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
  • spicy0420 : Toronto, Canada
Resort almost as beautiful as the staff!

The resort itself was beautiful, had everything you could want in a perfect size. Not too much walking, but not too small to feel cluttered. Always an opportunity to have lots of fun throughout the day, with everything from morning yoga on the beach with the amazing Horacio, to making string bracelets and dream catchers with the lovely Paco, to good music and good vibes in the lobby with a different show every night. Every single staff member there did everything they could to make sure we were well taken care of. Definitely coming back.

  • _flauritz : Vancouver, Canada
Very Noisy Resort and contruction

Be prepared to be up charged $35.00 U.S. a night if you don't like the first room they show you. Liz at the front desk was not helpful and any arguing about this up charge is useless. The resort is generally very noisy. There were 4 weddings during our 9 day stay. There was loud music at the beach every night. The beach was also noisy during the day with ongoing construction. No toilets closer to the beach due to this contruction. The nearest toilet was back at main building. Generally a very noisy place. The staff work hard but are tipped very well. I would not recommend this resort if you want a relaxing vacation.

  • Tracy P : Duncan, Canada
Great holiday once again.

Just back from our second trip to the Friendly, and it was just as nice as the first. Thanks to Daniel at the front desk for being so helpful and Tonny in the restaurants for always being so pleasant. Great set up for the holiday we enjoy, relaxing with the option to go into town easily if we choose. We will be back.

  • Alex C :
Getting better, and it was always good.

It had been 20 months since we had stayed here. We were very pleased that we got the type of room and location requested. We were also very pleased that there were obvious improvements made to the facility. The lobby was much improved with a much expanded bar and a roof on one of the restaurants. The staff as always was friendly and we enjoyed our two weeks. Difficult to think we would ever stay anywhere else in PV, The turtle release on the beach was a pleasant surprise although that obviously depends on the time of year.

  • ian c : Calgary, Canada
"Friendly" is well named!

We booked a very last minute deal and got it for a good price, so we weren't expecting too much. We were pleasantly surprised at the Friendly. As other people have noted, the rooms are a little dated, but clean. There was some renovation work being done at one side, which didn't really impact us. The food was generally good, especially the seafood meals. The seafood buffet served one day on the beach at lunch time was awesome! Capitan Raul is an excellent manager of all the restaurants, very helpful, pleasant and accommodating. The only negative thing for me was the loud music that I could hear from both the lobby on one side of us, and the beach on the other side, with both doors closed in our third floor room. Admittedly it ended at 11:00 p.m. but it was still pretty annoying and loud. We did ask twice for a different room, and could have moved to a higher floor if we'd been willing to pay more money. We were offered a room off to the side, with no view as well. So it was our choice to stay in the room we had. It depends on what's important to you. All in all, it was a really good week, and we were pleased with the hotel and staff. They are very hard working and the service is wonderful.

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.