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
242 reviews
Random Vacation

This was the second time that I have stayed at this hotel. It was just my girlfriend and I who went... See full review

  • Matt H.
  • Jan 23, 2015
Great trip

Great times . Nightly recommend . Would go there any time . Boring for teen kids . Ochean is good .... See full review

  • kira lisa
  • Jan 21, 2015
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

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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 (242)

Ratings and reviews for RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
242 out of 242
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
4.6
Comfort:
4.5
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.4

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RBR55
Business
Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Aug 15, 2011

anniversary

Great and fantastice experience You must discover full Htl activities and amenities

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

ENJOY ACTIBITIES

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Dripping Springs, Texas
Aug 17, 2010

VERY NICE Hotel...worth the upgrade

this is a great hotel if you want to sit on the beach drink fruity drinks, eat some pretty awesome food (especially for Mexico) and just plain hang out. It's not so good if you are all night party folks or like top notch vegas style entertainment. Also if you plan on being there on the weekend you better get ready for the onslaught of little Mexican kids all over the place. It's not horrible by any stretch but we met some folks that were there on a quick 3 day long weekend and they were pretty upset. We could see a noticeable difference from the weekdays to the weekends with the rugrats. I have been to other "family" all-inclusives and this one is on the top of the list. I also walked down to the other two RIU Properties. The Riu Jalisco is a old dilapidated resort with straws floating in the pools, not enough wait staff to clean or keep drinks flowing, etc. I highly recommending upgrading to either the Riu Vallarta which is very nice, but not as nice as the Palace but more than acceptable. The Palace was noticeably nicer than both the other two.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Get your reservations EARLY. Although the Buffet is more than adequate, if you want a "dining experience" you need to get your reservations ASAP. The weekend restaurants go quickly and the late slot (seatings at 6:30 and 8:30) are a premium. Also I would not suggest the snorkeling excursion unless you have never done it before and want to go on a boat ride and see some decent fish/coral. This part of Mexico is not known for the scuba/snorkeling in my opinion.

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 8, 2010

Good All Inclusive Getaway

The staff was super friendly and provided excellent service. They did whatever they could to accommodate every request no matter what. The hotel and the rooms were spotless and very clean. The only thing I can say is that I didn't like the water pressure in the shower but then again, it's been like that lately at almost every hotel. The food was good but not excellent like the rest of the hotel and I feel like if they did a little better in that area, this hotel would without a doubt be worthy of 5 stars. I don't think it takes a lot more investment to improve on the food so I would highly recommend that to the hotel's management. Again, great staff and remarkable service... plus clean and spotless from the lobby to the rooms!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denver, CO
Jun 8, 2009

Great Stay But 1Thing...

Wonderful place, very nice and much more attractive than the other Riu's down the beach. Plus, you can go to those hotels and eat and drink there for free, but they can't come to yours! It wasn't crowded at all, Swine Flu, where? Staff was excellent and friendly, drinks were strong, food was a bit above average. Overall, we'd do it again without hesitation. But... Only the buffet and 1 out of 4 restaurants were open each night due to low numbers of guests! Making a reservation needed a 2 day notice!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NW indiana
May 12, 2009

very nice but read comment

excellent service, night life here ends about 10pm,but you can go and use the bars and disco at the riu jalisco for free when staying here, the disco at the riu jalisco opens at midnight and is packed until very late, its a younger crowd than at the riu palace, but also has alot more people staying there. The riu palace pacifico is a great place to just go and relax

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
KeeWEE
Business
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Aug 29, 2009

AN INCREDIBLE PLACE

The all inclusive concept is wonderful. The restaurants for the dinner meal were wonderful. A great view of the bay from all the rooms. This is the best of the 3 Rui in the Puerto Vallarta area, but you can go to the other 2 Ruis and eat there when you stay at this one.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Jan 26, 2011

Perfecto!

We have been to Riu's in the past, but this was our favorite. The grounds were beautiful and clean and the staff was wonderful. They weather was perfect for lying at the beach or hanging out in the pool. The food was as expected, it gets bland afte a few days. The drinks wee great! The only thing we would add is a heated outdoor jacuzzi. It would also be bette if dining or shopping wee a bit closer to the hotel. It was a $9 taxi ride to Paradise Village and a $25 taxi ride to Puerta Vallarta. Overall our trip was excellent!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

fajita republic was a great restaurant in Paradise village.

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
inti
Business
new york
Apr 25, 2011

palacial

great food selection & quality, more top shelf alcohol than the other riu, newer hotel very palacial friendly staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

golf course is right across the street

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
PV Lovers
Business
Springfield, MO
Apr 20, 2011

Wonderful Vacation

Everything was excellent. Staff, food and beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

The town Buccrias is a short walk from the resort and well worth going. Shopping, dining and church.

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Review of RIU Palace Pacifico All Inclusive

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Portland, OR
Apr 15, 2011

Fun getaway!

Very clean hotel! Staff was great, although front desk not super friendly or accommodating. Food was good but not exceptional.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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