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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
  • Jillyrichardsbean : Chemainus
1st Class Resort with 1st Class employees

I return to the Samba year after year, i am amazed how each time they find something to improve on. It was a excellent resort the 1st time my daughter and I visited, but it never ceases to amaze me that they improve this hidden gem of a resort. Ricardo at the Mexican restaurant is efficent, hard working and always has a smile, hegoes the extra for all. Salvador is also amazing, he will help you find anything you are looking for to bring home (thank you for the Gin & Chiplote, we were looking for a special kind and he went the extra) Juan & Juan at reception, have the warmest, biggest smiles always even when there is a long long line up. They are a fabulous team together. Jose' at the bar by the pool will assit all your liquid needs. Jasmine, Cecilia, Will I Am, and specail Jose' in activities, are a TEAM,they include everyone, with lazy games, Aqua Aerobics, volleyball Water polo and more.....Check out Jose' at the comedy show and Cecilia & Jasmine are wonderful with the children, you can tell they all LOVE their Job. Alvero, Luis, Victor, greet everyone with happiness and smiles each time you arrive, come back from a walk, bike ride, or shopping... Have taken my 86 year old mother, my 35 year old daughter, friends aged 50+ and recommended this resort to many. If you want to experience Mexico....the Samba, is the place for you.Thank you Samba once again

  • Amy E : Rossland, Canada
My happy Place

I have just returned from my second visit to Sumba and both times I have had such a great time. The beach is beautiful and quiet, I love the pallapas! . It is an older smaller resort and thats what I like about it. The staff at Sumba are what make the place incredible, everyone from front desk to room service, the bartenders and the servers. They are all incredibly friendly and helpful. A special shout out to Raul, thank you for the amazing service and all the laughs. Thanks to everyone for making it another fantastic holiday. Hope to see you all again soon

  • michaeltboissonn2017 : Vancouver, Canada
Has always been enjoyable.

Was at the Samba in Dec. 2016,my third visit. Very enjoyable,great service,staff above par. Beach really nice. Made for beautiful and stress free walks. Impressed how the grounds and pool area were kept. The pool area service by Salvador was exceptional .Buffet Breakfast was pretty good,made better everyday by the great service given to me by Ismael. The lunch and dinner buffet were O.K.There again,great service from everyone. Special mention for CiCi and Juan. Always found the Room fine. Well serviced and clean.The Front Desk staff always pleasant in my dealings with them. The cherry on the cake to my Samba visits has been Bruno in the Lobby Bar. Great asset to the Samba. Great personality, told me great fishing and hunting stories.Had me shaking my head. Plan on a return trip in Dec,can,t wait, Awesome weather,great price. Mike from Vancouver.We love Mexicans in Canada.

  • LaGioiella :
A nice and quiet spring break.

My husband and I traveled to Mexico to stay at the Samba Vallarta and had a pleasurable and restful week on the beach listening to the sounds of the ebb and flow of the tide under our pelapa. Some of our friends stayed in the resort next door which was not as peaceful as our place. We wanted to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and this was just the place. The maid service was impeccable. The ladies to a great job doing origami with the towels! The might remember us as the makeup people whose Spanish is terrible.

  • beyondwordshypnosis : Vancouver, Canada
Staff went the extra mile

This was our second stay and our friends third stay at this resort. It's like coming home to our Mexican family. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. It was our friends birthday and Luis the concierge arranged for her room to be decorated, for a birthday cake at breakfast and one at dinner. Plus Carlos arranged for the staff to sing a special happy birthday. Mary our friend said it was her best birthday ever.We booked with Expedia and we did not have a balcony or a great view. Luis arranged for us to be transferred to a room, no a suit even, with a balcony and a great view. The staff really made our stay memorable from the restaurant staff, Carolina, the blonde lady, Carlos and many more, the bar, entertainment, and the security staff. We love this resort as it is just the right size. We found it easy to get from our room to the pool, beach and restaurants. If you are looking for great service and value for your money, this is the resort for you.Thank you for the great memories and we will be back.

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.