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Vamar Vallarta

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Our Opinion
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
  • Angela T :
BAD Start to our vacation

We had an issue without reservation in which only 1 guest was book for the room. Upon check in we discovered this and front desk staff were very unaccommodating in terms of adding on my bf, wanting to charge day pass prices. We asked if they could simply charge the different for double occupancy and he would not budge at all. I had to spend an hour calling and they were able to fix the issue and charge the difference. It doesn't make sense to me why the hotel could not have made the experience way more pleasant for us just by offering the same courtesy. Instead we were made to feel unwelcome and "on our own". After the issue was fixed, for some reason Mario up front could not just verify the updated reservation on the computer he kept having to go to the back to see if it was ok to issue us the extra wristband. As if WE were the ones trying to scam the hotel or something??On top of that they did not give us my original room just another random (unknown) room. Originally my room was all set up with a nice envelope and welcome package. Makes me wonder if they put us in a worse room because I didn't want to pay to price hike??Instead he told us to wait for our keys. Then ignored us until we asked about them then they just handed us 2 keys. Didn't tell us what room until we asked. Then we had to ask for our towel keys. Was not given the welcome package or any info. Then turns out the room number was wrong. Javier was helpful in helping us get introduced to the hotel amenities and finally get a map of the place! But here's the kicker, even Javier said the way we were treated was not right. And this would not happen if we were "vacation club members" aka timeshare. Tell me this: why would I want to spend my $ on their time share if THIS is how we are treated? Management really needs to take note. This is not how you want to present yourself at check in.Also at the end of our stay we saw other people get a tour of the hotel/amenities by upper management staff. While we were left to figure it out by ourselves. But otherwise restaurant staff, Javier, even the Manuel the bellman were nice. They saw what happened to us and offered us drinks to help the situation. Too bad front desk gives this place a really BAD name.FOOD:Buffet was alright had similar offerings except dinner which are themed. We got to try Mexican and Texas BBQ dinner. Bring your bug spray!! Outdoor dining. Birds, iguanas, crocodiles, bees, mosquitos, and flies await. Also had a great time at the Italian and Seafood restaurants. They require same Day reservation (6am to 8am) they have limited slots. The beef carpaccio at Magallanes is a must try! Karen and Rodrigo were very friendly and took great care of us during meals. We didn't take full advantage of the open bars but had a few. Super generous with the alcohol and always attentive. They even had a special set up with different flavored martinis in the lobby one evening. We tried the espresso martini, strong and good!ROOM:Nice tiled room and separate sink/bathroom area which was nice to get ready. But bathroom needs improvement. The shower curtain is set up too high and the water get allll over the bathroom floor when you shower. Also leaves a mildew/mold smell in there. Water drains slowly. Windows don't full close you can hear your neighbors and people walking by, can get loud. AC had issues. Leaked a lot leaving a huge puddle in our doorway. When the "fixed" it they didn't clean up the puddle. We had to do it ourselves. ACTIVITIES:Activities board is set up at the towel area with the schedule for the week. Make sure you let the activity coordinator know if you're interested a little ahead of time otherwise it might get cancelled if nobody wants to participate. We got to do rifle shooting the last day since they cancelled a previous one for low attendance. It was really fun!! Bring bug spray and maybe a hat because iguana poop were raining from the trees above lol. Minerva was really nice and we had a great time learning to shoot rifles with her!Check out:The bellman can hold your luggage if you're not ready to leave yet but have to check out. No more food and drinks after they cut your wristband.

  • Nikki W :
Great vacation !!!

I took my two daughters for one week and we had the best time ! This is a great authentic Mexican resort that's why we go there I want to improve my Spanish ! We were on the sixth floor thanks to the front desk girl amazing service by all the staff Ricardo , Sajidth , bell hop , servers everyone so kind and accommodating ! Love the view from both sides been close to the stores and restaurants by the marina so nice have to try Victors restaurant so delicious ! Also the Italian restaurant at the restaurant was amazing new Italian chef is makes amazing food and desserts !We had great trip can't wait to go back !!!! Should be 4 star 😀⭐️⭐️

  • William Q : Staten Island, New York
Scam artists!

Went here for a Spring Break trip from March 3-8. At first, we were promised rooms with two beds but instead received 1 large king bed, which we noticed was just two beds put together. The bathroom constantly flooded whenever we would shower, which would go into the room so we had to make sure nothing was on the floor or else it would get ruined. The food was absolutely AWFUL at this resort. It took us hours to receive new towels after requesting them multiple times. Eventually, they told us to use our towel cards to use beach towels to dry ourselves after showering. When we returned them, they didn't give us one of the towel cards back and claimed that it was our fault for not asking for it back after realizing a few minutes later! The front desk woman wanted to charge us for a new towel card which was $50 because of this. When we asked to speak to a manager, she claimed the manager was not available and was in charge. Overall, the resort was extremely unaccommodating and not worth the money.

  • Daniel R : Los Angeles, California

This place looked so good on the web but is lacking in organization for the rooms and for what they tell customers.We booked the hotel and were told that for an extra fee we could get in our room earlier. We told them we would be there in the morning and they said no problem, we can give you a room as early as 10am. This wasn't not the case. We had to argue with the hotel for the to let us in at 12. We agreed but it took another hour or a little more because we went to have breakfast. Then we didn't get the room we were promised with two beds. We got a tiny room and we're promised a small fold away bed to be added later. But there was no room to put it in. Either we blocked the bathroom or we blocked the mirror that my wife was planning to use to get ready for that night. We went back down told them that there was no way we could stay there because it was way too small and we were given another room. The problem with the second room is that the guest were still in there. Lack of organization, communication and experience on how to run a hotel. Can you imagine if that happened to you and you were still in the room getting out of the shower? Or your wife?! So there we go back down to reception to complain again. This time they told us that there was nothing they could do because they were all booked up. My wife and I got super upset and asked for a manger. When he came out he finally comped us the penthouse. The unfinished penthouse. No fridge, stove, only one air conditioner worked, the TV,s are standard definition, there is no wifi in the room. Or any room for that matter according to the hotel. And at first the keys for the room didn't work very well. If it wasn't for the bar and a decent pool I would of had terrible time. The breakfast buffet is ok. The chilaquiles were pretty good and our waiter was excellent. Well the first waiter. The other times we went our server took forever to bring us water and to take our order. The dinner food was cold but once our first waiter came back we were ok again.The place has lots of things to do like water sports in the pool, bored games and table games like ping pong. The rooms are not much to look at but they did the job. I would. Not recommend staying there and I won't talk about the awful beach and the buffet by the beach. But I can't tell anyone to go there. I just felt and was told like they were just starting with a new owner and that they were a work in progress. More should have been done in my book. And maybe my review would have been better because they really tried.

  • kees v :
Stay at Vamar Vallarta Marine & Beach Resort from 28 May to 02 June 2017

The resort was fantastic. It has a swimming pool at the marine side but also one at the villa park on the sea side located on the other side of the road. Beside the standard buffet this resort has also a vis and an Italian restaurant which need to be reserved in advance but places are limited. For the Italian restaurant long pants is obliged for male.We like to thanks the waiters of the restaurant Antonio, Rosa, Nayit for the perfect service and the chef of the Italian restaurant Chef Cinzia for the delicious food

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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.