"pleasant experience. Good and friendly staff. nothing to add more " More

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Nuevo Vallarta awaits you at Riu Jalisco All Inclusive. You'll be 2.8 km (1.7 mi) from Playa Bucerias and 4.3 km (2.7 mi) from Flamingos Golf Club. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 5 restaurants, 2 outdoor swimming pools, and a full-service spa.

You can enjoy TVs with satellite channels, and all 700 rooms feature balconies, WiFi, and in-room childcare. Minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.

A relaxing day at Asian Spa can include deep-tissue massages, body wraps, and body scrubs along with aromatherapy and Ayurvedic treatments. With 5 bars/lounges and a poolside bar to choose from, you can enjoy a drink at the resort. Spend the day at the beach where you'll find sun loungers, and enjoy the onsite nightclub and free kids' club. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a health club, and a sauna. Free buffet breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Nuevo Vallarta resort, you'll be 24.7 km (15.4 mi) from Malecon and 20.1 km (12.5 mi) from Bay of Banderas.

Riu Jalisco All Inclusive ratings based on 78 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

nice hotel close to the beach, good foo and drinks

Pros: Beach and pools
Cons: Alcohol only local from Mexico
Location: spent all time on a beach
pleasant experience. Good and friendly staff. nothing to add more

Posted by , from irvine ca on Feb 3, 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice comfort colonial hotel

The staff it’s nice Good food típico mexican America n. And The beach like 100. Feet away from the hotel that s The best ting

Posted by , from illinois. u s a on Dec 31, 2017

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4 out of 5

Riu Jalisco resort was good not great

Pros: It was a very clean hotel, the fountain area was beautiful.
Cons: More than one set of elevators, my elderly parents had to walk a lot to get to our rooms.
Location: Go to Bucerias. Go on the Vallarta shuttle city tour. Go on the Marigallante pirate ship tour. Those are fun safe things to do.
Stayed at Riu Jalisco, a lovely resort with friendly staff. Lots of kids while we were there, and was hoping they would use the children’s pool, however a lot of kids were in the adult pool and at the swim up bar. Not cool. The rooms were clean and the fridge was stocked with water, beer, and soda, and was replenished daily. The sports bar was dumpy, plain and the food available after hours was pretty much leftovers from the buffet. Saw a large cucaracha near the microwave one night. We walked over to the Riu Palace (not included in our wristband) and wow, what a difference. We also walked over to the Riu Vallarta resort (which was included in our wristband) and that resort was terrific too. Both places seemed newer, had beautiful grounds, and the lobbies and lobby bars were decorated fabulous. But back to the Jalisco. The Asian restaurant was fantastic. The Italian restaurant was also wonderful food. The entertainment shows were great, they had a really good Michael Jackson impersonator there, one night in the Cantina bar there was a Mariachi band and a couple of kids who were tourists actually got up and sang. The beach was clean, there were no wait staff at the pool side or ocean side so you have to get your own drinks. The public bathrooms were always attended to and very clean. We always felt safe at the resort, we had some wonderful staff members who would laugh and joke with us and were really attentive.

Posted by , from Wisconsin on Nov 21, 2017

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2 out of 5

Riu Jalisco-Rundown Resort

Pros: Location of the hotel; outside appearance was nice - good grounds with native plants.
Cons: More professional staff; if you're expecting a lot of people, insure there is enough staff to accommodate the crowds.
The good: food was tasty-great variety; location was good, nice beach area. The bad: rundown hotel; staff was not very friendly or helpful; room was comfortable, but the door to the patio was broken and bugs would get into the room; towels felt like rubbing sand paper on your skin; we went during a time that most locals were there on vacation too so it was very crowded; kids were allowed in places we felt were not appropriate - bar stools; the pool bar, etc. The staff would not clean the buffet areas quick enough (understaffed maybe?), but families would spill on the serving areas or by the eating areas and not get cleaned up quickly. A few times we actually had to clean off our own table in order to sit and eat. We understand it's an open air environment at one of the restaurants, but flying birds all the time thru the restaurant were not shooed away by the staff. Actually saw a few birds dump on top of tables/chairs, etc. Staff did nothing until we brought it to their attention. Entertainment? Minimal. Only show that was worth the entire week's worth of entertainment was a Michael Jackson imitator. The same songs were played by the live band every single night. Games played with guests, again, everyday were the same. The pool was very dirty. We understand there were a lot of people, but maintenance needs to be done quickly and professionally in order to avoid the foggy appearance of the water and debris floating everywhere. Won't be staying here again.

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Aug 15, 2017

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5 out of 5

Would recommend to families or couples!

