Hotel Overview

The Royal Decameron Complex is composed of three hotel units: Flamingos, Tropical and Royal, and is located 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport on an extensive stretch of beach overlooking the beautiful Bay of Banderas in the town of Bucerias in Riviera Nayarit.

The all-inclusive package includes all meals and snacks, unlimited domestic alcoholic beverages, a daily activities program, non-motorized watersports, and more. The colorful architecture of the Royal Decameron Complex offers five swimming pools, four of which are suitable for children, and a long stretch of beach where you can enjoy different activities, non-motorized watersports, and bar services. The Royal Decameron Complex also offers the Vallarta disco, three tennis courts, one soccer pitch, and fun activities for kids.

You can also enjoy a large number of buffet and a la carte options with specialized restaurants including: JAP JAP, Wok, Mexicano Fusi—n, Piccolo, and Steak House. Enjoy tropical libations at the six bars along the beach and beside the swimming pools.


Nuevo Vallarta - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Ordaz (PVR) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1991
Last Renovation: 2009
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 620


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Spring Break groups for the Hotel Royal Decameron Complex must be previously requested and authorized by the hotel

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:
The Royal Decameron Los Cabos does not accept spring breakers.

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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 5474 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    My daughter stayed here in January 2019 with people who had stayed at least 3 times before. She loved it and recommended it for my vacation with my boyfriend. We were told the rooms would not be as fancy as some resorts but they were always clean and the air conditioner worked and the price was right. The maid always read our notes and left extra bottles of water and towels when we requested. One day we stayed out on our deck while she cleaned our room. When we left and returned she had come back to clean our deck area. We paid extra to have the beach front view and it was well worth it to see and hear the waves and watch the sunset. We visited 3 of the 5 restaurants you can make reservations to eat. Reservations are made at 9:00 am and you can reserve for that evening and the next day. I usually got to the place at 8:30 am and took a chair to wait for the process to begin. They have coffee available so bring your Bailey's with you that you can purchase at duty free at the airport. Our favorite restaurant was Piccolo which is a la carte Mediterranean specialties. We spent our days between the adults only swimming pool and the beach. Bring a blow up lounge chair with you for using in the pool but it also makes laying on the lounge chairs much more comfortable. You can buy them on site at the gift store or just outside the complex at a store. Both locations will blow them up for you. Bring your own drink cup from home that keeps your drinks cool so you don't have to make as many trips to the bars. There is a store within walking distance similar to a Walmart and also many little stores and Pharmacies just outside the Complex. It is a nice walk to Bucerias to the market and we ate at Taco Linda's, Fat Boys and

    Jun 02, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time at the Royal Decameron - Had a great time!

    Had a really great time at the Royal Decameron. This resort isn't a 5-star with tons of bells and whistles, but its an amazing place to vacation. The food is good, the pools and beach are great, staff is amazing, and the rooms are good enough. Our room was in block 5, right in front of the adults only pool. This location was great for us, and we spent most of our time in this pool. I really like the design of this hotel as pretty much every single room has a view of either a pool or the beach, much better than some of the "garden view" rooms at some of the other hotels. Block 5 was a bit farther back from the beach, but not a long walk by any means. This resort has a wide footprint, so you're never too far back from the beach. Food was good for a mexican all-inclusive that doesn't break the bank. Buffett had good enough options and variety throughout the week that we didn't ever feel the need to book an al-a-carte. Multiple locations were opened for lunch and breakfast buffets, so usually you didn't have to stray too far from your room or pool/beach during the day. Only complaint food-related is that there's no food available after 9:30 pm. Would be great to have pizza or hot dogs/hamburgers avaialble for the late night drinkers. The real difference maker for us at this resort was the staff. You could tell how much they cared, and there was always a ton of upkeep going on. Constant painting to keep the gorgeous colours of the resort vibrant, tons of gardening and cleaning at all times. It almost felt like Disneyland sometimes with how fast the grounds were cleaned up after there was a spill or something. Location was also great! Bucerias is a great town, full of Canadians, very safe, and has a good mix of local and touristy shops. The beach is continuous in both directions for a very long time, so if you like long beach walks this is the place for you! Going south there's not a ton to see, but lots of beautiful beach. North takes you along the town of Bucerias towards downtown, so lots to see that way. Less beach sellers compared to PV, but still some if you're looking for souvenirs. While there is only Wifi in a couple of places, I didn't mind this. To enjoy the pool or beach we had to be off the grid, which made it more enjoyable in my mind. Wifi was available in the flamingo lobby (very fast here, but not the most exciting location), and the sports bar (a bit slower, but a bar with TVs made it more enjoyable).

    May 31, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    8th visit since 2007 and still has the charm

    Amazing to stay at the Decameron again, having last visited 3.5 years ago. Not much has changed and that's part of the charm. We've stayed at several resorts in Mexico since (4.5 & 5 star) but the simple charm of this place is refreshing. Friendly staff from bartenders, to housekeeping, serving staff, to maintenance workers. Service has been streamlined and we appreciate the straight forward no-frills but comfortable atmosphere. Rooms are simple, no pool service on drinks, but that's part of the fun at the Royal Decameron. Many pools and loungers. Food was excellent as usual. We have usually stayed in November or January when fellow Canadians are the majority. But in May we shared the resort with Mexican Nationals and really enjoyed the time and feel like maybe the food was better with emphasis on Mexican and regional cuisine.

    May 28, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Another great vacation..Jan 17 to Feb 2

    TRansat flight great. Waiting for people to come out long and tedious. Arrived at the Complex..quick checkin, over to get our key for the safe and in our room by 1:30. Not only do they have it to an art we do too as we hav3 been there several times. We were at the beach by 2. Room was not what was requested but change the next a.m. went smoothly. Food was good. Of course we have our favourite servers and which buffet to eat at. Yes the chairs are uncomfortable but I can cope as the weather is perfect. A THANKYOU to several people who always make our holiday. Nestor, from the Italian sometimes seems very serious but has a great sense of humour. Leopoldo at the Tropical bar and his fellow worker, who you will see in the pictures. We love this place for its location, food being good, the staff and proximity to town. We will be booking for Jan 2020 again

    May 22, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our Home Away From Home

    This was our 11th visit to this resort and it didn't disappoint. It may not have some of the luxuries other hotels have but we ALWAYS have a relaxing stay when we are there. The beach is large and you can walk for miles in both directions. The staff are always working hard and are always friendly and helpful. There are so many guests who return year after year and that is a testimony to this resort. This year there was a gourmet station at one of the buffets and it was fantastic. We always look forward to returning and enjoy the laid-back atmosphere this resort offers.

    May 21, 2019
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