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Av. De Los Cocoteros S/N, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 Mexico
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/21/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#17 of 34 hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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The All Inclusive 24h Hotel Riu Vallarta, completely renovated in 2019, opens all year round and is located directly on the Playa Flamingos beach in Banderas Bay in Riviera Nayarit. The RIU Classic Hotels offer comfortable rooms and excellent facilities with great leisure and relaxation facilities, as well as international gastronomy. Enjoy a relaxing holiday - whether alone, with family, partner or friends! The location is ideal because of its proximity to Nuevo Vallarta and Bucerías (2km), Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) (13 km) and Puerto Vallarta (22 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 678 comfortably furnished rooms and offers many amenities. Relax in the spa or get in shape at the gym. 4 outdoor pools, 1 of them with swim-up bar, and 1 children’s pool with slides. For the youngest guests, RiuLand kids’ club (4-7 & 8-12 years old). For adults, daytime and evening entertainment, as well as discotheque and Riu Get Together Parties. For lovers of gastronomy, live cooking stations at our main buffet, as well as Gourmet, Asian, Italian and Steakhouse specialty restaurants; 5 bars and grill.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Parking garage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Golf course
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Car hire
Taxi service
Head massage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Velvel47 wrote a review Oct 18
1 contribution2 helpful votes
This place is lovely the Staffa amazing Ricardo Zumba was great, Norma and the other dining room staff excellent service the food great selection and my favorite the drinks and all the friendly visitors we truly enjoyed our stay at Hotel Riu Vallarta
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
nikstravels123 wrote a review Oct 17
Calgary, Canada159 contributions78 helpful votes
I visited the Riu Vallarta from the end of August to early September and had an amazing time. It was so great that I cancelled my plans in a nearby town and came back for 5 more days the day after I first checked out. This was my first time staying at an all inclusive so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect. I very quickly learned that this hotel was great. I very much look forward to returning sometime in the future. The room - very clean and very comfortable. I was fortunate enough to get an ocean view and loved sitting on the balcony watching the ocean and resort activity. The mini bar is restocked every 2 days. There was plenty of water provided and I never ran out between restocking. I found the bed to be the perfect firmness for me. The towel art by the cleaning staff was so great. I looked forward to returning to my room each afternoon to see what new creation they had come up with that day. The food - amazing. I was very impressed with the buffet that had more choices than I could have imagined and all of it very tasty. The dinner restaurants also had great food, great atmosphere and great staff. The grounds and activities - I loved taking part in the various Riu Fit classes. The days I was in resort I very much looked forward to the stretching and water aerobics classes. The Riu Fun team all were also very enthusiastic and really made the atmosphere fun. With 4 pools (plus one more just for kids), lots of lounge chairs (pool side and ocean side), drink carts and Pepe's for food and snacks it made the days fun and relaxing. I really enjoyed the evening shows that were put on every night. The lounge bar and sports bar were great for the times I needed to hide from the sun for a bit. I was there during hurricane Nora and the hotel really had great protocols in place to make sure the grounds were safe and secure before the storm hit. While a bit nervous to be in a hurricane, they really made me feel comfortable and safe. The hotel is on a great stretch of beach and you can walk either way away from the hotel for many kilometres. Airport pickup was arranged ahead of time and was quick and easy. Yes, the hotel is located outside of the main city of PV, but this shouldn't be a surprise if you've done your research ahead of time. Cabs are easy to come by and relatively cheap. I used the local cabs quite a few times getting to various excursions I had planned separately. A special thank you to Aurora and Ricardo from Riu Fun and David who is one of the bellhops. All of the staff at this hotel were great, but those three made it that much more special.
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Date of stay: August 2021
4 Helpful votes
110Mimi8109 wrote a review Oct 14
1 contribution4 helpful votes
My husband and I recently stayed 4 days at the Riu Vallarta and we are definitely returning! We received great service and our experience was simply great! Room was clean restaurants were clean and we received professional service at all times.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
4 Helpful votes
Jerome G wrote a review Oct 12
12 contributions15 helpful votes
First off: 5/5 for all the hardworking and dedicated staff who go our of their way to ensure that all guests have an excellent experience. This hotel has been renovated and has been well-maintained. I applaud the cleaning staff for keeping our room clean as well as the whole hotel. This hotel has several resto’s to choose from but our fave is the Kulinarium for their steak with tamarind sauce. Speaking of steak, I would NOT recommend their Steak House: it was such a let-down as we were anticipating that it would be great but it wasn’t, sadly. The lunch and breakfast buffet have decent amounts of choices but I’d recommend to taste a little of everything before deciding what to eat. The Omelette Station and Pancake/Waffle Station are stand-outs as are the oatmeal and fruit spread. For lunch, we love the paella and chicken mole. In this time of the pandemic, please be patient and polite not only to each other but to all the hardworking workers at this hotel. It’s obvious that they all want us to have a good time so please mask up and sanitize your hands when being asked to. No need to argue! I’d definitely recommend this hotel and would try their other branches in Mexico next time. Good job to all the workers/servers/cleaners! You all deserve a pat in the back for all your hard work.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
3 Helpful votes
Martin Y wrote a review Sep 2021
98 contributions56 helpful votes
What can I say, really good time, the staff were friendly and looked after us all very well.when we arrived thing's ran like clockwork had a drink waiting for us , we were in our rooms within 10 minutes rooms were lovely had a well stocked fridge with beers, soft drinks ect, also had rum,vodka, gin and whiskey optics on the wall. Room was very nice but a little tired still good ,aircon in rooms .hotel was very clean.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
$168 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Vallarta
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Nearby attractions include Nuevo Vallarta Beach (2.5 miles), Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora (0.8 miles), and Estudio-Cafe (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Conveniently located restaurants include Insu Sky Bar, Sabrosa Italia, and La Casona.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Riu Vallarta?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Riu Vallarta?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel Church (8.2 miles).
Does Hotel Riu Vallarta have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Hotel Riu Vallarta accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.