4.0
Very Good 5678 Reviews
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Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Location

When you stay at Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive in Nuevo Vallarta, you’ll be on the beach and convenient to El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary and Paradise Plaza Shopping Center. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Vallarta Adventures and Plaza Lago Real Shopping Center.

Rooms

Make yourself at home in one of the 495 air-conditioned guestrooms. Rooms have private balconies. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Pamper yourself with onsite massages and body treatments. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional features at this hotel include wireless Internet access (surcharge), concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Food & Drink

This hotel 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.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel’s 6 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Marival Resort & Suites Nuevo Vallarta All Inclusive
Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta y Paseo Cocoteros
Nuevo Vallarta, 63735 Mexico

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 5678 Reviews
Kids club review only
Doug R

Great experience! My daughter absolutely loved the kids club. Well staffed and organized. Much better than other experiences we have had. They changed up the activities daily, and she never got bored. Thanks club crew!

One and done. Keep looking for other options.
lisac0927

We stayed during 4th of July week (insanely crowded because the resort drew in more locals who had off for voting and then Americans who have off for Independence Day) and we will not be back because there’s so many better options in the area. On the crowded comment, I’ve never been to an all inclusive where the guests barely spoke English; I am all for brushing up on my Spanish and thrive on diversity, but the social aspect was really hard. I think this resort compared to others in PV area does attract more of a local crowd, so if you’re looking for that then this is a plus. For our group of 3 families, we come to PV 2x a year (usually without our kids though) and have stayed at a handful of resorts and homes with chefs and maid service. We decided to try something new, especially because of the big splash pad, and all we can say is if budget is a concern, to save a little more and try to get a better resort. This one was fine, but we won’t be back. Here’s why:

We feared for our bodily safety. Every place is so slippery- the pools, the rooms, etc. Bring water shoes and plan to wear them the entire time or just be cool rolling an ankle.

Kid friendly? Think again! Only the slides! No tubs for kids to bathe, no latches on the hotel doors (yes, our 3 year old went missing for a minute because he easily let himself out of the room), no kids menus at the restaurants besides the buffet, which even those options are terrible, no room service and you’re not allowed to take food up to your room from the buffets or anywhere besides the restaurants, no shows/entertainment, arcade was broken, no tennis until 10 am, mini golf is pathetic, and no soft serve ice cream!

Speaking of food, we were there for 8 nights and they only allowed us to have 2 reservations. Thankfully, we found food off site and our favorite was Fajitas Republic, a 9 minute walk from the resort. Coco Beach is a good option for lunch too. The reservations we did have were not kid friendly at all and take 2-2.5 hours to complete a meal. The buffets are terrible. The scrambled eggs had shells in them every single day, the omelette station people hustle but the lines are always terrible, there’s no bacon, they let kids serve themselves ice cream (dirty!), sausage = hot dogs, there’s no seafood options and when there are, they are fried or mushy and don’t taste safe, and the buffet is always the same stuff. It is obvious we are served the cheapest food possible.

Let’s talk about service. Most of the time, it is really good, BUT you do have to ask multiple times for things like coffee and water. There is zero pool or beach side service, zero room service, and the pool entertainment is over the top and rude. We had an infant sleeping and they wanted us to move so they could play water polo... do you think they even helped move our stuff? Haha NOPE. Zero help to gather all of our things and they hurried us out of there. They also made us move and shut the pools down for the Mexican fiesta night. How about the “vouchers” you get when you book? They don’t give them to you unless you ask, then you need to get a manager approval, then when using them, you need manager approval again. Terrible experiences and a complete waste of time. Also, one of us had an ocean front room and when we got in, it was pool view. They said they considered that ocean view... we ended up getting ocean view the next day and checking into a new room. Think they did anything for the inconvenience? Nahhhh...

False advertising on golf. Expect to pay $75 plus $44 to rent the golf cart. Pebble Beach charges $20 or less for a golf cart.

More staff is needed at the pool bar. It’s quicker to get out of the pool than wait.

Watch your water! Brown water came out one morning and when we said something, the supervisor was shocked and made a call and said they did water line testing... would have been nice to know.

Distance from PV is 45 minutes to an hour.

Here’s what we did like:

-The rooms and the views. It is really nice to be on the ocean and to have spacious rooms. One of our groups had a 2 bedroom and we had a one bedroom and it was really nice to have space because most hotels don’t have separated living from sleeping arrangements. the balcony we had was amazing. Splurge on the ocean view if you come here!

-They have Starbucks, but you have to pay.

-Some of the wait staff was awesome, particularly Mercedes at the lunch buffet, Miguel at Bamba dinner, and Miriana at the night time bar.

-Lots of pool options. The kid one is perfect, but we would recommend staff at the bottoms or tops of the slides because they’re so fast and kids go down on top of each other and get hurt. The staff kind of hangs around and looks for kids who are going down on their stomachs, but there’s no regulation to make sure they don’t slide into other kids.

-Beach vendors were not aggressive.

-The gym.

-The alcohol selection was pretty good compared to most all inclusives.

I hope this helps you make your decision! I don’t know if it’s allowed to say where I would recommend, so message me if you want my favorite resort or house I have stayed in and I’m happy to tell you.

Palomas
Haily C

We had an off the charts dinner at the Las Palomas. Huge thanks to the staff! We loved Capitan Pablo M. The hostess Alexa was great! Your going to want to ask for Joaquin and Ricardo. The food was to die for!!! I recommend this to everyone!!! Mucho gracias!