Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Values
Golf: One Free round of golf at Flamingos Golf Course (Restrictions apply: Mandatory reservations and golf access fee additional; valid through December 15, 2019).
Free Weddings: Restrictions apply-see
Family: Three kids 12 & under Stay Free in select rooms.

The perfect escape for families, Marival Emotions Resort & Suites is a large all-Inclusive resort stretched along an extensive sweep of prime waterfront in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy a great beach perfect for watersports, play a game of tennis on one of four outdoor courts, or take part in one of many organized games and activities offered throughout the day. There's plenty to do whether lounging in the sun, or visiting the sights of Puerto Vallarta.

The beach stretches over 900 feet and is considered by many to be the best in Nuevo Vallarta. The four outdoor pools offer a selection of options for your pleasure. Enjoy a day at the activities pool with swim-up bar or relax at the adults-only pool. You will also find a Grand pool with swim-up bar and Jacuzzi for adults. Kids will enjoy the pool designed especially for children's activities and featuring waterslides.

Daily activities include cooking and Spanish lessons plus shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball, and more. Land sports activities include miniature golf, bicycle riding, beach volleyball, tennis, and basketball. The gym is fully-equipped, and exercise programs include Pilates, spinning, and yoga, while watersports include aqua aerobics, kayaks, boogie boards, windsurfing, and sailing. After an action-packed day, be sure to save time to treat yourself in the wonderful spa!

Little guests will feel right at home in the kids' club for children between the ages of 4 and 12. Activities include miniature golf, repelling, a kids' movie area, and much more. Children will enjoy their own playground, pool, and supervised activities program. For young adults aged 13 to 17, activities include rock climbing, soccer, pool tables, darts, archery, ping pong, and Xbox video games.

Marival Emotions Resort & Suites features seven bars and six restaurants. There are two swim-up bars as well as a Lobby Bar and a Martini Bar for your pleasure. There are four specialty restaurants: Italian, Mexican, International, and a steakhouse, along with an abundant buffet option. After dinner, experience the excitement of Cesar's Club Disco, where there's no cover charge for hotel guests.


Riviera Nayarit - Beach
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico - Miguel Hidalgo Intl
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Or : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1984
Last Renovation: 2005
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 495


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Please be advised that as of Monday, April 7th, 2008 there will be a $5 room service charge per order.

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.

Service Charges: Room service of $5 USD per order.

This does not affect our stocking of the mini fridges which continues to be daily on a complimentary basis with bottled water, soft drinks, and beer.
Minimum check in age is 18 year round.

Important Note: Retail pricing only valid for US citizens and residents

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 5580 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Golfers beware free offer

    Just back from a 10-day Westjet Vacations package to this resort. Beautiful large grounds and 4 pools, food selection and quality not so great compared to Riu Vallarta or even the Riu Jalisco. Booked because of added value of "unlimited complimentary golf" at Flamingos Golf Course through the Marival Emotions Resort and Westjet Vacations. Turns out the $75 US registration fee is for EACH round of golf. It does offer value for those wanting to golf say at 8am or 930am compared to the higher rack rate. It IS misleading, however, as we all (travelers and the Sell Off Vacations travel agent) took it to mean free golf for the duration of the trip with a one-time $75 US registration fee. Buyers beware.

    May 31, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2nd trip, solid family resort, not as good as last year?

