Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Palace Pacifico


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Exclusive Values!
Honeymoon:
Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

A 24-hour all-inclusive paradise! The Riu Palace Pacifico is located on Flamingos Beach, only a two-minute drive from Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco, and only nine miles away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Magnificent architecture and elegant furnishings combined with unparalleled service offer guests the highest level of distinction. This luxurious and elegant resort is the ideal place for vacationers seeking total relaxation in a sumptuous environment and in the comfort of RIU's Premium brand.

Surrounded by beautiful Banderas Bay and protected by the stunning Sierra Madre Mountains, Riu Palace Pacifico is a nature lover's dream. The serene beach is a stunning backdrop from the infinity pool. Poolside beverage service is available, so just sit, relax, and enjoy the view! Non-motorized watersports include windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking.

The five restaurants serve up sumptuous cuisine, including Fusion, Japanese, Mexican, Grill Steakhouse, and International meals. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the a la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. Enjoy unlimited domestic and select imported drinks at the five bars, including a swim-up bar. Also, each junior suite is equipped with a mini-bar and liquor dispenser.

Nighttime entertainment is close by - take a short stroll to Riu Vallarta or Riu Jalisco and dance the night away at the disco. Entrance and drinks are included! Or, sit down, relax, and enjoy a live show. Entertainment is nightly at the resort, for those not wanting to leave the hotel grounds. RiuLand Mini-Club is non-stop fun for kids ages 4-12!

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HOTEL LOCATION
Address: CONDOMINIOS FLAMINGOS NAYARTA
BAHIA DE BANDERAS
NAY

MX
Local Phone: +52-322-226-6624
Fax: 011-52-322-226-6627
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Business Services
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
Infinity swimming pool with adjoining jacuzzi and swim-up bar. Children's swimming pool.
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This properties feature 24 hour All-Inclusive five restaurants, five bars, room service, spa, and exchange privileges with Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco (restrictions apply). Beach:
Total Rooms: 445
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No Spring Breakers. No student groups are accepted unless at least one person in each room is 21 years or older.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Junior suites have split-level sitting area and sofa, and a balcony or terrace with ocean view. One king-sized bed or two double beds. Bathrooms equipped with a hydro massage tub.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE RUN OF HOUSE
Junior suites have split-level sitting area and sofa. Two double beds or one king bed. Balcony or terrace with garden view. Bathrooms are equipped with a hydro-massage tub.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2BD SUITE PARTIAL OCNVW
One bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with two double beds. Split-level living room area with sofa. Bathrooms equipped with a hydro-massage tub and extra shower cabin. Balcony or terrace features a partial ocean view.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE PARTIAL OCNVW
Split-level sitting area and sofa. Balcony or terrace with partial ocean view. Two double beds or one king bed. Bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage tub. Liquor dispenser.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN VIEW SUITE W/ JACUZZI
Suite with one king bed. Complimentary minibar and liquor dispenser. Large balcony or terrace with private Jacuzzi and an ocean view. Split-level sitting area and sofa.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Palace Pacifico features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Pacifico:
Grill Steakhouse Restaurant -
Japanese Restaurant -
Fusion Cuisine Restaurant -
Main Restaurant -
Mexican Restaurant -
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Mini-Club

Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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3499 Recommend
3499 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Pacifico to their friends and family



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Beautiful all inclusive resort
Shelly M, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Thu Mar 23 18:50:36 EDT 2017
The Riu Palace Pacifico is a beautiful all inclusive resort. It is located about 20 minutes from the airport. Everyone at this resort works very hard to make your stay perfect. They are appreciative of returning guests and work hard to make sure the hotel is spotless, and your stay is wonderful. All servers are kind and helpful and make a point to get to know you. The cleaning staff works round the clock to polish the marble and clean. They have updated the way they allow you to go to the specialty restaurants and now allow you to just show up. You no longer have to make a reservation ahead of time. We have been to this resort several times and have noticed that they are making improvements to fix anything that has been an issue in reviews in years past. There is only one thing that I would criticize and that is during the day we were often bored. The activity staff is great and they work very hard, but would like to see more variety. Also to have more competitive activities in the afternoon where they have guests volunteer. They did have one day where they had a competition of guests throwing the football and having activity staff catch. This was fun. Would rather see the dance lessons outside by the pool. We loved the activities at Riu Cancun Los Americas and could improve more to be like this hotel. The food was very good and if you want to order room services the Ham Sandwich was wonderful. It was like a club sandwich that comes with chips.

