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Decameron Los Cocos

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Our Opinion

From our experience, it seems vacationers either love or hate this resort. It's located pretty far north of Puerto Vallarta in a small fishing village which is either a positive or negative depending on your tastes. It's a 3 star with good value and often comes up at a very attractive price. If you are looking to relax in an authentic Mexican setting, this is a great place for that. Lots of charm along with friendly service in a lovely Mexican atmosphere. However, if you're not comfortable in a 3 star resort or want to be closer to Puerto Vallarta, then the Decameron Los Cocos probably isn't the hotel for you. Take a look at their sister resort, the Royal Decameron Complex in Riviera Nayarit, its our most popular, value resort in the Puerto Vallarta area.


Overview

Overlooking beautiful Rincon de Guayabitos Bay, the very affordable Decameron Los Cocos is a colonial Mexican style property that spreads out over many acres of a typical Mexican fishing village. Located right on the beach front in the midst of this fisherman's village, Decameron Los Cocos is the ideal location to enjoy the most spectacular vacation or romantic honeymoon. A great all inclusive resort to sit back and relax and enjoy a real Mexican way of life.

Location: On a small beach in Rincon de Guayabitos Bay, 90 minutes to downtown Puerto Vallarta, 20 minutes from the Beach Club and 60 minutes drive from the airport.


tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Andrew S :
Great experience

Just returned from eight days at Los Cocos. Have to say it was better than expected. Chose a superior room in building 4 which is up the hill from the rest of the resort. Was very surprised when I was assigned a penthouse suite with two bedrooms and four queen beds...all for a solo traveler! The rooms were spacious and spotlessly clean and the attendants always made sure that toiletries and bottled water were replenished.I was there over the Easter weekend so it was very busy as Mexican families flocked to the beach for their vacation and while a bit loud (Mexicans don't seem to do anything quietly) everyone was friendly and respectful.The food at the all inclusive resort was always interesting...mainly Mexican...and there was a lot of variety. The al la carte restaurant (reservations required) was very good with attentive service.As a solo Canadian traveler I was a bit apprehensive about my trip but soon found lots of company with folks from Toronto, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC.The guests were about two thirds Mexican and one third Canadian and it seems everyone made an effort to be friendly and accommodating.During my last night at the resort, I was adopted by a large extended Mexican family who spent the late evening with me on the beach as they tried to teach me some Spanish.Just a fabulous experience I will never forget.One tip...as soon as you arrive...go to the beach and buy a very large plastic tumbler for 20 pesos...you'll be needing it at one of the three bars offering fantastic Margaritas.

  • Sassy980 : Saskatoon, Canada
Our Second Home ❤️❤️

This was our sixth year here. We were married at the beach club in Los Ayala in February of 2012 with about 30 of our close family and friends (best day ever!).We go for two weeks every year. This year, due to unforeseen circumstances, we could only fit in one week. Never again! We have so so many friends that stay at the resort (we always coordinate our trips so we're there at the same time). Next year at least two weeks, maybe three!The hotel is not a five star but we have been to many over the years and this place is a five star in our minds.It is impeccably clean, the staff are amazing! They all know us and the way you are treated is six star! Shout out to a few of our favourites, Cristobal (usually at the beach club but he moves around), he was the bar man at our wedding and we have even been fortunate to spend time with his family, immediate and extended. Suzy, Carlos, HECTOR, so many other bartenders. I'm sorry because I know I'm forgetting some. Bory at La Bamba (usually) is the best, Martha will make you the best breakfast at La Bamba. Vincente, Javier at the front desk will go out of their way to help you with anything and everything. We have so many friends at the resort, we always stay in Building 4, where the adult pool is. So many of the people that hang out there with us have been coming for years. Most much longer than us.Sayulita is a great town that we love to visit. We have a friend that manages a bar there (he used to work at Coco's and we hope someday he'll come back).The town is safe and there is lots of shopping within minutes.There are so many great restaurants in town. It's so affordable and we eat out quite often. Not because the food at the resort isn't good, it's great! We just like to get out and about and experience real Mexico.Overall, the staff makes this hotel. They treat you like family and we will return every year!

  • greeneiz : Vancouver, Canada
Not impressed

My husband and I went for 10 days to celebrate our 10 year anniversary along with 6 other family members. We got married at the Royal Decameron and thru emails and phone calls advised them that was the reason that we were coming, they offered us nothing, not even a bottle if wine. The rooms are very basic, I can say they were clean with the exception of our balcony which was covered in bird droppings and did not get cleaned once. We inquired about an upgrade and they wanted $500 more for building 4 and $150 more for building 1 which was worse than the room that we stayed in. The food was not great but we made due, ate out at restaurants a lot for lunch. We were not impressed with the construction going on until well after midnight and then started again at 7am did not have a good sleep during the whole trip. Was glad when it was time to go. The only positive were Salvador, Javier and Vincent. Would never recommend this place and am surprised that people keep going back. Next time we will stay with routine and book in Puerto Vallarta like we have for the last 9 years especially because there was no difference in price.

  • BRINTON : Nanaimo, Canada
Three star resort with a four star experience.

