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Riu Palace Pacifico

Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta
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Nestled in the beachfront community of Nuevo Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta you will find the newest Riu resort, the Riu Palace Pacifico. Stunning mountain backdrops give way to the vibrant Pacific ocean in this all inclusive Mexico paradise. And true to it’s name, the Riu Palace will treat you like royalty. A fruity cocktail will welcome you as you look through the air conditioned lobby into the gardens and fountains at the resort center. Shaped like a giant U, this seven story palace is easy to navigate, with gentle breezes from the ocean offering peace and relaxation. As you make your way up the elevator through the air conditioned halls, your luxurious accommodations will welcome you as your vacation begins. Fully stocked mini bars and wall mounted liquor dispensers offer refreshment after a long day of travel. With 24 hour room service and outdoor furniture on your large balcony, you don't ever have to leave your room! Take a walk up the Riu hotels fabulous Pacific coast beach, dig your feet in the sand and enjoy the beautiful mountainous views in every direction you look. Walk a mile up the coast and you may find yourself in the quaint nearby town of Bucerias. Enjoy a quick drink and grab a handmade souvenir before you head back to the Riu Palace Pacifico. The sparkling dark blue and green waters of the Pacific Ocean offer the perfect size waves, so grab a complimentary kayak, boogie board or Hobie Cat and refresh yourself in the cooling ocean waters. Boasting a huge main pool with swim up bar, including a second elevated pool inside the main pool, join in a game of volleyball or basketball before retiring to your table located in the pool. With poolside beverage service, you won't ever have to leave your spot, unless you're looking for some action.  Join in the Rui entertainment team for a poolside dance contest, challenge them to a game of ping pong, or just lay back in a lounge and enjoy watching others partake in the ongoing activities.  If you're looking for a change of scenery, head on down the beach to one of the sister properties, the Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco. As a guest of the Riu Palace Pacifico, you enjoy complimentary exchange privileges, offering a nice change a pace. From the top notch service provided at every restaurant and bar, to the daily maid and turn down service, you'll have found a little slice of heaven on the beach with the Riu Palace Pacifico. Perfect for a romantic beach honeymoon or just a chance to spend some quality time with the family, you're only complaint will be having to leave!
“Excellent! This has become our favorite destination. Great resort! Great location! Great weather! Easy to get to!”
- Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN
“The beach was awesome!!!! The kids had so much fun boogie boarding. Also the service on the beach was great, they kept the drinks coming. Don't forget to tip the guys on the beach to keep them coming back. The River Expedition tour was fabulous for adults and kids!!!!!”
- Amy ~ Pueblo, CO
“Beautiful resort - loved my time there”
- Pamela Kay ~ ,
“The hotel was fantastic! The service was great! The view was amazing! It was a great vacation that I would highly recomend to anyone. ”
- Rashella ~ Seminole, TX
“The best! Couldn't have asked for a better experience!”
- Brenda ~ Humansville, MO
“Went here for my daughter's wedding and it was excellent - could not have asked for better service. We gained 5 pounds so it must be good!!”
- Leslie ~ Warsaw, MO
“I had another great vacation!”
- Kim ~ Warsaw, MO
“PERFECT - Everything was top notch...easy booking, transfers, very nice hotel with world-class food, entertainment, beach, and pool.”
- Philip ~ Morrison, CO
“This year's trip was even better than the trip last year to this same resort and we will return next year! We had the Jacuzzi Suite, which was amazing, and the whole resort is very beautiful. ”
- Bobby ~ Houston, TX
“As usual, RIU is very good and this is one of the best!”
- Bob ~ Lake Barrington, IL
“Excellent!!!!!!! Beach is beautiful, service & entertainment was very good, and I would reccomend paying extra for the Suite, which was worth it!”
- Elvira ~ Bay Point, CA
“Beach was clean and ample seating was available. Great room with great views.”
- Shareque ~ London, NN
“Absolutely beautiful resort with exceptional service everywhere at the facility.”
- Leon F ~ West Allis, WI
“Great service, A++++++. Couldn't ask for any better!”
- Richard ~ Trail Creek, IN
“Great poolside environment...the beach was very peaceful w/lots of chairs - this was great.”
- Nimisha ~ Inverness, IL
“We loved it and would book again. The service was excellent. All staff were friendly and no request was too small!! We loved the Riu and the location on the beach.”
- Kathryn & Thomas ~ Brooklyn, MI
“I would stay at the RIU Palace again. The service was excellent, our room was nice, the entertainment was good every night, and the beach was beautiful. Overall a wonderful trip.”
- Natalia ~ Chicago, IL
“Overall this trip was very good! The booking process was easy, the beach was very nice, and the staff & drinks were great.”
- Andrew ~ Chicago, IL
“The room was beautiful, the service was excellent, and the entertainment was a real crowd pleaser. Would go back again.”
- Leann ~ Philadelphia, PA
“Great resort to relax and get away - our second time here. Would return again.”
- Robert A ~ Twin Falls, ID
“Food and drinks were plentiful. Beautiful pool. The view of the beach was relaxing. No complaints. The hotel was beautiful. ”
- Teresa ~ Tinley Park, IL
“Outstanding service, fast and flawless, great pool, nice open beach. Never better.”
- Richard ~ Trail Creek, IN
“It was a wonderful getaway and relaxing spring break for this teacher!!!! Would not hesitate to return.”
- Leslie ~ Warsaw, MO
“The Riu Palace Pacifico was wonderful. Our objective was to have a quiet get away. We would go back again in a heartbeat.”
- Ernest ~ Downers Grove, IL
“We LOVED the Jacuzzi on the balcony!!! Your staff has always been very helpful and we will continue to use your service for future holidays.”
- Patricia ~ Ottawa, ON CANADA
“Nice display and very tasty with something for everyone at buffet which we actually like better than special restaurants. Beautiful, elegant, and clean hotel.”
- Donald ~ Trenton, MI
“I have always been extremely pleased with the level of service provided by Dream Vacations and the Riu Hotels”
- Noel ~ Los Olivos, CA
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There are two outdoor swimming pools on property... An infinity swimming pool with adjoining jacuzzi and a swim-up bar & a children's swimming pool.

