Samba Vallarta

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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
  • jaklinn872 : New Westminster, Canada
Small resort but Awesome

This was a fantastic resort! The beds and pillows awesome. Food was great my favorite was mexican but italian was very good also. Had the best steaks there.Staff so sweet and wonderful! Antonio, Marabella, Bruno all so Good. I spent my birthday there november and would definately go back.

  • jasond_71 : Vernon
Great small resort with an awesome staff and amazing beach

We booked for 4 nights with my wife and 4 year old daughter but did not book a balcony. We paid $35 a night after the first night for a balcony. This is cheaper if you book ahead of time so I would suggest doing that if you want a balcony. The room wasn't ready at 12 as promised but who cares, when I went back at 3 they asked if I had to be on the ground floor which was the original upgrade balcony they were going to give us. I said I didn't care so Alex walks me to the suite they gave us instead. Two room, two bathrooms right on the ocean, one of the nicest rooms I've ever had, anyway a nice surprise:)It is a small resort which is great as everything is very close, beach is awesome, pools are great, great for kids, food is actually really good. They don't allow kids into the Italian restaurant but one or two nights the Mexican becomes the Italian and kids are allowed. Both were very good. There are probably 80% Mexicans here, especially around weekends but that was cool, talked to many of them. Our daughter played with one girl almost every day and neither of them could understand each other. I guess the language of play:) The staff said many more Canadians etc. start showing up in late November to late March.Paulo at the bar was awesome, Cecilia at the kids club was great as well as the entire animation team, all the staff were great. We didn't go to any shows so can't comment on them, they had a beach party on Thursday I think which was fun.The beach is amazing, easy to swim in, Bucerias is only an $85 peso ride away with lots of good restaurants or you can walk there on the beach in 45-60 minutes.I would go back in a heartbeat.

  • sopotta : Vancouver, Canada
Relax in the SUN

Sis and myself arrived at SAMBA on November 5th. Bus dropped us and another person from our direct flight.We had a quick and easy check-in. We have travelled all over Mexico and stayed at some huge resorts. This resort is not the case. It is delightfully compact and smaller. I noted it is equipped for wheelchair ease including accessing the beach. There are lots of chairs and big pools. Some of beach chairs need replacing as they are uncomfortable.We loved the coolness of the beach breeze as it got very humid during our week. We enjoyed buffet as every meal had lots of delicious choices. I loved the Mexican and Italian restaurants. It was fun watching the special coffee flamed in front of us. I hope the resort carries good insurance. We did the city tour including the tequila factory and bought grandma's brews. It should be noted that a lot of Mexican families frequent this resort. We found them very charming and family oriented. Our room was standard and did not have a balcony. We were out most of the day and thus we were not concerned. Beds are very comfortable and sis loved the pillows. I loved the tub and the cleanliness of our room. However, I bought all inclusive and only my beer got stocked twice in 7 days. I asked twice. I was upset that this was ignored until I went down to the front desk. As well, a promise was made to do something on sis birthday November 10th by front desk and she was ignored. I went down next day and was promised balloons. Again nothing was done. We left following day. I was impressed with the food and beverage service. The staff is incredible and fast. We loved a bunch but gold stars to Antonio and Bruno. Marbella was sweet and caring as well as the waitress at the beach bar. She may be tiny but she is the fastest..lookout ROAD RUNNER.huge hugs to you all. Hoping to come in April for my birthday.

  • tan201768 : Humboldt, Canada
Great place

Samba Vallarta is a very family friendly hotel. All the food was amazing, very tasty. Rooms nice and clean, beach and pool clean and all well kept. The staff all over was so friendly and fun. Especially had fun with our server Raul. Made our evening meals full of laughs and very enjoyable. Would certainly go back to this resort.

  • johnsarnow : Janesville, Wisconsin
Trip #35 (plus or minus) to this resort

My wife and I discovered the Samba in 1993, although it had a different name then. We have been returning 1-3 times a year since then. We view many of the employees as good friends. A friend and I again visited "our resort" for a week beginning October 31. The rooms and food continue to be OK. The strength of the resort is the people employed there. We have found that they go far out of their way to make for a delightful time away from home. On this trip, we were invited away from the resort one evening to attend a birthday party for one of the waiter employees. It was a delightful experience and one that those vacationing at the large, beautiful and new resorts will never have the opportunity to partake of. If you wish to immerse yourself in a different culture, this is a great place to start.

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.