Hotel Overview

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). 


Riviera Nayarit - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Or : 9 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 550


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted
Current Renovations: Description

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.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 6812 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    My partner and I enjoyed 2 weeks at this wonderful hotel on the Riviera Nayarit. Just gone through a full reno and it was perfect! Been to RIu Emerald Bay a few times, about the same vintage as this resort. But the Emerald Bay is getting tired and the main tower is badly in need of a reno. The folks who worked there were friendly and polite and very helpful. Room was great with walk in shower rather than a tub. Hotel is quite large so can be a problem for those you dont/cant walk distances. Food was good and of the same quality as the Emerald Bay. We will return as it was one of our most enjoyable holidays ever and part of the reason was the resort itself. For excellent service and personal attention, specail acknowledge to: Vanessa and Alexander in the beach bar, to Daniel at breakfast and Emmanuel for dinner. And to Louis the life guard for his attention and helping with my Spanish! Didn't meet any of the folk who looked after our room but they do were excellent as were the towel animals they created. THe folks who work there made the holiday!! Helped too that it was sunny and 30C everyday!!! We will be back!!!

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our second visit to Riu Vallarta

    We were very impressed by our stay at the Riu Vallarta. The staff was friendly, the rooms were exceptionally clean and the food and amenities were great. This is the second time we stayed here and both times were excellent. I would like to thank the resort for the bottle of "bubbly" provided to the room for my husbands birthday. It is things like that which make you feel special. Our only complaint is that we are non smokers and there was a lot of smoking in the shows area which did not make us feel good but that is fairly typical in Mexico it seems!! All in all, a fantasitc holiday. thankyou Riu, we are already thinking of next year.

    Jan 15, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good value

    Stayed here for a week, overall a really good stay. Couple notes: - snack bar in the sports bar is horrible, it’s just burgers and sandwiches in a fridge next to a microwave / make sure to stop in at the buffet restaurant before it closes at 10:30pm - food outside of the sports bar was good, lots of options, all the restaurants were great - all the staff were great, very friendly and accommodating - be prepared to get up with the sun to save seats around the pool if you want to sit in a particular spot, people are nuts - entertainment was really good, something different every night, the party staff were all amazing, great guys - room was nice and big, had a great view from our balcony - there was a fair amount of kids but not an overwhelming amount

    Jan 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    xmas hols

    riu vallarta was good allways clean very good staff the food the shows and acts were very good white nites were amazing the pool and sunbeds were very clean and bar staff were the best i am booking again for this year

    Jan 15, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Property

    The location on the beach and the renovations were awesome. Could not have been more beautiful. The food was adequate - just didn’t feel very special. The service was impeccable; the staff was amazing and attentive from check-in, housekeeping, restaurants, bars, fitness, etc. The entertainment was inconsistent. Some good; some really bad. Overall a pretty decent value, but I wouldn’t return to this property because of the number of smokers. They made all of the outside areas, including the beach, pool, patios, and bars almost unbearable.

    Jan 13, 2020

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