Friendly Vallarta

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Our Opinion

A nice beach front hotel very close to downtown Puerto Vallarta. While the rooms are nice and clean, the rest of the hotel could use a bit of remodeling. They do have a kids club but families would probably be better off at the Crown Paradise Club or Royal Decameron. It is hard to recommend this hotel as there are nicer ones available for around the same price point. Terrific, friendly staff but the hotel is only a good choice if you want to be right in downtown Puerto Vallarta.


One of the few all-inclusive resorts just minutes from downtown, the beach front Friendly Vallarta is right across the street from a shopping centre. This newly renovated hotel is known for its spa facilities - the most complete in all of Puerto Vallarta. Indulge yourself with a visit to the eucalyptus inhalation room or pressure showers, join a step or yoga class or try one of the over 30 treatments, including seaweed wraps, acupuncture and cellular recovery treatment. Return relaxed and refreshed from your Friendly Puerto Vallarta holiday.

Location: On the beach in the hotel zone, steps from restaurants, nightclubs and shopping, 10 minutes from downtown, and 15 minute drive from airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • wallah_46 : Paris
Another great stay!

Our second trip to this resort. Everything was fabulous from being recognized at check in, by the bell hops, to servers it was amazing. Big shout out to all,of the staff there.Tony, Hugo, Double Double, Luis , front desk and bell hops!We only eat breakfast there and it is great Faby is amazing at the morning grill. Lunch is same old pizza etc. Gets old fast. Room was always cleaned when we asked for extra pillows and towels got them immediately! We did an upgrade for 12th floor and mini fridge in the room. Had to ask a couple of times for our refills. No big deal looked after right away.Only complaint was the last two nights music from the resort next door was so loud we could not sleep. Not sure what can be done about it but it made for miserable nights sleeps. Hope this is not o going as it may impact our return.

  • Concepta K : Union City, California
Friendly Vallarta

We went with our two adult children. We’d never been to Mexico and we were a bit apprehensive. But as soon as we landed we were amazed at the hospitality of the airport personnel and all the staff members at Friendly Vallarta. The food was delicious. The ambiance and our view from our rooms was picturesque. All our waiters joked with us and made us feel at home. I’d recommend this resort to all my friends.

  • Mary M : Winston Salem, North Carolina
#1 Hotel In PVR

We've stayed at several different hotels in PVR and keep coming back to Friendly Vallarta. The employees are our family away from home, fabulous all-day dining, along with beautiful swimming pools to pass the time away. All the way to our grill cooks, housekeepers, maintenance workers, front desk staff, activity directors, waiters, and folks behind the scenes we never get to see, thank you....with our hearts...for continuing to make Friendly Vallarta the #1 Hotel in your beautiful country. We will be back!👍

  • issuesR : North Sydney, Australia

It's so beautiful wake up There And take a breakfast early And enjoy everything... I like the bar, Great service, the food it's so delicius, all people are amazing, the security it's so good. The place is fantastic, you need to know And you'll can understand to me. Good or Great. *!?

  • blackhondacrv : Calgary, Canada
Would definitely return, great choice

Just got back from this all inclusive hotel. People were friendly and very out going.Definitely made us feel like part of there family.Food was good, not a huge selection but was good and never went hungry.The coffee shop. AmazingThe staff members that hold a special place in our hearts, Andi from WestJet vacationsGladys at the front desk. The servers, Oscar,Antonio, Ceaser just to name a few. Outstanding!!! The room was good, needs some work on the AC, too noisey and the room smelled a bit musty. But clean, no bugs.

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
  • 1 a la carte dinner per week
  • Unlimited domestic drinks from 10am-midnight
  • 24 food and beverage service
  • Snack bar and grill
  • New Year's Eve dinner
  • Pools
  • Children's pool
  • Games room
  • Non-motorized watersports
  • Jacuzzi
  • Scuba clinic
  • Library
  • Games room
  • Gym until 10pm
  • Daytime tennis
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 220 rooms in three 14 & 5-storey buildings
  • Restaurants including 4 a la carte (Mexican, Italian, Grill and Gourmet)
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 18-hole golf course 15 minutes away
  • Meeting facilities
  • Internet (fee)
  • WiFi in lobby
  • 1 lit tennis court on-site (fee)
  • Sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness facilities
  • Exercise classes
  • Library
  • Games room
  • Scuba diving nearby (fee)
  • A range of watersports available
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Spa (fee)

Superior Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Tables and chairs
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Iron (on request)
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Balcony
  • Full bathroom
  • Partial ocean view
  • Max occ 4 up to 3 adults

Kids Deals - 2 children stay and eat free, 6 years and under. Special pricing for children 7-12 years. Limited availability and select dates apply.

For the Kids - Kids 4-11 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' club, Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Games room

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of domestic wine in room on arrival. Marriage certificate required upon check in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Friendly Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Friendly Vallarta Resort
Km 2.5 Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Puerto Vallarta 48300 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.