Riu Vallarta


Resort: Riu Vallarta

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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

* Located on Flamingo Beach just outside of Puerto Vallarta

* 550 standard rooms & junior suites


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Food & Drink:

All Inclusive 24 hours. All meals and snacks:


Full American breakfast buffet with on the spot cooking stations
Continental breakfast/snack


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


Don Rafael restaurant

Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
Special evenings: theme buffets (twice a week)

Optional dinner dining (reservations required in advance):

“Sir George” gourmet restaurant (à la carte)
“Nirvana” Asian restaurant (buffet)
Grill and steakhouse (à la carte; buffet starters and dessert)

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


Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser


Riu Vallarta Review:

A large al inclusive resort for singles, couples, and families. The beach is long and wide with plenty of room to find a good spot for yourself. The buildings are majestic and the grounds are well manicured. There are pools and play areas for children.

One tip for this resort is to request a higher floor room if you like to go to bed early. The lower level rooms experience some noise from the courtyard, bars, and disco until about midnight.

As with most other Riu resorts, the main complaints involve the hard beds and the dinner reservation system for the specialty restaurants. You need to get up early and go to the front desk to make dinner reservations for that same evening. The reservations are accepted at 8 am and usually fill up by 8:30 or 9 am. You make a reservation for an early or late seating time. The late seating time is the same time when the entertainment shows begin so most people are trying to get a reservation for the early seating time. As for the beds, you can request a pillowtop mattress from the front desk or housekeeping staff.


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