Iberostar Playa Mita All Inclusive
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Iberostar Playa Mita All Inclusive in Higuera Blanca, you’ll be on the beach and close to Punta De Mita Beach and Pacifico Golf Course. This 4.5-star resort is within the vicinity of Destiladeras Beach and Rancho Mi Chaparrita.
Make yourself at home in one of the 452 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and free minibar items. 30-inch LED televisions with cable programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and body treatments. If you’re looking for recreational opportunities, you’ll find a nightclub, a health club, and an outdoor pool. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. When you are in need of a refreshing drink, visit a beach bar or one of 8 bars/lounges, or 2 poolside bars. For your convenience, a complimentary breakfast is served daily.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, and a library. Free valet parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
My friends and I stayed in June 2018 and had a wonderful time. The rooms are modern and extremely clean and comfortable. The beach and pool are lovely and there's a variety of restaurants to choose from for a week-long stay or so. We did yoga, went on a guided bike ride, and enjoyed the bars (there's a beautiful rooftop bar overlooking the ocean that's lovely at sunset). The views of the Pacific are absolutely stunning--it's in such a beautiful location. The resort is super small and it is very family-oriented (definitely not a party place, per se, which isn't always a bad thing). That said, we had a great time and would definitely recommend for a chill week in Mexico.
Our experience started just great as we were breaded by a very frendly security guard at the secured gate for the hotel. We were dropped at the gente by ou tntrasport, so he got us water, offered his fresh office and got us a bell boy to pick us up on a Golf Cart. Wish I could remember the guys name. Check in was gas and Smoth like it usually is at Iberostar we have previously visited. This place is of the main city grid. To get out a complex, you must get a taxi, public transport or the hotel provided by schedule and reservation transport to PV, Soyilita, Bucerias. Place is great for relaxation. Guys like Rodolfo @ the Steak House make your dinning experience great, reserve there and pick him. Also if you are lucky you may get Eric as your concierge. Very knolegeble individual with great recommendations of the local spots. If you are a member of the club, hopefully you get Rommel as your host. He will go way out of his way to make shure you are well taken care of at the beach club area. Guys at “French” restaurant might seem too pushy, so be prepared if you reserve there. Don’t be overwhelmed of the site size, you will get used to the walking.
Just came back from 8 days at the Iberostar Playa Mita and it was nothing short of amazing. While not as large as some other resorts we have been to, it never felt cramped or crowded and everything was great.
The service really stood out and was some of the best we have had at any Mexico all-inclusive (and we've been to a lot), from the wait staff to the activities guys to the concierge and desk staff, everyone was super friendly and helpful at all times, even after working more than 12 hours by the time you get to the shows at night.
The location was a bit remote if you are looking to spend time in Puerto Vallarta itself or go on excursions leaving from there, but since we weren't it worked great for us. It's about 45 minutes from the airport, but about 1.5 hours from the main part of town. We pre-booked a private shuttle from the airport to the hotel, which was great, but the taxi back to the airport was fine too and less than half the price.
The hotel itself was beautiful, very clean, with nice garden areas, and easy to get around. The rooms were good, but they could really use some one or two bedroom suite options other than the presidential, which would be nicer for families without having to book multiple adjoining rooms (and risk not being adjoining based on availability). I would recommend the ocean view over the garden view, not much more expensive and definitely much nicer (we upgraded on site after seeing the initial room view). The ocean front looked nice too, but a good bit more expensive.
Food was very good with a nice range of options. Two buffets for breakfast and lunch, one for dinner plus four sit down restaurants that require reservations (which were easy to do through the concierge or the mobile app). Buffets were very good, though not huge but we never got bored and the kids enjoyed them. The steakhouse was the only let-down, nothing too special. The French restaurant was a very nice and romantic setting and the food was very good (no kids under 12 so ours went with the kids club that night). The Japanese was a great experience for the whole family (Benihana type show-cooking) and the food was very good too, particularly the octopus appetizer. We didn't try the Mexican restaurant, but heard it was good. Drinks at all the bars and restaurants, as well as those delivered by the waitresses around the pool and beach were all good as well (great pina-coladas), though I recommend specifically asking for a name brand liquor (ie: Bacardi) instead of well, it made a difference in taste and it's no problem, you just need to ask for it.
