Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values
Family: Two kids 8 & under Stay and Eat Free (Inclusive Plan only).

Spend an unforgettable vacation in Mexico where comfort, quality, and golden sands come together. Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa is located about 11 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport on beautiful Playa del Sol. Conveniently located in the "Romantic Zone" of Puerto Vallarta, its downtown location lends easy access to the Malecon and its endless shops, boutiques, restaurants, and nightclubs.

Above and beyond the expectations of an ordinary hotel, this charming and authentic resort remains tastefully decorated, reflecting style, hospitality, and the unique flavor of the Mexican haciendas of the 19th century. Tastefully-appointed rooms and suites all offer a balcony or terrace. This charming and authentic resort features beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, and a beach club with a bar and restaurant.

Mi Pueblito Restaurant features fantastic Mexican and international cuisine. Savor your meal on a terrace at the edge of the ocean with an endearing view of the bay known for stunning and romantic sunsets. Enjoy themed nights with dinner and a show three days a week, including live music and enthralling regional dance. An optional inclusive plan is available.


Puerto Vallarta - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 5 miles
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 5 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1979
Last Renovation: 2008
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 171


Hotel Details

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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 
Hotel will accept individual student bookings all year.
Hotel will not accept group bookings, which it considers more than 10 rooms booked.
There is a $40 per room refundable deposit required at time of check in.
Guests must sign agreement/list of rules at check in.
One parent is required for every 20 students.
At least one person per room must satisfy the minimum age requirement for check in.

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.

Minimum check in age is 18 year round.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 3822 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great service

    It’s in an amazing location, great service from the hotel/restaurant staff and our room was beautiful. We would’ve loved full ocean view rooms but we waited to long to book! I would definitely come back to this hotel.

    Nov 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Playa Los Arcos relaxing and fabulous

    Another wonderful trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Staying at Playa Lia Arcos is the best location to everything happening any time of the year. It’s clean, roomy and friendly. Staff is very accommodating. Located right on the beach and malacon. Local great food and beverage always available. Many young people and senior visitors find common interests. A place to be active or as relaxed as you chose. 5 pools, 3 for adults only. Plenty of room for everyone. Phil and Anne, Indiana USA

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good Value, but the All-Inclusive isn't quite what it seems!!!

    The location of this resorts cannot be beat. It's right on the water, & in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta. You can walk to wherever you want to go..other restaurants, bars, etc.etc. It has its own charm. Rooms are basic, VERY basic but clean. You'll laugh when you see the washroom. It is VERY small., & much smaller than the average washroom in an apartment. I did wonder if the shower curtains (swag) are changed as often as they should be. Food is good, but I get tired of buffets when the week marches on. As mentioned in my title, the all-inclusive isn't quite as one might think. If you want Corona beer, you'll have to pay for it. If you want Crown Royal whiskey, you'll have to pay for it. Sol beer? You'll have to pay for it. I'd recommend you avoid the house brand of beers...they're TERRIBLE. Bottled water in your room is free, but if you ask for bottled water in the got'll have to pay for it. I find this a bit disgusting. Having to pay for brand name liquors or beers in an all-inclusive is very foreign to me. Whenever I've stayed at other resorts in Puerto Vallarta, there is no extra charge for brand-name liquors or beers. When I asked about this, I was told "we're under contract".. Contract to who? ...WHY? When I return in December, I'll be going to the variety store to buy some Corona. At least then I'll be able to enjoy a decent beer. Staff are very good. Some are standoff-ish, while some are friendly. I do recommend this resort. It's good value for the money. Dont' expect marble, fancy entrance ways. You won't find it. It IS however very CLEAN.

    Nov 07, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent place to stay in PV

    Oh my! What a lovely hotel in the perfect spot! The hotel is right on the beach! There are several pools, and a few really nice restaurants attached. Walk out to the beach and get your towels, chair and umbrella for the day and relax! The rooms are very clean and they keep them nice and cool. Bring your little ones because they will have the time of their lives in the nice kiddie pool or in the surf. Be sure to watch the extraordinary sunsets every evening, too. There is nightly entertainment at the restaurant on the beach, Mi Pueblito (attached to the hotel). I almost forgot, they have a lovely spa, too, with specials all the time! Everything you could want is in walking distance, so you really don’t need a taxi, either! Stay at least a week, so you can enjoy everything Puerto Vallarta and this sweet hotel have to offer!

    Nov 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paradise in Puerto Vallarta

    Everyone wants paradise. Look no further Playa Los Arcos Resort and Spa is enchanting💕. The Best Hotel in Puerto Vallarta in what’s called “La Zona Romantica” and it lives up to its name🥰. It’s the best Resort in all of Mexico. Prices are excellent the staff make you feel right at home. From the moment you walk through the arches Eliud makes sure every detail is attended to along with his amazing staff especially Don Ramon, Magda, and his hotel reservation Director Marta. When you go to the spa make sure you ask for Patty and when it comes to hair and make-up ask for Xochil for women and if you’re a guy and need hair beard or neck lined up ask for there barber Jr. I have stayed with family on this trip, prior a family wedding on there amazing grounds. Destination wedding is 5 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️. My family and I have been coming here for over 25 years. They make us feel special and at home. The grounds are lush 2 pools a hot tub and they’re right on the beach. What I also love is that the locals come into the beach selling nick backs which I love and I get to know them too. Truly a home away from home. This resort is second to none. I highly recommend this hotel. Rooms have exquisite views of ocean and pool everything is within walking distance. Gracias Sr Robles for maintaining the old world charm. Sending love to my Puerto Vallarta family💕

    Nov 06, 2019
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