Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Samba Vallarta

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All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Bottle of domestic sparkling wine, a complimentary room upgrade (based on availability), and one FREE night on first anniversary return trip (minimum five night stay; restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay Free with a parent or grandparents.

The all-inclusive Samba Vallarta is located in Flamingos in Riviera Nayarit, about eight miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta International Airport resting upon a 12-mile stretch of beach. The resort is 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and 15 minutes from the international airport, close to major shopping areas and entertainment.

This all-inclusive playground consists of hacienda-style architecture nestled amid coconut trees, palms, and bougainvillea, set upon a gorgeous stretch of white sand. Enjoy unlimited food and drink at three restaurants and three bars, and a variety of non-motorized water sports. The resort is privileged with three interconnecting pools, which form one of the largest swimming pools in the region.

Guests will enjoy a variety of activities including boogie boards, beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, water polo, soccer, and more. There is a supervised mini-club for ages 5-12. Nightly adult entertainment includes shows, theme nights, live music, and interactive activities.
Samba Vallarta is situated 25 minutes from Downtown Vallarta on its own secluded stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta.

Local Phone: 011-52-322-226-8
Fax: 011-52-322-297-1414
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (2 miles)
Number of Pools: 3
Outdoor Pools: 3     
There are three inter-connecting swimming pools.
Los Flamingos Golf Course - 2 miles
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
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Samba Vallarta is a 5-star hotel set alongside a secluded 12 mile stretch of one of the most picturesque beaches on the Bahia de Banderas. The hotel consists of hacienda style architecture nestled amidst coconut trees, palms and bouganvillea. Features include unlimited food and drink at three restaurants and three bars (until 1:00 am), nightly entertainment, and non-motorized water sports. Beach: The hotel is on a beautiful 12 mile stretch of beach. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 1:00 pm
Total Rooms: 180
Year Opened: 1994 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No Spring Breakers. Groups of minors under 21 years of age are not accepted.
Spacious room with marble tiled floors feature one king-size bed or two double-beds, remote-controlled television with satellite, telephone, individual air conditioning alarm clock, flat-screen TV with satellite, Free WIFI internet, Hairdryer, Iron.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
These magnificently spacious rooms have marble tiled floors, one king-size or two double-beds, sofa bed, one and a half bathrooms (one with a bathtub), partial kitchenette, separate dining area with dining table and chairs for four.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
One king or two double-beds, a large bathroom with bathtub, marble tiled floors, balcony, remote-controlled television with satellite, telephone, individual air conditioning controls, alarm clock, flat-screen TV with satellite, Free WIFI, Iron
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Samba Vallarta features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Samba Vallarta:
Venezia - Italian cuisine served a la carte for dinner, formal dress is required. Reservations are required. Sittings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
La Hacienda - Breakfast, lunch and dinner served buffet style.
El Mexicano - A very casual snack grill located by the pool.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Activities Program ( included), Tour desk with wide variety of optional excursions ($).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly Entertainment with local talent, Theme nights including weekly Mexican Fiesta, French and International Nights.
The Miniclub is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Applicable Ages: 5 to 12 years old.
Program Fees: Complimentary.

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $20.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
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allanninow, Port Coquitlam, Canada
Sun Sep 23 12:18:51 EDT 2018
Dont let pictures fool you . we left the next day and went to the occidental . food was crap , dining area was more like a staff lunchroom . They will fine you for everything . the beach was dirty and full of litter. Staff were unfriendly and uncaring. Smoke alarm ripped off our roof . my sisters door to her room wouldnt even close . just a plain dump . If you want high end hotel for a good price . GO TO THE OCCIDENTAL . I have nothing nice to say about the samba . except leaving was the best part of our stay at the samba .

Nice and Relaxing
Jonathan R,
Sat Sep 22 10:03:27 EDT 2018
First time staying here, the food was very good most nights at the buffet and the service was excellent, staff is very friendly and helpful and always coming around to make sure you're doing well, and for the price you cant argue.

Never again
Laurel N, Coquitlam, Canada
Mon Sep 17 05:21:44 EDT 2018
Not sure why other people have posted that this place is the best....this was not our experience...we have been to PV many times and thought we would try the Samba...Bad decision. we had been up since 345am ...we arrived at the Samba (6 of us ) at 530 pm..because the power had gone out earlier they could not assign us our rooms (which one would think that they are used to power outages and have everything ready for our arrival as other hotels have done in the past)...we thought okay..grab a drink and check out the resort...we were not impressed...pictures dont tell the whole story...the beach loungers are old and tattered the beach was messy from garbage, cups etc not being picked up...we finally got into our room after being told the following from a very aggressive lady at the front desk..if you get a henna tattoo and it gets on the sheets or towels 50.00 fine..if you hang your towels or bathing suits out to dry..50.00 fine ( even though we counted 7 units with stuff hanging to dry). The food was just okay...the main buffet restaurant was just a place to eat. Nothing to get excited about. No ambience at all! We never had anyone come to our table to even offer us water but found the staff was very attentive to the mexicans. While getting settled into our rooms we all noticed the breaker box in our bathrooms...that was weird??? Our room had no smoke detector tv not working ... my sister in laws door did not close unless you really slammed it.. We decided to get out of there and move to the Occidental...Thank you Westjet for your amazing service and not letting us spend one more day at the crappy Samba... Spend some money and update your property and lobby furniture that stunk...first impressions do matter.

Friendly, hard working staff make a great experience
Sheldon W, Calgary, Canada
Sun Sep 16 14:05:22 EDT 2018
A bit of a misunderstanding at check-in was worrying but manager Israel jumped in and made everything right. This is not a luxury hotel, but is well located in Nuevo Vallarta, away from the hustle of the hotel zone, which we preferred. A little extra for a balcony room was well worth it as we could see the ocean, always a treat. The all inclusive plan was great, Lori does great things with eggs at the omelette bar, the fresh veggies and fruit are the highlight of the buffet. Visits to the a la carte restaurant were delicious. The pool area was nice, it was more than a wading depth,the beach attractive. My biggest problem was the all day loud music at the pool area, which dominates the whole hotel. If they could vary the volume and type of music over the course of the day, and limit DJ announcing it would be so much more pleasant. The speakers are high quality but the repetitive, high volume was tough to take. Still, a very clean, well run operation and moderate pricing makes this an attractive holiday destination.

Jonathan lamas
dixie b,
Wed Sep 05 21:53:26 EDT 2018
My husband and I have always stayed at the Samba. We meet our friends here every year. I found out today that Jonathan Lamas is no longer working there. He created the most beautiful tiles with only his fingers. The management needs to investigate the allegations against him. I am going to get in touch with my friends from Canada and the US and we will be moving to a different resort.

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