Hotel Overview

The all-inclusive Samba Vallarta is located in Flamingos in Riviera Nayarit, about eight miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta International Airport resting upon a 12-mile stretch of beach. The resort is 25 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and 15 minutes from the international airport, close to major shopping areas and entertainment.

This all-inclusive playground consists of hacienda-style architecture nestled amid coconut trees, palms, and bougainvillea, set upon a gorgeous stretch of white sand. Enjoy unlimited food and drink at three restaurants and three bars, and a variety of non-motorized water sports. The resort is privileged with three interconnecting pools, which form one of the largest swimming pools in the region.

Guests will enjoy a variety of activities including boogie boards, beach volleyball, aqua aerobics, water polo, soccer, and more. There is a supervised mini-club for ages 5-12. Nightly adult entertainment includes shows, theme nights, live music, and interactive activities.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 1994
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 4
Total rooms: 183


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General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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:
While this hotel strongly discourages spring breakers, it 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.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 5496 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful little resort

    Loved this resort. Was a perfect size and very family friendly. Food was best I have had and the staff was amazing especially Antonio from concierge, who made sure that we got where we needed to go and had helpful suggestions for things to do. Night entertainment was great the one night we went. Would absolutely recomend this resort

    Apr 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Samba Vallarta Salvador

    Salvador was our favourite server at Samba Vallarta resort. Always had a smile and very attentive. Loved his cranberry sofa drinks. Sun and iguanas are always smiling at this resort. Make sure you go for a bicycle tour well worth your time. All staff here are very friendly and it is definitely a family friendly resort.

    Apr 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Antonio was Excellent!

    Stayed at this resort and had everything I needed. Once you arrived, Antonio will greet you and get you acquainted with the hotel amenities and one that I really appreciate, transportation. Awesome services. Daily room service, unlimited all you can eat buffet, excellent food, night performances, daily activities, and most of all the resort is located in the middle of every excursions you wish exploring. I travel solo and this has been one of the good place I stayed in. To top it off, the locals are very friendly and welcoming! Praise to everyone’s hard work!

    Apr 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Quiet resort with everything you need.

    When searching for a resort, we were concerned given a few bad reviews, however we’ve been pleasantly surprised with our stay. In my honest opinion, this resort has nothing to complain about. It is an older resort yes, but staff is friendly (especially Salvador :) ) facilities are clean. Food was great! Great selection and cooked well. Lots of fresh fruit and juices. Rooms are older, sure, but our beds and pillows are comfy. We haven’t experienced any of the complaints about a musty smell or mould. Noise levels from people in the pool area completely die down early, and it seems to be regular to have no noise later than 10:30/11. The beach always has available seats. We walked to Bucerias on the beach in 25 minutes. You can rent (for free) a boogie board from the towel station and the beach has awesome waves for it. I will say the walls are quite thin and you can hear neighbouring units somewhat easy but it is not anything near a deterrent for us to not consider booking again in the future. I recommend anyone who likes a smaller quiet resort to consider Samba! We’ve loved it.

    Apr 18, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Chose of food was not great Wiuld have enjoyed a balcony. the place is very clean we enjoyed ourselves very much Please say Hi to Norma. We love her. Antonio was helpful and friendly as well. Breakfast was our favourite. Thank you for an amazing trip. Pubertal Vallarta is fab.

    Apr 16, 2024

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