The Riu Palace Pacifico is located on Flamingos Beach surrounded by beautiful Banderas Bay. 

Pool: “Great pool area very close to the beach.”
- Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN
Pool: “Beautiful pool area with great views of the beach and not too crowded.”
- Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN
Beach: “Wonderful beach for taking long walks and watching beautiful sunsets.”
- Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN
Beach: “Very clean, long sandy beach where you can walk for miles. ”
- Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN


A 24-hour all-inclusive paradise! The Riu Palace Pacifico is located on Flamingos Beach, only a two-minute drive from Riu Vallarta and Riu Jalisco, and only nine miles away from downtown Puerto Vallarta. Magnificent architecture and elegant furnishings combined with unparalleled service offer guests the highest level of distinction. This luxurious and elegant resort is the ideal place for vacationers seeking total relaxation in a sumptuous environment and in the comfort of RIU's Premium brand.

Surrounded by beautiful Banderas Bay and protected by the stunning Sierra Madre Mountains, Riu Palace Pacifico is a nature lover's dream. The serene beach is a stunning backdrop from the infinity pool. Poolside beverage service is available, so just sit, relax, and enjoy the view! Non-motorized watersports include windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking.

The five restaurants serve up sumptuous cuisine, including Fusion, Japanese, Mexican, Grill Steakhouse, and International meals. Recently revamped menus now offer a wide range of cuisine and finer ingredients at the a la carte restaurants, as well as the incorporation of a vegetarian menu in all restaurants. Enjoy unlimited domestic and select imported drinks at the five bars, including a swim-up bar. Also, each junior suite is equipped with a mini-bar and liquor dispenser.

