Samba Vallarta

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Our Opinion

A nice, low key property with a secluded beach. Renovated in 2005, the Samba Vallarta offers great entertainment and food. They have one bedroom suites available that will accommodate up to 6 people. This hotel also offers single parent rates as certain times of the year. Some rooms do not have balconies, so be aware of that when making your booking.


If you're looking for a beautiful, sunny spot to just tune out and relax, then the Samba Vallarta  is the place for you. This pretty, medium-sized hotel is a self-contained getaway set on a secluded beach in Riviera Nayarit. Its low-key atmosphere, excellent value and top-quality restaurants and bars make it a favourite of couples and families alike. Bring your sunglasses and your bestseller and stretch out in a lounge chair by the stunning free-form pool.

Location: On the beach next to the Riu Jalisco in Riviera Nayarit, 5 min from the Paradise Shopping Plaza, 45 min to Puerto Vallarta, 20 min from the airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Patrick15284 : Vancouver, Canada
Wonderful Family Vacation!

A group of 14 friends and family spent 10 days here in Nov. The resort was older but very clean and comfortable. We did find air con quite loud but got used to it at nite. A large variety of food was available at buffet and very satisfactory. Pools were designed particularly for young children. Staff were ALL Amazingly friendly and courteous! Special kudos to William and Hosea, Activity staff who go above and beyond ! Waiters and pool bar tenders were extremely professional and friendly as well! Recommend highly for families! We took cabs to town and Bucerias as there is not much in surrounding area. We did note many of the guests appeared to be locals with a concentration on weekends only but the only issue was a bit more noise late one nite.

  • Vonnie48 : White Rock, Canada

We enjoyed every day of our 2 week stay. It was great to have free wi-fi in our room and at the pool.Nice to have the no smoking policy though out the resort except beach area of course. Everything kept very clean and food in the buffet is in covered clam shell type dishes. Bruno at the lobby bar is the best and Martin at the pool bar. Esme at the towel booth always had a big smile. Alex at the Italian restaurant was great especially making special coffees. Genaro in the buffet made us feel like family and was so attentive. Then there was Jose who was there for all activities water polo, volleyball, acqua aerobics, crazy games and always remembered our names and included everyone. We had a birthday celebration while there and that was made very special for us.Great vacay....we will be back.

  • sharonballinger1 :
Superb Staff!

As a Travel Agent I am blessed to see quite a variety of properties. The Samba is clean, enjoyable family resort with more than sufficient amenities for families with young children. It would not do well for business travelers as the internet is not available easily in the rooms. The staff was amazing! Juan Carlos Parra as Front Desk Manager helped us get the best room possible for the work I needed to do. Alejandra at the Front Desk made sure our transition from room to room was efficient and smooth - it was great to not have to remind anyone. Salvador made our relaxing time by the pool and the beach just perfect! He knew our drink favorites with our first order and made sure we were always attended to with a smile. When he served us at breakfast he had our favorite table ready and waiting. This is what makes a business trip a relaxing one as well. Thank you very much Juan Carlos, Alejandra and Salvador!

  • Marc F : Nanaimo, Canada
We love the Samba!

We recently stayed at the Samba Vallarta for 10 wonderful days filled with warm weather, accommodations, delicious food and fabulous people. Our room was perfect and included a large deck that we enjoyed and ocean view. Our maid took good care of the room and kept it very clean. All the staff at the Samba are the best and so friendly and helpful. Bruno is the best bartender ever and makes delicious margaritas, as does Martin at the pool bar. Carlos and all the staff in the Hacienda are also first class and the omelletes were delicious. A big shout out to Alex in the ala carte restaurants where we enjoyed the best seafood enchiladas I've ever good. Salvador takes such good care of everyone bringing drinks while we enjoy the sun and warm days. The front desk staff were also very accommodating and helpful especially Jovanny and Joshua. We'd also like to thank Ghoretti for giving us a tour of the suites that we'll probably end up staying in on a future trip. We plan on returning to the Samba every opportunity we have as it has quickly turned into our little home in the Nayaritt.

  • Lenke L :
Staff was amazing, food was great, beach is excellent, location perfect

Our food was great, service was very good, staff was always there when we needed something.Our servers, especially Salvador always available with a great smile. We had a great time, thanks Jose for the water aerobics classes and the other fun activities.It's been a long time since i was in an all inclusive resort and picked a smaller hotel, the staff knew us after one week and they made it fun. We never got bored, I highly recommend this hotel if you have kids or if you just want to have a great time and enjoy their hospitality. The staff made it all worth it.

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
  • Continental breakfast room service
  • Snacks
  • A la carte dining w/reservations
  • Unlimited International brand drinks, Domestic beer & House wine w/meals from 11am-1am
  • Windsurfing  
  • Boogie boards
  • Kayaking
  • Volleyball
  • Introductory scuba lesson
  • Use of bicycles
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 183 rooms in one 4-storey building
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • 2 a la carte restaurants including: Italian and International
  • Snack bar
  • 3 bars including Pool bar
  • 3 inter-connecting pools and kid's pool
  • Shopping on-site
  • Safety deposit boxes at reception
  • Fitness facilities
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet cafe (fee)
  • 18-hole golf course 10 minutes away

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Bathroom w/shower only
  • Max occupancy 4 persons up to 3 adults
  • Hotel Rooms with Balcony also available

1 Bedroom Suites include:

  • Same as above but with separate living area w/double sofa bed
  • Sitting area
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony
  • Max occupancy 6 persons up to 4 adults

Kids Deals - Kids 0-5 stay and eat free when sharing a room and existing bedding with at least 1 adult. Children 6-17 pay child rates when sharing a room with at least 1 adult. Maximum 2 children.

For the Kids - Kids 5-12 enjoy supervised activities daily at the Kids' Club, Playground, games room, and kid's pool. Babysitting service upon availability (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive an upgrade to Balcony Room (if available at check-in), bottle of domestic wine, flowers. Request at time of booking. Requires proof of marriage. Upgraded honeymoon package also available for a charge. Please inquire for details.

Wedding Package - Please inquire for details.

Golf Bonus - Receive 18 holes of golf at the Maya Palace Golf Course for $80US per person (subject to availability). Includes power cart. Mandatory caddy extra $15US. Subject to tee-off time availability. Book in Canada, pay locally. Prince and inclusions subject to change.

Early Booking Bonus - The Samba Vallarta 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.

Single Saver - For travel between Feb 25-Mar 4, single adult sharing room with 2 kids pays the double rate. Max 2 kids. Dates and inclusions subject to change.

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  • Samba Vallarta
    Riviera Nayarit,Mexico

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Samba Vallarta All Inclusive
Av. Costera y la playa s/n, Flamingos, 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. 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.