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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
  • chimenec2017 : Corning, Iowa
Great trip!

Great service everywhere! Luv having waiters on beach get drinks for us! Nice having fridge in room this time. Older resort but continually doing improvements! Front desk service good happy & seem to love their jobs. This is the secret resort you don't want everyone to know about!! Good price. Older people in 40-60 year old range,

  • lcolem01 : Winnipeg, Canada
I love Zumba class,yoga class, abrobics.

I love the activities that horacio, pakoo, Valeria, Andrea plan for kids and adults. They are good at planning the activities. They are really nice people to be around. I don't think there tips for you because I enjoy the the activities the plan they are fun everyday I was excited to do them everyday. Thought it was nice that they would walk around the beach tell us what activity they are doing.

  • Laura W : Prince George
Friendly Winter Vacation

Our only regret is not staying in at the Resort more to enjoy the many organized activities from morning to night. It was great to get a weekly newsprint for the week's activities tho. The staff were all extremely helpful and cheerful and such a pleasure to see each day to say "Hola!" So many to mention but a few were "Double Double" Antonio, Pamela, sorry for the names we have missed. The coffee bar was perfect every morning and end of each night with all the special coffees. The food was good with our favourite being down by the beach during the day and Freda's each night was amazing. Would definitely recommend this resort and we are already talking about our booking for next winter.

  • _okwiat : Prince Albert, Canada
Friendly it is.

This was our first stay at the Friendly Vallarta. The rooms are a little outdated but we were told it will be updated in the next year. Needs new pillows. The staff are the friendliest people to be around. Double double always gave us a kiss on the cheek every morning when we went for breakfast. Karey always had a hug for us. Lexi, Kaluja, Raul, Mario, Hugo and countless others were the greatest. Gladyz went out of her way to help us when we had an issue with a problem. The maid made a beautiful decoration out of towels and flowers. We would have liked to have had a small fridge in our room instead of a cupboard and sink but I hear they are working on that. We will definitely be back soon. John & Sandra

  • lmjuanita7 : Winnipeg, Canada
Wonderful Hotel

I have just got back from the Friendly Hotel Puerto Vallarta. I have been there 3 times and would certainly go back. The staff at the hotel Cristian, Paloma, Pamela, Eduardo, Rene for getting us chairs, Raul for always looking after our dining reservations, and many others were wonderful. The food was great and the rooms were very nice. Linda M. Winnipeg, Manitoba

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.