Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit

Riu Palace Pacifico


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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

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3109 Recommend
3109 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Pacifico to their friends and family



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Great Resort
Rob K,
Mon May 23 11:54:52 EDT 2016
Stayed at this resort in May 2016 and it was great. Food was excellent, drinks were good, beach is nice. Hotel is very clean and service is great. Mexican restaurant was the best, Steakhouse and Fusion restaurant were both good. Would stay again. More>

Well worth the stay 😄🍷🇲🇽
JUTRKENT, Kent, United Kingdom
Sun May 22 12:06:36 EDT 2016
Hotel Summary: Excellent from the outset including check in, very High standards throughout and the service from hotel staff in most cases was excellent. Particularly, the pool and beach staff who frequently asked if we required a top up! and the bar staff and bar waitresses/Waiters were excellent and they all worked very hard to please. Hotel Guests: Mostly UK, US and Canadian but also with some Spanish/Mexicans. Food: Had no problems in the main buffet restaurant during our stay as we had plenty of choices and it always met our needs. We only tried the steak house and the Krystal restaurants and both were also excellent. Alcohol: This has been the best hotel we have been to for the selection of beers and wines available as we have previously only had the option of 1 beer type. For the Ale drinkers they also offer a bottled beer called Bohemia Amber which although not ale it came close to a dark ale. Tips / waiter service: As a non tipping nation this is always an issue with us Brits but 20-50 peso (90p - £2) seemed to do the job as and when required. The only minor frustration and is also something that applies in any location on this side of the Atlantic was that there were some waiters who blatantly target the US or Canadian guests with their undivided attention as they are In the practice of tipping more often! Pool side: Large pool with lots of space and loungers with a large amount of options for shade. There were the inevitable amount of people either getting up early to claim their loungers or paying the pool cleaning staff to reserve them for them. This is not however a problem if you don't mind sitting back from the pool edge or using the beach as there were always loungers available throughout the day. Lots of people comment about the toilets being too far from the pool but I do not agree as they are close enough but I would agree that when wet out of the pool and using steps to the toilet this could be a recipe for disaster! Beach: Very long, quite steep down to the water edge and the constant waves crashing in were nice to see and hear. You can swim in the sea but it can get rough through the day so definitely not suitable for children although there were very few children at the hotel during our stay. Normal free non powered water sport stuff available but if you want a hobby cat sail boat you have to first go out with the staff for an assessment and if they don't think you are safe it will cost you $30 US dollars for a refresher lesson! Paragliding also available in the morning when the winds are low and is $1000 peso (£40) for 10-15 mins. To do: Get a taxi to "Downtown" ($230 peso for 1-4 people - 30 mins) and walk the mile long strip of bars and restaurants which leads to the "old town" aka the romantic zone where the locals eat and drink. Very welcoming and with no tourist prices. Also visited the flee market which is on every afternoon but recommend late on rather than after lunch. Did 3 excursions via the Thompson rep with the Vallarta Adventures company which were all outstanding. Of all the holidays we have taken and trips attended over the past years this company stands out by far! They were professional, courteous, informative and nothing was too much trouble. Our first trip was an off road day which was an excellent day out and proved to be very informative and also included an insight into real Mexico. Our 2nd trip, Hidden beaches was a speed boat trip was also excellent apart from the snorkelling element as the water was too rough and murky and our final trip was the the luxury sailing day which was also outstanding, swimming in the sea, excellent snorkelling, and also included watching the Dolphins feeding in the bay (if you are lucky enough to spot them!) and all accompanied by an outstanding meal on board. Observation but NOT a complaint: This is a top end 5* RIU Palace so i personally see no need to have the entertainment staff doing annoying games in the pool each afternoon as most guests appeared to ignore but it seemed to do. Nothing more than to raise the volume levels around the pool. In my view This type of activity should be kept for the club hotels with a younger clientele. Summary: I Have no complaints from my stay and I would not hesitate to recommend it. We will both continue to use other high end RIU hotels for our our future trips.😄 More>

Family of 5 Suite was Fantastic!!
trifectamama, Edmonton, Canada
Sun May 22 06:57:54 EDT 2016
This was a great hotel for a young family of 5. Two adults and 3 children ages 5, 2 and 9 months. The room was amazing. We had a family suite. It included a walk in closet that we kept the crib in and the baby slept, a bedroom with 2 double beds pushed together to make a giant bed for our older daughters, a master suite with a king bed and a living room area, a huge bathroom with a bathtub and a walk in shower that everyone could fit in to shower off after the pool, the patio was huge and had access from both bedrooms (but we felt very safe being able to lock the patio door from the inside at the top so the girls couldn't open it). The only down side was the steps down to the living area from the master bedroom and the steps down to the patio from the kids bedroom. Because we have young children and its all tile floors, we had to keep an extra eye on them so there were no accidents. We brought a traveling exercauser so that we could contain baby when getting everyone ready. The food was pretty good, what you expect at a upper end all inclusive. Always food to eat and different theme nights. Nothing over the top but we never went hungry. The pool area was great for the kids, there is an area on one side with lounge chairs inside the pool and the kids can walk around where its only up to their waist. More>

second visit
Carole M, Batley, United Kingdom
Sun May 22 04:58:32 EDT 2016
Just come back from our second visit to the Riu Palace pacifico. On arriving, there was no rep and we were handed an envelope by 2 people giving us our "welcome pack" and told us our room number without telling us which way to go. (luckily we have been before and knew where the lift was). Luggage was very prompt delivered to the room. the room was as expected. We were given 4th floor inside the "U" so had a side sea view. The hotel could do with a bit of a facelift - it seems a bit shabby in places (compared to our last visit). We had to ask a couple of times for the room to be cleaned as it had been forgotten. Food, although plenty of it was usually cold at each meal time and a lot of it dried up. We did mention this at reception. Also the steak restaurant was very disappointing. Complained that the chips with the meal were cold so I think they were "zapped" in the microwave turning them into dried up chips that burned our mouths. My steak was bloody. Asked for medium rare but got a steak so rare that a good vet could had brought it back to life !!!! Returned it to be cooked a bit more, just got it back well cooked on the top but still rare and bloody in the middle. We walked out in the end. The Kristal restaurant wasn't bad but that food was quite cold too. Why serve something on a hot plate for the food on it is cold? But the steak was fabulous - melt in the mouth !!! The pool area was noisy most days. People drinking all day (do they never need the toilet as some of them never get out). Pool is very warm. Think the lifeguards could have done more to silence the ones that got rowdy. Couple of girls come round asking what drinks are required but it is often quicker to go to the bar yourself as they are very busy. The entertainment team at the pool get very repetitive same thing day in day out. And one in particular is very rude. Asking if we wanted Spanish lessons he was very rude when we said no. Apparantly, he thinks because we were in mexico we should take the lesson. I think now, all in all, the Riu palace pacifico needs an overhaul, The once fabulous 5 star hotel is now maybe 3 plus. Standards have definitely slipped since we stayed in May 2014. More>

Mexico Hols
Belinda R, Chester, United Kingdom
Sat May 21 19:27:17 EDT 2016
Fab hotel...extremely quick check in..lovely rooms with sea views. Spotlessly clean and excellent service esp in main restaurant ( Javier and Ricardo). All facilities close together not spread over massive area...a big plus as had family member that has mobility problems Food in main restaurant..plenty of choice..and choc martinis in the piano bar are to die for...a must try !! Only negative was lack of toilet facilities close to beach Would def return to this hotel More>



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