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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
  • nikia333 :
Great Experience

The resort was nice, not the most modern, but not too outdated. They were doing some renovations when we went in december. Nice weather in december, hot and cooler in the evening. Perfect time to see whales, dolphins, and even a baby turtle release right on the beach of Vamar Vallarta. If you are a perfectionist, picky, and a germaphobe, you may have challenges staying here. We had a few little bugs in our room due to a crack under the main door. But it's not a big deal because bugs are common. Three pools were very cold, one was warm. Small Beach area, but you can go onto other beaches right beside. Nice fish in the water, watch out for tiny jellyfish! I got a few stings and never even saw the jellyfish! I am a very picky eater, plus vegetarian, and I didnt love most of the food. My boyfriend on the other hand is not very picky and he thought it was amazing. Very traditional mexican food, there will be no pizza or American food at all! Most of the staff were very kind, always asking us if we want drinks. Many of them know good english, quite a few of them do not. The resort seemed to be 80% Mexican, 18% North American, 2% European. The resort is a 10 min bus ride from Walmart and very close to downtown. Its super close to everything! Also I want to mention the amount of street vendors on the beach. Theres tons, constantly, you just have to politely say "no gracias" and they wont push further. They aren't allowed on the resort property so don't worry about them there. Also shoutout to both of the Ricardo's, and Lucy for their amazing service. There was a few more but I can't recall their names. Overall me and my significant other had one of the most amazing experiences of our lives so far! We went to the Marieta's Islands for the eco adventure (which they don't show you the hidden beach anymore), and we explored the wonderful city of Puerto Vallarta. Also incase you are ageist, we are both 20 years old, but most people were much older at the resort. Hope you enjoy the trip!

  • duboisceline : Montreal, Canada
I will go back again ... Excellent Service and the employees are very sympathic

I loved my staying at this resort. Employees were freindly but always and very respectfull. the hotel is very clean. It was a mexican holiday so a lot of familys was at the hotel even so, many kids around, they are well educated, no scream and crying of kids or parents, actualy I was suprise. In general the meal at the buffet was good, thematic every night. At the Italian restaurant of the hotel it was excellent to my taste.The bus pass at 2 steps from the hotel door, and 20 minutes later you are at the old town. On ''Malecon'' , it's like a long boardwalk by the sea and it is very festive, day, boutiques, restaurants, bars, statues and night same plus night life music . Juste walking outside or going in discotheque, dancing restaurant with latin music we were 2 girls and we feel secured not worst as in Montreal The only negative point is regarding the duty free at the aiport. They did not put our bottle that we've bought in the proper bag. you absolutely need the see throught bag with the Green circle and the Green Hook or they keep it at the canadian border if you come by plane and if you went to bring it in the plane ...

  • SemaRamlu : Calgary, Canada
fun family vacation

well, to start off , we had mixed feelings after reading all the reviews..I didn't expect too much because I knew it was a 3 was a good budget family holiday and I must say we had a good time with our 3 kid's, 7 , 4 and 18 months....check in was smooth and our room was really nice..superior room with breathtaking views..we were on the fifth floor..the front desk was very helpful and friends. actually excellent customer service by the front desk..thank you Mayra, Kathy and the other two gentleman..they always managed to fully accommodate our wishes ( we asked for two extra beds) it was done right away. ( no charge)..we asked for extra water bottles and was delivered right away to our room...we were given a free bottle of tequila as well 😊😊😊😊...the good things:room was really nice and BIG for 5 people. even had a kitchenette in it with 2 double bed and two single was clean and good tile floors with a balcony. food was amazing for a 3 star...different varieties every meal at the buffet ..seafood al a carte was excellent..the shrimp burgers at the snack bar was just too good..and the chef made fresh fish grill/ smoked by the beach..that was sòooooooo good...the chef was so kind and friendly. he even emailed us his fish recepie..entertainment was good as well..both the night and day..pools were really good. was warm ..and had a kids area in 3 pools.kid's club was good as well..thank you Fernanda, for you excellent service to our girls..Mathew the activities director was very friendly and helpful , as he was only one of the few who spoke English..thank you Mathew for all your help. housekeeping, good service..they cleaned and restocked our room with fresh towels everyday. the whole property was well kept...everybody was very friendly and helpful even though they spoke very less or no English..our air Canada agent at the resort was a very nice and helpful gentle man..gave us good and helpfull information..things which bothered me a little ( nothing major)you have to cross a street to go to the beach (5 to 10 minutes walk) they should have shuttles for the older and people with small cannot eat by the beach or pool and cannot even enter the snack bar if you are in wet swim suit..with 3 small children, I found it stressful to change them every time for lunch ..and than change them again into swim the end of the day, we had 10 pairs of swim suits to dry ( not fun)..would make life easier if we could eat by the pool or beach..other than that, we had an amazing time..the resort had lots of iguanas ( especially if you go to the tree by the open playground) it's their nesting tree..we saw 15 iguanas..view from the 7th floor is spectacular!!! just take the elevator to the top floor and walk by the balcony...the walk by the marina is amazing. (the entrance is right next to the resort)...local market on Thursday night...the local people who offer boat service by the beach are amazing..we did a boat tour and were, really nice private, safe (life jackets)..we caught fish and saw dolphins within the one hour that we went for...a must try !!!!take a local bus to downtown pureto and fun.just a 20 minutes bus ride..boardwalk was fun and lots to do and see..thank you to the managers as guy's were so friendly and helpful..a good resort for a good price

