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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
  • Shains J : La Follette

We stayed here for a little over a week. The staff are extremely friendly (except one front desk lady) and they are always laughing and joking. The hotel is nice but could use a little more scrubbing in the bathrooms inside the rooms.

  • Dorothea T :
First time in Mexico

I had a great time. There were plenty of different food choices. The hotel could not be any closer to the beach. I had the best view of the ocean. A special shout out to one of the employees, Christian Rodriguez! He was so informative about the services the hotel offered, their scheduled events for each day, and interesting things to see around Puerto Vallarta. Mr Rodriguez really made our vacation more enjoyable.

  • Darren W : East Wenatchee, Washington
Great bargain but many many people know it.

It appears that on weekends this hotel is frequented by and caters mostly to the local Mexican population. Lots of large families and many many small kids. It was awesome to see so many families but, it did become overcrowded by Friday and most pools were very full. We missed dinner because the one opened restaurant was completely full plus a large line had developed. No big deal since we were just looking for a light snack anyway. I don’t think you can actually get hungry here. I’m not sure if this number of people was normal for this resort but, I believe that maximum capacity had been hit by Friday around 3. By Sunday which is considered family day, it was time to head downtown.All food is buffet style except for the Italian restaurant. We tried the nice restaurant one evening and the service was awesome and the food was good as well. If you have had a hot day, the Italian restaurant is a great place to cool down as the air conditioning works good. It requires reservations which can be made at the Villa Linda in the morning. The resort has Kayaks to take out. You must make reservations the day before. We reserved for 10am our first full day here. This was fortunate because no morning paddle openings were available during the rest of our stat. An instructor is provided to teach technique and recovery skill. Our instructor was Paco and he was very professional, patient, and knowledgeable. We Kayak often at home but, we had some other first-time paddlers. They were doing great by the time we finished up and could re-mount the kayak in the water.The staff here is great. They are constantly cleaning and serving hotel guests. Nearly all drinks are served in 8 oz. plastic recyclable cups. The drinks were good.We spent another week in Puerto Vallarta. We ended up staying next door which is a completely different type of resort.

  • Mark B :

The name says it. The ammenities and warm smiles everywhere at the resort made for a relaxing family vacation. The activites staff (Horacio and team) were great. There were plenty of good food choices and the service was always excelent, particularly Antonio and the team at the fine-dining reservation restaurant. Stay up for nightime flaming Spanish coffee in the lobby :)

  • brownm2 : Houston, Texas
Senior Woman travels solo

My room was on 10th floor. Great location. I could see forever and far enough from the pool actives to enjoy. Resort looks just like the pictures. I had a great time. Very clean. Sheets changed daily! All the staff was friendly-YES, very helpful and eager to help. Did I mention that I do not speak Spanish? Only a little problem. Most folks can speak some English so I was fine. Special thanks to Gabriel at the front entrance. He helped assure me safety with the taxi and tour drivers. And the food was the best. I stayed 12 days and enjoyed every meal. Drinks were flowing altho not very strong. But saying that...I never saw any drunks or disorderly conduct. Expect Children. Many families (but don't go spring break!)

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.