We Wanted to Stay Forever! LGBT Friendly
Aimee C,
Thu Mar 23 09:50:34 EDT 2017
My wife and I went for our honeymoon, and at the end of the trip we didn't want to leave! The hotel and grounds are clean, well-maintained, and absolutely beautiful. Every member of staff is friendly and dedicated to providing the best possible experience for guests. Upon arrive our toilet was running, and the bellhop assisted in sending a maintenance person, who immediately solved the problem. The food at the buffet and a la carte restaurants was delicious (try the Chocolate Pyramid at Guacamole), and we found plenty of variety throughout the week. Speaking of a la carte restaurants, they're INCLUDED in your stay, NO reservations required! This was the first all-inclusive resort I've stayed with that doesn't charge an extra amount and/or require advance reservations. Simply walk up at one of two seating times, and if there's room (which there always was during our visit), the maître d' will provide a table. We noticed one or two other same-sex couples during our stay, and the surrounding areas (Bucerías, Puerto Vallarta) were very welcoming to us as well. Riu's location between towns is ideal; it's a smaller resort, and not overcrowded. I think most people choose to be near the downtown areas to have easy access to activities and entertainment, but we were able to walk into Bucerías (30-45 min by beach or road) and take a take a taxi into Puerto Vallarta (30-minute ride). When hailing a cab, look for the white taxis ("the yellows are rickety" advised another traveler) and confirm the price before hopping in. The on-resort spa is pricey, so we skipped it, but you can find a professional relaxing massage, with aromatherapy, on the beach (walking northward) for $15-$25 USD per person.

Great places
Adrian B,
Mon Mar 20 18:59:37 EDT 2017
I stayed four nights, great service , i traveled with my daughter 1.3 years old, they dont have babies extra services but the staff is very kindly, the restaurants are so nice, great place to stay....

Another fine Riu hotel
drakeharrison, Calgary, Canada
Mon Mar 20 05:04:01 EDT 2017
If looking for a more quieter hotel with few babies or children and less yahoos, this may be the one for you. Expect the younger crowd book in at the less expensive Riu hotels down the beach. During the daytime, if one wants to socialize and have a number of cocktails, the pool area was busy but in the evening, this place was pretty quiet. -Rooms, facilities and beach very clean -All staff friendly including everyone. Even those who were quieter staff were still cordial and appreciative of tips. Housekeeping staff would say hello anytime you passed them, servers were welcoming, bartenders and waiters/waitresses were fast and efficient and the bartenders made very good drinks, Service on the beach wasn't that fast but no big deal. Bar was need by if one wanted to get their own cocktail. (Couldn't help but notice that some people wouldn't even leave $1 after being served. I realize one isn't expected to tip at an all-inclusive but come on folks, is dropping $1 (or more for dinners) going to make a huge difference to you on your vacation? Help the staff out as they're working very hard to please! - Buffet selective was very good with huge selection food - A little disappointed with the ala carte restaurants. Would have given the resort 5/5 if these restaurants were better. I've been to many many other all-inclusives which have been a notch above the Palace. All of the ala carte were very noisy due to high ceilings and ambiance wasn't that great. Overall though a very good resort.