  • EtienneLebCam : Ottawa, Canada
Best Mid-Range Resort, comparable to a luxury

Alright so some of you probably read some horrible reviews for this hotel...I'm sure you know which one's I am referring to. These allegations might be true to their stay, but we had none of those whatsoever. We felt safe and had no bad interactions!The staff were awesome, always smiling and willing to help! I was thoroughly impressed, they were great! They also always had many optional activities planned throughout the day The resort itself was great as well; it's not a luxury resort like a Westin or a Melia, but I would say it is one of the best for it's price! Beautiful pools, an OK beach but you won't find much better even at luxury resorts. It's also a great location with the marina/beach views!I was also quite impressed at the quality of the food. The seafood a la carte was very good, while as the italian a la carte was just OK (maybe a bad night). But the buffet was excellent! It even had an italian and an asian night. In the end, for a Mid Range resort I would definitely say go for it. It has all the amenities a 5 star has, without the huge price that comes with it. The room was small but charming, with a great shower and for those lucky enough to have a deck, a spectacular view.

  • Tanacia C :
The price is right

My boyfriend and I wanted to get away for a 1 week, all inclusive vacation - on a budget. Budget being the key word. We kept our expectations in check prior to coming here and after reading the other reviews. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. The 3 star rating is 100% bang on. It's not great, it's not terrible. It's average. You are greeted by the most warm smile right off the bat from Manuel. Every morning seeing him was a highlight - could always put a smile on your face! The resort is quirky as it is split into two sides (one on the marina and the other on the beach). We originally had a superior room with a balcony - but two double beds. They were not able to accommodate us on the marina side with a king sized bed, so the front desk asked if we would like a private Villa on the beach side (of course there was a small upgrade charge ($15/day CAN). After Manuel (bellhop) kindly moved our bags AGAIN...Let me tell you - the move was worth it! The room was dated (used to be time shares) but it was well maintained, clean sheets and a GORGEOUS view. The sunsets every night were exquisite. The room was a bit odd had a kitchen, stove, dishes & sink but no fridge or coffee maker (which cannot be requested either). The food was mediocre at best - breakfast being the highlight. Hello mimosa/caeser/screw driver bar! Dinner was exactly what you would expect for a 3 star. Edible, but nothing to write home about. The Italian a la carte restaurant however was a very pleasant surprise! You need to make a reservation and it fills fast so ensure you do it the morning right away. We spent most of our time in the pool on the beach side - well maintained and clean - not enough beach chairs though so go early to grab your spot! The bartenders Ivan, Alejandro & Edgar - you're all amazing! Great personalities and a blast to spend the day with. The snack bar on the beach (mainly burgers) wasn't bad but tires fast. While here my boyfriend dislocated his knee and the staff jumped right in to help us! They were kind, considerate and most of all genuinely concerned. Thank you to everyone for keeping the ice packs coming - especially the bartenders! A huge huge thank you though to a favourite of our trip - MATTHEW (animation team). You are hilarious, so genuine and kind and we cannot express how much we appreciate you helping us with the crutch saga (trying to find the right size for a very tall man was trying...). You totally changed things around for us- we hope our paths cross again! Again, if you're looking for cold beer, warm sun and a half decent place to stay this is it. Keep your expectations in check and you'll have a great time. We certainly did!

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
  • 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.