2019 Resort Added Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay and Eat Free in select room categories (valid 1/02/19-12/23/19).
Riu Vallarta is located just nine miles from downtown Puerto Vallarta and directly next to the Riu Jalisco. Decor features charming art deco-style architecture with a modern vibe, perfectly suited to the needs of the discriminating travelers. True to RIU tradition, the resort offers endless activities, gourmet restaurants, and unmatched leisure facilities. RIU's legendary all-inclusive concept and renowned personalized service make the Riu Vallarta a fantastic and unforgettable destination for a well-deserved vacation.
Two facilities, two times the fun! Guests of Riu Vallarta enjoy exchange privileges with Riu Jalisco (dinner restaurants excluded). Guests can enjoy access to both facilities, including activities and entertainment. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Renova Spa or take advantage of the fitness center and daily activities such as volleyball, table tennis, and an introductory scuba lesson in the pool.
Four restaurants serve delectable dishes. The buffet restaurant is sure to have something for even the pickiest eaters. Twice a week, special theme dinners are served. The gourmet, Asian, and Grill Steakhouse offer à la carte and buffet choices nightly. Snacks are available 24-hours a day, and the five bars, including a swim-up bar, serve unlimited drinks. Each guest room also has a stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser.
RiuLand Mini-Club features a playground and non-stop fun for kids ages 4-12. Adults can dance the night away at Pacha Disco. Entrance and drinks are included! Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).
LocationRiviera Nayarit - Beach
General Policies & Fine Print
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.
Spring Break Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room February through April. Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove full identification. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fee are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
The resort will no longer exchange US Dollars for Mexican pesos in its properties located in Mexico due to measures the Mexican Government has taken to regularize the flow of US Dollars (cash) in the country.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating6702 reviews
Great hotel the food entertainment and the staff are very friendly and helpful.I would definitely come back for another we even went into the near by town and had a great night.I would recommend that if you go into town use the local currency it works out much cheaper.
Overall great experience!
Great beaches, food and nightly entertainment. Pool bar and activities were a blast. Needs were hard as a rock so asked for mattress toppers and it helped abit! The staff are a very good and the lobby bar is the best, he sports bar was fun as the football games were on, my Chiefs lost against those Patriots,but it was lots of fun!!!
Third stay (May 2019) - pre refurb
I have spent 2 New Years here, in 2016/17 and 2017/18, the last I met my partner and we have now been together almost 2 years!! We returned again with friends in May and again had a fabulous holiday. You cannot fault the location, food/drink, overall hotel facilities etc but what really makes this place special is the staff. They are ALL so friendly and welcoming and both my partner and I keep in touch with a number of them. They will do their absolute best to accommodate your every need, they work tirelessly and always with a smile. It’s these guys and girls that MAKE Riu Vallarta what it is - a family, and you always feel like you are returning home when you arrive. We are booked to return for 3 weeks in December for Christmas and New Year and we can’t wait to see how the place has changed following the refurb. The hotel and facilities definitely needed it and I’m sure it’ll look amazing... I just hope the staff return and it manages to retain that same friendly atmosphere it’s always had.
Value for money
Cheap and cheerful last minute getaway. Hotel is quite tired.. food and drinks average.. staff try hard.. very busy on the weekend with local guests. Make sure to take a trip to the Malecon. Some lovely restaurants and bars..
One of my favourites
Love all Riu Hotels, have never been disappointed. This is where we love to stay when we go to Puerta Vallarta. Staff are amazing, food is great, as is the entertainment. Looking forward to seeing it after its refurbishment. Have to say I loved it just the way it was.