Riu Palace Pacifico


Resort: Riu Palace Pacifico

Location: Just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

* A large all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families

* Located on Flamingo Beach in Nuevo Vallarta

* Exchange privileges with the two other Riu resorts in the area

* 445 junior and jacuzzi suites on nine floors


Riu Palace Pacifico Video Tour:


Food & Drink:

All Inclusive 24 hours. All meals and snacks:


Full American breakfast buffet
Continental breakfast/snack


Hot and cold buffet and on the spot cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts


Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
Special evenings: theme buffet (three times a week)

Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
“Guacamole” Mexican restaurant (à la carte; buffet starters)
“Krystal” Fusion Restaurant
“Kyoto” Japanese restaurant
“La Toscana” grill and steakhouse

Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)

Snacks 24 hours a day
For additional lunch and snacks, a free choice from a selection of restaurants at Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco


Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
Drinks service at the pool
Access to all bars at Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco
Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser in room
Room service 24 hours a day


Riu Palace Pacifico Review:

A large all inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families. Very similar to most other Riu resorts with ornate buildings and well manicured grounds. The main difference is that guests at this resort have exchange privileges to use the restaurants, bars, and pools of the other two Riu resorts in the area. The “Palace” designation often leads to higher expectations and lower satisfaction by some guests. If you are expecting a five star resort, you will be disappointed.

The main complaint with most Riu resorts is the reservation system for the specialty restaurants. Guests need to get up early and go to the front dsk to make a reservation for that evening. There are only two seating times (early and late) and the early seating time fills up quickly. If you don’t get a reservation, you could try showing up at a seating time to see if there are tables available. Otherwise, the buffet is very good with a wide selection and multiple theme nights with special dishes.


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