Riu Palace Pacifico

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
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Riu Palace Pacifico is easily the best of the 3 Riu resorts in Riviera Nayarit. This awe inspiring resort is a true 5 star from its intricate interior to is grand exterior. Top notch service and true pampering are to be had at this fine resort which is perfect for couples. Families with children may enjoy the Riu Jalisco or Riu Vallarta over this resort, as there will probably be more activities for the children at the sister resorts. However, If you are looking for one of the nicest resorts in Riviera Nayarit, this is it!

Riu Palace Pacifico

Riu Resorts latest resort in Riviera Nayarit, the Riu Palace Pacifico has been spared no expense to get it just right, as evidenced by the momentous exterior, a fitting tribute to the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations of Mexico. Here, rush is a four letter word and relaxation on the powdery fields of palm fringed beach is the highlight of the day. Expect sizzling afternoons to melt into halcyon evenings with the same ease as the ice in your favourite libation.
Location: Located in Riviera Nayarit, on Playa de Flamingos beach, 2 km from Nuevo Vallarta, 15 km from Puerto Vallarta, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, 13 km from the airport.

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    TripAdvisor® Traveler Reviews

    Perfect holiday location

    This is a fantastic hotel in a wonderful setting. If you like a walk on the beach or a sit by the pool, with fantastic food and caring staff then this is the place for you. The pool didn't have a... Read Full Review

    2015-08-16 - Reviewed By : Craig B -
    Great holiday!

    Having read a lot of reviews ahead of our holiday (31/7-14/8)- I was a little apprehensive given some of the strong feedback in areas. Firstly, our experience with the Thomsons Premium flight... Read Full Review

    2015-08-16 - Reviewed By : TraceyAnne67 -
    Fantastic holiday at Riu Palace

    Just got back from resort.We had a fantastic relaxing holiday at the Riu Palace and will definitely be returning. The staff work so hard especially the waiters and cleaners ( the hotel is constantly... Read Full Review

    2015-08-16 - Reviewed By : 145sherry - Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • Riu Palace Pacifico Hotel Reviews

    Star Rating Rating: 4.5 - 10 reviews

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Exceptional service. Food in main buffet outstanding. Extremely clean. Good selection of bars. Bartenders have good attitude. Nice having bottled beer available in bars. Felt very safe at the Palace. Would recommend the Palace to anyone. " [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer7098
    Date: Jun. 19, 2014

    Rating: Star Rating
    "This hotel was fabulous, it was clean excellent views of the ocean! The food was amazing the beach is swimable. There is waiters at the pool and the beach. Service is amazing at all the resturants. What more could you ask for?" [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer9466
    Date: May. 21, 2014

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Beautiful Hotel! Good food, good service and a lot of fun! We got upgraded from Jalisco to Palace.... Best thing that ever happened!!! The entertainment team and shows were A plus!!! Water was too rough so we stayed at the pool most of the time. Service was fantastic!
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    Reviewer: reviewer6728
    Date: Jul. 09, 2013

    Rating: Star Rating
    "I stayed at the Riu Palace-PV on a recommendation from Andy with Escapes travel. Thank you ,Thank you Andy.The resort was beautiful, the staff friendly, and the service was impeccable. The rooms were clean and all contained a full bar, fridge and coffee maker. I couldn't ask for anything more. All the restaurants were fabulous. I particularly liked the Crystal restaurant which was a fusion menu.I would highly recommend this resort to ALL my friends." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer2591
    Date: Dec. 03, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "I highly recommend the RIU Palace in Peurto Vallarta. My wife and I stayed with our 2 year old for 7 days in mid February 2012. The Hotel is new and very clean. The food was fantastic and the service was very good. We visited the RIU Jalisco and the Vallarta and are very glad we had selected to stay at the Palace as it is smaller, quieter, newer and of overall better quality." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer2078
    Date: Mar. 02, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Garden view room had no view other then a wall from adjacent hotel. Food was appropriate and service was excellent. Beach is well taken care of and the service is excellent. Pool area is very nice and sufficiently large. The entertainment was somewhat amateurish and too late every evening." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer7753
    Date: Feb. 23, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "This is our fifteenth trip to Mexico and our sixth time at a Riu resort. This is without a doubt tied for the best resort we have stayed at (the other was the Riu Santa Fe in Cabo). The resort is spotlessly clean, the food in the buffet and other restaurants was excellent. The hotel seemed to be fairly full but we didn't have any problems booking for the restaurants we wanted. The servers around the pool and beach worked very hard and would hardly let your glass get empty. The rest of the staff at the hotel were always very pleasant and friendly. As said in another review this is perhaps not the resort for younger people looking for action, or people with teenagers. They would be better off at the Riu Vallarta as there is more for them to do. For example there is no night club at this hotel. We would definitely go to this resort again." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer7477
    Date: Feb. 21, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Excellent resort, all the way around. Probably the cleanest resort I've ever stayed at. Awesome staff, great quality food with lots of selection. Pool and beach terrific." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer5742
    Date: Jan. 25, 2012

