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Decameron Los Cocos

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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.


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
  • Doug C : Winnipeg, Canada
Third time at Decameron Los Cocos.

Spent a great two weeks at Decameron Los Cocos (DLC) in Rincon de Guayabitos, north of Puerto Vallarta, Mar. 1 - 15, 2017. This was our 3rd time at DLC and I’ve reviewed the resort twice before, so this is just an update. Overall, our stay at DLC was as relaxed, comfortable and interesting as ever, but there were a few minor flies in the ointment. I’ll get to those later. We have visited DLC twice before in early January and we found it to be quite a bit busier in early March.If you’re into small, friendly resorts hosting mainly Canadians and Mexicans, right next to a small town, with great beaches, then DLC is for you. Guayabitos is a small Mexican tourist and fishing town on Jaltemba Bay. We really enjoy the small town atmosphere and the friendly local people. Every morning we’d walk down the beach to see what the fishermen were offering for sale. The night’s catch would be piled on the end of small boats and prepared for locals or tourists to purchase. There are always lots of pelicans and frigate birds around hoping for a handout. You can buy all sorts of prepared foods right there, too.DLC is an older resort, consisting of a mix of buildings spread from the beach up to a newer building (Bldg 4) up the hill about 200 m from the beach. We booked a “superior room” which gets you into Bldg 4. The superior rooms at DLC are pretty Spartan: a hard couch, small table and chairs, a dresser, plastic chairs on a small balcony. There was a large closet with ample storage. A flay screen TV offered mainly Mexican channels; I think there was two English channels. And for some reason they lock the TVs so that you can’t hook up a PC to play your own videos. There is only a shower stall, no tub, but there was always lots of hot water. We had two single beds, despite asking for a king-size, and the mattresses were rock hard; took a bit to get used to sleeping on them. Maid service was excellent and the entire resort is kept very clean; washrooms were always well maintained. The quiet, adults-only pool is situated next to Bldg 4 as is the La Bamba restaurant which serves breakfast and lunch and serves as the only a-al-carte restaurant on the resort.Overall the food at DLC was pretty good, though I think it was down a notch from the last time we were there. The coffee on the resort was a disappointment, it tasted like instant. We ended up getting coffees and cappuccinos from the Oxxo next door. Food and service at the a-la-carte restaurant, La Bamba, was very good, but for some reason they play awful background music to accompany your meals. Sometimes it was mouldy oldy 80’s stuff, then the next time it would be Classic Country (Hank, Dolly, Kenny, etc. – the tape actually started with “Your cheatin’ heart”). Note to DLC: we come to Mexico to get away from this stuff; play some nice Mexican music! Sign-up for the a-la-carte reservations were at 8:00 a.m. each morning; there was no limitations on the number of times you could go, and we never had a problem getting a reservation for when we wanted. Drinks and bar service at DLC were good, we never had to wait long for drinks. The liquor and wines were quite good. Food selection at the main buffet was varied with a different theme each day. Wednesdays was Mexican Fiesta night, with things set up in one of the courtyards, the a-la-carte was closed that night. We went off resort a couple of times to eat and the local restaurants all seem to be excellent and cheap by Canadian standards.The beach at Guayabitos is great for walking and there is always interesting things to see. Vendors we encountered were polite, never pushy. There’s not much in the way of shells for beach combing, but there’s always lots of sea birds and human activities to watch.The DLC beach club at Los Ayala beach was pretty much the same as we remembered it, though the food was down a notch there, too. There is also a derelict boat, a large catamaran “party barge” washed up on shore in front of the beach club which detracts from the view a bit, though it is covered in frigate birds and gulls if you’re into bird watching. The beach club is still a nice diversion from the main beach at Guayabitos.If you’re up for some serious hiking there is a series of trails maintained by some of the locals on the hills to the west of the DLC and up past the beach at Los Ayala. We did the short “Butterfly Trail” (2 hr) and the “Punta Raza Trail” (4hr). That’s walking time from DLC in both cases. Both trails provide great lookout spots and a good workout; steep hills in both cases. The tropical forests are botanically very interesting , but you won’t see a lot of wildlife. Check the website for more trail info.Our Transat agent, Vincent, was a great help in providing general information about the resort and the general area. We booked two excursions through him: a Sea Tour and a San Blas day trip. Both excursions were hosted by Salvador, a private local tour operator. He’s a wonderful guide and both days were really enjoyable.Overall we had a great time at DLC, even though we were a little disappointed with the food and coffee. The relaxed atmosphere and friendliness of the staff and guests at this resort makes for a great holiday. We’ll certainly be back again, especially if we are in need of a truly relaxing get-away. Just get rid of that old country music tape DLC.

