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Get an overview of this hotel700-room family resort on Nuevo Vallarta beach

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On Banderas Bay

Renovated in November 2013, the Riu Jalisco boasts new family rooms, an extended lobby, exciting gastronomic options, and a splashpool for kids. The hotel is located in Riviera Nayarit Nuevo Vallarta, right on the seafront of Playa Flamingos.

All-Inclusive resort

The Hotel Riu Jalisco offers four restaurants specialising in Mexican cuisine, Asian cuisine, a grill-steakhouse and the La Piazza Italian restaurant. Leisure is also guaranteed thanks to the six bars, and the Pacha nightclub.

A/C and ceiling fans

The hotel offers a wide range of rooms which are ideal for families with children or groups. Guestrooms feature garden-view balconies or ground-floor terraces, 42-inch flatscreen TVs, and electronic safes. Bathrooms come with twin-sink granite vanities, and ceiling fans as well as air conditioning.

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 meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all 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
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing/boogie boarding
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 2 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

For surcharges, a health-and-beauty spa at this Nuevo Vallarta resort offers massage, reflexology, body wraps and scrubs, facials, waxing, henna tattoos, and hair and nail care (surcharges for all services). The steam bath, hot tub, and gym are all complimentary. Massage is also available in an open-air, thatched-roof palapa. Guests can take advantage of 90 minutes complimentary wireless internet in the lobby. Additional internet access is available throughout the hotel at a surcharge.

Ground transportation:

Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Total number of rooms - 700 
  • 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  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Fireplace 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Don Emiliano - Air-conditioned, Mexican-decor, non-smoking dining room and terrace. Open for breakfast, dinner buffets. Theme dinners twice weekly. (Twin to Doña Adelita restaurant.)

Doña Adelita - Air-conditioned, Mexican-decor, non-smoking dining room and terrace. Open for breakfast, dinner buffets. Theme dinners twice weekly. (Twin to Don Emiliano restaurant.)

La Piazza - Italian restaurant. Dinners featuring meats and chicken sliced at the table. Dinner reservations required. Dinner dress code: Long pants, sleeved shirts for men.

Sample dinner menu for Nayarit


  • Avocado with beet dressing


  • Cream of asparagus

    Main courses:

  • Veal sweetbreads
  • Chicken breast
  • Spanish sausage
  • Pork tenderloin
  • Beef sirloin


  • Assorted

    La Botana - Casual, open-air, beachfront grill with fountain courtyards. Continental breakfast. Lunch buffet featuring grilled foods, burgers, salads, sandwiches, pasta, pizza, and quesadillas. Steakhouse-style dinner buffet featuring grilled meats, fish, and chicken. Reservations required.

    El Pancho and El Villa - Twin open-air bars with wood ceilings, red-tile roofs located in resort's central plaza. Open evenings during and after shows in theater adjacent to plaza.

    La Cantina - Mexican-style open-air lobby bar/lounge with wood-beam ceiling. Open mid-morning to late night. Live music three nights weekly.

    Gran Dragon - Asian cuisine. Reservations required.

    Bahia Banderas - Swim-up bar.

  • Entertainment

    Activities include:

    • Nightly entertainment featuring music/dance shows
    • Dancing in air-conditioned disco (three evenings weekly for children, late nights daily for adults)
    • Stretching classes
    • Spanish lessons
    • Dance lessons
    • Bingo
    • Crazy games
    • Pool aerobics
    • Beach volleyball
    • Beach soccer

    Nearby Things to Do

    The resort's 150-meter (164-yard) section of the mile-long beach extending along Banderas Bay's north shore is dotted with palm trees. The resort supplies beach towels, loungers, boogie boards, kayaks, windsurfers, pedal boats, Hobie Cat sailboats, and snorkeling gear. For surcharges, independent operators offer horseback riding, personal watercraft, banana-boat rides, and parasailing on the beach, and scuba-diving instruction in the pool.

    Land sports at this Nuevo Vallarta resort include rifle shooting, croquet, bocce, horseshoes, basketball, beach soccer and volleyball.

    Flamingos golf course 1 mile (1.5 kilometer) away provides discounts to resort guests. El Tigre golf course is 2.75 miles (4.5 kilometers) away, and Mayan Palace golf course 3 miles (5 kilometers).

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

    • Golfing nearby 
    • Water skiing nearby 
    • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
    • Bicycle rentals nearby 
    • Aerobics on site 
    • Basketball on site 
    • Parasailing on site 
    • Playground on site 
    • Sailing on site 
    • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Windsurfing on site 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

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    Spa Services

    • Hot stone massage 
    • Deep tissue massage 
    • Swedish massage 
    • Prenatal massage 
    • Reflexology 
    • Sports massage 
    • Body wraps 
    • Body scrubs 
    • Aromatherapy treatments 
    • Ayurvedic treatments 
    • Massages 
    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Body treatments 
    • Facial treatments 


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

    • Accessible parking 
    • In-room accessibility 

    Hotel Policies


    Check-in time starts at 3 PM


    Check-out time is Noon

    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

    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.

    Due to Mexican government regulations, Riu Hotels and Resorts will no longer exchange US dollars for Mexican pesos at their properties located in Mexico.

    Hotel Name

    Awards & Affiliations

    Green / Sustainable Property
    This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

    Golf Discount at Flamingos Golf Club

    Guests receive 20 percent off public (rack) rates at Flamingos Golf Club 1.5 km (1 mi) away.

    Discount applies to greens fees only. Transportation to course not included. Guests must contact the hotel in advance for information about reserving tee times. The hotel's contact information will appear in the reservation confirmation received after booking via this Web site.

    Honeymooners Special

    Honeymooning couples who book a stay at this hotel receive a fruit basket and surprise gift in their room upon arrival.

    Marriage certificate must be presented upon check-in for verification.

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