Decameron Los Cocos

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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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.

Decameron Los Cocos

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.

Decameron Los Cocos Reviews

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    Blown away!

    We travelled for the first time to Mexico, Puerto Vallarta in the Nayarit province. We stayed at the Hotel Decameron complex Los Cocos, April 2015 for a week that went by too fast. It was an amazing... Read Full Review

    2015-08-14 - Reviewed By : bangzhunetwork - Toronto, Canada
    Remains consistent year after year

    We have been travellint to RDG and staying at Cocos for close to a decade. The staff now recognize us and treat us like long lost friends upon arrival. The food is always fresh and tasty. Obviously... Read Full Review

    2015-08-11 - Reviewed By : 65acadian - Vancouver Island

    we had the best vacaciones ever I would recommend it to anyone, best staff ever ,Jesus munchas gracias por su ayuda es el mejor kip up the good work !♡ has the best bars ,pools and intertamient... Read Full Review

    2015-07-28 - Reviewed By : Araceli G -
  • Decameron Los Cocos Hotel Reviews

    Star Rating Rating: 4.0 - 10 reviews

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Check in was fast, as compared to previously. Staff as always courteous and friendly. A good variety of food available, very tasty. The premises were clean and well maintained. TV remote control was on a cord which was fastened to a dresser- to avoid theft? A bit of a nuisance. Very nice beach, sometimes dirty. The only boorish individuals were some of the tourists who were inebriated when they returned to their rooms late at night and were very loud and inconsiderate." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer6319
    Date: Jan. 30, 2014

