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Playa Los Arcos is a charming colonial hotel designed and tastefully decorated to reflect the style of the Mexican "Haciendas" of a 19th century.

Location: Directly on the beach in Old Puerto Vallarta. Approximately 25 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta airport.

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  • Ramona M : Santa Paula, California
Family friendly, great staff & service, quiet, safe & secluded.

Great service. Family friendly. Light went out a whole day which mean no A/C, no WiFi, no TV, no electricity, no light. I happened to manage and by the evening lights came back on. Happy guest overall.

  • Jesse H : Albuquerque, New Mexico
Not my kind of place

This is not my kind of place. The rooms are small, but I expected that and that’s not an issue. The rooms were clean so that is a plus. But what I didn’t expect was the air conditioner hardly working or the staff and waiters being unfriendly. I won’t say they were rude, but we received a mostly indifferent attitude and I almost always had to hunt down someone for service and we are not old biddies that demand special attention. We typically just go with the flow. The other thing I didn’t like was the amount of kids at the resort and in the pool. There were so many that we never even gave the idea of going in the pool a second thought. If you are traveling with kids, then maybe this is a great place for you, but for us, the noise and rudeness was a bit much. The buffet food was typical, run of the mill buffet food. Pretty average overall. The hotel itself was probably about 2/3 locals and 1/3 foreigners (Americans and Canadians). I don’t know if that had anything to do with it as we’ve stay at other places with a similar mix and loved it. This was somehow very different and we definitely felt like outcasts. The first time that has ever happened in our numerous travels. They have stage shows on some of the nights and there was one on Saturday of our stay. We enjoyed that very much. To be fair, we were only there for the weekend, but based on that experience we wouldn’t go back.

  • joseph t : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Restaurant, Mi Pueblito, Los Arcos Hotel

The daily buffet at Mi Pueblito at the Los Arcos Hotel, whether it be for lunch or dinner, is consistently superior as are the servers who are constantly at your beck and call catering to your every need. Supervisor Capitan Mawry's thoughtfulness and consideration in his successful efforts to make sure that everyone's meal is memorable is why he is now being considered to become the manager of this great restaurant. We have known Capitan Mawry for many years and have personally witnessed his superior efforts in maintaining the highest levels of service. In our opinion, as well as countless of satisfied customers throughout the years, there could not be a better manager of this restaurant than Capitan Mawry. We sincerely hope he will be awarded this position as he so richly deserves. Good Luck Mawry, no one deserves this more than you. Joeseph & Estelle Turra

  • Pamela M : Avalon, California
Los Arcos Hotel and Employee Eliud Valdovinos Bello

We have been coming ti Los Arcos for the last five years. Great hotel, very clean rooms, fabulous staff. It is on the beach with three pools, restaurant and close to all activities in old Vallarta. We took a day and rented a van and went to Sayulita. Our driver Eluid Valdovinos Bello is the best, he works for the hotel and drove eleven of us on his day off. We had a great time. When coming to Los Arcos be sure and introduce your self to Eliud. He will take very good care of you.

  • Abygail15129 : Colorado Springs, Colorado
Okay stay

Our first room faced the pool with loud salsa music playing over a poolside stereo was enough to wake the dead as our room was facing the pool. The sliding glass doors that kept falling off their track weren't well insulated or soundproof. The shower had little to no water pressure at times and we didn't get hot water for 2 days we were in that room. They gladly changed rooms for us to the outside facing the Malecon and the beach which was much better. The room offers no morning coffee, ice, or even a microwave oven. Unless your all inclusive, you have to pay for coffee at the buffet and forget have to beg for ice and you can tell they're upset when you ask. We ate many meals there even though the buffet was just was convenient if you didn't know your way around. The staff, housekeeping were very friendly, but front desk staff though trying to be friendly were very impersonal. The concierge was sweet. The hotel is very dated and old and they could hire a decorator to do a great job updating the rooms for very little, as it seems they hired someone with little to no sense of taste to really make their beautifully hand crafted and over the top beautiful furniture look very tacky and cheap. You could do an awful lot for very little to update these rooms. I'm a decorator and was very saddened to see such an icon I'm sure in PV look cheap. Would stay here again, but not pay the prices we paid as it was part of a package deal. The location was perfect and we found so many wonderful restaurants, stores, and galleries close by.

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

This hotel is available as All inclusive plan or No meals plan. In the No meals plan receive a 10% discount on meals and drinks. With All Inclusive plan receive:

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 2 a la carte dinners/ week
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited local drinks
  • Daily activities program
  • Theme nights (3/week)
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool (once/stay)
  • Access to services and facilities of all three hotels

  • 257 rooms and suites
  • Facilities and services shared between Playa Los Arcos, Los Arcos Suites and Casa Dona Susana
  • 1 a la carte restaurant (Mexican)
  • Snack bar
  • Pools (including 1 adults only)
  • Whirlpool
  • Bar
  • Aquafitness
  • Volleyball
  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Board games
  • Bingo
  • Room service (fee)
  • Spa treatments (fee)

Standard room includes:

  • Air-conditioning
  • 1 king-size bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hair dryer
  • TV
  • In-room safe
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons

Ocean View Room and Room with Kitchenette: Also available, please inquire

Kids Deal - 2 children under 8 stay and eat free.

For the Kids - Kids' Club (ages 4 to 12) and Babysitting available for a fee. (subject to availability)

Three Hotels In One! When you stay at any 3 of the Los Arcos hotels, you have access to the service and facilities of all. (Most of the services and facilities are located at the Playa Los Arcos.)

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer 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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  • Playa Los Arcos
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Playa Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa
Olas Altas 380 Col. Emiliano Zapata, Puerto Vallarta 48380 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.