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Beachfront resort

Conveniently located in Puerto Vallarta's hotel zone, this family-friendly beachfront resort is a five-minute drive from the cobblestoned streets of the downtown area; the airport is a 10-minute drive away.

All-Inclusive resort

Kayaks, boogie boards, dinner buffets with stage shows, a full-service spa and fitness center, and a children's club are among amenities included in room rates.

Rooms with balconies

Spacious guestrooms are decorated in a contemporary style with a traditional Mexican flair. Each room provides a balcony or terrace with a full- or partial-ocean view.

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Lobby
Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Bottled wine
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive offers a beachfront location in the heart of the hotel zone. The resort's Grand Spa features women's and men's saunas, steam rooms, and 8-person spa tubs. The full-service spa also offers massages, body wraps and scrubs, mud treatments, facials, waxing, and hair and nail care (surcharges for all services). A fitness center and outdoor tennis court are on site. A business center contains computers with high-speed Internet connection (surcharges)

A children's club provides a variety of indoor and outdoor activities including snorkeling, sandcastle building, board games, and Spanish lessons for children ages 5-12. The club is open 9 AM-5 PM daily (subject to change). After-hours babysitting services can be arranged (surcharge).

Wedding services are available, including a complimentary wedding planner to assist with the ceremony details. Multiple meeting rooms come with audiovisual equipment. An ATM is on site.

A wide variety of dining options and events are available at the resort each day. On Saturday evenings, dinner-and-a-show gala nights are held in the main ballroom, featuring an extensive buffet. Themed events on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings feature a show and poolside or oceanside dining. On Tuesday and Thursday, 3 dining venues are available to guests. On Sunday, 3 dining venues and a beachside buffet are available, followed by a casino-themed event in the lobby bar.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Business center 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Number of floors - 12 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Total number of rooms - 218 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Outdoor tennis court  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Climate control 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Villa Linda - Pool and ocean views make this a relaxing space to enjoy a variety of international specialties. Breakfast, lunch, dinner buffets daily.

Dinner Theater - Themed-dining and live entertainment held in the air-conditioned Concha Nacar Salon. Cocktail and beverage service is offered throughout the show. Open Saturday evenings.

Sunset Grill - Breakfast and dinner buffets. Reservations required.

Gourmet - Serves à la carte international favorites in a cozy setting. Dining specialties created by the owner, a well-known chef in Mexico.

La Fiesta - Open-air spot between beach and pool with seating under canopies. Open daily for snacks and lunch from noon to 5 PM, dinner is served 7 PM–10 pm, and late-night snacks are available 10:30 PM-6 AM.

La Fiesta Bar - Open-air bar located poolside with views of the ocean. For guests enjoying the pool, swim-up bar service is offered. Open 10 AM–6 PM daily.

Margaritas - This authentic Mexican bar offers live entertainment, cocktails, and light fare. Open from 5 PM–1 AM daily.

Hours subject to change.


Activities include:

  • Kids Club at the beach
  • Kayak (in the sea)
  • Aqua aerobics (in the pool)
  • Swimming lessons (in the pool)
  • Water and beach volleyball
  • Dancing lessons (in the beach)
  • Water basketball in the pool area
  • Whale watching tours
  • Boat tours

Nearby Things to Do

Adjacent to a raised 10-person spa tub, the resort's pool measures 36 by 10.5 meters (117 by 35 feet) and connects to a separate children's section. The resort's frontage on the hotel zone's beach is 76 meters (250 feet). The resort supplies kayaks and boogie boards. Independent operators offer rentals and services for personal watercraft, parasailing, banana-boating, and horseback riding on the beach, and scuba-diving instruction and scuba-diving/snorkeling excursions can be arranged at an independent water-sports desk in the resort. Use of a tennis court is complimentary in daylight, with a surcharge for play under the lights.

A large, air-conditioned fitness center with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights also includes a studio for complimentary aerobics, step, Pilates, and yoga classes.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

Spa Services

Friendly Hola Vallarta's spa features a vast selection of treatments that are designed to relax, pamper, and rejuvenate guests. The extensive menu includes a selection of over 30 different massages, facials, and body treatments (surcharge).

Aerobics, step, pilates, and yoga classes are regularly available as well as a fitness center complete with free weights and cardio equipment.

Additional amenities include a sauna, spa tub, steam room, showers, and his/her lockers.


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 60.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 35 (from 7 to 12 years old)
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December.

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