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Get an overview of this hotelChild-friendly resort on Nuevo Vallarta oceanfront

Panoramic views

Offering a spectacular oceanfront location, this resort faces a long, sandy, swimmable beach in the heart of Riviera Nayarit, with panoramic Banderas Bay views.

Family activities

Water-sports equipment, on-site restaurants, family activities, nightly family-oriented live shows, and a children's club are among amenities included in room rates at Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive.

Marble floors, baths

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers guestrooms and suites in a white, 4-story Spanish Colonial-style building with yellow trim and red-tile roofs.

Resort 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 and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Land activities

  • Bicycling
  • Fitness facilities
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

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

Resort Amenities

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers its guests complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access in the hotel's public areas, as well as luggage storage, a grocery/convenience store, tours/ticket assistance, and childcare services (surcharge). Business amenities include an Internet point, banquet facilities, and a conference room with audiovisual equipment,

Recreational facilities include an air-conditioned fitness center with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. A skylighted games plaza features pool tables and coin-operated foosball tables. Massage is available for a surcharge in a massage room suitable for couples. On request, an independent beautician comes to the resort (surcharge for services). Hair braiding is available from vendors selling goods and services under a thatched-roof beach palapa.

The hotel features multiple onsite dining restaurants, as well as several bars/lounges throughout the property.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Total number of rooms - 299 
  • One meeting room 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 22 
  • Number of restaurants - 3 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 237 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • On private beach 
  • Garden 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

La Hacienda - Casual open-air restaurant serving buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also open late hours for burgers, pizza, hot dogs, sandwiches, and other snack foods (hours subject to change).

Venezia - Air-conditioned Italian restaurant serving à la carte dinner. High ceiling. Tall windows. Red-and-white checkerboard tablecloths. Reservations required. Dress code: No sleeveless shirts for men. No bare feet.

Sample menu for Venezia

Antipasti:

  • Fried mozzarella or calamari with tomato sauce
  • Assorted cold meats with cheese
  • Shrimp canapé with octopus served in bell pepper

    Soups:

  • Minestrone
  • Cream of tomato with cheese

    Salads:

  • Caesar
  • Tomato and mozzarella with pesto

    Pasta:

  • Create your own from various pastas, sauces
  • Lasagne Bolognese
  • Ravioli "Mammarosa"
  • Fettucine with shrimp
  • Cannelloni

    Pizza:

  • Assorted

    Main courses:

  • Chicken breast with bell-pepper sauce
  • Fish alla Florentina
  • Veal with ham, mushrooms
  • Beef in red-wine sauce
  • Pork with tomato, capers, anchovies

    Desserts:

  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate profiteroles
  • Cheesecake with strawberries

    El Mexicano and Grill House - Casual open-air restaurant/bar under thatched-roof palapa between pool and beach. Open as El Mexicano from noon to 5 PM for burgers, pizza, sandwiches, salads, grilled chicken and fish. Bar open mid-morning to early evening. Open at night as Grill House for à la carte dinner. Dinner reservations required. Dinner dress code: No sleeveless shirts for men. No bare feet. (Hours subject to change).

    Sample dinner menu for Grill House

    Starters:

  • Market salad
  • Avocado stuffed with tuna
  • Soup of the day

    Main courses:

  • Grilled chicken with mustard sauce or mole
  • Pork fajitas
  • Arrachera-style marinated beef
  • Tampiqueña-style beef
  • Salmon with caper sauce
  • Fish with black-corn sauce
  • Campechana-style seafood burrito

    Desserts:

  • Pumpkin pie
  • Caramel flan
  • Strawberry cake
  • Fruit tart

    Ambar Bar - Open-air spot serving juices, tropical drinks from early afternoon to after midnight.

    Cristal - Lobby bar/lounge serving cocktails, tropical drinks early evening to after midnight.

    Hours subject to change without notice.

  • Entertainment

    Activities include:

    • Nightly entertainment, including music/dance shows
    • Disco dancing in El Mexicano restaurant
    • Talent shows
    • Spanish lessons
    • Dance lessons
    • Yoga lessons
    • Cooking/cocktail lessons
    • Bicycle tours
    • Bingo
    • Pool aerobics
    • Pool volleyball
    • Beach volleyball
    • Beach soccer
    • Table-tennis tournaments
    • Lawn bowling

    Nearby Things to Do

    Three connected freeform pools include one for toddlers, one for children, and one for families. Swimming is also available off the resort's 100-meter (109-yard) section of the mile-long beach extending along Banderas Bay's north shore.

    Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive supplies boogie boards and kayaks. For surcharges, independent operators offer horseback riding and personal watercraft on the beach. Also on request, a yoga instructor comes to the resort (surcharge).

