$201 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 25, 2014 Check-out: Oct 27, 2014

RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

4 stars
Av.de los Cocoteros, sn-Lote K, Nuevo Vallarta, 63732
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
228 reviews
Beautiful honeymoon!

Resort looks every bit as beautiful in person as in the pictures! We stayed for 6 days on our... See full review

  • mrssuhr
  • Oct 15, 2014
Incredible vacation!

Beautiful hotel and the staff is amazing! I would recommend this to all! Puerto vallarta is... See full review

  • Micheleintx
  • Sep 16, 2014
4-star all inclusive resort on Flamingos Beach near Puerto Vallarta

The elegant RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive Resort offers a total vacation experience near Puerto Vallarta on Mexico's Pacific coast. Hugging the shores of Mexico's Riviera Nayarit, RIU Palace Pacifico features five restaurants, a selection of indoor and outdoor bars, a large swimming pool with adjoining Jacuzzi, swim-up bar, full service spa, beauty salon, children's club and playground, and a fitness center with sauna. Two event rooms can accommodate business conferences for up to 130 people in varying configurations.

Highlights
  • Swimming pool with adjoining Jacuzzi and swim-up bar
  • Children's pool
  • Free wireless Internet access
  • 24-hour room service
Rooms

All 445 guest rooms feature balconies with ocean or garden views. Choose from king bed or two double beds with air conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite flat-screen television, radio alarm clock, mini-bar, liquor dispenser, and in-room safe. Bathrooms are equipped with hydro-massage tub, double sink, hairdryer, and Italian Lavarino Cosso amenities.

Features

Guests will never go hungry at this all inclusive property. With five restaurants on site, there are many dining options, starting with light fare, pizza, a la carte, and buffet meals. More formal dining (reservations required) can be found at Guacamole Mexican restaurant, Krystal Fusion Restaurant, Kyoto Japanese restaurant, and La Toscana Grill and Steakhouse. 24-hour room service is also available.

 

Complimentary seaside sports options include beach volleyball, windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, and body boarding. Guests also enjoy one free introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool. For entertainment, choose from a variety of daily shows geared toward adults and children. The Renova Spa features assorted treatments (fees apply), and a beauty salon is available on site. Guests can unwind in the fitness center, sauna, steam bath, or Jacuzzi. Use of these facilities is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are required in the fitness center.

Transportation
  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport (8 mi/13 km)
  • Airport shuttle available
Nearby attractions
  • Puerto Vallarta (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Las Caletas Beach (14.1 mi/22.7 km)
Business
  • Two conference rooms with capacity for up to 130 people

Hotel Map

20.7385 -105.3193
Area served
Nuevo Vallarta
Nearby airports
Puerto Vallarta International Airport
Area description
Located on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km / 1.5 miles from Nuevo Vallarta.

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Reviewer score 3.8 out of 5

RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive Rooms

Junior Suite Ocean View
The room offers 1 king bed or 2 double beds with A/C, ceiling fan, satellite TV, phone,mini bar, liquor dispenser,complimentary in room safe, iron&ironing board, bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage tub, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with partial ocean view. All junior suites have split level sitting area and sofa, some available with sofa bed. New Italian Bathroom amenities Lavarino Cosso
Junior Suite Partial Ocean View
The room offers 1 king bed or 2 double beds with A/C, ceiling fan, satellite TV, phone,mini bar, liquor dispenser,complimentary in room safe, iron&ironing board, bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage tub, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with partial ocean view. All junior suites have split level sitting area and sofa, some available with sofa bed. New Italian Bathroom amenities Lavarino Cosso
Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View
The room offers 1 king bed with A/C, ceiling fan, satellite TV, phone,mini bar, liquor dispenser,complimentary in room safe, iron&ironing board, bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage tub, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with partial ocean view. All junior suites have split level sitting area and sofa, some available with sofa bed. New Italian Bathroom amenities Lavarino Cosso
Junior Suite Garden View
The room offers 1 king bed or 2 double bed with A/C, ceiling fan, satellite TV, phone,mini bar, liquor dispenser,complimentary in room safe, iron&ironing board, bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage tub, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with partial ocean view. All junior suites have split level sitting area and sofa, some available with sofa bed. New Italian Bathroom amenities Lavarino Cosso

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Solarium
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Dining

Krystal Gourmet
Fusion cuisine restaurant

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (228)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
228 out of 228
Amenities:
4.3
Room cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DirtyD
Business
Champlin, MN
Mar 10, 2012

Fabulous Couples Resort

We have stayed at 7 resorts in Mexico and this has the best combination of rooms, food, drinks, and staff for the price than most places. We had an jacuzzi ocean suite.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Just catch a cab for $18 US and skip the lines, wait, and crowds to get to Hotel.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loramae
Business
wichita Ks
Mar 26, 2012

Great getaway!

