Our group of 24 spent 5 days, Feb. 20-25 at this resort. This is a great resort, GREAT BEACH, food was also very good and the staff was very attentive....the beds are rock hard! You can ask for a mattress topper to help ease the pain! I didn't care much for the fact that my "neighbors" were quite loud and gave me a daily 4am wake up. We were on the 3rd floor (3044) and had a decent oceanview, but our room also faced the tiled roof. Seems the people on the floor above us would throw cigarettes, old bandages and clothing over their balcony in front of ours! Not to mention the vomit and another liquid that I'm pretty sure wasn't beer! Other than that, everything was great! The bartender, Vanessa in the center bar was quick and attentive. More than I can say for Jeorge. Our Apple Vacation reps, Eduardo and Humberto were wonderful! Thanks to them for everything! We took the Pegasas on a whale watching tour. The tour was to last 3 1/2 hours, and actually went over 4. They served cervasa and a sandwich with chips and salsa on this boat. It was pretty good! That day was windy, which made for a rough ride and made it difficult to move around. Ricardo was the whale expert and didn't like it if you talked while he was! And he LET you know it, too!! He ended the tour with a 15 minute speech about how everyone should tip them....which everyone would have done anyway!! Our group had very few complaints. About the only one I heard was about the hard beds. We went to Bucerias one day to shop, and another day to the boardwalk. If you go to either of these places, the taxi fare will be less with more people. $17 for a van of 8 people....so just over $2 per person to Bucerias. The boardwalk was a little more at about $5 per person for 8 people or more. This is one of my many trips to PV and each time is better than the last! The RIU Vallarta might be hard to beat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * In Riviera Nayarit, overlooking the Pacific Ocean * Located on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km / 1.5 miles from Nuevo Vallarta * Complimentary sun loungers on the beach * 9-story building * 3 km / 1.86 miles from various shops * 13 km / 8 miles from the airport * 1 km / 0.62 miles from Flamingos Golf Club * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Vallarta Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
- Riu Vallarta Nuevo