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Our family had a fantastic time last year at the resort and so we took the extended family this year. We were 13 of us in total. Property is excellent, good restaurant choices - average food. The restaurant option is good to have . Staff are warm and wonderful. Night entertainment was good. Would we visit the same property once again - YES . For sure!" [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer2188
    Date: Aug. 31, 2011

    Rating: Star Rating
    "Truly a "palace" with all the luxurious decor, fancy a-la-cart restaurants, and top notch service. We were surprised that all restaurants were closed in late afternoon - but they had room service 24/7. Pool side entertainers were greats, the evening shows varied. Lots of free water craft including sail boats, kayaks and boogie boards. Independent fee for service parasailing and sea-do's were also available daily. A great relaxing couples/family retreat." [...]
    Reviewer: reviewer2427
    Date: Jun. 02, 2011

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Hotel Amenities


  • 445 guest rooms
  • 5 restaurants including Japanese, Mexican, Grill Steakhouse and NEW "Krystal" Fusion Gourmet Restaurant
  • 5 bars including a swim-up bar & sports bar
  • Infinity swimming pool with adjoining Jacuzzi
  • Tennis
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Spa 
  • Beauty salon 
  • Kiosk/gift shops 
  • 2 conference rooms
  • Billiards
  • Car rental 
  • Laundry service
  • Wireless Internet


Junior Suites include:
  • 2 double beds or 1 king size bed
  • Split-level with separate sitting area and sofa (some with sofa bed)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Satellite flat screen TV
  • Wireless internet
  • Phone
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Mini-bar stocked with water beer and soft drinks (replenished regularly)
  • Electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15")
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Bathroom with hydromassage tub, shower, double sink, vanity mirror, hair dryer and amenities
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max. occupancy: 3 adults with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children - in existing bedding
Suite Jacuzzi Oceanfront include:
  • Same as above with 1 king bed
  • Living room area with sofa
  • Walk-in closet
  • Full bathroom with bidet, separate shower
  • Larger balcony or terrace with private Jacuzzi, Oceanfront
2 Bedroom Family Suites include:
  • Same as above with 1 bedroom with 1 king bed
  • Walk-in closet
  • Terrace with partial ocean view
  • Max. occupancy: 4 adults or 3 adults with 2 children - in existing bedding

All Inclusive Features

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (buffet & made to order food stations)
  • 3 theme buffet dinners per week
  • 24 hours snacks and drinks including international and domestic
  • 24 hour room service
  • Turndown service
  • Beverage service by the pool
  • Day & night tennis beach
  • Volleyball
  • Use of gym, sauna & Jacuzzi
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaking
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Entrance to disco at Riu Jalisco & Riu Vallarta (including drinks, open 6 nights a week)
  • Daily activities for adults & children
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Welcome gift
  • Wireless internet in specified areas

Kids Deals

Kids Deal - 2 Children 12 years and under stay & eat free. (Junior Suite Garden View, limited availability.)

For the Kids - Children's swimming pool, mini-club & children's playground. Babysitting service is available.


Stay at 1, Play at 3 - Receive full exchange privileges at the Riu Jalisco and Riu Vallarta including disco & drinks (dinner restaurants excluded).

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.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer 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 in effect for a la carte restaurants. Dress code in effect for dinner, men must wear long pants & shirts with sleeves. 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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