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Vamar Vallarta

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A decent 3 star resort located in the Marina area. Vamar Vallarta is not on the beach but does have a nice pool area overlooking the marina. The beach is across the road. The food and service here is just okay, however the price point on this hotel can make up for it. Reviews on this hotel seem to be hit and miss. If you are looking for a 3 star resort and the price is right, this can be a good choice.

A unique all inclusive hotel set in one of the most appealing areas of Puerto Vallarta, the beautiful Marina district. Its ideal location affords a spectacular view of the Bahia de Banderas - the largest bay on Mexico's Pacific coast. Discover the rustic charm of Vamar Vallarta's 250 rooms decorated in a uniquely Mexican style, and take advantage of a host of activities and nearby facilities, which include a golf course, an open-air theatre, shopping centres, restaurants and discos.

Location: In the Marina district across the road from the beach, 15 minutes drive from downtown and 5 minutes from the airport.
tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Jake V : Portland, Oregon
Very Poor Experience and Accomodations

My wife and I recently returned from our Puerto Vallarta vacation where we stayed at the Vamar Vallarta Resort. Up front, our experience was poor all the way around with a couple bright spots in between. Hotel staff is only mildly helpful and friendly. The bar and buffet staff is by far the best in terms of customer service (largely due to the tips they receive I'm sure) but the front desk staff are curt and unhelpful.The rooms are about what you would expect for a budget 'resort' in Mexico - dingy, in ill-repair and the beds were terribly uncomfortably. The only upside to the rooms is that each has its own air conditioner. Our room faced the pool nearest to the main lobby and I wished like crazy that they had rooms on the opposite side of the building because all day from about 10am-5pm they blast music at insane levels across the pool area. This would be completely fine if I was still 20 years old and wanted to just dance around and get hammered by the pool but it certainly did not make me feel like I made a good decision.Buffet food was fine I guess; it is just buffet food cooked in mass. Breakfast was always the best meal of the day. Dinners were bizarre. Each day at the main buffet they had some kind of weird theme. One night was some kind of Asian theme and they did some poorly done Asian/Mexican fusion dishes that were truly just bad. They also played a lot of off woodwind music in the background every night at the buffet. Just an overall curious setup.I had the misfortune of needing the hotel staff's help quite a lot because half way through our trip, my wife was hit by a taxi crossing the road between the two Vamar Vallarta campuses. Staff was initially helpful, right up until we got her back from the hospital. At that point, my wife and I decided that we wanted to just return home because the care at the hospital was suspect (my wife is a nurse and know what should have been done) so we decided we would be checking out the next day. The hotel fought me for weeks (yes weeks, AFTER I returned home regarding getting my fees returned to me for the days we were not there). I had to spend hours on the phone, calling at least a dozen times trying to get someone there to make a decision but everyone just wanted to pass the buck and say that the right person was not available. I'm positive that it was only out of annoyance that they finally settled up with me. I wouldn't return to this hotel if someone paid me to do it. There are a dozen other, much nicer hotels surrounding this this and I'd rather spend a little extra money to get a much nicer experience. I travel quite a bit and this has overall been some of the worst service I've had to date.

  • Ace S :

Just stayed here for 7 nights for spring break through Xtreme trips. It was by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed at. Customer service? Forget about it. The staff were extremely rude and could care less about your experience there. My friends rooms were broken into, wallets, passports, watch's, ALL STOLEN FROM THE SAFE AND BAGS. Not once did the hotel take any type of responsibility. Another one of my friends rooms was broken into, and they charged them for the broken door. Anything they can charge you for they will, even if you did not do the damage. I also was locked out of my room for hours for damage that I did not do, and they weren't going to let me in unless I payed them.There was a time where I was at the front desk and a guest was explaining a story to the receptionists about how one of her friends was sexually assaulted. THE RECEPTIONISTS STARTED LAUGHING. I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I confronted them about multiple issues and how I could take legal action for theft, word for word they told me they didn't care who I was, who I knew, and told me I wasn't going to do a damn thing, then proceeded to shoo me away saying Adios.When it comes to the alcohol. Some of the bartenders would not serve you unless you tipped them. When I asked for a drink, they took the tip jar and waved it in my face. This happened to multiple people on multiple occasions.To wrap up, please, dont sign up to put yourself in these situations. I recommend staying at the Westin right next to it.

  • Jesse T :
Most dangerous place I've ever been

I recently went on a spring break trip at this resort and I have never been more scared. First night my friend had 1000$ and their passport stolen from his bag. A girl asked for a new room key and one of the workers walked her to her room and tried to rape her. Cartel has a heavy presence in this hotel. Stay away for your own safety.

  • CT_Traveler1515 : CT

My daughter recently attended a Spring Break trip here through Xtreme Trips. Their room was broken into and ransacked. Wallets stolen. Two other students had their passports stolen and had to drive 6 hours to the US embassy in order to leave the country. I will add that I'm sure the students behavior was no better. But the hotel takes their money gladly. And XTreme Trips takes zero responsibility. I was told the staff was friendly but the food was horrific and there is no security there. If your child is going to this hotel, think again.

  • 999jasony : Vancouver, British Columbia
Quick getaway for family

We booked this trip last minute and had a fantastic time. We wanted a very reasonable vacation as we had already booked another trip this year for Cancun and this was a little bonus getaway from the Canadian winter. The resort is an older resort but well maintained and has everything you need. We set our expectations accordingly and we're pleasantly surprised. Rooms had been recently upgraded and were very spacious. We had a room on the 6th floor overlooking the pool and marina and what a great way to wake up each day. Food in the buffet was very typical as any other Mexican all inclusive and the Italian restaurant we booked was very good. They also have another restaurant that specializes in seafood for lunch and this was also a great experience. Staff were excellent and no issues getting loungers by the pool each day. We spent most of our time at the pools on the beachside of the resort which is a short walk and in the afternoon if we had too much sun relaxed in the shade on the Marina side.

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
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  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks daily
  • Theme parties weekly
  • A la carte dinners
  • Unlimited Domestic beer and drinks 10am-12am
  • Selected non-motorized watersports
  • Day & night tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycles
  • Pool scuba clinic
  • Spanish lessons
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 253 rooms in one 9-storey building on the marina and several 3-storey villas on the beach
  • 1 a la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required
  • Snack bar
  • 3 pools
  • Children's pool
  • 3 bars including a swim-up pool bar
  • Lounge chair & towels
  • Gift shop
  • Jewelry shop
  • Mini-mart
  • ATM
  • Internet (fee)
  • 2 (lit) tennis courts
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Golf nearby
Standard Hotel Rooms include:
  • Located on the Marina side
  • 1 king or 2 single beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony or terrace (on request - fee)
  • Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults
Superior Rooms and 1-Bedroom Villas are also available.
Kids Deals - Two kids 6 and under stay and eat free when sharing a room and bedding with 2 adults.

For the Kids - Kids 5-12 enjoy supervised children's activities from 9:30am-4pm at the Kids' Club. Babysitting upon availability (fee).

Honeymoon Bonus - To be eligible for the honeymoon package, newlyweds must advise at the time of booking and present their proof of wedding, dated within the last month, upon arrival at the hotel.

Golf Bonus - 20% discount at Marina Vallarta, 10% at Vista Vallarta.

Single Parents - No single supplement when traveling with 1 or 2 children.

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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  • Vamar Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta,Mexico

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Vamar Vallarta All Inclusive Marina and Beach Resort
Av. Paseo de la Marina Sur S/N esquina Vela Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48335 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.