  • Kelsey S : Winnipeg, Canada
Best vacation ever

This was my fifth hot vacation and by far the most fun I've ever had. Partly because of the company I had but also because of this resort. The food is amazing, the hotel is spotless clean, and the staff are incredible. We made friends with quite a few of them during our stay and they made our stay that much more enjoyable. The entertainers are friendly and talented, the bartenders and servers are so attentive and efficient, and the show staff were beautiful to watch. I also can't say enough nice things about Salvador, the excursion guy. He made the two that we did unforgettable and was a fountain of information (we did sea four fun and Compostela.) I can't wait to come back again!

  • Jane T :
Best family holiday ever:)!

We had the best vacation for 9 days with 3 other families with children ages 7-16. It's a very happy friendly resort with the most amazing staff!!! Service was exceptional everywhere and so was cleanliness. But the people who really made our vacation so memorable were the activity and entertainment crew who are so personable and fun that kept the happy feeling in all of us at all times:)! Thank you guys, we didn't want to leave and we are definitely coming back:)!

  • alumrocker : Calgary, Alberta.

A couple of years ago my Wife and I had a most enjoyable vacation at the Royal Decameron Complex in Bucerias. We though that this year we would try another of their locations and chose Decameron Los Cocos. WHAT A MISTAKE! When booking I requested a room in the building on the hill near the adult pool and was assured that that was what had been booked. On arrival after over a 1 hour bus trip from P.V. Airport we checked in and I asked if we had a room as requested. I was immediately told that that was what had been allocated to us. When we arrived at the room it was not what we had requested and was in a different block completely. On going back to the Front Desk to complain I was told that it would be an additional $(pesos)6000 to change rooms. We went to the Dining Room and had the first of what turned out to be tasteless meals.The food was very heavy on the Mexican and always lukewarm, which we discovered was the standard for this Hotel, even if one went as soon as the Dining Room opened. We tried the 'specialty' restaurant 'La Bamba' and found that to be even worse. When I booked our meal there I was informed that formal casual wear was necessary i.e. Pants and shoes for men. When we got there people were turning up in shorts, flip flops and even no footwear without encountering a problem! I had a steak which covered the plate but was only about an eighth on an inch thick and would have made shoe leather appetising! The only meal where the food was hot was breakfast where one's eggs were cooked to order. A clue to what was happening in the Dining Room was when we asked our Server which juice was real and received the answer that none of them were real, but were all powdered.The location of this Hotel is superb and the poor food spoiled two weeks of beautiful weather. Luckily another vacationer told us about 'Pindera' restaurant just further down the beach and we found the food there to be superb and very reasonable. Wi-Fi service was very hit and miss and some days didn't work at all. Just to make our vacation complete we discovered that an extension is being built on to the wing we were in and we had to endure workmen starting at 7.00 am every morning and continuing on until 7.00 pm so that we were woken to the sound of drilling, loud Mexican music and much shouting every day.

  • KM L :
8 years in a row staying here must mean something positive!

We have really enjoyed this Resort, the Beach Club has over the last 7 years been our "go to" beach. Cristobal, Fernando, Vicky, Marta and the Life guard are fabulous people. They look after us so well. The food is great especially the fish, done superbly. The kitchen and bar has always passed the inspection from the Department of Health and this past January the Higher ups from Columbia came in and gave all passing marks! So it's not too shabby !The only draw back this season was the Party boat that washed up in in a storm and is stuck right on the beach in front of the Beach Club. Not a great picture for sure, it's too bad as it is not an attraction to be site. It is our sincere hope that is removed so year 9 will once again be Fabuloso!

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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    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.

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.