Pool and beach were both great and surprisingly we never had to fight for good chairs and either one, even though the hotel was almost full. Kids pool was also lots of fun. Beach was clean and easy to play in the waves even for the kids, though as usual watch out for the currents. Plenty of activities throughout the day every day both at the pool and the beach (shout out to Raphael for some great beach soccer games). Night time entertainment was fun too with a different themed show every night from rock to disco to circus.
Overall a great experience, highly recommended, and we will be back!
Rather than recapping everything that everyone else has said, I will quickly go over the review and then want to leave some suggestions if you plan to go here:
Food is good. The buffet is not bad as some said. It is not a huge resort, so you are not going to get a thousand options, and maybe that's where some had an issue but in a week, I did not get to try everything that I wanted to, and each night's theme added enough variety to keep things something to look forward to. I had absolutely NO problem getting decent time reservations for just about any a la carte restaurant that we wanted, but I would recommend sending an email to them the Friday before you arrive to plan for your first two nights, if you wish to go when you first arrive. Check in and check out was the easiest anywhere. 5 minutes wait tops. The place is not crowded and they were at 75% full when we were there in June. We never had a problem finding shade at the pool or a decent seat at the Ocean even in mid day. The workers though are the best thing that Iberostar offers. They seem to love working here more than any of the other 4 resorts we stayed at in the past. It really felt to us that their whole goal was please us rather than just do their job. That goes for Teresa and Veronica in the buffet area, Maria in housekeeping, Alex, Oswaldo, Marco and the others on their entertainment team, and so many more that will not get named, but deserve credit. When you come here, you do not feel like a herding animal, you feel like a unique guest and they even got to know our names and would greet us when we passed by. Pools were not crowded and clean. Ocean was wavy and fun. Beach did not have seaweed or other issues. Lots of passerby vendors, but it did not bother us. They were respectful to saying no thanks.
Travel: You can use Uber from the airport to Playa Mita for about $20-25, but they cannot pick you back up once you are in Nayarit, which is where Iberostar is. On the way back to the airport, the taxi is $40, or talk with the staff and they may be able to get you on a group shuttle as they did for us for about $25. Very, very reasonable compared to the pre-planned shuttle services you will find. Go to Sayulita, which is 4-5 miles away. Totally worth it. Go surfing! It was our first time and the guides there will help you get up your first time out, (try Lunazul Surf School). Even if you don't surf, the beach and food and shops are awesome and the best of the area. To get to Sayulita, Iberostar offers a shuttle for 2 hours stay for $15 for the family, but it's way too short. Taxis are pricey and run about 400 pesos or $20 each way. Maybe 25-40% of the shops and restaurants use credit cards, so take $500 USD or more depending on how you spend when you go. Better to take too much than too little. You DO NOT want to pull cash once you arrive. That is one area where they will bleed you dry in fees (Iberostar really needs to fix this, as I lost almost $65 pulling $260 out of their ATM and converting to pesos). Use credit cards where you can for the best rates. The exchange rate at the hotel was about 13% under the federal exchange. It's still better than using dollars, but not great.
We did not go to Puerto Vallarte from here. It's too far, both in terms of time and money. (~700 pesos each way for a taxi up to 4 people) You don't need to go here to have a good vacation. I was originally discouraged when I found this out, but in the long run, we had an awesome time in Sayulita and I would not trade it.
We enjoyed all the shows at the resort. We found them to be good (talented actors, singers and acrobats) and Iberostar throws a good amount of money towards the set productions especially given the overall size of the resort.
Really enjoyed the fine dining, beaches, pools and especially the activities provided by Star Friends. Alex and his group did a dynamic job of entertainment from morning until night. We had 3 couples who would go back tomorrow.