    Mayan Palace golf course 5 km (3 mi) away offers discounts to resort guests. Flamingos golf course is 1.5 km (1 mi) away and El Tigre is 4.5 km (2.75 mi).

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

    • Golfing nearby 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
    • Sailing nearby 
    • Fitness classes on site 
    • Basketball on site 
    • Horse riding/rental on site 
    • Playground on site 
    • Surfing/boogie boarding on site 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Windsurfing on site 
    • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

    Accessibility

    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

    • Accessible bathroom 
    • In-room accessibility 

    Resort Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time ends at midnight

    Check-in time starts at 3 PM

    Minimum check-in age is 18

    Special check-in instructions:

    Check-out

    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    You need to know

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

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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

    No cribs (infant beds) available

    Fees

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Airport shuttle fee: MXN 3363.52 per person (roundtrip)
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Resort Name

    • Samba Vallarta Pueblo Bonito
    • Samba All Inclusive
    • Samba Vallarta
    • Samba Vallarta All Inclusive
    • Hotel Samba Vallarta
    • Samba Vallarta All Inclusive Hotel Nuevo Vallarta
    • Samba Vallarta Hotel

    We should mention

    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. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.


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    3.9 out of 5
    80% of guests recommend
    4.2 Room cleanliness
    4.4 Service & staff
    3.8 Room comfort
    3.9 Hotel condition
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    Simple, not fancy, you get what you pay for.

    3 out of 5
    by from Vancouver, Canada
    Posted Feb 13, 2017
    We had a great time at Samba Vallarta. We went with other families so our kids had friends to play with. The kids club staff were very friendly but there weren't a ton of planned activities. The food was fresh but we had to beg for guacamole, which I don't like to do at a Mexican all-inclusive! The drinks were very good. The pool and rooms were clean. When my son was stung by a jellyfish, the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating.
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Feb 17, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Kimik, thank you very much for your stay at Samba Vallarta Hotel, we are glad it was a pleasant one. We also thank you for sharing your comments on this forum such thing is very useful, because reading this we can be sure about the things we are doing well and things we can improve. We appreciate your copliments as this is very motivating for all our associates to continue offering the best. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests; It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at Samba Vallarta. Best regards,
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    Samba offers nice get away

    4 out of 5
    by
    Posted Feb 9, 2017
    Pros: Staff and willingness to help
    Location: Very secure area. Not much within walking distance, plenty to do if you take a cab
    Staff very good, everything was better than I expected. Very nice beach, NO hassles, very nice vacation.
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Feb 14, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear guest, thank you very much for your stay at Samba Vallarta Hotel, we are glad it was a pleasant one. We appreciate your copliments towards our friendly staff as this is very motivating for all our associates to continue offering the best. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests; It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this Samba Vallarta. Best regards,
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    4 out of 5
    by
    Posted Feb 4, 2017
    Did not like water all over the bathroom floor every time we showered! I slipped and fell once !!! Even think the toilet was leaking !!!
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Feb 18, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    First of all we thank you for your feedback about your stay at Samba Vallarta, such thing is very useful because reading this thing we can improve our service. I would like to share with you that we have antislip mat into the tubs and shower and also we do provide mat towels to use when you getting out of the shower or bathtub. However, we feel very sorry for any kind of inconvenience that you may had during your stay. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests; It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at this your home Samba Vallarta.
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    4 out of 5
    by from Sk. Canada
    Posted Jan 25, 2017
    Location: We pedal biked into Bucerias and also to Paradise Village.
    Food is good. Rooms could use an update, but they are comfortable. Staff is very cooperative and they work very hard to please. I had to ask for face cloths. Internet is good in the public wifi area. Entertainment is good. Very family oriented. Lots of Spanish speaking guests. Beach is very nice. It is a smaller resort. Grounds are well kept. Great access to the bus for downtown. Stayed one week at the Samba and one week at the Marival. Both all inclusive
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Jan 30, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Marion, thank you very much for your stay at Samba Vallarta Hotel. It was a great pleasure to host you, we are glad that you had a good stay with us. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests. Very much looking forward to have you come back to your home away from home. Best regards
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    Beautiful biew

    4 out of 5
    by from vancouver bc
    Posted Jan 25, 2017
    it's the perfect resort for a family vacation as it's a cozy and not to big resort, so you can easily watch the kids while sunbathing. Kids area isn't secluded so I really likes that
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Jan 30, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Carla, thank you very much for your stay, we are happy it was a pleasant one. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests; It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at Samba Vallarta Hotel. Best Regards,
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    4 out of 5
    by
    Posted Jan 22, 2017
    Pros: The STAFF is top notch, one of the best beach es we have been too
    Cons: A place to eat without shutting down between meals
    Great beach-one of the best, even better staff. Only 3 complaints-need another restaurant for variety-also long time between meals with no where to eat. Would be nice to have 1 or 2 more washrooms. Perhaps a little more entertainment- saying that it is a family oriented hotel. Spent 2 wonderful relaxing weeks here
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Jan 30, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Guest, we thank you very much for your stay, we are glad it was a pleasant one. We also thank you for sharing your comments, such thing is very useful, because reading this we can be sure about the things we are doing well and things we can improve. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests; It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at Samba Vallarta Hotel. Best Regards, General Director
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    Beautiful beach, good food, staff is wonderful..

