Good value resort close to Bucerias.
Posted Jan 23, 2017
Second trip to the Royal Decameron. We like the resort because it is well-laid out, has friendly staff, and is close to Bucerias. Bucerias is a nice half-day visit with lots of quaint art shops, dining, and a market similar to Puerta Vallarta which is a relatively short walk down the street in front of the resort. It also isn't too far from Puerto Vallarta (240 peso taxi) or Nuevo-Vallarta for day excursions through Vallarta Adventures (130 peso taxi although check with the company as there are sometimes resort transfers). Vallarta Adventures has a great selection of excursions ranging from cultural tours to extreme tours including everything in between (sailing, whale watching, diving, etc...). It isn't a 5-star resort so don't expect that. It is also a more mature crowd than some although there is a mix. We've stayed at a number of resorts on both coasts and find this resort a good deal with a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. Like several Mexican resorts we've stayed at the a-la-carte resorts are not always easily accessible, tips do make a difference (10 or 20 pesos seemed to be well-received), wi-fi is often only good in centralized areas, there are louder areas (music, activities, kids) you might want to stay away from if you are not into that, the entertainment isn't always what you might expect, the table wines are really just table wines. All-in-all a good value resort to relax in and still close to activities.