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We enjoyed our trip very much. This hotel is quite large and not being sure what we were getting we had booked the superior room. We traveled with our 6 and 7 year old children! When we arrived they put us in the hotel farthest from the beach and with an adult pool. We were dissapointed at first, but the second day I inquired at the front desk and asked to be moved closer to a pool our kids could swim in and the beach and they happily gave us a different room. If you are travelling with kids to this resort you want to be in either complex 1 or 2 with kids!! I have a dairy and egg allergy so I did find it hard to eat at the buffet but the food was good, they had lots of options for my kids to pick from. I would stay here again if we travel back to Rincon. Loved the beach and the area!!" [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer282
    Date: Mar. 20, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Our fourth time at Los Cocos. We just love it. It's basic (no mini bars, no flat screen tvs in the rooms), but very clean and hospitable to the utmost. The food is Mexican, of course, and the drinks are half strength. If you want to get sloshed, go elsewhere. But it's the best value for the money anywhere in Mexico." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer1652
    Date: Mar. 19, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "It was an excellent resort! The service was awesome, the food was amazing and every day we would walk into our room and the place would just smell clean. We definitely plan on returning to Los Cocos and we will recommend it to everyone we know. It was a week well spent, wish it could have been longer!!" [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer7716
    Date: Feb. 14, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We had a fabulous relaxing vacation at this resort. The rooms were very clean and the grounds were constantly being maintained. All the buildings are freshly painted. The food on the resort was of great variety ,well presented and delicious. We felt very safe wherever we wondered in the near by little town. Vendors on the beach were numerous but respectful and not nagging.All staff made an extra effort to make us feel welcome and were ready to respond to any of our queries. We are definetly planning on a return visit to this hidden gem. We met people that have been returning to this resort for 10 years. You get the complete dose of old Mexico delivered by locals in an older quaint Mexican astmosphere with 5 star food and 5 star service on a 3 star price,it is truly a great deal." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer4381
    Date: Jan. 16, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We had a fantastic time but would not go back. Our first room smelled of smoke so badly we honestly could not be in the room for more than a few minutes. After much complaining, we completely lucked out and managed to get a room in the building on the beach (our original room was 75 steps up the hill - no elevator.....). This room had a great view and there was no smoking from recent guests. The staff were fantastic, the locals very interesting and the price was right. But, unless they institute a non-smoking section, not a chance we would return!!" [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer4037
    Date: Oct. 05, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "This is a destination for people who want more than the usual tourist thing. The resort has the basics - it's not fancy. The food is okay, the staff are VERY friendly and helpful; the beach is okay and can be noisy. If you don't like the noise you can always take a 3 minute shuttle to the beach club. At the beach club the waves are big, the food is okay and the beach quiet. Other things offered at the resort are: free snorkle lessons, free bikes, free water toys such as kayaks, nightly entertainment, free dance lessons, yoga and aerobics on the beach. There are tons of places to venture to if you like. There are children's activities, games and a playground. Mostly though, Los Cocos is a great place to relax, get lazy, and recharge. Remember, if you want some quiet then book a room in Cocos building 4. Many Mexican families stay at the resort and the ratio Canadians to Mexicans depends on the time of year you go. After being there 7 times my recommendations are: Expect a clean and simple resort. Book in Cocos 4 and pay the extra for a superior room. Go in late January or February. Know some basic spanish if possible. Take some ear plugs if you like to sleep past 7 am. Be prepared for showers with slow running water. There are only 2 English speaking channels on the TV so take a book. Book a la carte early in the morning if you really want a spot. And finally, I recommend you wander north down the beach to Salvador's restaurant - the best food, drinks and service on the beach!" [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer5126
    Date: May. 03, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "We had a fantastic holiday and loved staying at THE DECAMERON LOS COCOS in Rincon De Guyabitos, Puerta Vallarta! We will be back! The Hotel is so Clean and the Staff are so very helpful. The food was excellent too." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer6191
    Date: Apr. 21, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Our twelfth trip to Mexico and first stay at Decameron Los Cocos was very memorable. These memories started when we saw our room which was located directly above the loading dock for the kitchen and beside the kitchen's vent fan. So I am sure you can imagine the noise starting at 4 in the morning and the stink all day/night long. When we requested a change of rooms we were given the total run around by the staff which included a lot of smiling "no English" by the same buffoon who just signed us in, in perfect English. Then we requested some assistance from NOLITOUR rep (does NOLI mean useless is Spanish?) he did nothing and was there only to explain the reason why the "resort" could do nothing for us. After putting up with the stink and noise and after the resort emptied out we were given one of the "superior" rooms. They are superior only if you are a real retro fan, they may have been superior in 1950. The showers were terrible not just because of the lack of pressure but the temperature was totally uncontrollable, I am still not sure which knob was the hot. The food was passable, the ala cart restaurant was very good, and you are able to book it every night, oh yea, it was usually fully booked by 7:30 a.m. and was only open 3 of the 7 nights we were there.
    The beach was small and crowded and they play Mexican music very loudly all day everyday. The venders have all of the souvenirs (hammocks and bracelets with your name on them) you could have bought in 1975 at a normal beach resort, nothing new or original. The Beach Club is a 5 minute bus ride over a hill to another beach which is exactly the same as the one we were tried to escape, I think they even bus the same vendors over in shifts, the lunch was the same as the one in the main dinning room and they served the same poor quality alcohol as the main resort. The upper pool area seemed to be best place to enjoy the sun, our new friends and a few drinks. In the evening we were able to watch an amazing troop of army ants (1,000,000's of them) devour a tree night after night.
    I would recommend this resort to anyone who has an unhealthy fetish for the 1950's, when this resort (and whole town) were built, someone needs to explain to Decameron Los Cocos that maintenance and upgrading require more than paint, which they had in great abundance following some sort of 60's psycho clown theme.
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    Reviewer: reviewer4835
    Date: May. 05, 2010

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Friendly staff, clean rooms and common areas, great food and drinks. This is our second visit to De Cameron Los cocos and this time we brought friends and they loved it too. If I have one complaint it is that the Canoa Resturant in Cocos 2 did not always serve breakfast and we had to go to Cocos 1 for Coffee in the morning.
    The flight however was the trip from down under.. unorganized, il-equiped to handle the needs on disabled travelers. I would never fly CanJet ( Can'tJet) again." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer244
    Date: Jan. 31, 2010

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Deals to Decameron Los Cocos

Hotel Amenities


  • 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.

All Inclusive Features

  • 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

Kids Deals

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.

Extra Info

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations and dress code may be in effect for a la carte restaurants. Please note there is no room service at this hotel. 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.

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