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Refugio del Mar

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Interior entrance
Premium bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Basic Studio | Private kitchen | Microwave, oven, coffee/tea maker, highchair

Overview of Refugio del Mar

VIP Access

Refugio del Mar

3.5 star property
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerías, NAY, 63732

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPlaya Bucerias6 min walk
  • Popular LocationLos Arroyos Verdes19 min walk
  • Popular LocationEl Tigre Golf at Paradise Village19 min walk
  • AirportPuerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.)26 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area


Located in Bucerías, Refugio del Mar is in the entertainment district and near the beach. Flamingos Golf Club and Vallarta Adventures are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Bay of Banderas and Playa Bucerias. Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Nayar Vidanta Golf are two other places to visit that come recommended. Discover the area's water adventures with swimming nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ecotours, skydiving, and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Playa Bucerias - 6 min walk
  • Tuna Contemporary Ceramics Center - 18 min walk
  • Los Arroyos Verdes - 19 min walk
  • El Tigre Golf at Paradise Village - 19 min walk
  • Flamingos Golf Club - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 26 min drive


  • Karen's Place - 2 min walk
  • La Postal Bucerias - 6 min walk
  • Culis - 13 min walk
  • La Negra - 2 min walk
  • Mr Cream Pancakes & Waffles - 3 min walk

About this property

Refugio del Mar

3.5-star bayside aparthotel near Bay of Banderas
This aparthotel features 3 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a rooftop terrace. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, concierge services, and laundry facilities. Each apartment features a kitchen with an oven and a microwave, plus free WiFi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Guests can appreciate conveniences like a dining area and a coffee/tea maker, and other amenities include room service and premium bedding. Change of towels is available on request.
Refugio del Mar offers 21 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 3.5-star aparthotel have kitchens with microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Bucerías aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access, with a speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices). 55-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Irons/ironing boards and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

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


English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of National Guidelines for reopening Tourism (Mexico)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Sandy beach nearby
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Free WiFi with speed of 100+ Mbps (good for 1–2 people or up to 6 devices)

Parking and transportation

  • Free offsite parking within 33 feet
  • Street parking available
  • 24-hour airport pick-up shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Car not required
  • Limited onsite parking

Family friendly

  • Highchair


  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven


  • Daily cooked-to-order breakfast available 8:30 AM–noon for a fee: USD 9 for adults and USD 4 for children
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Couples/private dining
  • Limited room service


  • Premium bedding


  • 1 bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Communal living room
  • Separate dining area


  • 55-inch flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • Coworking space


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Services and conveniences

  • Change of towels on request
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Electrical adapters
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Local maps
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe
  • Safe at front desk
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • In a shopping district
  • In a village
  • In an entertainment district
  • Near a health/beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near the sea
  • On the bay

Things to do

  • Bicycle parking on site
  • Bicycle storage on site
  • Casino nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Security system
  • Smoke detector


  • 21 rooms
  • 3 buildings
  • 3 floors
  • Bicycle parking
  • Bicycle storage
  • Built in 2016
  • Change of towels on request
  • Garden
  • Traditional architecture

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: approximately USD 9 for adults and USD 4 for children
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 65 per vehicle (maximum occupancy 6)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 65 (up to 18 years old)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
A car is not required for transportation to and from this property
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Refugio Mar Aparthotel Bucerias
Refugio Mar Aparthotel
Refugio Mar Bucerias
Refugio Mar
Refugio del Mar Bucerías
Refugio del Mar Aparthotel
Refugio del Mar Aparthotel Bucerías

Frequently asked questions

Does Refugio del Mar have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools. Pool access is from 8:00 AM–10:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Refugio del Mar?

As of Jun 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Refugio del Mar on Jun 25, 2023 start from $133.82, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Refugio del Mar pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Refugio del Mar?

Limited spots are available. There is free parking nearby.

What time is check-in at Refugio del Mar?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Refugio del Mar?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Refugio del Mar provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's a shuttle from the airport to the hotel that runs on request. A fee of USD 65 per vehicle applies.

Where is Refugio del Mar located?

Situated by the sea, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bay of Banderas and Playa Bucerias. Flamingos Golf Club and Nuevo Vallarta Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful small complex. Close to restaurants and the beach. Loved the feel of this property. Staff were accommodating and amazing.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is our 3rd stay and are happy each time! See you again!
Stayed 14 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
We stayed in the Don Paulino 2 bedroom suite. Its a decent room although it is on the main ground flloor in one of the buildings. This area does not have its own pool so we had to walk to adjacent areas to enjoy pool. Room was clean and spacious. We did have some issues within the room itself. The room safe was not working. Be aware that the plumbing was installed backwards for your hot/cold water. We weren't left any cleaning supplies for dishes or soap for the dishwasher. There is no washer or dryer in suite. Another thing to mention is this room has no balcony to it. We were disappointed to find this out when we arrived. It did have some good/bonus things to the complex though. Nice pool area, use of a bbq ( could have used an upgrade) , it appears that the building we stayed in was eventually getting an elevator installed ( started but on hold?) and a hot tub on the roof also there but not installed or running. This hotel does supply guests with golf carts to use( another serious upgrade needed. Several units not working). They supply you with beach chairs, umbrellas and bikes for guests to use which we did. Overall its a decent place but does require some work to the aging amenities.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The suites and property are clean and well maintained. It's nice to have access to bicycles and beach umbrella and chairs.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Incredible helpful host owner Jorge with fantastic support from Arnoldo and others. Very spacious clean room with full kitchen and 2 full bathrooms. Clean comfortable pool and seating areas. Easy access to all restaurants and the ocean with lawn chairs and umbrella provided. Couldn’t be better.

10/10 Excellent

Robert W

Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everything is clean and well maintained.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We loved the grounds - it was very cozy. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Location was excellent!

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great property - close to everything. Great restaurants, coffee within walking distance. Helpful staff and very clean room !
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Beautiful and comfortable
This is a beautiful and comfortable hotel. Walking distance to the beach, flea market and restaurants. The staff is very friendly and informative. Will stay again.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property. Great staff. Could not ask for a nicer place. I will recommend it to friends.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Outdoor Pool & Property Cleanliness
Star Rating
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerías, NAY