Riu Jalisco

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Our Opinion

The Riu Jalisco is a great hotel which is popular with couples, singles and families alike. The friendly entertainment staff keep the activities going throughout the day. Restaurants and service are very good and the beach and pools are excellent. With only one central elevator and the hotel being set back from the beach, this can mean a lot of walking. Most tour operators rate it 5 stars, but its more like a 4.5 star resort. The Riu Jalisco is a great option, just as long as you don't go in expecting a full 5 star resort. If you want to experience a true Riu 5 star, try the sister hotels Riu Vallarta and Riu Palace Pacifico.


Overview

The Riu Jalisco beachfront property is as spectacular and luxurious as you would expect from any Riu resort. Never failing to fulfill the delivery of every kind of comfort, wonderful services, and fully equipped with great cuisines to dine on. Set on an exceptionally beautiful, long stretch of beach makes it too easy to have fun with the excellent sports and leisure facilities, activities and entertainment. Just sit back, relax and let the sights and services of a Riu Jalisco all inclusive vacation show you the meaning of 5 star!

Location: On the beach in Rivera Nayarit, 20 minutes from downtown, 15 minutes from the airport.


Highlights
  • A long stretch of beach that's great for strolls
  • Good for families with an active kids club and kids pool
  • Great value with reputable service and quality
  • Close to the airport for easy transfers

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • aztec1967 : Chicago, Illinois
Quality and Customer Service

At first glance seemed like a good deal, but in reality it was one of the worst vacations ever. The room was very dirty (sheets were dirty), the air conditioning did not work and the bathroom was dirty. I was willing to overlook, but it got worst. I will be the first to say the cleaning and restaurant staff work very hard, but the hotel is way under staffed and as such the service quality falls way down. The guests run a mock of the hotel and do not follow rules. This is probably a good place for Spring Break, but not for those wanting to enjoy a good vacation. If you are looking for one star accomodations, this is the perfect spot.

  • JoeMc2009 : Toronto, Canada
Poor entertainment, no cash machine that worked

All in all a poor place to be on holiday.Staff don't let people play volleyball after certain times on the beach.Cash machines never worked which meant we couldn't leave the place for our entire stay."Entertainment" by the pool was horrendous and annoying.Beds had a mattress protector that protected from liquid damage, which made it hot and also loud when you rolled over, mattresses were stained incase you try taking it off.UK holiday makers, it's like being on the set of Benidorm. Canadian holiday makers, if you like hockey parents you are in the right place. US holiday makers a lot of republicans.Food was good and hotel staff friendly.

  • Tara Ward M : Edmonton, Canada
Great Resort

Spent a week at this resort and it was great. Lots to do or not if you just want to relax. Beautiful beach with amazing sunsets! Entertainment was fantastic. Never had a problem with getting a lounger at either the beach or the pool! Steak house was my favorite place to eat especially with the view! Cleaning crews everywhere and worked very hard to keep the resort up and did an great job of it! Will definitely go back again and my kids enjoyed it!!

  • pugh_rebecca : Louth, United Kingdom
The best holiday ever

Such a fantastic place to visit. We saw humpback whales from our sunloungers on the beach! Staff are so friendly and try there best to please you. The rooms were spottlessely clean, spacious and little animals were made out of the towels each day (my son was very happy with this) the grounds are kept beautifully maintained. Always plenty of staff around. Plenty of activities to get involved in. We did rifle shooting, vollyball, bodyboarding and kayaking all of which was free. My kids never got bored whilst here. Plenty of resaurants on site. Can't fault the food at all. Plenty of choice each night. The steakhouse has the best view because its on the sea front. The mexican restaurant is probably my favourite but then they were all so good!. Would i go again? Absolutely!!! Its a beautiful part of the country and such an amazing hotel.