    Second trip with the family (1st was January 2018 and I would have rated a 4 star) and this trip was May 11-18 and I am rating 3 star (3.5 really..) Room - Was a reasonable priced trip through Air Transat - booked on the club side with older rooms. We were in the new tower last year and when we came to the old side this round, we were were not 'wowed' (very dated, bare bones, minimalist). So we decided to upgrade on Day back to the Tower. $10USD/day per adult in the room. New Room was good, no compaints. THey have moved away from bottles of water and providing jugs with refill stations - interesting and good move for the environment I think, so no complaints. Had a King bed with coach/sofa bed that we rolled out for our daughter - super squeaky and not too comfortable but she didn't complain, so all good. A bit of downside is that the placed our new room facing the courtyard where they had main events for 2 or 3 night until 10 - 10:30PM - tough when you have a 3 year old.... A little disappointed as we upgraded and knew we had a family Pool/Beach - all good, no complaints, clean, not too hard to fine a chair or shade as the resort wasn't crazy busy. Towel card/system, no issues other than the close the huts before the pools. Kid area and beach kept daughter well occupied for when she could make it out of the hotel room (see food) Food - this is where it was it seems things went downhill compared to last year. TOugh to get ala carte reservations - went to Italian - ok, but underwhelming and La Pergola for mediterrean - decent, but again not great. Note - service was really good, just the food was 'meh'. Buffets were just OK, main buffet maybe had about 50% of it was the same food (guestimate) I honestly can't remember anything that I said I had to go back for seconds because it was so great. Some creative appetizers for adults that looked cool (but we are sometimes a bit picky so didn't always take advantage of it. Kids area outside main buffet was good and friendly staff. Again - not bad, just average and I seem to remember better last year. Also last year, La Pergola was open for ala carte breakfast, but wasn't open now (maybe time of year?) - that was disappointing as we remember some good food there. Note - great ice cream at this resort IMHO! Another downside on the food is daughter got a bad case of travellers tummy. THis was her 3rd trip to mexico and we didn't leave the resort - so I think I have lay the blame on Marival for this. My wife and had upset stomach at times but no real bad effects. Basically 3 days spent in the hotel room with her (but least we chose the better room right? Service - no issues, no pool/beach service - could be an opportunity? I like the different drink menus sporting the various bars in the resort (note - could bigger size to make it easier to read). Shout out to Stephanie from the Kids club. Super kind to our daughter, helpful and caring individual. All in all, just an OK trip, not sure if we will be back to the Marival though unless its a great deal.

    May 30, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Resort is fantastic

    I have stayed at multiple resorts . This resort has been my favorite. The staff is excellent,friendly and very welcoming. The rooms are kept clean and cool and are very spacious. The resort is like its own city with mini golf multiple pools, bars, and restaurants. The food is great and there are varieties of things to choose from at each place to eat. I would deffinetly stay here again . Loved it. 10/10

    May 29, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect Girls' Getaway Trip!

    This was my first time staying at Marival Emotions Resort & Suites and I had the trip of a lifetime. The resort is huge and is always kept clean. The food was delicious and has THE BEST GUACAMOLE EVERRR!!!! The staff is so welcoming and friendly and never fails to put a smile on your face. There are activities to do all throughout the day for all ages; there is never a dull moment thanks to the animation team that provides you with: beach volleyball, waterpolo, water volleyball, water aerobics, trampolining, water volleyball, yoga, bike rides, spinning classes, rock climbing, bingo, black jack, night shows, disco, etc. A big shoutout to Leo, Lupita, Karaly, Genaro, Riccardo, Bibi, Fernando, Robetzy, Ivan and Ruben for making my stay so memorable and enjoyable, it would never have been the same without you! They are all so friendly and perfectly bilingual which made my stay so much more inviting and comfortable. Another BIG SHOUTOUT to Fidel at the Excursion Counter in the club side of the resort who was so informative and kind-hearted. He will go out of his way to make sure you choose the best excursions and he will try his best to get you a donkey if you want one. I will definitely be returning to Marival Emotions Resort & Suites soon because it is a hotel unlike any other. -Papelito (Kayla)

    May 28, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best girls trip!

    I have been visiting Marival every year since I was 2 years old and they never disappoint! This last trip, my friend and I visited for a week in May and had a blast! There is always so much to do on and off the resort and the entire resort staff are so friendly and kind which makes your trip so memorable. They are very welcoming and the animation team really goes out of their way to get to know you and make sure that you enjoy your stay. This last trip was by far one of my favourites thanks to Ivan, Karaly, Ruben, Robetzy, Bibi, Fernando, Julian, Lupita, Leo, Genaro, Ricardo, Bryan, etc. Also wanted to give a big thank you to our friend Fidel at the excursion counter in the Club side of the resort. He is the best! Highly recommend Marival if you are looking for a resort with plenty of activities to do for all ages. Looking forward to my next visit! :) -Alex

    May 28, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats/PC 18-227, A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 18-232, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/Miami Air operated by TUI Air Belgium N.V.: PC 18-250, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 D22819