"My three daughters and I stated at Samba Vallarta and had a blast! Great staff, great entertainment and lots of stuff to do. The beach was beautiful a ... " More

By Ddcaza, from Chestermere, AB, Canada on Wed 30 May 2012

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Hotel Description

An all-inclusive stay in Nuevo Vallarta awaits you at Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive. You'll be 19.8 km (12.3 mi) from Bay of Banderas and 24.4 km (15.1 mi) from Malecon. Highlights at this beachfront resort include 3 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, and a private beach.

All 299 rooms feature plasma TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, in-room childcare, and free bottled water. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, safes, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

The restaurant, La Hacienda, serves Mexican cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At the resort's own poolside bar, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, kids' club, and kids' swimming pool. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas and massage/treatment rooms. There's also free self parking, along with the convenience of an airport shuttle.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Nuevo Vallarta resort include Flamingos Golf Club and Vallarta Adventures.

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$195 per night


Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Suite swim with dolphins

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard swim with dolphins

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Romance Todo Incluido

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive ratings based on 36 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 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5

Wonderful, relaxing, affordable family resort

Pros: Close restaurants
Cons: Noisy
My three daughters and I stated at Samba Vallarta and had a blast! Great staff, great entertainment and lots of stuff to do. The beach was beautiful and so was the resort. We'd go back every year

Posted by , from Chestermere, AB, Canada on May 30, 2012

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4 out of 5

Very good option for your vacation.

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
This is a good option for an all inclusive hotel in Nuevo Vallarta. It is not a luxury hotel but it has all what you need to enjoy your vacation. The room is large enough to accommodate two adults and two children. Hotel staff is very friendly, from the bellmen to the activities team they are helpful. The gardens and pool are spacious so you do not feel crowded, restaurants also have enough space so no waiting for lunchtime. The food in the restaurants is not the best I have try in an all inclusive hotel but is good. In general a very good option for your vacation.

Posted by , from Guadalajara, JAL, Mexico on Apr 26, 2012

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1 out of 5

summer experienc

Cons: Poor breakfast
We travel this summer and stay was not its best, hotel is supper crowed and was undergoing repairs, the buffet has not variety. I never found the 3 pools it just seemed like one large one. Rooms were clean and staff friendly, yet I have stayed at better places for the same amount of money spend.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011

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2 out of 5

Just OK

Pros: Free breakfast
Clean, comfortable, nice resort. However we went over Easter break and It was really crowded and filled with what seemed liked a mexican family reunion with tons of little kids.... Not much activity during the day like other resorts we have stayed at. It was just OK....I probably would not return to this resort unless the price was cheap.....

Posted by , from Salt Lake City on Apr 18, 2011

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4 out of 5

Samba Vallarta

This was a small hotel. It had everything we needed but it was not fancy. The staff made the experience wonderful. Everyone knew our name, our favorite foods and drinks. They made us feel at home. Service was quick and friendly.

Posted by on Jul 10, 2010

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1 out of 5

Family Vacation

This hotel is not worth the money, however much of a bargain it appears to be. Upon check-in we were given the WORST room possible. After much discussion by very unfriendly staff, we were moved, but to another unsatisfactory room. We were told that was the best they could do even though we paid for a different type of room. The food here is HORRIBLE, not just bad, but HORRIBLE!. ...and the same bad food day after day. There is only one restaurant available every day, not the options we were told exsisted. We are not really picky eaters, but it was impossible to find anything but fruit and toast to eat. After a few days of fruit and bread we noticed that the birds and bugs also liked the open air dining atmosphere as they sat on the counters and picked at food that we were in line to eat. Drinks are just as bad. Everything was the cheapest brand and barely any alcohol served in the mixed drinks. The beach is nice, but not private and can be accessed by anyone passing by. Pool is fine...clearly the best part of the hotel. We will never stay here again.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2010

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4 out of 5

Retun every Nov. for life

Spent another week at the Samba Nov. 09. Wow imagin my suprise no bugs no rust no robbery the air still works cheap drinks and mostly a staff that would probably give up their first born if asked. I think this place i amazing in every aspect. Ok mayby the buffets could be a little better. But come on now the money you save at this little piece of paradise will buy a real nice dinner somewhere in town. There were 28 of us this last trip and not one complaint. I think that says something about the Samba and the staff.

Posted by on Feb 4, 2010

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1 out of 5


We stayed at this hotel in Dec ‘09. It was the worst stay we have ever experienced & we have experienced many. Upon arriving in our suite it was dated & smelled musty. There was water on the floor in one of the bathrooms. They came to look at it, put 2 towels on the floor and left without telling us anything. The A/C doesn’t work well & the windows get a lot of condensation on them. The tile work in the bathrooms is old. The food at the buffets was HORRIBLE. We have stayed at other all-inclusives and have never had such terrible food as was the food at Samba. The majority of the food was American style. Hardly anything was Mexican. Most items were cold, bland or empty. Now the WORST part of our stay. The constant LOUD MUSIC at the pool area from 10am to 6pm. With the loud music there are many announcements that are even louder than the music itself. You could not relax in the room or by the pool because the music is pounding in your head all day. Each night they had a show in the pool area that went on until 10:30pm. The kicker was the “Disco Night” on Friday and Saturday night that went from 11:00pm to 1:00am outside at the pool area. This means that any rooms on the pool side of the hotel have to listen to loud music until 1:00am. Ridiculous! We complained about all of these issues & asked for 2 nights credit. Our request was denied by the GM & they offered us a free massage instead. This is an actual quote from the front desk manager “This is not a hotel for relaxing.”

Posted by on Jan 3, 2010

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5 out of 5

Would return

We stayed 6 nights at Samba Vallarta and this was our first All-Inclusive experience and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The staff is extremely courteous, the children activities were good for our 5 year old son. The pool was refreshing and the Mexican and Italian Restaurants are some of the best dinners I've ever had. You're not going to get the most glamorous hotel, however, it is extremely solid in everything else it offers!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2010

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4 out of 5

Great value - Great People

My wife and I have been visiting this resort every year since October 2002. First year was for one week, second year for two weeks and now it has been for three weeks each year in October. A small resort of 183 rooms with fantastic staff. The Food and Beverage staff are #1 and one is soon treated as family. The food is good. It is not 5 star but it does not pretend to be. What we find is that we get good honest value for the money we pay. Some people would prefer the Riu chain or Holiday Inn for example. We like the small, extremely friendly and personal atmosphere of Samba. It starts with the bellboy saying "Welcome home" when we get out of the cab to check in. We'll be there again on October 8 for three weeks - can't wait!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2009

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About the Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive

Location Av. Costera y Playa S/N, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY 63732

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

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old


  • 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

Property Features

Samba Vallarta - 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. Simply step outside to unwind on the resort's beach. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive like an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a poolside bar. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. This all-inclusive resort also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Nuevo Vallarta resort.

  • 299 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 237 sq ft of conference space
  • 22 sq m of conference space
  • Bar by the pool
  • Kid's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Free self parking


  • Airport: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.) (16.8 km / 10.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers 299 air-conditioned accommodations with laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Beds feature premium bedding. Plasma televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Nuevo Vallarta resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Plasma television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

La Hacienda - This restaurant specializes in Mexican cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.


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 Activities

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.

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


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

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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


Optional extras

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

  • Airport shuttle fee: MXN 3363.52 per person (roundtrip)

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

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Samba Vallarta - All Inclusive offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.