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Royal Decameron Complex

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One of our best sellers! The Royal Decameron is a large, well run hotel with lots of activities and entertainment always going on. Being in Riviera Nayarit, the beach is excellent and expansive. There are many restaurants to choose from and the food is very good. Shopping in Bucerias is literally right outside the resort. Great value, excellent service and a fun atmosphere are just some of the reasons why this hotel is one of our most popular resorts year after year. A solid choice for couples, families and singles.


Surrounded by swaying palm trees and lush green gardens, the Royal Decameron Complex in Riviera Nayarit offers up a splendid all inclusive resort that relaxes its guests with its warm ambiance and Mexican decor. A popular resort amongst Canadian, the Royal Decameron's charming buildings are accentuated by a unique Mexican-architectural style with vibrant hues and multi-coloured tiles. All located on the beautiful shores of a golden sand beach. Whether you're looking for a tropical adventure or a little rest and relaxation, you'll find the Royal Decameron caters to all tastes!

Location: On the beach in Riviera Nayarit, within walking distance to the Bucerias Village entrance, 20 min from downtown, 15 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Daniel L :
All included

This is one of my best option other than Puerto Vallarta, beach is clean and the complex has huge pools, we could enjoy buffet option at breakfasts , lunch and dinner. All included option is the best , all drinks and food are included. Hotel does arrangements to present shows every evening. It's a familiar environment and also has a separate two complex , one for couples without child's and other for singles.

  • Susan H : Victoria, Bc Canada
Relaxed and easy

This all-inclusive hotel is convenient to Puerto Vallarta (by cab or bus) as well as the quaint Mexican town of Bucerias (15 min. walk along road or beach). Our room in Block 3 had a very private balcony overlooking the well manicured grounds, nearby pool and oceanview. We looked directly out over a canopy of palms where birds could be heard on awakening and watched from our balcony. We loved the food, amenities such as bikes, kayaks, ceramics, and the excellent entertainment and vast food choices. The staff and guests were very friendly and the staff was exceptionally helpful and aimed to please. The place was very clean and this was particularly evident by the care taken in the buffet area with constant replenished food by staff wearing gloves and facemasks. We had absolutely no intestinal upsets even though we only used bottled water(supplied) for drinking.The weather is guaranteed and our 2 weeks in March were 26-30 degrees Celsius with a breeze coming often in the afternoon.The ocean swimming and beach were lovely but wavy at times as in Hawaii which I like. The pools were numerous and if I had anything negative to say it would be the caution one should take as the pool deck was quite slippery when wet. A wonderful vacation and my husband and I cannot wait to return. Many thanks to Andreas Gonzales, Luis, Javier, Antonio and the rest of the fantastic team at the resort.

  • angelavolkfelting : Alliston, Canada
Not bad

Modest, old, but renovated and clean hotel with a very tasty, homelike-made food with a beautiful beach. Very good night entertainment team! All dancers are very professional and handsome.ALMOST NOBODY SPEAK ENGLISH. A very few service people talk English so I had to learn some Spanish words to communicate. STRANGE situation with currency exchange: you must give an exact amount of money you want to exchange for pesos, they do not give change!For 3 days we could not exchange 100 $ bill until a manager of a hotel solved the problem. It did not happened to us yet anywhere! Also CLEANING LADIES were very noisy each afternoon, going back and forth with their carts and talking very loudly. One of them even woke us up one day knocking to the door and trying to open it with her key even though it was a sign "do not disturb" on the door !!!!There is no areas for smokers and none smokers on the beach! Some people were smoking despite of fact that it was children around!!!THEATER for night entertainment does not have wooden or plastic benches or chairs! You have to seat on a stone steps that are cold! Finally, we were not on the list of people leaving the hotel! They just forgot about us! And , yes, we visited welcome meeting on the first morning! They solved the problem by calling a taxi.

