The pools steal the show here. They're both really big, and come with add-ons like whirlpool baths, a swim-up bar in one and slides. The restaurant line-up is equally impressive, though, As well as a buffet place, you've got a gourmet à la carte, a steakhouse, and a sports bar that serves around-the-clock snacks.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
The Riu Vallarta is a beehive of activity. Try water sports like windsurfing, catamaran sailing, kayaking or bodyboarding in the Bay of Banderas.
Sport surrounds the resort. There’s an 18-hole golf course* close by, and horse riding* trails ribbon their way through the jungle.
- Daytime activity programme
FOOD & DRINK
Pick between four restaurants. One’s a buffet set-up with show cooking stations, the others are speciality restaurants with Asian and steakhouse cuisine.
The All Inclusive isn’t on a stopwatch here. It’s available 24 hours.
- Sir George à la carte restaurant
This restaurant offers gourmet dining.
- Don Rafael buffet restaurant
The main buffet restaurant has show-cooking stations. You'll enjoy international and local specialities and there's a themed buffet twice a week.
- Sports bar
The sports bar serves snacks 24 hours a day.
- Mezcal swim-up and terrace bar
- Astoria lobby bar
- La Boheme bar
The lounge bar comes with a terrace, making it an ideal place to relax with a refreshing drink.
- La Plaza bar
- A la carte dining
- Lounge bar
- New restaurants from November 2019
There'll be a main buffet, a gourmet restaurant, an Asian restaurant, a poolside restaurant and a steakhouse.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
The Renova Spa* is oasis-like. There’s a whirlpool bath here and the treatment menu includes therapies like moonlight massages with lava shells.
- Whirlpool baths
There are whirlpool baths in the pools.
Guests must wear sports shoes in the gym.
For over 18s.
- Renova Spa*
With a range of treatments to choose from.
Big nights out are taken care of by Pacha nightclub and its resident DJ. Entrance and drinks here are all included in your All Inclusive package.
Low-key entertainment comes courtesy of the lounge bars. Places like La Boheme have outdoor terraces where you can sip drinks under the stars.
- RiuLand Kids' Club
Open daily for kids aged 4 to 7 and 8 to 12 years. It's a great place to make new friends and take part in a variety of activities.
- Evening entertainment programme
The evening entertainment programme includes live shows and music.
- Pacha nightclub
There are two pools here. One of them has sunloungers sunken into the water and a trio of waterslides. The other one has a swim-up pool bar.
There’s a whirlpool bath in one of the main pools and towels are in plentiful supply from stations close to the water.
- 2 outdoor pools
Both pools with adjoining Jacuzzis® and terraces lined with sunbeds and parasols. Pool towels are available, too.
- Children's pool
- Beach sunbeds
- Gift shop
- Internet area*
- Free Wi-Fi zones
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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