "Are you going to spend your money today?" I would lay there with my eyes closed trying to relax and they would stand there and talk until you acknowledged them, to me that's like intimidation and not what you need when your trying to relax. It almost made me feel like if i wanted to lay on the beach, then i had to buy something. Maybe it's because they knew i was there on my own and thought they could intimidate me, i don't know. I never heard of other people having problems with them but most people seemed to be couples or families. I never bought anything from them this year as i bought everything i wanted for the last 2 years running as i stayed in Puerto Vallarta last year. An old man selling wooden carvings on the beach got quite angry with me as i wouldn't buy his product. After that, i generally stayed around by the pools. I stayed around pool 5 in Block 6 mainly. Even with children playing, it was relaxing and a pleasant atmosphere. The pools were clean and the pool attendants/life guards are really on the ball and they are quite strict, which is a good thing. Be prepared to see the odd Iguana walk past your lounger or go for a swim in the pool, they are really fascinating and brilliant to watch. There's an Iguana tree to the left of the adult pool and i just loved watching them all. The staff feed them at around 12-30pm daily. I managed to get some great videos and photo's. Entertainment team do a fantastic job, lot's of daytime activities to do if you fancy it. I never watched any of the shows as i was in bed early most nights, although i heard lot's of people saying how good they were. My rep Louie was lovely, very pleasant and helpful. Please be aware that the departure tax was $1335 peso at Puerto Vallarta Airport when i left. It's gone up alot, almost 50% in the last 2 years. I saw many people get caught out at the airport, thinking they had to pay $900 peso as that's what they saw online or that's what TUI told them. They had to go to an ATM and draw out more money in order to leave. All in all, it was a nice holiday. The hotel is looking a bit tired, it could do with a refurbishment really, it's in need of maybe updating/modernising. It's a very clean hotel though and the cleaners work hard day and night to keep it that way. The grounds are kept immaculate, the gardeners do a fantastic job and work very hard to keep the place looking nice. I think what really spoiled it for me, was the harassment on the beach from the vendors, it was like being pestered every minute or so and i have to say that the female vendors were no problem at all, it was the men. I don't think they are anything to do with the hotel but i don't think they have done the hotel any favours with their attitudes.

Wonderful stay at Royal Decameron Complex....
BeachAddictMontreal, Montreal
Thu Jun 22 05:37:47 EDT 2017
I'm a frequent traveler (business & pleasure) and I enjoy writing my trip reviews so that I can provide my honest opinion about the places I travel and visit. Trip-Advisor is definitively the social network and media that I find very useful in helping me plan and chose wisely when I prepare for my next trip/vacation. This is my 1st time in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico. It is a 20 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta. We stayed at the Royal Decameron Complex from June 8-15, 2017. As always, I will be as honest as I possibly can in my review of the Royal Decameron Complex. Check-In: A very time consuming and poor experience from the start ! Staff was not ready and accommodating to receive 2 bus loads of guests at same time. Paperwork was a mess and certain papers including ours seemed to be lost or misplaced. It took 20 minutes to find our paperwork before we can actually start the check-in process. Refreshment drink was served which was quite tasty, I may add. Room : Building 5 - Very clean and spacious. No signs of mildew or misty smell. Safe, TV and A/C working accordingly. Beds/mattress were good ! Pool is an adult only pool so no children allowed. If you're looking for quiet time or rest/relation by the pool then this building os for you. Beach : Very clean, lots of chairs and sun huts (palapas). Recommend you get there early if you wish to get a good spot, many people get to beach as of 7:00am to pick their spots. Miles and miles of white sand beach. Great to walk or jog. Beach water very, disturbed and quite choppy. Could be dangerous if not an experienced swimmer Restaurants : They have 5 a la cartes restaurants (Italian, Mexican, Brazilian, Japanese and Thai). Food is surprisingly very good and I highly recommend you try them. We ate at all except the Mexican restaurant. Waiters and staff all friendly in a very relaxed dining ambiance. Main Buffets : At times not big enough to accommodate the hotel capacity. Food was surprisingly very good and fresh ! Lots to chose from, such as Fish, Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, etc.... Hotel & Bar Staff : Very friendly and eager to help in anyway. Swimming pool and Hotel grounds : The hotel grounds and pool were very clean. Entertainment Staff : The entertainment staff were nice and friendly. They tried real hard to get people to participate in activities and games during the day as well as performing the evening shows. Not your typical Las Vegas shows but I guess they are alright for 45 minutes or so. Conclusion : In my opinion, this resort is very good and affordable and will meet all of your vacation needs. The hotel staff and management work real hard in keeping the resort extremely clean. The food is very good and satisfies many different pallets. Simply put, you will not starve at this place ! It's a very nice and clean place where you can get plenty of rest & relaxation.

Summer Getaway
Paula A, Irving
Thu Jun 22 05:11:24 EDT 2017
This complex is so beautiful, however the adult pool is across the street along with building 5 and 6 so it is a bit of a walk to the other areas if you want to go to the beach or experience some of the afternoon activities. We didn't mind the walk, however, so of the other guest with mobility issues were unable to get back and forth so easily. The staff was friendly and gracious. We did find a few who did not speak english but they were quick to lead us to other staff members who did. The shows and food were very good as well.

