Combining charming Mexican architecture, distinctive ambiance and state-of-the-art accommodations, this alluring family-friendly getaway provides the perfect setting for unforgettable escapes. Polished guestrooms are fully stocked with a mini-bar and liquor dispenser, while the array of sports and activities provide around-the-clock entertainment for all ages.


Riviera Nayarit - Beach
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Gustavo Diaz Or : 9 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2002
Last Renovation: 2013
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 700


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Advisory Please note when booking a 2 Bedroom Family Room, the minimum occupancy for this room category is: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children between ages 2-12. The hotel will not honor/confirm bookings with 2 Adults and only 1 child.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. "Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Spring Break Policies - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfers to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 6623 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel for what you pay for

    We loved our stay at the Jalisco. The rooms definitely need upgrading, and it's happening summer 2024. We stayed in a family room with two queen beds and one single bed. My only complaint about the room is there is absolutely zero privacy. The bathroom is wide open to the room with only a door on the toilet room. For a family, there is no privacy for changing or for parents. Might want to try to upgrade to a family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms next time. The mattresses were hard and lopsided. But that will be upgraded this summer. The grounds are gorgeous. I loved all the open air restaurants. Loved the staff. Very helpful. The staff work VERY hard to keep the grounds clean. Could use more public washrooms around the pool area. The beach area is so great! Wish they played music on the beach. It's a very busy beach area, but there was never a shortage of chairs. We were able to find chairs at the pool in the later afternoon not in the first row, but all together in a group of 8. Night entertainment was excellent other than the Saturday night. The staff do a great job making sure their guests have fun. For activities we saw pool volleyball, beach volleyball, darts, cornhole, soccer tournament, bocce ball. Great value for dollars paid. If you want a 5 star, pay for a 5 star, and go to a 5 star.

    Feb 25, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Run down and short staffed.

    The hotel is run down and in need of a renovation or maintenance. They need more staff as they couldn’t keep with cleaning tables or serving guest. There’s no pool side service and the bartenders were on their phones rather than making drinks. The ocean side equipment staff were drinking beers beside the building and wouldn’t let anyone use the water toys all week even when the water conditions signs were green.

    Feb 25, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I wouldn’t go back

    Came for a friend/family wedding and is the only reason I came to this resort and my first time in Mexico. Customer service, is a zero, unfriendly staff with a few exceptions. No focus on customer and a lot of the time it seemed I was inconvenient to them, unless you throw money at them. Cleanliness, I’d give a 2, public bathrooms are always cleaned and attended to, if you don’t have your do not disturb sign on by 8 am, they come knocking to make up room. The walls, ceilings or maybe deep clean items need to get done and doesn’t seem much focus on that. Paint jobs around resort and in rooms looks like it was done in half day with paint drops EVERYWHERE! Beach/pools, 3.5, there is a party pool mostly with adults that throw kids in water and let them do whatever they want, pool 2 is a little quieter but still kids! And there is a kid pool as well. Tiles in pools need some repairs and no areas to actually swim, nothing over like 5.5’ of water. Good amount of chairs at each location and you do t have to go save at 8am to get a spot. Beach/ocean area has a lot of chairs, shade if you want and sand is kept up nicely. No service for drinks, you have to go to bartender to get filled. Do t forget a big tumbler from home! People selling stuff can’t come on the property so you’re not constantly harassed to buy stuff . Food, 3, pretty much same food everywhere, if it’s not fresh, it’s prob a day old. Wedding reception at steakhouse, I’d say it was ok. Servers were talking to themselves while bride & groom were giving speech, had to tell them to stop, still didn’t really. We’re serving whole speeches going, but only half got served. Overall, won’t be back!

    Feb 25, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    RIU Jalisco

    We were pleased with everything there. Staff was friendly and we really liked Omar at the Italian restaurant. The food was good except for the rib eye steak at the steakhouse. It could be a little thicker cut. We were very pleased with the maid service. We will come back next year and try the RIU Vallarta.

    Feb 24, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our stay at riu jalisco

    The one and only complaint I have is about chair holds around the pool with towels. They need to enforce a rule like many other hotels are doing now. If the chair has not been in use for more than 1 hour the towel is removed. Finding a chair around the pool is near impossible even as early as 10 a.m with all the chairs "reserved" with towels , and no one claiming them for hours ans hours. Rooms are slightly dated, but who cares, how much time do we realistically stay in them. Water pressure was great and water hot for showers.

    Feb 23, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319