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.
This was my second visit to Mexico. The first time I went, I stayed at the 4 star Riu Emerald Bay outside of Mazatlan. The water was so rough, I was unable to swim there, and I'm a good swimmer; that resort was also very far away from Mazatlan, so going shopping off-site wasn't that easy. Ok, I'm getting ahead of my self here... 1st things 1st, Air Transat was very good. Flight left on time and the plane was big, like 3 by 3 by 3 across for seating, so I felt more secure than I did last trip in the tiny 2 by 2 across plane I took with Sunwing back in March to Mazatlan. I had an isle seat, which I was able to choose the day I arrived at the airport and I sat beside 2 very well behaved young boys, which I was initially concerned with, but they ended up being good. On the plane I ordered some champagne and a snack box for around 16 dollars, so fairly decent prices for their on flight food/beverages.(non alcoholic drinks were available too, at no charge (offered twice during the flight). On arrival to Puerto Vallarta, Airtransat was very organized and quickly had me on a bus to the Decameron resort in Guayabitos, with some time to grab a cervesa for the ride before leaving the airport. There was only one stop at another resort just outside of PV, before we continued to our resort. It was "rush hour" when we left the airport on a Tuesday, so the roads were fairly busy and the ride did seem long, but at least I knew why it felt so long. On arrival to the resort, I was greeted with a delicious welcome cocktail and my wrist band and the pertinent info. My luggage made it up to my room just as I got there and I was situated on the 4th floor of building 1, which was nice. Rooms in that building are much louder if you are on floors 1 or 2, so ask to be higher up, or in a different building all together if you really just want total peace and quiet. I was right by the one elevator at the resort so I was happy with my location. The resort itself is bright, clean and very decorative. And the garden/centre court is lush and pretty with pleasing vegetation and art. The rooms are said to be colonial style and that, they are. Very basic, not a ton of details, but beautiful paintings in them and bright, colourful fabrics.Note: there are no irons, coffee makers, microwaves, fridges in the rooms, only a TV and safe (the safe can be used for an additional charge). The rooms are not equipped with wifi. You can receive basic emails in the main lobby's only. Don't expect much from Facebook or other social medias to load though. (For the best internet in the area hit up the del fin coffee shop 2 mins down the street from the resort.)The pools are smaller, but fine. They don't get much sun throughout the day, but true kids around the resort seemed to love them. Where you want to be to tan at this resort, is right on the beach. The resort offers guests retractable chairs in their beach front property (just buy an air mattress for 50 pesos from the guy on the beach to use for a more comfortable cushioning on them.)There are a couple of different bars you can grab drinks at during the day, which are both located right by the beach areas of the resort, so they are convenient, but I'd suggest bringing your own insulated, lidded cups as the resort cups are flimsy and small. Drink variety at this resort could be improved upon, they don't serve martinis. But they do serve "ice burgs" or they do now. I introduced our bartenders to light beer with a heafty dollop of lime margarita on top... they were yummy. Red and White House wines were alright and they are your only options for wine, so you'll have to suck them up regardless haha. They had 1 light beer and 1 dark beer on tap... no others that I could see. Food: was good for the most part; Lots of variety. They did good food theme nights here and there, which was fun. I think Mexicans, in general, do great pork and great fish... Try either of you get the chance. Being from Alberta, I found the Mexican beef to be "meh" at best, but the chicken was decent. Breakfasts were my favourite meal of the day there. You wake up to the sunshine, enjoy coffee right beside the ocean with wonderful, friendly servers tending to your cups... then you enjoy an omelet made-to-order, maybe some lovely fresh, succulent local fruit, toast, bacon, cereal, yogurt, pancakes, Mexican traditional breakfast options... anything you want, really; it was always great. Lunch and snack bar was always pretty good too, and dinner buffets as well as the a la carte were always good. Something very well done by this smaller resort was the entertainment; all day and in the disco at night... very entertaining and engaging; all walks of life seemed to enjoy it; young and old. There were a lot of Canadians there while we were there, which was nice and on the weekend, some more Mexican families, which was also just fine; Everyone's there for the same reasons: to get some sun, drink some drinks, enjoy the ocean, and eat a lot. OH I must say, the ocean is marvellous; easy to swim in, and there's a ton of beach to walk along... vendors are everywhere, though, but you sort of get used to them. I liked how this resort is right IN the town, because it was easy to escape on your own and check out local culture and shopping etc. I even got a super good and super cheap hair cut there.. score! I'd definitely return. It's not the most posh of resorts, but it's also not annoyingly pretentious: people are friendly, staff is friendly, rooms are basic but clean and include balconies for the most part, and it was easy to have a good time there. Don't bring a pompous, piss-poor or overly judgemental attitude there, because you won't fit in :) if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a line in the comments and I'll do my best to answer them for you. Thanks for reading my review and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.
