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:
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
Buffet Royal - 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

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

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Over run by LOCALS, cheap trip, reasonable value
BadCubatrip, Calgary, Canada
Tue Oct 11 11:27:05 EDT 2016
I going to come right down to the pros and cons, NO fridge in the room, this is a big deal as its hot there. Drink warm water out of bottles. Food was OK, best was the Italian, was the only are conditioned evening food. Hamburger hut was good. Canadian People very nice. US nice but bud into the lines. No room service at all. Forget ordering food on site after 11:00pm. Very hot, high humidity, great for the bones and skin. On the weekend locals overload bars on beach areas. Horse back ridging to town and area, 200 peso. One day the Temperature was 34 felt like 41 with humidity. Local shopping was available, I got 4 muscle shirts for 18 USD, and a good bottle of tequila for 7.20 USD and 5 USD. I never paid the asking price. Lack of garbage cans, Locals left plastic glasses everywhere, sugar attracted BEES. If you react to BEES stings, this is not a resort for you. Entertainment is loud, BOOM BOOM BOOM, runs each night, language in Spanish, later on the locals overrun Wi-Fi and bar areas like a swarm ants. Wi-Fi area was good but TV screens so small to see Blue Jays play, TVs like 27". Box Air-conditioned in room is noisy, makes it hard to sleep. Locals are pushy, don't stand in lines and bud in, didn't find them very nice. Swimming pools overrun by locals and little diapered kids, one adult pool way at back of site. Avoid swimming in pools where the kids swim, "Yellow pools" we called them. Con was, rooms, safety box you had to buy a key for 18USD for a week. Ocean swimming, 4 people stung by stingrays at beach area. Jellyfish too but I didn't here about people getting hurt by them. Lots of excursions, never pay the price they want and get event list up front. I will not go BACK to that resort.

Its nothing special
gudrun4343, Vancouver, Canada
Sun Oct 09 12:48:13 EDT 2016
I just got back yesterday. The beach and the weather are great. However, the resort is at best a 2 or 3 star. The worst thing i witnessed there is this turtle save thing they have going on. They release a bunch of baby turtles and then all the tourist gather around to watch and feel good about the hotel. when i was there SOMEONE FORGOT ABOUT THE TURTLES SO I WATCHED ONE OF TH HOTEL IDIOTS REMOVING ALL THE DEAD TURTLES FROM THE HOLDING SPACE THEY CREATED FOR SAME. IT WAS AWFUL....They have the music blaring from morning until night in the pool area. Its not even good music. I had to listen to a remix of the BeeGees Staying Alive for hours on one day, and yesterday it would appear the music cycle had gone full circle and thus the Bee Gees were back on. You can't sleep in because they start some stupid wake up music in the morning around 8:00. YOu can't even get a good cup of coffee. They have replaced the baristas with a coffee machine that requires a button to be pressed. Its awful. The coffee from the kitchen is even worse. I would not recommend this place. you have to pay for your safe?

Dated, but nice! Fabulous holiday.....
CRNC_7, Edmonton, Canada
Sun Oct 09 07:54:01 EDT 2016
I loved the location, one of the reasons we decided to try this resort. Many of our friends said we wouldn't be disappointed and we weren't.. well, not completely true! We stayed in Block One and had the most amazing views, very romantic. Right from the check in we were treated extremely well by all the staff. The grounds were immaculately groomed and everything was so clean. I was thrilled because they had 2 adult pools since there were many children at the resort. I'm not sure but maybe there was a school break as the majority of guests were Mexican. The food was okay but there was not much of a variety. If you wanted to book at the restaurants on the resort you had to be up very early to do so which for us ended up not being a priority. We did make it to a couple of them and they were good. If you love meat the Brazilian is the way to go. We also tried the Japanese and it was meh! But each to their own when it comes to food! The resort is kept immaculate but is in dire need of updates. My biggest disappointment was no coffee maker in the rooms. I personally like to wake up in the morning with a cuppa and sit on my balcony and watch the ocean. I was also disappointed that they had no wait staff at the pools. First time for everything I guess. Location is spot on as you are only 15-20 minutes walk into Bucerais, which we actually took a taxi because the humidity was extremely high and unbearable some days. It is also a short cab ride to PV! The flea market in Bucerais is always a thrill to visit and the town itself offers so much to do as well as several divinely awesome restaurants. We found one we will venture to time and time again when ever we are in the area! Would I venture to go back to this resort, no! Why? Well, for a cheap get a way it was perfect and you get what you pay for. It is clean, the food is edible, there is lots to do, but I do like being pampered some times. We had to wear beach shoes all the time on the beach as there were stingrays and jelly fish, but if you learn the shuffle walk you won't get stung! The only REAL complaint I have is on our last night we were awakened by a very loud party on the beach. We phoned down to the front desk and they basically told us that they wouldn't do anything about it. This party was going on at the end of our Block and was so loud that the TV was shaking on the wall. Apparently the Disco moved to the beach. Yikes! Not happy, though, within the hour the clouds opened up and drowned out the party.We were told that people in Block 3 and 4 could hear it as well. So, in the future all guests should be taken into consideration when it come to noise comfort! In the end this resort is no where near the 4.5 stars it is given. I have stayed at many 4-5 star resorts and this one would be a 3 at best. I did have a good time, but it was the staff that helped with that. Kind, friendly and accommodating! (Except when they set up a party on the beach, LOL) I would never tell anyone not to go there, I would tell them not to expect 4-5 star treatment!

Our honeymoon
troyr692, Surrey
Thu Oct 06 16:35:05 EDT 2016
We got a great deal on this vacation and decided we couldn't pass it up. We got an upgrade to Block 1, ocean front, and the views were great. The room was dated but clean and the staff did a great job to make sure everything was made up daily. Down fall was the rooms are between two bars and very noisy until 1am. The food side of things was below average. Service staff were great, busing your tables and making sure you had drinks but we couldn't eat the buffet food. Ala cart was a little better but you had to line up at 8am to book your table or it would sell out. Breakfast was by far the best with eggs cooked to order. The bar staff were awesome and always made you a good drink but brink your own travel cup as the resort cups are tiny. The property was well kept and always lots of staff working on keeping it clean, even after big rain storms. We heard that the entertainment was good but we never went as we ate out every night. The act we did see was great. All in all, we would not go back to the resort but we would go back to Bucerias again.

HonestIy, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Thu Oct 06 06:45:57 EDT 2016
Rooms are spotless with air conditioning, hairdryers and towels and cleaned everyday, large variety of food something for every one, we had no children with us so we went to the adult pool or the beach. The sea can be very rough with strong tide you will not be able to let children fill buckets or play by the edge it can be very dangerous but great fun for adults and older children, plenty of pools for children. We had a fantastic time here and if you want to book trips go to the entrance of the complex and cross the road, the guys in there will do a good deal far cheaper than the rep. This trip was worth every penny and the hotel has a very layed back attitude and the staff are very attentive and work hard, 20 - 50 pesus to say thank you goes a long way.

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