Barcelo Puerto Vallarta

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A spectacular property located in a secluded area south of Puerto Vallarta. Being awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award speaks for itself. The family and couple oriented Barcelo Puerto Vallarta offers excellent restaurants, great service and a nice pool area. When the tide is in there is no beach. A nice quiet, alternative location from the popular Riviera Nayarit and Hotel Zone. Formerly the Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya.


This superior all suite hotel sits on Mismaloya Bay amidst a backdrop of tropical mountain rainforests. On a small secluded beach, the Barcelo Puerto Vallarta is an elegant, all-inclusive Mexican-style resort. It offers 316 comfortable suites with excellent service, leisure, history, beautiful scenery, exuberant flora and privacy. Relax on your vacation and pamper yourself in the hotel spa, catch some rays at one of the hotel pools or take time out to practice your favourite water sport. Hotel Barcelo Puerto Vallarta was awarded the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Award in 2009.

Location: Nested between the Pacific Ocean and it's own tranquil secluded beach, 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta and 35 minutes from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • darrenofthesea : San Francisco, California
Excellent Family Stay

We chose this place because it had the best reviews, highest value and had 2 bedrooms in the room + babysitting available for our 9 month old. We had a wonderful experience. It was relaxing, the staff were sooo friendly, the food was better than expected for an all-inclusive and there were plenty of activities to keep us engaged as new parents with short windows of time. We like to adventure but didn't leave the resort once in 8 days! We would come back in a heartbeat and would probably bring more family and friends! Highly recommended.

  • Christine N :
Worthy of a second stay.

First off let me tell you that I hate unnecessary negative reviews.... please read to the end as there are many positives also.Checked in and was told “you’re lucky we are upgrading you to a higher floor!” Sounds good right? Well the “upgrade” was to a room with no bathroom mirror (it had been removed), no shelves (they were removed too), no cord for the telephone, no tv cord (not that we cared but just another thing), and the lock had been busted off the door. I walked down to talk to front desk and was told that they were full for the night and they couldn’t move us. I told them my children were not sleeping in a room with no lock so they sent a maintenance man to fix. The next day they moved us to another room and this one has a broken door handle on the bathroom. We complained, nothing was done but we left it. We went several days without towels changed and it wasn’t until I become violently ill the one day and towel changes weren’t an option that we got new ones. Now for the positives.... of which there are many...They moved us as soon as they could, and the maintenance man was sent right away even though it was late at night to fix the exterior door. Great large rooms for family, quiet/non busy pool areas, hardworking staff, beautiful scenery, tranquil location, the beds are excellent, the proximity to the ocean is amazing, the beach massages are wonderful, the town of Mismaloya is beautiful and a must see, the staff is hardworking and always fixing or cleaning, the poolside, drink service is the best I’ve experienced, the buffet had something for everyone (especially the crepes) and although there were issues that were unsatisfactory for a 5* we would probably visit again. We took the bus to PV for 32 pesos for 4 of us and it felt safe and was an amazing experience. The Mr. Tequila factory is great. Just a short walk across the street to have a tour....Hector is very knowledgeable! Tony’s restaurant across the street is also fantastic! Check out their reviews! Make sure that you sit in either Giovani or Oscars section in the buffet (mornings) or the taco snack bar in the afternoons! They were the most exceptional and really engaged with us! Oscar remembered all our names and were very attentive to our children and we so appreciate that! When a sweet lady asks you poolside if you’d like to rest your eyes, DO! You get a cold compress and cucumbers over your eyes and a lovely neck, shoulder, and head massage! The ala cartes were okay with our favourite being the Capri. The beach was nice to walk but wish the vendors were a little less pushy or if the hotel would not allow so much of it on the already small beach. Nightly shows were great. Oh and Humberto the bell man was really a pleasure to deal with as well. Beto was also quite helpful with local information so one could explore Mexico without a high dollar tour.

  • Ian K :
Great time

Best 5-star we've been in yet. Very conscientious stuff. I'm very helpful staff. Make sure you sit in Oscar's section in the buffet or other restaurants. He remembers your names great you like a friend and is always on top of everything you need.

  • seolum : Twisp, Washington
Beautiful resort

Great food, amazing staff, This was my first vacation to mexico and it was perfect! Loved the secluded location on the beach with all inclusive stay. Pools are amazing with the iguanas in the area coming out to greet you. poolside staff were attentive. Rooms clean and nice with amazing view of pool and beach.

  • brewdude2017 :
Barcelo was a great place for a wedding / family

Went with a bunch of family and friends. We have a 2 year old and the family suite was perfect for him to take naps and sleep at night. Plenty to do during the day. Pools were nice and the food was great. Not much to do at night, but thats alright, since we hand enough during the day that resting at night was needed.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • A la carte dining w/reservations (lobster, shrimp and bottled water not included)
  • All drinks (International brands, Domestic beer, House Wine, 9am-1am)
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie cats
  • Tennis (reservations required)
  • Use of bicycles
  • Beach volleyball
  • Gym
  • Daily activities
  • Theme nights

Note: This hotel is also available on an air and hotel basis - please inquire.

  • 303 suites divided in two 8-storey towers with elevators
  • 1 Buffet restaurant
  • 4 a la carte restaurants: Mexican, Grill/BBQ, Seafood, and Italian, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • Room service (fee)
  • 4 Bars including Swim-up bar
  • Pools
  • Tennis courts
  • Fitness centre
  • Boutiques
  • Fitness centre
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Laundry & dry-cleaning services (fee)
  • Medical services (fee)
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Jet-skiing (fee)

1 or 2 Bedroom Suites include:

  • King bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Living area w/sofa bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Mini-bar (fee)
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons

1 or 2 Bedroom Royal Suites include:

  • Same as above but on higher floors with upgraded amenities, bathrobe and full oceanview.

    Note: Suites in each category are assigned according to the hotel's discretion based on availability.

Kids Deals - Kids pricing available, please inquire for full details.

For the Kids - Kids 5-12 can enjoy the Jollamigo's Kids' Club. Babysitting services subject to availability (fee).

Family of 5 or More - Today's families come in all shapes and sizes, Barcelo features rooms that accommodate more than 2 kids in a room or offer special rates for children's rooms. Please inquire for details.

Honeymooners - Honeymoon bonus available, please inquire for details.

Wedding packages - Wedding packages are available for a fee, please inquire for details.

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  • Barcelo Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Barcelo Puerto Vallarta
Zona Hotelera Sur Km. 11.5, Puerto Vallarta 48294 Mexico

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.