Myself and the wife stayed here from Dec 27th to Jan 10th. The hotel is very plain but clean as a whistle and the staff were awesome. The Air Transat rep Vincent was so helpful and looked after us.If you are looking for a 5 star spot and real fancy stuff do not come here. It had all the things we were looking for and really are not fancy folks. And the price was right.We stayed up in building 4 by the adult pool. We started on the first floor with 2 queens and no view. I asked at the desk and in 2 days we moved up to floor 3, king bed and a great ocean view. The restaurant there was great for breakfast and lunch because it was close. Also its own bar up there was a nice touch. We felt like we were on our own resort up there and when we wanted the party just stroll down to the beach and activity pool. We were quite impressed with the peaceful setting at the adult pool, and the service we got.The food was OK. Always something to eat, alot of Mexican cuisine but hey I'm in Mexico and there is lots of local families who stay there, so its great for them. We had a few lunches and dinners in town, all walking distance , and the seafood was spot on, and cheap. Were really impressed with the whole town, clean, safe , and good prices.We took a day to go to the beach club was OK. The boat washed up on shore I think added to the whole ocean thing and the vendors will approach you but do no hassle you. Was a nice day.We did 2 tours and were great, Salvador does a great job and is very knowledgeable on the area. Went to San Blas and Coppella, both day trips including lunch and a few beers for the ride home. Went to the Market in Penita 2 times on Thursday and 1 time in town on Monday. Good value at both and lots of stuff to buy!! New Years was nice they shut the road down and had a big dinner and live show. A real good job, well done had a nice night. Cant comment on the shows at night never made it there. Few night caps at the bar with folks we met took over!The room was OK. Bed was mexico hard as usual but the pillow was weird. Almost like a plastic cover on it?? Hey I wrapped it in my bath towel and called it OK.. They had a couple of English channels which was OK, I didn't come to watch tv anyway. The shower had pressure some days good, some days not so good?? Never ran out of water or hot water. The room was always super clean and water left for us.I will return here but will make sure I'm up by the adult pool and pay a bit for the upgrade. Room was bigger and a bit more quiet. Lots of stairs to go up but the exercise did me good. All in all didn't miss the WI-Fi and really liked the staff and the little quiet town. Great trip.
This hotel is an excellent location for a quiet, restful vacation. Walking on the beach is a marvelous experience, seeing the locals carrying their trays of pastries, etc. on their heads and watching the fishermen unload their catch is a great way to spend a morning or afternoon. The food is great and atmosphere very relaxing.
We just got back from another wonderful stay at Decameron Los Cocos. When our friends ask why we keep going back to this resort the first thing that comes to mind is the people. If you want the big marble resort, this is not the place for you. If you are looking for a beautiful setting in a scenic fishing bay where you can relax and enjoy we highly recommend this resort. We have travelled all over Mexico and can honestly say if you are worried about being safe in Mexico this is the place to come to. Canadians are welcomed as their "Northern Mexican" neighbours and the resort only deals with Canadian currency and pesos. A special thank you to Rosita at the front desk and to Jeorge who always has a big smile on his face welcoming everyone daily. Can't wait to come back later this year! Thank you Decameron Los Cocos!
We discovered this haven while cruising the interweb looking for inexpensive winter getaways. As always, I checked the TripAdvisor reviews and found that the property was well liked. We booked the trip through our local travel agent, Walnut Grove Travel and started packing. Knowing that the hotel was "budget" we kept open minds. We were pleasantly surprised. On arrival we met Vincent, the AirTransat rep and Alex (Alexandra), the hotel manager of guest services. Their warm welcome and attention to our needs lasted throughout our stay. Alejandro, the excursion manager was a hoot. He led our introduction to Guyabitos the following morning and gave great recommendations as to local attractions. (AYCE shrimp or anything else at Salvadore's Restaurant!, the Monday and Thursday markets)We ate breakfast each day at the buffet and enjoyed the variety of offerings. Lunch was usually a quick bite from the snack bar on the beach. Dinners at the buffet were equally delicious. There were national dishes as well as things that were more familiar from back home but we always found something that was tasty. The entire staff that we encountered was fantastic. Any request was handled with a smile. A few people I would like to commend here are Sandra and Jesus at the Iguana bar and Jorge, the gentleman that cleans the pool area. Although we did not get to the disco we were entertained nightly as Jorge "danced" his way around the pool deck twirling his mop like a senorita. The wait staff in the restaurant were incredible taking care of us at meals. Lastly I would like to thank Wilma, our housekeeper. Our room was spotless every day and the towel swans left on the bed really made me smile.Now, the following are NOT negatives, just peculiarities of this hotel.1) All bar drinks are served in small plastic cups. No problem! Bring your own insulated mug from home and the bartenders will be happy to fill them with whatever you like. Also, it is self serve, no waiters on the beach.2) You will receive cards that you trade for towels at the beach. Loss of either the cards or towels may result in a charge HOWEVER if you travel with AirTransat contact the rep first.3) There are safes in the rooms but you must pay a rental fee to get a key. It isn't much, about $5.00 a day.4) The property is a little on the older side (about 20 years) so she shows her age. We have stayed at many places in Mexico from Cabo to PV to Cancun and this is by far, for the money, the best vacation we have had in Mexico. Half way through the week we talked about coming back next year. Oh, in case it's unclear....we love Decameron Los Cococs!
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- Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
- 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
- 1 Introductory scuba diving lesson at the pool per stay
- Daytime tennis
- 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
- 4 pools including one for adults only and 3 with children's area
- Lounge chairs and towels (pool/beach)
- Tennis court
- Gift shop
- Beach Club (bar/snack bar)
- Massage service (fee)
- Internet (fee)
- Car rental
Economy Rooms include:
- 1 king or 2 doubles beds
- 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 CocosRiviera Nayarit,Mexico
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Retorno Las Palmas S/N, Rincon de Guayabitos 63727 Mexico
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