    4 out of 5
    by from BC
    Posted Jan 22, 2017
    Pros: Small, great beach,
    Cons: Ala cart meals need to be easier to book. Don't close down the food in the day times, make more quacamole
    We loved it there, its small and quaint. The food is good but not usually hot enough. They need to keep the birds off the buns. Really hard to get alacarte meals as they don't serve many people at a time, you need to book first thing in the morning. There were snakes in the water on our last day. There is no where to eat between 11:30 and 12:30 You need to ask for quacamole, they don't make it otherwise
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Jan 30, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Heather, first of all we thank you very much for your stay. We also thank you for sharing your comments, such thing is very useful, because reading this we can be sure about the things we are doing well and things we can improve. We will continue working arduously to reach and keep the best quality as our main goal is satisfying our guests on each and every service aspect. Receive our gratitude for being one of our most valued guests; It will be a pleasure to have you back soon at Samba Vallarta Hotel. Best Regards, General Director
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    bedbugs

    2 out of 5
    by
    Posted Jan 22, 2017
    Pros: food was good
    Cons: better cleaning to avoid bedbugs situation again.
    Location: visit small town about beach.
    during our vacations in the hotel we experienced bedbugs bitting all over arms and legs. it really was a bad experience.
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    Hotel

    2 out of 5
    by from california
    Posted Jan 8, 2017
    Pros: nothing
    Cons: air condition filter very very dirty
    Location: ok
    HATE IT WITH PASSION!! Do yourself a favor and don't book at Samba Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta. This place is a joke, customer service sucks, I mean SUCKS!!! Coffee tastes like mud, all their food is terrible, fake italian food, pasta taste like a milkshake mixed with chili sauce, the mexican food is gross, steak and/or pork was so hard and bloody it was literally moving, they use margarine instead of butter on anything, DISGUSTING!!! I'd rather eat taco bell for the rest of my life. Rooms in the hotel were dirty and smelled bad, hair in bathrooms, rooms are very noisy, the air conditioner sounds like an airplane engine. Dirt floating in the pool, probably from a bunch of adults and kids swimming with their clothes ON!! Yuck!! Forget getting an upgrade on the room even after giving them $100 tip. They kept lying they are booked while the restaurants were empty. Don't bother going there!! I think i covered pretty much everything, if not, my friends will for sure!! The only good part about my trip was being with my awesome friends!!
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Jan 12, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Mr. George, first of all we thank you for your stay with us and for your valuable time sharing your comments on this forum, that is very useful to us to detect our areas of opportunity. We deeply apologize for not be able to provide you a total satisfaction. Our main goal is to address and solve any inconvenience of our clients during their stay to provide the best service experience possible. We do have a Guest Service assessor, she is always looking the way to interact with our guest in order to catch any issue or inconvenience during the stay. If I had had the opportunity to know these issues while you are in the hotel I would tried to change the bad impression you have of our hotel and make your stay more comfortable. Samba Vallarta Hotel is a small and family property which provide personalized attention from our friendly staff which make us a favorite place for vacationers coming over and over, year after year. Best regards
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    Hotel is very old

    1 out of 5
    by from LA
    Posted Jan 3, 2017
    The hotel has 3 restaurants witch in fact is the same menu so if u stay there for 5 days you will eat the same food over and over again . Customer service 0 in the entire hotel, rooms are very old and smelly Definitely no stay
    Comment from Hotel Management
    Jan 7, 2017 by SAMBA VALLARTA
    Dear Mr. Valentino, First of all we thank you for your stay with us and for your valuable time sharing your comments on this forum, that is very useful to us to detect our areas of opportunity. We deeply apologize for not be able to provide you a total satisfaction. Our main goal is to address and solve any inconvenience of our clients during their stay to provide the best service experience possible. We do have a Guest Service assessor, she is always looking the way to interact with our guest in order to catch any issue or inconvenience during the stay. If she had known about any inconvenience while you was in the hotel she would tryed the best to change the bad impression you had of our hotel and make your stay more comfortable. Best regards!
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