We felt SO pampered! Everything was great. The food was wonderful, our room was very clean an spacious, and the view was spectacular. Would go back for sure!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

So glad we went into Puerto Vallarta on Saturday. The market shopping was fun - bargaining is an acquired art! The Boardwalk was cool with the statues and awesome sand art. Food options are endless. We had a great day adventure!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
B. Spears
Business
Milwaukee, WI, USA
Apr 12, 2012

Top. Notch.

From the second you step into the Riu Palace Pacifico lobby you instantly know that your vacation is going to be great. We stayed 5 nights at the Riu and spent the majority of the time at the hotel relaxing on the beach. I was concerned the beach area would be overcrowded and dirty, but that wasn't the case at all. No problem finding chairs and moving them out to a comfortable area in the sun. Most of the kids and parents seemed to stay around the pool area where the Riu staff were hosting games and water activities. "Super Mario" always seemed to keep them entertained. Why go to Mexico and sit around the pool - when you can relax next to the Pacific ocean on the beach? The rooms are kept in top-notch shape and very clean. The À la carte restaurants offer the best dining experience you'll ever have, in contrast to the buffet restaurants you will visit for breakfast, lunch, and casual dinner. There are a few things hotels in Mexico just don't get right: ketchup, maple syrup, and coffee. Aside from that minor gripe about the buffet restaurants, the food was pretty good. But to top it off - the best part about the Riu is the nightly "themed" shows they put on. From Elvis to Mamma Mia, they rock the house. I wasn't quite ready for the insane dancing and performance dished out every night by the staff. Would definitely go back to this resort and recommend it to friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Be sure to make your reservations for the À la carte restaurants at least a day in advance - otherwise you won't get in!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lizzie Bear
Business
San Diego, CA, USA
Apr 18, 2012

Wonderful and pampering hotel

Everything is included and of great quality Staff looked a bit miserable at times... but I found that was understandable, since customers were rude as well. Location was a bit far (about 15mins) away from Puerto Vallarta Center which was about $450 pesos roundtrip. Had a great view and fun activities in which they gave out free massages or spa treatments to winners. Had a great time overall and would definitely go again... it was worth it !!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

There are buffets included and about 4 a la carte restaurants in the hotel for which you need to have a reservation to dine there. As soon as you make your reservation to stay at the hotel. Call them and make a reservation at the a la carte restaurants you want to eat at.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KC Doc
Business
KC
Jun 3, 2012

Excellent value for your money

Clearly the top of the Riu line and worth the extra cost. Nice room, good food, less crowded, better service, quieter and more polite guests. Quick service at the swim up bar. Avoid the "cheapest" Riu down the beach, it smells, is overcrowded, and has that "Motel 6" feel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tj and me
Business
Bay area
Jul 9, 2012

Great hotel and staff, Beach not good!!

Staff: excellent!! Hotel: Great! Beach: really bad!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
STEPHANIE.
Business
HOUSTON, TX
Jul 12, 2012

EXCELLENT!

I have been to Puerto Vallarta several times, and this by far was the best hotel I have stayed in. The staff is amazing and treat you with GREAT customer service. I was amazed and how clean everything was! As soon as you walk in they deliver a great experience. I will book with them again and again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JROCKA
Business
Denver, Colorado
Jul 24, 2012

Buffet Makes the Palace Worth the Price

The breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet, and 24hours room service alone makes the RIU a great value. The food was excellent - and it's guaranteed "all inclusive" value. The staff was very friendly & accommodating. One downside is the constant music from the DJ booth at the pool. If you are looking for a quiet spot this is not it. Otherwise, the spa and other hotel services are very nice. Would definitely stay at another RIU hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ed from Idaho
Business
idaho
Jul 24, 2012

Absolutely loved it!

We had an amazing time. The service was impeccable from the taxi to the housekeeping to the entertainment staff. If you needed anything you were greeted with a genuine desire make your stay the best. Unlike some other resorts, there were no outside pressures to buy timeshares or numerous beach vendors. We went on some of the Vallarta Adventure excursions. We recommend the Sea Safari. The bus system is easy to manage but a wild ride downtown. Ignore all the street pressure to come into their store and enjoy the view and life. The hidden gem is Gabys Mexican restaurant for authentic food. Can't wait to return! Only thing that could be better would be to have more real authentic Mexican food at the buffet.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kansas couple 2
Business
kansas
Oct 20, 2012

riu palace pacifico

Had a great time. The hotel is fantastic with great rooms and a very friendly staff. The food was great and plenty of selection. The beach is good even though the waves were pretty rough; could be the time of year. Second time at this hotel and will ho back again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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