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Riu Jalisco

Mexico - Riviera Nayarit

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4 Nights with Air from $829 All-Inclusive
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For a totally different, but equally beachtastic vacay, head to the Pacific side of Mexico at Nuevo Vallarta. Here, the ... More

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4.1 out of 5
"My wife and I just got back from our trip. We went from 12-4 to 12-8 and stayed in room 3192. We used the transfer from airport to the resort and it was very easy process. Check-In to the resort was ve..." – Abe15
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4.1 out of 5
"My wife and I just got back from our trip. We went from 12-4 to 12-8 and stayed in room 3192. We used the transfer from airport to the resort and it was very easy process. Check-In to the resort was ve..." – Abe15
85 out of 102 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
$10 guided saiil ride from guys in equipment area on site. room view #RivieraNayarit View from our room Excursion to Celetas. pano of sunset Best bartender ever!! Best Friends Mexico 2017
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February 8, 2020
Great Vacation

February 3-7,2020 Had a great time. First time at RIU Jalisco. Stayed at RIU Vallarta in 2012. If you don’t want to walk stairs Jalisco resort is great because elevator goes all the way down to ground floor where restaurant and beach, pools are. The buffet is a different theme nightly that I didn’t even go to the other restaurants The bed was soft. Had an added pillow top on the mattress. The AC worked so well that I had to get more blankets. Key to this is you must keep your patio door closed at all times. Tuesday afternoon is the foam pool party. Absolutely so much fun for all ages. 5-80 years old were in the pool. Only time I saw kids in the pool They have a family pool otherwise. And a great small children’s pool Looking forward to coming back. Missing the White Party which is on Friday. Oh and the evening stage shows are very professional. They take it very serious. And dancing after that for the guests. So much fun. And everything very clean. Employees always cleaning.

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From: Minnesota
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 1, 2020
Excellent trip

We were at Jalisco 2/21thru 2/27 and had an awesome time. The service was phenomenal. Best bartenders in Mexico. Ramon was our favorite, never had an empty drink when he was around. Enjoyed the beautiful Sandy beach and clean pools. Water was nice and warm as well. Entertainment every night,they tried hard to have people enjoy their stay. There are some reviews about noise, we did not experience that. Had an outside facing room looking at mountains and it was very quiet. Lots of options for food, went to buffet mostly but did try the steak place and Asian which was awesome. My husband myself and our friends will definately be back. Down the beach to the right less then 20 dollars for an hour massqge!! Took a cab to and from airport an to Bucieras twice. There was a festival in town which was really neat. Don't listen to any bad reviews, this place is awesome!! White party on Friday night was amazing!! Can't wait to go back!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Valders, Wisconsin
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 28, 2020
Great value to the price

The resort was very full on our visit and at times it was hard to get that perfect place to spend time on the beach or by the pool. The food was almost always great. We ate at all locations which had a good variety to choose from.Only in the restaurants were drinks delivered. At the pool and beach we had to wait in a bar line to get drinks. All drinks were mixed properly.


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From: Seattle
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 25, 2020
Riu Jalisco - January 15-19, 2020

Food was good. We went in knowing the majority of the restaurants were buffets and we were okay with that, but the steakhouse ended up being a sit down dinner with waiter service (the only one on the resort). I recommend getting there around 640-645 for the 7:00 sitting because it does fill up quickly, but it’s worth the wait. The bars were nice and clean and the drinks weren’t watered down, as far as I could tell. The resort gets fairly noisy at night time, depending on where your room is, because in the center near the pools is where they hold all their entertainment. Our room was far enough away that it wasn’t too bad, but as you got closer and closer towards it, I’d imagine it would be tough to try and get to sleep early and sleep soundly through the night. Friday night they have a glow party and that goes until like 230 in the morning with pumping techno and dance music with bass that reverberates through the entire hotel. We still had a great time and will more than likely go back and try it with a group of our friends. Riu resorts never seem to disappoint.

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From: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Riu Jalisco features 700 guestrooms in a six-story, elaborately decorated Spanish/Moorish building. Rooms come with balconies and ground-floor terraces furnished with chairs and cocktail tables provide garden views. Decor and furnishings include pastel walls, tile floors, marble bathrooms with twin-sink granite vanities, and chairs and tables.

Room Details

Double Room (DDSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Family Room (DGSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

The Spanish-style resort with Moorish flourishes, surrounded by palm groves and the Pacific.

The liquor dispensers in the rooms. It's a party. Just add people.

RiuLand - supervised fun for the little ones while you savor that beachtastic drink by the teal waves.

The majestic Sierra Madres that hug Banderas Bay, which frame the soul-stirring sunsets.

Stress-smashing massages in open-air palapas, facials and Henna tattoos you can get at the spa.

The championship golf course that's near and waiting for your A game.

The nearby Marieta Islands with the hidden beach, a natural wonder that'll blow your hair back.

 

What We'd Change

Since it's located in Nuevo Vallarta, it's a bit of a drive to the shopping and sights in downtown Puerto Vallarta. But most families never want to leave the all-inclusive perks at Riu Jalisco.

 

Why You Should Go

The airport is 10 miles from the airport. Your vacay is so near you'll be able to taste it.

Frolicking at the dolphinarium in Banderas Bay is a great option for a non-beach day.