A three star rating, but a four star experience at this resort. Points plus for the friendly staff, comfortable, clean rooms, great food and drink. My husband and I stayed for two weeks in April 2017, flew on Airtransat and we will be back next year. Arriving at Puerto Vallarta airport: walk all the way through the arrivals and out to the street level, ignoring the many taxi and tour reps., till you see the Airtransat staff. We were the only people arriving that day so Airtransat put us in a cab to the resort.On arrival we were given an ice cold beer while our bags were taken to our room. Note: Don't miss the 9 a.m. briefing next day, it's worth it. Vincent, Airtransat rep is a star!The resort is comprised of several buildings, units 1, 2, 3 & 5 on the beach, more for families, and one (unit 4) up a slight hill, behind the main lobby. Some construction on one unit, but not too noisy. Only unit 1 has an elevator. Located in the middle of the village, a short walk to town and the weekly market. There are about 70% Mexican families and 30% Canadian adults at the resort. A really nice mix. We met Canadians who had been returning to his resort for many years.Great real Mexican food at the buffets. Even a vegetarian would find lots of choice. One ala carte restaurant to book for dinner, otherwise all are open for tasty buffet dining. For a change try Wanda's (burgers), Don Porfirio's (wood fired pizza), or Guaiami Wings in the village. We were told by local expats - don't walk back on the dark beach at night, but the village streets were well-lit and safe.We chose a Superior room in unit 4 (adult only pool), couldn't get a king size bed, but they are available, offered to move us mid week, but we decided to stay put. Lots of stairs in unit 4, four stories, but that didn't bother us. Beautiful view of the ocean from our third floor room. Back of unit 4 is right off the main road, traffic can be noisy in the morning, be sure to close the roadside windows and close the bathroom door and all is quiet. Room was huge, with two double beds, sofa bed, tiled floor, air conditioning, patio doors and small balcony. Hints and tips: For Wi-Fi access you have to use the resort's lobby. Hairdryers available from desk. Room safe extra charge. Plastic pool lounges are hard, so everyone purchases an air mattress (80 pesos) from the local shop behind the OXXO store next door. Bring or buy large drink cups or insulated thermos for drinks. The resort sprays the grounds for bugs regularly, but the midges come out a night anyway and bite - hard! Bring bug repellant. Bring a hat, the sun is intense. The lobby in unit 4 is a book, air mattress, cup, sunscreen....exchange. When you leave just drop off items for others to enjoy. We picked up an air mattress and left ours when we departed.Guayabitos beach is shallow and calm, great for kids. Decameron owns a nearby mini-resort in Los Ayalas, sign up at the bell desk and if they have enough people, a bus will take you a short ride away. We loved this little mini-resort, no bedrooms, but a quieter beach with bar service, a buffet lunch and small pool. The bus leaves at 10 am and returns at 4 pm. If you want to leave early, we didn't, you can either walk or take a taxi. We took Salvador's boat tour - Chacala beach for boogey boarding and Isla Coral for snorkeling. Chacala beach was lovely, but the snorkeling was disappointing as the reef was dead and there were jellyfish. We did see a humpback whale on the tour. Loved this resort. Several guests said they had been to other 5 star resorts but returned to Los Cocos because of the atmosphere, staff and food. We agree!

  • Ian M : Salt Spring Island, Canada
Good stay!

Nice stay. Here for 14 nights. Very clean, very friendly, and good food. The coffee can be good, but that's rare. It is true: for a guaranteed good cup, wander over to the OXXO. Good firm beds! We loved ours. Wi-Fi excellent, but not available everywhere (i.e. In the lobby and one or two of the bars, west side of adult pool). No fridge, hair dryers, irons/boards, Kleenex, Wi-Fi or coffee in rooms. Safes available in rooms (we didn't bother... ~ 30 pesos per day? Took the important stuff with us always). TV gets at least two English channels, one an AMC movie channel and CNN. :-)Excellent, inexpensive one day laundry service next door.If you want quiet (and we did) get a superior room in the adult building (#4) with its adult pool and quiet bar. It can be really noisy & busy with kids at the accommodations close to the beach, buildings 1,2,3 &5.For the a la carte Steak House, La Bamba, get to the sign up area at 7:30 am. Sit at one of the numbered seats, and at 8:00 am they'll take you in order. Note: one person can sign in only up to four guests. Note: you can actually get a good coffee in the sign up area.My only concern about the place in general is that some of the Canadian guests pay no attention to the no smoking signs in the bars and pool areas. This makes it very awkward as the staff have to intercede and to their credit they try. However, some guests are drunken jerks and just wave off the request to butt out. Unfortunately the good rates have attracted a few less than polished guests. Not a big deal... some adults will always act like children.I would not hesitate to return or recommend. Ask about the beach club at Los Ayala! Definitely worth signing up for (free). On the other hand, avoid the "snorkelling trip" to the big island off shore.... all that dead coral is just depressing. Do however try to get to the beach at Chakala. Special "shout out" to: Enrique, Marta, Guillermo, Litania, Vincent & Salvadore for making our trip excellent!

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
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited domestic beer and drinks (10am-3am) 
  • Beach Club (bar/snack bar)
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Selected non-motorized water sports
  • Kayaks
  • 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at the pool per stay
  • Daytime tennis
  • Bicycles
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Free admission to the Disco, drinks included
  • Free transportation to the Beach Club
  • 240 rooms
  • Restaurants including 2 a la carte - specialty may vary (dress code & reservations required)
  • Snack bars
  • 3 bars
  • Disco
  • 4 pools including one for adults only and 3 with children's area
  • Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
  • Tennis court
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Beach Club (bar/snack bar)
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet (fee)
  • Car rental

Economy Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 doubles beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults

Standard Guest Rooms - Same features as Economy Rooms but slightly larger and in a different section.

Superior Guest Rooms - Same features as Economy Rooms but larger and in a different section.

For the Kids - Wading pool, Babysitting (fee), Kids Club for ages 6-12 (available depending on the number of children staying at the hotel).

Honeymoon Bonus - Receive a bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit platter. Valid within 30 days of wedding. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

Special Feature - Guests receive a complimentary shuttle to "Lo de Marcos" Beach Club located 15 minutes away including a snack bar and domestic drinks.

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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  • Decameron Los Cocos
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Hotel Decameron Los Cocos
Retorno Las Palmas S/N, Rincon de Guayabitos 63727 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.

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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.

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