Nighttime entertainment is close by - take a short stroll to Riu Vallarta or Riu Jalisco and dance the night away at the disco. Entrance and drinks are included! Or, sit down, relax, and enjoy a live show. Entertainment is nightly at the resort, for those not wanting to leave the hotel grounds. RiuLand Mini-Club is non-stop fun for kids ages 4-12!




Barber / Beauty Salon
Business Services
Meeting Rooms

Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2
Swim-up Bar
Infinity swimming pool with adjoining jacuzzi and swim-up bar. Children's swimming pool.

Water Sports On Site:
  •  Scuba: Additional Charge

Health Club / Spa:
  •  Massage: Additional Charge
  •  Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
  •  Sauna: Additional Charge
  •  Spa: Additional Charge
  •  Steam Room: Additional Charge
  •  Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
  •  Facials: Additional Charge



Total Rooms: 445
Year Opened: 0

Credit Cards: •  Visa  •  Master Card  •  American Express  


No Spring Breakers. No student groups are accepted unless at least one person in each room is 21 years or older.

Junior suites have split-level sitting area and sofa, and a balcony or terrace with ocean view. One king-sized bed or two double beds. Bathrooms equipped with a hydro massage tub.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Junior suites have split-level sitting area and sofa. Two double beds or one king bed. Balcony or terrace with garden view. Bathrooms are equipped with a hydro-massage tub.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

One bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with two double beds. Split-level living room area with sofa. Bathrooms equipped with a hydro-massage tub and extra shower cabin. Balcony or terrace features a partial ocean view.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Split-level sitting area and sofa. Balcony or terrace with partial ocean view. Two double beds or one king bed. Bathrooms equipped with hydro-massage tub. Liquor dispenser.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Suite with one king bed. Complimentary minibar and liquor dispenser. Large balcony or terrace with private Jacuzzi and an ocean view. Split-level sitting area and sofa.
Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Television, Room Safe, Satellite

Riu Palace Pacifico features 1 meal plan option:

All Meals, Drinks & Tips

There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Pacifico:
Mexican Restaurant -
Grill Steakhouse Restaurant -
Japanese Restaurant -
Fusion Cuisine Restaurant -
Main Restaurant -

“Excellent. The meals in the ala carte restaurants were exceptional.”
- Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN

Children's Programs


Children's Facilities
Children's Pool

“Went to every show and they were great”
- Donna ~ Forest Park, IL

Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 86 reviews)

Tom & lisa ~ Rochester, MN

Food/Drink: It would be nice if they changed their menu options in the restaurants - at least one of the entrees each year!
Entertainment: The entertainment is kind of cheesey - changing that a little each year would be nice also - though the beach party was fun!
Accommodations: The housekeeper that cleaned our room was amazing!

Diane ~ Birchwood, WI

Pool: Love the pool games.
Beach: Very clean, love to play Bocce ball.
Food/Drink: Excellent food and drinks!!!
Entertainment: Love listening to the piano player

Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN

Pool: Very nice pool area
Beach: Love to walk for miles on the beach
Food/Drink: Food and drinks were both great
Service: Outstanding!

Rickie ~ Oronoco, MN

Pool: If you're on the ocean side of the pool, the bathrooms are quite a walk.
Entertainment: Typical all-inclusive entertainment.
Service: All of the staff provide outstanding service.

Diane ~ Birchwood, WI

Pool: Beautiful, staff also makes it fun.
Beach: Gorgeous
Food/Drink: Food is excellent!!!!! Coffee could be better, wish they had a coffee bar.
Entertainment: Wish the live bands started at 9 pm instead of 10 pm. Piano player should start later, people want to watch the sunset then eat dinner.
Accommodations: Wish they had more bathrooms closer to pool.
Service: Staff is excellent.

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