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
  • janddrobinson : Ephrata, Washington
Great location, Poor resort

Stayed August 5-12th. Check in was smooth, beach was nice with plenty of chairs and palapas, within an easy 30 minute walk to Bucerias, and the food was GREAT! Those were about the only good things for this resort. Staff were hit and miss. The majority were at least friendly given the bit of a language barrier. The buildings themselves are falling apart. (The roof had been caved in before we got there above a couple rooms, and nobody seemed to care). House drinks were watered down. (Bartender cracked open a new bottle of "bacardi" fresh out of the liquor cabinet and there was no seal, but then we asked for Appleton rum and he finished off a bottle, opened a new one for us and there was a definite "crack" to the seal being opened. We noticed this on multiple occasions. Pool was fun for our 4 year old son, but it is August and over 90 degrees, you don't need the pool heated warmer than the air temperature. We had four people in our room and only 2 bottles of water and 2 towels daily. We were able to get more towels but had to ask every day. Water would have been an extra 20 pesos per bottle, however we were able to get glasses of water from the bars and buffet when they were open.Overall we had a good trip, loved the resort's location and the area in general and will definitely go back. We just won't be staying at this resort.

  • Irma S :
Family friendly

I stayed here for 3 nights (7/24-7/27). Our arrival was a bit crazy, it was a little before 3pm and there were no rooms available. Once rooms started to become available, we got one by one and only two were close by. The receptionist was rude, he seemed overwhelmed. Our room was not cleaned thoroughly; there were hairs in the bathroom and we were given only 1 towel. When we requested more, they gladly brought them to us. Housekeeping staff was friendly as well as the bartenders. Now, the staff at the snack bar were amazing, Salvador especially, he was very friendly and funny, he even took a picture with my family. There were a few other staff members that went above and beyond to make sure were taken care of. We were celebrating an anniversary and they went out of their way to bake a cake for us. Food was satisfactory; the beach was clean. Customer service provided by gentleman at the pool (host) was outstanding as well. My aunt lost a new t-shirt and was not found; my mother forgot a bag with clothing and was not returned but I would definitely go back. Good price for all inclusive, but you only get 2 bottles of water and two beers in the fridge regardless of the number of occupants; if you ask for more, you get charged.

  • Valerie N : Winnipeg
Summer Family trip

The waiters and servers/ Bartenders were EXCELLENT. They were so helpful. They were fast. They were very friendly. The front desk workers were very good and informative. A shout out to the waiters Salvadore and Carlos. They were Excellant in their jobs. We were informed when we arrived that July is their Rainey season. ??? We had Hot Sunny beautiful weather for our whole 7 days there.

  • F7373TFdebbiec : Chilliwack, Canada
1st time to Mexico

Great family resort, very friendly and helpful staff. Our first time to Mexico and they made us feel very welcome. The resort was smaller than I thought it would be but really enjoyed it not being on a large scale. Our room was comfortable , we did have a problem with the water running brown one day but maintenance came immediately and sorted it out. Good food and lots of it through out the day. Fantastic so near the beach.

  • larry j :
Our Favorite Vacation!

We have been to Mexico several times and have enjoyed each trip. The staff at each resort has been fantastic but the staff at Samba went above and beyond! Everyone makes you feel so welcome and by the end of your trip you sincerely feel like you are leaving friends behind. Bruno and Salvador in particular are amazing. We are absolutely going back this winter.

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.