If you are looking to stay at a great Riu Palace Resort in Puerto Vallarta, one that we recommend is the Riu Palace Pacifico. The Riu Palace Pacifico has a 4 and a half star rating and is one of the nicer all inclusive resorts in Puerto Vallarta. The resort is about 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on a great stretch of beach where you can you enjoy taking a dip in the Bahía de Banderas or work on your tan!
On our stays at this resort, the check-in process is easy and quick, which is great as that beautiful beach is always calling us. The resort is decent in size with there being 445 rooms but it feels amazingly compact. This is something we really enjoy as it makes it a great location for families with small kids and people that want a smaller feel instead of feeling like you are staying at one of the mega resorts.
The rooms at the Riu Palace Pacifico are nice with most of the rooms having ocean views with balconies. When on a beach vacation, there is just something about your room having an ocean view that makes your trip that much more enjoyable as this is something you most likely can’t experience at home. Another thing that you will enjoy about this resort is the 24 room service where you can order up food and drinks. Plus there is free Wifi, which is something we always love as we want to stay connected and enjoy not having to pay to do that.
At the Riu Palace Pacifico, they do a great job with connecting rooms as every two rooms have a private hallway with an exterior door that locks. This will allow you to confirm connecting rooms pretty easily while offering you the ability to have connecting rooms and still have some privacy.
For those of you that like to eat while on vacation, you will surely enjoy the dining program. The buffet at this resort is large and offers lots of options that you will love as they always offer a specialty dish. They also have several ala carte restaurants with making reservations at them pretty easy as the customer service manager works very hard to accommodate you. On our last stay here, we had a difficult time getting a table for 6 so we had to split into a table for 4 and a table for 2 so there is the chance that you will need to be a little flexible.
The pool at this resort is not very large, which works well for families because you can find your kids easily! Another nice feature is that the kids pool is right next to the adult pool so your kids are never far away. Towels are plentiful and the swim up bar is very lively and a great place to have some fun.
The beach near the resort has an entire shopping section with locals selling their stuff so you can find a gift for friends and family back home, has lots of beach chairs you can lounge in and a great beach volleyball net in the shade if you want to play! The water is fun to swim in with there also being some great waves to enjoy as well as a great bay to sail and kayak.
The Riu Palace Pacifico does offer nightly shows that are decent but one place that always was fun to visit is the sports bar that is open 24 hours a day and offers sandwiches you can enjoy.
Overall we always enjoy staying here on our vacations to Puerto Vallarta and recommend it to you as well. If you have any questions about the Riu Palace Pacifico, give us a call at (800) 510-5642 and one of our agents can help you.