Excellent holiday...excellent value
tmulvi, Alberta
Wed Jun 21 15:55:53 EDT 2017
Just returned from last minute bargain holiday at Royal Decameron. $Can 750/person/wk inc taxes and flight was too good to resist. Travelled with Transat. Well organized with agents and transfer buses waiting for us at the airport. There was a Transat desk at resort as well. No charge for first bag. Only food freebies were water, juice. Couple things to pick at: the older 737 with 3/3 seating and no movies, online check in on return trip was limited to 1 day which was quite inconvenient. This late into the season there wasn’t any choice in flights…we endured the Calgary stop over on our Edmonton destination but knew that before I booked. Check in and check out at resort was quite quick and smooth. We stayed in complex 4….room 2421. It was a corner room that gave you a view of ocean without the price! Two minutes from beach, bar or restaurant. Maid service every day if needed but for most part we just needed towels replaced and fresh water. TV reception was not HD...50 some channels but only 6 or so English. CNN is standard everywhere it seems. Air conditioning was more than sufficient. Paid $25 for use of safe. Room had double bed, single bed, long TV table, bedside small table, small closet…sink in small room outside bathroom with shower only. Balcony was roomy enough for 2 chairs and small table. Over all room was functional and clean. There were 5 or 6 restaurants ranging from buffet to a la carte with reservations. Line up for reservations at 8 a.m. for 2 days ahead. We quite liked Italian but also could choose Brazil, Mexican, and Japanese as well. I am pretty basic when it comes to food so stuck with choices at buffet. Didn’t seem to be a list or summary of daily offerings at each restaurant...would have been handy. Staff were quick with wine, beer etc. I am also bit queasy when it comes to all the folks going thru buffet. There are no hand sanitizing facilities for people. Think they could take a cue from cruise ships. Anyway, bring your own pocket bottle. No complaints on the food front. Wonderful wide beach this time. Can walk for miles. Never had any trouble getting a lounge chair. Kayaks, boogie boards even a small sail boat available for free (1/2 hr). Activities also included yoga, stretching on the beach. Shuffleboard, Spanish classes up top. Would have been handy to have a daily listing as the billboards were somewhat out of date i.e. no “kayak tour”. Resort also has basic bicycles/helmet/vest for use…excellent way to head into Bucerias There was also nightly entertainment in a small “stadium”. The wife went a couple times and quite enjoyed it. Seems to be aimed for family audience with lots of Spanish. Bucerias is a small town about 15 minute walk. Quite safe to walk down the street. Went to church, resort staff didn’t have a good handle on times so here they are Sun 10:00, Mon-Wed, Fri, Sat 8 p.m., Thur 6pm. Sunday mass was in Spanish. Quite interesting Mexican architecture with open doors, windows lending an open air touch. Took advantage of excellent dental facilities $50/cleaning, $45-50/filling. Compare that with $200 cleaning in Alberta! We paid for our trip…9 fillings and 2 cleanings came to <$550…compared to a bill at home for > $2000! There is also an excellent leather shop in Bucerias along the laneway of vendors…turn left just after you cross bridge before town. Bought some nice belts for $20 can. Also took advantage of excellent prices for massages and pedicure….200 pesos for hr. Beach massages were excellent. Had pedicures outside of resort on corner heading into town. Took local bus into PV to check out the Malecon, 45min to 1 hr approx. Two types of public transport. Small 10 people vans that are interesting but can get crowded with all sorts of local folks. We took the larger AMT buses. Bus stop 10 min walk from resort. Need one transfer...going to PV (16 pesos) and transfer on main street at les Glorieux (sp?), from there take centro bus to Malecon (7.5p). Repeat on way back except transfer is at Sam’s Club/Walmart. Bus drivers very helpful with info. Taxi fare approx 280p Couple misc suggestions….bring your Bubba for drinks. Resort only uses plastic glasses. Floats for pool make it so much more enjoyable. This is an older resort that IMO is 3 ½ stars. Clean, safe, lots of food, booze, entertainment. Would not hesitate to upgrade to 4 stars if there was resort wide Wifi rather than just lounges. Given our excellent price $750/person, we felt we received full value and would not hesitate to go back. Keep in mind this seems to be closest resort to Bucerias and is a much quieter location than the wall to wall resorts of PV. The last word has to be reserved for the staff. So friendly, accommodating…they have to be one of the real treats here. Never once did I feel a tip was expected but certainly more than deserved. All in all, excellent holiday

Worst for rooms
Robbie F,
Wed Jun 21 09:54:55 EDT 2017
We were there for a wedding, the rooms were horrible, air conditioning was making everyone sick. The price of everything went up after the bride and groom had already paid. It seemed like they were enjoying making it the most difficult vacation ever. The one saving grace was the wedding coordinator and the ceremony itself, which were fairly well done.

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