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Av. de los Cocoteros, Lote Hotelero G, Flamingos, 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 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 5 hotels in Flamingos
Travelers' Choice
The 24-hour All Inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico opens all year round and located in Banderas Bay in Riviera Nayarit on the Pacific coast of Mexico. RIU Palace is the most elegant category in the RIU hotel chain, with hotels that meet the highest standards in terms of luxury, excellence and sophistication, creating a unique experience. The location is ideal due to its proximity to Puerto Vallarta Airport PVR (13 km) and Bucerías (2 km) and invites you to explore the area. The hotel has 445 cozily furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and offers many amenities. Relax in our spa, or get in shape at the gym. 1 outdoor pool, 1 children's pool. Day and evening entertainment, as well as the Pacha discotheque in the neighboring Hotel Riu Jalisco or Hotel Riu Vallarta. For lovers of gastronomy, we offer live cooking stations at our main restaurant, Japanese and Mexican, Krystal restaurants and Steakhouse, as well as 5 bars.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Entertainment staff
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Snack bar
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Family Resort
Ocean View
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Loretta G wrote a review Yesterday
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So first of all this hotel was rated a 6 golden apple with apple vacations. I would give it maybe 4 red apple rating. I have never gone to a hotels where I could not get my room as soon as I checked in even before covid. Hotels are not at full capacity and had to wait at least 2 1/2 hrs before getting our room. Everyone after us checking had a room right away. That was not a great start to our vacation. Once we got to our room we had to lysol the walls because there were little critters walking on the walls near the Frig and on our table in the sitting area. Missed a whole day at the pool and beach. The shows were horrible, not professional at all. I do have to say the dancers were talented. Alot of the food at the buffets were cold although waiters were wonderful all around the hotel. The pool was nice but we were stepping on a lot of loose tiles from the pool. It needs a complete over haul to fix the tiles and all the cracks in it. The beach was okay but the water smelled like dead fish, so couldn't go in there either. The Riu entertainment people around the pool when they were there always seem to cater to certain people. Never came to beach to invite people to join in any activities. We took a walk down the beach to the other 2 Riu's. They were hoppin!! The Riu Vallarta our first stop had 4 beautiful pools. Waiters with carts around all the pools making drinks, great music the entertainment people were around each pool puling people to get involved. Seemed none stop. So much fun! Much more outdoor restaurants and activiites. Next stop Riu Jalisco was also nice too. Not a whole lot going on there but nice outside pool areas. I will stick with the gulf coast of Mexico in riviera maya at the best hotels around "The Iberostars". Now they are a 6 Golden Apple Hotels.
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Date of stay: January 2022
RH S wrote a review Jun 2021
Kingwood, Texas72 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I went with my wife at the beginning of March. The place was fantastic. We had the jacuzzi suite on the balcony on the top floor, and it was worth it. Such a romantic way to spend an evening in a hot tub right there by the ocean. The view was great. The staff was all friendly, helpful, and responsive. The entire place was clean, and I had no worries about Covid. The staff all wore masks and guests almost always did as well. The food was great. A large breakfast variety, a good lunch, and great dinner choices. The Mexican restaurant was fantastic, and the beef tenderloins were very good. The pool was fantastic and staff in masks outdoors was always bringing us margaritas or pina coladas. Then you could go down to the beach and the sand was perfect. And during Covid, the place was not full, so this goes down as one of my favorite relaxing trips. I recommend this place for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from RIU Hotels and Resorts, Owner at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico
Responded Jun 22, 2021
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your time to share your experiences with us. We are happy to serve you and are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to your return in the near future. With our best wishes we remain, Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico Online Reputation Manager
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klh20skier wrote a review Jan 20
Tinley Park, Illinois4 contributions3 helpful votes
The Riu didn't disappoint. Our four night stay was filled with sun and wonderful meals. My daughter took delight in ordering for us at the Japanese restaurant. Other dinners included the Mexican Restaurant, the Steakhouse and seafood night at the Buffet. Our health was apparently important to the Riu because of their (and our) masks and QR codes for less close-up interaction.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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priscillaanne71 wrote a review Jan 18
Manchester, United Kingdom40 contributions74 helpful votes
Wow what can I say about this hotel its beautiful. Had an amazing 2 weeks here. Everything about this hotel is 5 star. All staff are so friendly and helpful and always remembered you drinks at the bars and restaurants. Food was the best I've ever had in an all inclusive hotel. Tried all the restaurants and loved them all. Beach was gorgeous with plenty of sunbeds. Waiting staff on beach constantly topping up drinks. Loved the sunsets they were just spectacular every night. Rooms kept lovely and clean and mini bar stocked daily. Really can't say anything bad about this place. Will definitely be returning and hopefully soon. Thanks for the perfect holiday
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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addy1962 wrote a review Jan 17
Milton Keynes8 contributions5 helpful votes
After waiting 2 years we finally got to get away and we certainly weren’t disappointed. We travelled with 2 of our grown up sons and we all had a fantastic time. The rooms were spotlessly clean and well appointed. Yes the bathrooms are looking a little tired but I personally love having the choice of a bath or shower. We tried the specialty restaurants and enjoyed them all especially the Japanese one as this is where we celebrated our sons 21st birthday and the waiters brought out a cake with candle and sang happy birthday to him. It certainly made it more special for him. The buffet restaurant was excellent and all of the staff were friendly and helpful especially Maria who was fantastic everyday and really looked after us. We mainly spent time around the pool and never had any trouble finding sun loungers even when we went down at mid day. We were a little worried after reading some previous reviews about the pool but apart from a step being dirty , we had no concerns and there was staff actually in the pool several times cleaning the tiles etc. A few days running we were bothered by loud music from various other groups but when politely asked to turn it down , they did so. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and are already looking at returning later on in the year.
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Date of stay: December 2021
2 Helpful votes
$167 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MexicoPacific CoastNayaritRiviera NayaritNuevo VallartaFlamingos
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Nearby attractions include Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora (1.4 miles), Nuevo Vallarta Beach (3.2 miles), and La Cruz Market (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sabrosa Italia, Maizul, and Insu Sky Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Flamingos.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.