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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
  • 187053Pete666 : Bolton, United Kingdom
Very nice many years ago

Myself and my ex wife stayed here many many years ago when it was the Qualton was lovely back then, the rooms were large,clean and up to date and the staff treated you like royalty...the food was gorgeous and the snacks were of a good standard...we did a few of the trips, one into the main town shopping and to see the place were Elizabeth Taylor lived, advised not to go into the town or harbour areas when the cruise ships were there as the shops put all their prices into the rain Forrest and iguana beach ( think it was called that) and a flight to a small town inland called San Sebastián, all very interesting places to see..the pool and beach areas in the hotel were clean and spacious with a mixed range of activities to keep you occupied. It wasn't a hotel of luxury standards but very good for the price we paid. I would also hope that it has been refurbished by now & don't know what it's standards are like now but we had a great time all those years ago.

  • Brenda S : Winnipeg, Canada
Best Vacation by Far

The name of the Resort, speaks for its self.."Friendly"!. From the front desk to the waiters, housekeeping..entertainment group, everyone went out of there way to make your stay perfect.Location : just a 10 min bus ride to the melcon, 1 hr if you like to walk..Food- Amazing Rooms: clean, beds are very comfortable. Can't say enough But good things..My husband and I will definitely be back this winter..This will be our home away from home..Brenda.Smerch

  • _lloedu : Toronto, Canada
Alright experience

Pros- Centrally located- Friendly staff- Large roomsCons- Very small beach- Not many food options- A bit boringThe majority of the people on this resort are older (55+), so keep that in mind if you're younger than that. There weren't that many activities that we were interested in doing.

  • Diane J : Nashville, Tennessee
Friendly Resort

FRIENDLY staff made our large group feel welcome. The view, the Oceanside pools,outdoor restaurants, music, was all Sooo relaxing!! Tasty food and prepared according to our diet restrictions. VERY clean and nice accommodations(!!)- important to us.Fresh local fruit smoothies daily- Ah!!Since our 10-day visit in 10-16,even more updates.

  • Ruth P :

Hotel room was broken into the first night we were there - we subsequently left the resort. Hotel unwilling to refund any of our $ for unused nights - completely dismissing our request, hiding behind contract, not taking into account the circumstances etc. Ok enough place (nothing spectacular for the price that's for sure) - if anything unfortunate happens to you during your stay you will be on your own as they obviously do not care about their guests beyond getting their money.

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
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • 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.