  • plgrove17 : East Peoria, Illinois
Horrible

Hi.. this was our 9th time to Mexico and this was the worst hotel/ trip we have ever had. We had always heard Riu hotels were top notch. So we decided this would be the perfect spot for a trip. We took our two daughters (who are 18yo) there for a graduation present. The pool was disgusting. We had to swim around food, cigarette butts, empty cups, large bugs and many children jumping and playing off the swim up bar. The beds were hard with rooms that were so hot. When asked the front desk for another fan or to come look at our room, they said we had a ceiling fan. The food was cold or over cooked. Our last night there we went to the steak house and the staff seemed "to forget about us". We left before even finishing our meal. The main bathrooms are disgusting and dirty. Majority of staff either ignored us or waited on us after waiting on other people after we would walk up. My husband and I are completely upset and sadden that this was our trip to the girls. I would never recommend this hotel to anyone for any reason. The only good thing about the trip the girls said was jumping the waves on the beach. Other than that... we just wasted a lot of money. So very disappointed.

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
  • Cold and warm dishes buffet - pizzas, pastas, salads and varied desserts
  • On the spot made-to-order cooking stations
  • A la carte dinner in specialty restaurants without reservations
  • Domestic & select imported drinks 
  • Theme nights
  • Late-night snacks
  • In-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser (re-stocked regularly)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson at pool
  • Day and night tennis
  • Multi-sports court
  • Gym and sauna
  • Volleyball
  • Ping-pong
  • Shuffleboard
  • Daily activities
  • Live music & shows
  • Nighty entertainment
  • Entrance to Disco, drinks included
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • 700 rooms
  • 5 restaurants, including Buffet, Mexican, Asian, Italian & Steakhouse
  • 1 A la carte restaurant, dress code & reservations required
  • Beach bar/restaurant
  • 6 Bars including Swim-up pool bar, Sports bar
  • Terrace-solarium
  • 2 Pools
  • Jacuzzis
  • Kids pool and waterslides
  • Lit tennis courts
  • Health & Spa centre w/sauna, jacuzzi and gym
  • Boutiques & gift shop
  • Hair & Beauty salon
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Wi-Fi in lobby
  • Watersports centre
  • Conference room
  • Golf & horseback riding nearby (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Flat screen satellite TV
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • In-room safe
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and board
  • Max occupancy 3 persons or 2 adults & 2 kids

Junior Suites include:

  • Same as above plus:
  • Larger in size
  • 1 king bed
  • Additional walk-in closet
  • Larger bathroom and living area w/sofa
  • Max occupancy 3 persons or 2 adults & 2 kids

Family Rooms and Suites also available.

Restaurants

La Piazza

  • Buffet lunch, a la carte for dinner
  • Italian cuisine
  • Dress code for dinner

Dona Adelita

  • Buffet breakfast, a la carte for dinner
  • Mexican cuisine
  • Dress code for dinner

Grand Dragon

  • Buffet for dinner
  • Asian cuisine
  • Dress code for dinner

La Botana

  • Buffet lunch, a la carte for dinner
  • Grill cuisine
  • Dress code for dinner

Don Emiliano

  • Buffet breakfast and dinner
  • International cuisine

Bars

  • La Cantina Lobby bar
  • El Pancho Theatre Bar
  • El Villa Theatre Bar
  • El Sports Bar
  • El Bahia Banderas Pool Bar
  • Pacha Disco Bar

Kids Deals - Children under 2 years stay and eat free. Children's age must be specified on the rooming list. Children sleep in existing bedding and must share the room with 2 full paying adults in order to receive the discount. If one adult is traveling with one child, the child will then be considered an adult. If a single adult is traveling with 2 children, the 1st child will pay adult rate and 2nd child pays special rate. Limited number of Kids Free rooms are available. Up to 2 kids can travel free with 2 full paying adults. Online rates already reflect discounts for kids rates. Details subject to change without notice.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised children's activities at the RiuLand kids' club with a pool, water slides and fun entertainment in an interactive environment.

Renova Spa services available:

  • Hair style and cut
  • Make up services
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Facials
  • Body wraps
  • Massages
  • Hot Stones
  • Aromatherapy

Flamingos golf course located near by. Prices range from $90 -$130USD

Exchange Privileges -Guests can visit Riu Vallarta and use the service & facilities at this hotel excluding the a la carte restaurants, restrictions may apply.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.

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  • Riu Jalisco
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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ClubHotel RIU Jalisco
Avenida de Los Cocoteros, Sn-Lote K, Nuevo Vallarta 63732 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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