We ALWAYS stay at Riu properties when we go to Mexico. It is always clean, the staff is friendly and the food is incredible. They do not have top shelf liquor which would be our only complaint but other than that, our room was clean and air conditioned. The restaurants opened early, stayed open all day and late til 1030 or so. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and the hotel was on a nice part of the beach. When reading google reviews about puerto Vallarta we became concerned because a lot of people said they couldn't swim in the water- now, it wasn't crystal blue like on the gulf side, but there was no sign of pollution or jellyfish which was nice. EVERYONE was swimming in the beach at our hotel so we felt comfortable to go in. Overall it was an amazing trip, would recommend this resort WELL over the other ones near it.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017

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4 out of 5

APRIL stay 2017

Pros: 2 bedroom suite was perfect for the family, only issue is it's noisy til 11:30pm d/t entertainment.
Cons: grouting around the tub/shower was sloppy and jetted tub did not work - but no big deal
Location: Location is farther from the airport, but Nuevo Vallarta is so gorgeous. We ventured out to swim with dolphins & it was best day ever.
Just got home from our vacation and it was great. The beach is amazing. Incredible buffet and restaurants are pretty good. Staff are superb! Smiles and friendliness go a long way. They were always ready to assist us.

Posted by , from United states on Apr 30, 2017

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2 out of 5

We won't be going back.

I have been to Mexico at least twelve times and this place had the worst food by far. Breakfast was good but the other two meals were not worth eating at any of the restaurants and we tried them all. The food was usually Luke warm to cold and all the deserts seemed to be the same that they serve at the Chinese buffets. The towels will remove the first layer of skin, they were so rough. The beds are also some of the hardest we have ever slept on. Luckily they had some pillow toppers till available. The entertainment was also pretty boring. The shows were less than an hour long and outdoors in the heat. I would not recommend this hotel to a friend.

Posted by , from Kentucky on Apr 11, 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Getaway

Riu Jalisco was a great getaway! Clean amenities, good food selection, and friendly, attentive staff. Great place for all ages.

Posted by , from Kansas City, MO on Mar 11, 2017

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3 out of 5

No one spoke English! Hard to get information!

Overall it was ok! The water for showers were cold! The food to salty! The vodka was yucky it tasted like Tequila!

Posted by , from California on Nov 16, 2016

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3 out of 5

The staff in the hotel were great (BUT)

Pros: Great setting & landscaping. Immaculate care of grounds. Staff was fantastic. Bartenders were wonderful & friendly but overwhelmed in the adult pool
Cons: Ramp at the pool bar was tile and extremely slick when wet. I took a step to cross it and fell flat on my side. Saw 5-6 others fall also. Hazardous!!!
Location: Had to get taxi to go anywhere. 20 minutes to PV. Nothing in walking distance.
On our side of the hotel there were four floors of rooms and four ice machines; however only one worked. It seemed that there was no intent to fix them. There were signs claiming to be sorry for the inconvenience but we stayed two weeks and nothing was done. Several times the one ice machine was out of ice because of folks filling coolers. The hotel rooms had an extremely firm bed with wrinkled mattress covers under the sheets which was uncomfortable. The six story horseshoe shaped hotel had a beautiful court yard but it amplified sound terribly. The hotel had a night club which opened at 11:00 and closed at 2:00 so all the drunken clubbers loved to yell at the top of their lungs and woke us up at 2:00 when they left the club. I complained several times. They needed some staff on duty at the club to keep the idiots in check. I should not have had to call night after night. There were 3 pools, one was designed for toddlers, another for parents and young children, and the other presumably for adults with a swim up bar. The toddler pool was used very little. The pool designed for young children with slides and a very nice design was used a little 5-10 kids and a few adults. The seemingly adult pool was full of kids and babies and teens and adults. Kids and adults sat at the bar taking up all of the room around the bar. It was difficult to get a drink and it took 5-10 minutes to get any ones attention due to the congestion. The bartenders were overwhelmed.

Posted by , from Manchester, MO on Oct 23, 2016

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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
  • 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

Property Features

Riu Jalisco All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Riu Jalisco All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is available. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's pool, a nightclub, and spa services are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Jalisco All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of Riu Jalisco All Inclusive was completed in November 2013. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Nuevo Vallarta resort.

  • 700 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Playground on site


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.) (17.1 km / 10.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Jalisco All Inclusive offers 700 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Riu Jalisco All Inclusive has 5 restaurants on site.


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 Activities

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, 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.

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

Spa Services

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


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


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


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: MXN 190 per day (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Riu Jalisco
  • Riu Jalisco All Inclusive
  • Riu Jalisco All Inclusive Nuevo Vallarta
  • Riu Jalisco Nuevo Vallarta
  • Clubhotel Riu Jalisco Hotel
  • Clubhotel Riu Jalisco Riviera Nayarit

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.