The perfect vacation doesn’t just magically happen. Besides choosing a safe destination, making a reservation at a hotel in a beautiful location with comfortable facilities and a high level of service is a must for enjoying a unique experience.
Whether you’re planning to just lay on the beach or practice water sports as a couple, with family or with best friends, this Top 10 list will help you pick the right hotel.
So get ready to reserve the perfect vacation and have some fun!
Villa del Palmar Flamingos
This elegant and friendly “home away from home” resort located in the spectacular Riviera Nayarit boasts a world-class beach, Mediterranean-style architecture and the Sierra del Vallejo as its scenic backdrop. Everything a traveler needs for an exciting vacation is right here: 227 suites, first class facilities, five restaurants, a gym, a European-style spa, a convention and events center, and much more.
Marival Resort & Suites
This is a five-star, all-inclusive hotel in the Nuevo Vallarta area of the Riviera Nayarit—and a fantastic place for vacationing under the sun. From the moment the visitor arrives in the lobby they are surrounded by luxury, which extends throughout the property. The resort offers a variety of activities for its guests, both at the pool and on the beach; plus six restaurants serving delicious gourmet cuisine—a la carte and buffet-style; two bars; a fabulous spa; tennis courts; and water sports on the beach.
This eco-chic bohemian hotel mixes rustic-style with boutique flair. It’s a 30-minute walk from Sayulita, right in the middle of the jungle in completely natural surroundings. It has 25 rooms in wooden structures with bamboo blinds with no TV or air conditioning. It has two pools, one of them right by the restaurant, and a hot-water Jacuzzi with a view of the magnificent sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. Though it’s a best bet for couples, families with children are always welcome.
Villa Varadero is a hotel with a family atmosphere that’s known as the “friendliest hotel in Nuevo Vallarta.” It’s located on one of the best beaches—awarded the Clean Beach certification—in this nautical residential development. The hotel offers an all-inclusive plan as well as an American plan, and it’s ideal for family vacations or romantic getaways. Most of the rooms have beautiful ocean views so guests can enjoy the stunning sunsets over Banderas Bay.
Club Hotel Riu Jalisco
Riu Jalisco is an all-inclusive hotel, a great choice for unforgettable vacations with family or friends. Its impressive white building on the white sand beach in the Flamingos area is quite a sight. The modern rooms have private terraces or balconies and some of the suites have hydromassage tubs. The culinary options are varied: choose from Mexican, Italian, or Asian cuisine, and there’s even an authentic steakhouse at the beach restaurant. It also has a 24-hour bar, two pools, two Jacuzzis, a gym and a spa.
Vista Vallarta Suites
This is a traditional family beach hotel in the town of Bucerias, just 10 minutes from Nuevo Vallarta. It has 29 spacious bungalow-style rooms with everything you need for a great vacation, a weekend family escape, a beachfront wedding or a long-term stay. The warm hospitality of its staff and the comfortable accommodations have made Vista Vallarta Suites a favorite for over three decades and the Riviera Nayarit’s best kept secret.
Decameron Los Cocos
Located in Rincon de Guayabitos, this picturesque Mexican-style hotel offers excellent service, comfortable accommodations and every facility needed for a family vacation in a fun, relaxed and warm ambiance. The traveler has two options for relaxation: the hotel’s beautiful beach or the Los Ayala Beach Club, just five minutes away. Both offer lounge chair service, towels for the beach or the pool, non-motorized water sports, kayaks, catamarans and beach volleyball.
This traditional hotel is located in Rincon de Guayabitos and has the perfect ambiance for a relaxing vacation on the beach. It’s perfect for families and friends who will no doubt be charmed by the gardens and the terraces with an ocean view. The hotel rooms include 11 spacious and comfortable suites with kitchenettes, living rooms and private terraces. There’s a large pool in the garden area, with hydromassage and a kiddie pool; the more adventurous can head out over the soft, sandy beach to play in the gentle waves. It’s also a great spot for catching some rays.
Quinta Minas Hotel & Villas
The Quinta Minas Hotel & Villas is right across from the charming beach of Los Ayala, a small fishing village located south of Rincon de Guayabitos. It’s ideal for family vacations as it offers both standard rooms and villas for up to eight people, some with ocean views. The golden sand beach is a little over half a mile wide, with gentle waves. It also has a pool with a slide, a shallow area for kids and a beachfront terrace.
This is a small beach hotel on Playa Los Cocos, about 20 minutes from the Port of San Blas. It has a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, a pool, restaurant, bar and friendly personalized service. It’s located on a beach with fine, soft white sand, great for water sports and long walks to Playa Borregos, famous for its surf waves. The hotel offers 40 rooms with a beach view, and is just a few steps from the El Alebrije restaurant, with a menu serving national and international dishes and the best pizza in the area.