The Malecon, a promenade with beautiful sculpture, is near and ready for your oohing/awing.

There's wave after wave of water sports: body boarding, kayaking, catamarans, and more.

The boat trip to Yelapa, an epic, beachy paradise you can access by boat, is a must-do.

For a fee, you can hop on horses and/or bikes to explore the exotic, tropical terrain.

The traditional village of Bucerias is near and filled with craft markets for your sourveniring.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • Shuffleboard
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Bocce Ball
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Massage/Spa Treatments ($)
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Sailing ($)
  • Business Services ($)
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Tour and Island Information
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • In-Room Safe ($)
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Wireless Internet in lobby
  • Doctor on call 24 hours
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Hobie Cat with Instructor
  • Non-Smoking
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • El Arco
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa(s)/ Wellness Center(s)
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Whale-Watching
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Rapidly being acknowledged as a destination in its own right, the great choice of hotels and resorts guarantees that Riviera Nayarit can cater to everybody's vacation tastes and styles.

Riu Jalisco

Ave de los Cocoteros s/n Lote K

+52 32 22 26 66 00

Hotel Description

Riu Jalisco: An All-Inclusive Pacific Coast Dream

For a totally different, but equally beachtastic vacay, head to the Pacific side of Mexico at Nuevo Vallarta. Here, the everything-ness about this resort will take hold of your heart and begin a Spoil-a-thon that you'll long remember: the unlimited gourmet cuisine and tropical drinks, sparkling ocean water, glimmering pools and dreamy sunsets under the palms. The glittering nightlife is not too shabby either. It's a one-stop shop for aah-some.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Influenced by Mesoamerican and European flavors, you can nosh (or even face plant if you want) on everything from delish Mexican to savory Italian to a beachfront grill where you can get steaks grilled just the way you like 'em. Beach appetit, gourmands.

Don Emiliano
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Air-conditioned, Mexican-decor, smoke-free dining room and terrace. Open for breakfast and dinner buffets. Theme dinners twice weekly.

Dona Adelita
Type: Mexican
Hours:Daily, 7am-9:30pm
Description: Buffet style restaurant with Mexican specialties.

Gran Dragon
Type: Asian
Hours: Three seatings daily at 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte restaurant.

La Piazza
Type: Italian
Hours: Lunch - daily, noon-5pm; Dinner - two seatings daily at 6:30pm and 8:45pm
Description: Air-conditioned, a la carte, poolside restaurant with Italian specialties like pizza and pasta.
Dress code: Casual

La Botana
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, noon-5pm
Description: Casual, open-air, beachfront grill, offering lunch buffet featuring grilled foods, burgers, salads, sandwiches, pastas, pizzas and quesadillas; and steakhouse-style dinner buffet featuring grilled meats, fish and chicken.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Put on your party pants - you'll need them for the nightlife: there are three open-air bars with wood ceilings in the resort's central plaza for those sunset cocktails, a swim-up bar, a sports bar open 24/7 and a nightclub for dancing. If you've got a mood, they've got a scene.

Pancho
Open-air bar with wood ceilings and red-tile roofs located in resort's central plaza. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Villa
Open-air bar with wood ceilings and red-tile roofs located in resort's central plaza. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

La Cantina
Mexican-style, open-air lobby bar, live music three nights a week. Daily, 10am-midnight.

Bahia Banderas
Poolside bar, swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6pm.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours.

Pacha Nightclub
Drinks and dancing. Complimentary entrance, 11pm-2am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

With one delicious mile of beach that hugs the calm waters of Playa de Flamingos, you can find your escape-haven here. You can swim and snorkel without any ginormous waves hitting you over the head, causing water to go up your nose. If you want even more serenity, hit either one of the two free-form, freshwater pools, one of the two Jacuzzis, or just chill on the sun terrace. Your little ones even have a splashy pool of their own. Dive in.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamarans
  • Snorkeling gear
  • One introductory scuba diving lesson per guest
Land
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Fitness center

Available for an additional charge:

  • Horseback riding
  • Bicycles

Golf
The 18-hole, championship course at Flamingos Golf Club is right next to Riu Jalisco. Riu guests enjoy special rates at Flamingos.
Now through April 30, 2013:

  • Daylight: $98 USD
  • After 2pm: $75 USD
  • After 3pm: $40 USD
  • Shared golf cart with 2 bottles of water
  • Scheduled transportation between Riu Jalisco and Flamingos


INTERNET

The resort offers the following Internet access options:
  • Use of computers with Internet access at the business center (fees apply)
  • 90 min daily Wi-Fi access in the lobby (complimentary)
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the entire hotel (fees apply)


SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is located near the pool area and offers a number of treatments that will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged for an additional charge. Spa services include:
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Body wraps
  • Scrubs
  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Henna tattoos
  • Hair and nail care (surcharges for all services)
  • Massages are also available in an open-air, thatched-roof palapa


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

For those who desire an unforgettable wedding day, the resort offers a variety of wedding packages to choose from. Please contact the resort directly for more details.

CHILD CARE

RiuLand Kid's Club offers supervised activities for children ages 4-7 and 8-12. Daily, 10am-1:30pm and 4pm-5:30pm.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Riu Jalisco is located 10 miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). Approximate driving time is 20 minutes.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 4pm. Check-out: 11am. A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY:
Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu Resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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