  • mjtj1530 : Delta, B.C.
Another Nice Getaway To The Royal Decameron

Returned a few days ago from a one week stay at the Royal Decameron Complex. This was our 5th visit to this resort. We have visited several other resorts in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta but really like the area and location of the RDC. With its colourful low rise character buildings and the proximity to the town of Bucerius this makes the RDC unique.The buildings are dated but constantly being maintained to keep things in good working order and fresh. The grounds are very clean and as with the buildings maintenance is ongoing. The rooms are dated and very basic but also well kept. The housekeeping staff do an excellent job of keeping the rooms spotlessly clean.The food during this visit is pretty much what we’ve experienced in the past. We found the breakfasts and lunches always to be quite good with a decent selection that should satisfy most needs. Buffet dinners have different themes nightly some better than others but again there should be something offered to satisfy most people. We were able visit 4 of the 5 specialty restaurants during our stay. We dined at Piccolo twice and thought the food and experience was very good both times. The two Asian themed and Mexican restaurants were also good but in our opinion not to the same level as the Piccolo.We spent most of our time poolside in the building 5 area and mainly used the Keiko bar for drinks. All the bartenders did a good job with our drink selections and the service was very good. Some of the liquor that’s served is not the best quality so if you want a better quality or specific brands of liquor you’ll have to ask for it. In terms of drinks an area that I hope the resort can improve upon is their selection of wine. Only red and white “house” wines offered that are not very good. On our last visit the wines were not great either but we believe they have gone down hill from there.This has been a regular complaint from guests for quite some time that perhaps management might want to address to see if more palatable wine options are available.The resort is situated on great beach that stretches for quite a distance north or south and is great for walking. Walking north on the main street in front of the resort takes you into Bucerius in about 20 minutes. Lots of buildings, shops, bars, and restaurants to explore along the way and also an interesting town centre.Resort guests were mostly Mexican and Canadian but also some visitors from the UK and USA as well. This resort is generally on the quiet side and a lot of the clientel are a bit older but we did notice more college/university aged guests than on previous visits. Never had any issues finding lounge chairs even with people “reserving” and had no problems making reservations for the specialty restaurants. This has not been the case on previous visits where it was difficult to secure reservations unless you lined up early for the best chance to reserve.One of the reasons that we’ve continued to return to the resort is the staff. They are all very friendly and accommodating and work very hard to make the guests feel welcome. Many of the staff that we spoke to have been working at this resort for a long time and seem to take great pride in what they do. We would like to say a special thank you to some of the wait staff in the Tropical restaurant where we ate the majority of our meals for breakfast and lunch. Vidal, Christian, Felix (sorry we didn’t get all names of staff in that section) were excellent and worked as a team to provide an enjoyable experience at each meal. Always smiling with cheerful greetings and friendly goodbyes. The Royal Decameron will not to be to everyone’s taste but if you are considering this property do some homework and research about the resort and area, go in with reasonable expectations and you should enjoy.Clean basic accommodations, good food and drink in unique location with fine weather.We’re looking forward to visiting again soon.A few side notes. Bring along or purchase an inflatable air mattress from one of the local shops or the shop in building 4 lobby. Cost is about 100 Pesos. The lounge chairs are quite hard and become uncomfortable quickly. When you leave forward to another guest to enjoy and hopefully they will do the same. Bring along or purchase some kind of insulated mug or cup for drinks. Larger capacity than the small plastic cups that the resort provides and helps to cut down on waste.Tip the staff. Waiters, housekeeping, bell hops, security, bar tenders, maintenance, etc. Not everyone agrees with tipping at AI resorts and that’s a personal choice. The majority of the staff works very hard to serve the guests and we believe they truly appreciate the gesture.As others have posted you must rent a key to use the in room safe. One week rental was 347 Pesos which is not a major expense but that should really be part of the all-inclusive.

  • Maggie D :
Amazing customer service once again!

I am so excited to be visiting my home away from home once again next month, so I have to share how wonderful the Customer Relations are! Yesterday I sent an email to the Director de Relaciones with a small request as this will be the first visit to The Decameron for my friend and I want it to be amazing. One day later I received an email saying they will do their best to accommodate my request. I am very impressed with the professional quick response. 38 more sleeps ❤

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, drinks, and wine
  • Theme nights
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Boogie boards
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer
  • Bicycles (subject to availability)
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Disco
  • 620 rooms in various low-rise buildings
  • 3 buffet restaurants
  • 5 a la carte restaurants including: Japanese, Thai, Steakhouse, Mexican and Italian
  • 2 snack bars
  • Pizzeria
  • 6 bars
  • 5 Pools - 1 adults only pool and 4 with children's area
  • Lounge chair and towels
  • 3 tennis courts
  • Basketball court
  • Soccer field
  • 2 gift shops
  • Disco
  • Massage services (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
  • 24 hour doctor service (fee)

Guest Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe (fee)
  • Bathroom with shower only
  • Balcony or terrace with garden, pool, or ocean view
  • Max occupancy 4 persons no more than 3 adults

Kids Deals - One child 2-12 stays & eats free when sharing a room and existing bedding with adults.

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy organized children's activities, when there is a minimum number of children registered. Babysitting service upon availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and a fruit basket. (Valid within 30 days of weeding. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required.

Wedding Package - Please inquire for details.

Special Features - Guests can use the shuttle service to Puerto Vallarta (Book and pay locally).

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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  • Royal Decameron Complex
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Royal Decameron Complex
Lazaro Cardenas 150 Riviera de Nayarit, Bucerias 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.

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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.