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Hotel overview

Opulence redefined, this all-suite resort provides the perfect escape for luxury travelers and couples looking to tie the knot. Fronting Riviera Nayarit’s popular Flamingos Beach, guests are treated to 24-hour room service, romantic wedding packages, a wide variety of upscale restaurants and bars, inspired spa services, spacious suites, an 18-hole golf course nearby, entertainment throughout the day. Escape the hassles of everyday life during visits to this distinctive Mexican getaway.


Riviera Nayarit - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Or : 9 miles

Property information

Year Built: 2008
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 445


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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Hotel advisories

Advisory Occupancy Requirements - Guests booking any 2 Bedroom Family Suite must have a minimum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (between ages 2-12). If your reservation does not meet one of these occupancy requirements, your reservation will be denied.
Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Advisory The Hotel is going under renovation, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and appreciate your understanding.
Advisory The hotel will transition to an Adult Only property in December of 2023.

General policies & fine print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted. EFFECTIVE FROM 03/30/21

Transfer Policy - A price may display, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fee are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 6249 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Unforgettable Family Stay!

    Our family of 6, (4 children), stayed 8 wonderful nights at The Riu Palace Pacifico! We researched extensively, and reached out to previous Riu guests via Trip Advisor to ensure it was a worthy stay for our large family for the value. It also was our first trip out of the US as a family. We can confidently share it was absolutely everything - and then some - that we could have wished for! We already knew from previous reviews that this location was somewhat “aged” and in the plans for renovation. The lobby is beautiful. Aside from that - it was incredibly clean and pleasant. The grounds are absolutely gorgeous! The food, especially the Buffet, was outstanding every single trip - with phenomenal variety! The absolute HIGHLIGHT, however were the people, with a couple of stand out performances. JOSE! No words to share our Praise and Gratitude. You made our “beach days” priceless with your energy, humor, and immediate drink service. We will miss you until our next trip. :) Sergio - your joyful attitude and desire to please keeping our two rooms in pristine shape made our accommodations so wonderful. You have a very bright future! David & Thomas - thank you for serving our family at La Peninsula, and always having our drinks ready - you served my husband and I Mimosa’s every morning, without asking - and we appreciate your great attention and attitude. We wish you all the best in the future!

    May 27, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Trusted Staff

    Staff was great especially the bell boy Victor he always helped us with our luggage and always sets an expectation on how much we need to pay for our cabs when going into Puerto Vallarta. He also always gave very good recommendations on what we could do in town! great job Victor!

    May 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Palace - Perfect choice for our group

    From the moment we entered the beautifully decorated lobby, we were immersed in the gracious hospitality of the Riu Palace resort. The staff attended to every request with professionalism and a touch of humour. Our group loved the hotel decor, which “felt” like Mexico, and was meticulously cleaned. Beautiful pool with activities - our favourite was daily volleyball in the pool. The beach area was amazing, great waves for body surfing and boogie boarding. The food was delicious with so much variety within the restaurants and the buffets. Topped the week off with the White Party at neighbouring Jalisco - fun for all ages. Highly recommend the Riu Palace - we can’t wait to go back.

    May 22, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ruined our day.

    Everyday I'd be up early down on the pool looking for a good spot to spend the day, for my fiends my wife and I to hang out. So, today was the same as the previous 8 days, I picked out a spot that was nicely set up for 6 people, and obviously staff had set up that area..... I didn't realize it was close to the smoking area, if fact o booked here because it was advertised as "non- smoking ". So, after spending almost 6 hours in that spot STAFF ordered us to move because the smokers were complaining were in their way?? We were forced to move to 3 seperperate locations around d the pool area. The staff had no iterest in trying to accommodate us and treated us like it was our fault. This left all six of us pissed off and ruined our last day. Last time I'm booking at a Riu resort.

    May 22, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Tried and True

    I love going to this resort, I know some of the staff and it is like comming home. Blanca in the bar, Janet in the buffet, Thes are people that enjoy thier jobs and like people. There is consistant service and the place is just beautiful. When they renovate I hope they keep the old world luxury feel. The beds could use and upgrade and the tubs are a bit wonkey but still a great place to be.

    May 21, 2023