Just as amazing as it was the first time
runner32, Lombard, Illinois
Sun Mar 19 06:02:21 EDT 2017
I had never stayed at a Riu prior to 2016, but now am hooked on Riu Palace, and would like to try out all of them! This was my second stay at the Riu Palace Pacifico. One of my girlfriends and I stayed in February 2016 and we liked it so much that we booked it again for February 2017. I was curious how it would be, because I had never gone back to the same resort two years in a row. It was just as nice the second year in a row as the first. We had booked separate rooms, with an ocean view, but were given rooms on the 8th floor facing directly to the ocean, it was wonderful waking up in the morning and hearing the waves from the ocean. Every morning I'd wake up, have my coffee on the balcony, go down and reserve our chairs at the beach, go back up and sit on the balcony drinking coffee (I picked up in the sports bar) and reading. We'd head down for breakfast around 9-9:30, and Julian was always there waiting for us with a glass of champagne! I think breakfast was my favorite meal at the Riu, the buffet was great and the waiters and staff really made it enjoyable. I can't say enough nice things about Julian, I can see why he has his fan club (I'm one of them!) and has a waiting list sometimes to be seated in his section, his personality makes all of the difference. The food was always fresh and good. I would wait in line for either a make your own omelette, scrambled eggs or fried eggs to your liking. We also enjoyed being able to sit outside for all of our meals at the buffet. We typically headed directly to the beach after breakfast and spent the entire day on the beach (usually skipping lunch). The beach was quieter than the pool area, although we would go to the swim up bar early in the day for our margaritas or whatever we had a taste for that day. Daniel in the pool bar is the best bartender, he makes the best margaritas. The entertainment crew seemed to change from 2016 to 2017 and seemed a little more rowdy, which I personally don't care for. The positive side though, they did leave you alone and didn't hound you to participate in their activities. You can get lunch from 1:30 to 3:00 at the main buffet, or you can head to La Toscana for lunch from 11:30 to 3:00 and then it becomes a snack bar from 3:00 to 6:00 with amazing food. My only negative about lunch there is that they don't have chips and salsa or guac at lunch, but they do once 3pm hits. At La Toscana for snacks, we really liked Gabrielle, he always made sure that our wine glasses were full! Dinner was always good, I really like the change of now with there not being reservations needed for the speacialty restaurants. Once we headed down to the steak restaurant, and were told it would be a 30-45 minute wait; we received a pager and went and sat at the bar and had a drink until our buzzer went off, no different than going out to dinner when I'm at home. My steak at La Toscana was a little tough, I did order it medium, but it was too rare for me. The flavor was great, but just a little too rare. I wanted to go back and try the lobster, but we didn't have a chance to. We also ate at the Mexican restaurant, which was fine, but nothing spectacular. I did really enjoy the appetizer buffet at the Mexican restaurant however. The main buffet for dinner....the food was always great (carving station, make your own pasta station), but the staff left much to be desired. We came down one night around 8pm and was greeted by Raymondo, who then copped an attitude with us when we said we wanted to eat outside. There are way too many "managers" during the dinner hours, and they don't do anything but stand around and talk. It's impossible to get your wine glass refilled. I understand that the 7-8pm dinner hour is a popular time to go to the buffet, but breakfast was always just as crowded and the staff at breakfast is (literally) like night and day. Riu really needs to train it's night time buffet staff to work exactly the same as their breakfast and lunch staff. I will give a special shout-out to one evening waiter at the buffet...Alaign, he really busted his butt to make your dinner experience enjoyable and he was constantly running around helping everyone. If more of the staff could be like him or Julian, the dinner experience would be so much more enjoyable. The evening shows had also changed from 2016, which was a nice change. We watched the Michael Jackson show, which was really good. That was the only show we saw, we chose to just sit outside, have a few drinks and enjoy being outside. The cleaning crew was amazing, the resort sparkles. My room was always cleaned and well stocked with water, coffee, pop, etc. I would highly recommend this resort to anyone, however it's an older crowd, so if you're looking for a big party place with a disco, etc., then this is not the resort for you, it pretty much rolls up the carpets around 11:00pm. It's very low key, relaxing and mellow, which is what I wanted. I'd say the crowd was 40's and up. So just keep that in mind if you are considering booking it. Not sure if we'll go back in 2018, but if we did, I'd be very happy to call the Riu Palace Pacifico my home for the week again!



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