Hotel Overview

Make your dreams come alive in an all-inclusive, oceanfront paradise overlooking Banderas Bay. Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa is located in the Hotel Zone of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, only minutes from the airport and charming, cobblestone streets of the downtown area. Resting on a one-mile stretch of caramel-colored sand, this romantic, all-inclusive resort features a lit tennis court and numerous on-site water sports.

Enjoy an all-inclusive package providing daily meals, light night snacks, unlimited drinks, non-motorized watersports, kids' club, and activities and access to four restaurants with ˆ la carte options, two bars, and wonderful theme nights.

Guests can soak up the sun at the pool and two adult-only Jacuzzis. Experience kayaking, aqua aerobics, beach volleyball, and water basketball. Dance and swim lessons are also available for the avid learners and sports enthusiasts, and for special treat with a spectacular view, arrange for a whale-watching or boat tour with friends and family (fee). For an inspiring workout, take full advantage of the 22-station gym, or let your mind drift away at the sauna or beautiful eucalyptus steam room.

Eat like a king at Villalinda Restaurant, an international buffet treasure trove serving more than 30 dishes, including ˆ la carte Italian cuisine, or enjoy a relaxing dining experience at Sunset for grilled specialties. Stay connected with Free WiFi in the lobby.

Property Information

Room: 218


Hotel Details

Onsite Dining

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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

 Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

No Student Groups.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 4290 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Even better 2nd Time!!!!

    Just returned from this amazing resort! My husband and I stayed June 8-15/2019. We had room 1417 (in the south wing) 4th floor. The view was spectacular! They have installed new sliding doors on the balconies and are in the midst of changing the ones in the main tower while we were there. They slide better and are sound proof! The beach has less access with roped off areas but still nice. Food in the Villalinda (buffet) and Frida (ala carte) very very good. I was not to thrilled with the new Azul ala carte. Very limited menu and not very elegantly furnished. The dress code calls for "casual elegance" but there are not tablecloths on the tables and the chairs are just hard, white painted wood. Very uncomfortable. I was expecting more to the upscale standards of the Frida. It would be nice to see it amped up a bit more. Did not try the Japanese restaurant this time. It's only open for lunch and there are so many other choices. If this restaurant was changed to tapanaki style for supper it would be a sure hit! (Hint, hint). Bartenders are still awesome, they know what you usually drink within a day of your arrival. A big thank you and koodoos to: Sergio (Double Double), Mary in the lobby bar, Tonny beach waiter, Paloma at the front desk, Wendy in the buffet, Manual, Rene, Gabriel and Enrique at consierge! You guys all do an awesome job. Many thanks for whoever found a mini fridge for our room. Husband was so pleased to be able to store his meds in it! Miss this resort already!!!

    Jun 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Latest Visit on our Holiday close to town ,walking with no problems. Beach area was redone and is Beautiful area.

    Newly Rebuild and remodel Beautiful area , We Love PV close to where you can walk with no problems buses are caught right in front of the building , Grocery stores are close to walking distance . WiFi works very well in this location .

    Jun 16, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Return to Where it All Started Puerto Vallarta 2019

    I recently returned the place and resort that started my travel adventures. My daughters and I first visited the Friendly Vallarta in 2011 and just recently went back for our 4th visit from May 18 to May 25, 2019. The one thing I love about this resort is the staff! Some have continued to be there every visit! On this last visit the well known Double Double was still there working hard and making sure everyone was taken care of! He was not even aware of how well known he is to many Canadians & when I told him he is somewhat of a legend on various sites I am pretty sure he thought I was joking. Double Double always welcomed us and even remembered us. Since our last visit in 2015, there have been many changes. They added a Asian restaurant that was included in the all inclusive and gave you 3 courses! I have to say it was absolutely amazing and I have a new found taste for sushi. The food overall, we found was not as good as previous visits but we still managed to find something to eat. Bacon was missing from the menu and not really sure why. The snack bar out by the pool served hotdogs, hamburgers and sandwiches was really good and filled you up in between. The pizza bar down by the beach was also good to hit up.... I for one could get enough of the chips, salsa & guacamole !!! The added addition of the adult pool was absolutely fantastic. We went at a slow time so a lot of the time we had the pool practically to ourselves and being that there were no kids allowed made it more enjoyable to float and sip your drink! Recommend picking up a Bubba mug before you go as those things keep your drink cold all day long! Reminder to reapply the sun screen if your gonna hang at the pool as we all know sunburnt shoulders are simply no fun. The one rave I really have to share is Gladys at the front desk. Our beds in our room were uncomfortable and hard to say the least. We did request toppers which we received but found did not really do much. After seeing if we could get a 2nd topper on the beds as we explained to Gladys who advised she did not think would help she advised she would see if another room with better beds would be available when some checked out. We went out did some shopping came back and was met by another lady who I unfortunately did not get her name and told us that we did not need to switch rooms and instead they went and switched out the mattresses to better ones for us. We were so happy to hear this and on our way to our room we ran into Gladys who was coming back from our room as she tested the beds out and gave us her seal of approval as she made sure to lay down to confirm softer . I have to say this was so greatly appreciated by all 3 of us and let me tell you we slept so much better for the rest of our stay!! THANK YOU!!! Remember to always tip the housekeeping staff who cleans your room. These hard working ladies I found are so friendly and kind! Puerto Vallarta is my absolute favourite place to be and I plan on many more visits. Even with the many changes made, some for the better and some maybe not so much we still had a great time. I could go on but really you just need to see for yourself.

    Jun 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort, great people!

    We had a wonderful time at Friendly Vallarta. Everything about the resort - the food, people, facilities, beach - was absolutely perfect! I still can't believe how affordable our 4 night stay was - we would absolutely go back and visit again!

    Jun 05, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    nice stay

    Nice stay, was moved twice from our room due to construction but all in all nothing bad to say at all. Food was really good, people were cordial and inviting! After i was changed rooms they offered me and my family compensations in the means of messages, it was appreciated for our troubles.

    Jun 05, 2019
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