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RIU Palace Pacifico

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All inclusive resort with a large stretch of beach!

Family Friendly
All Inclusive
Non-Motorized Watersports
Free Wi-Fi
Resort for a Day Experience:

Escape from the hustle and bustle of the cruise ship crowds and spend your day in port at the all inclusive RIU Palace Pacifico. Located on a beautiful stretch of private beach, fresh water swimming pool with adjoining whirlpool, children's swimming pool, sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool area. Prefer to keep active? You will also find numerous activities and sports to enjoy during your stay. Resort for a Day guests are welcome to enjoy windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, bodyboarding and volleyball! Enjoy all the amenities this luxurious resort has to offer, including unlimited dining & drinks. Lunch features a hot and cold buffet, live cooking stations and a selection of Mexican, American, and International cuisine at it's best! Onsite bars, including a large swim-up bar, serve unlimited drinks and pool area beverage service is available throughout the day. 

Resort Description:

 The All Inclusive Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico can be accessed from the port of Puerto Vallarta and is located right on the beach. Choose from a number of all inclusive restaurants and take in the views by the pool or on the beach.

Getting There:

Taxi service is easy to get at the cruise ship terminal; the resort is a 30 minute drive from the cruise pier. Although the cruise port is nearby, we always suggest you depart the resort 2 hours prior to your ship’s scheduled departure time.

What's Not Included:
  • Guest rooms/accommodations
  • Transfers to/from your cruise ship.
  • Motorized water sports
  • Golf
  • Lockers are not available so pack light
  • Items of a personal nature including spa and gift shop
What To Know Before You Go:

Purchasing your Resort for a Day shore excursion day pass is simple. Make your online purchase and your resort passes are emailed to you within the same day. Simply print your passes and bring them with you on your trip. Passes are required upon check-in at the resort. Resort For a Day Passes can be purchased up until the day before you are in port. However, availability at the RIU Palace Pacifico Puerto Vallarta is very limited, so book early to secure your space.

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Featured Reviews

"We have visited several Riu properties, in the Caribbean and this one in Puerto Vallarta. It's a very nice property, huge pools, really nice beach and decent food and drinks. I would highly recommend." - March 6, 2019


"I absolutely loved my day at the Riu Palace Pacifico. The hardest choices I had to make on a Wednesday in January were whether I wanted to be in the ocean or the pool. Service was outstanding, they had poolside entertainment, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would not only come back here if I cruised to Puerto Vallarta again, I would love to stay here for a few days. Only downside is that the cab ride from the cruise terminal to the resort was $40 each way." - Kelly, January 23, 2019


"We were amazed at this RIU Palace Pacifico Resort. We only went for a day pass, but it was worth every penny. From the luxurious layout to the restaurants, everything was amazing. The pool was huge with several areas to swim or just hang out. The swim up bar was nice to sit at and relax with a cold drink. The beaches are right there too. We wish we had more time, but the cruise ship only allowed for 8 hours. This is a place we would consider flying to and staying a week to sample everything in more detail." - Daniel, January 11, 2019


"We enjoyed our day trip to this resort. We were on a cruise ship that stopped in Puerto Vallarta and we wanted to experience a resort so we booked this. We would consider a vacation here, it was so nice and looked exactly as advertised.The drinks were good and not watered down.Everyone we came in contact with was pleasant and friendly.The pool was HUGE and plenty of loungers available.They had lots of activities going on there as well (water aerobics). Lunch was ok at the buffet style restaurant. I only wish we were able to stay there longer." - October 20, 2018


"Awesome resort for a day. We loved the RIU Pacifico Resort. The pool was amazing and warm. We loved the swim up bar and all of the drinks and food that was included. The beach was also very nice, and they took great care of us. The restaurants also had high-quality food. We would go back here again in a heartbeat. It's definitely worth the money." - May 10, 2018

What's Included
  • Come enjoy your resort day anytime between the hours of 10:00AM and 5:00PM
  • Unlimited dining for lunch and snacks
  • Unlimited drinks (alcohol & non alcohol)
  • Beaches, pools, whirlpools
  • Swim-up pool bar
  • Children's pool
  • Lounges, umbrellas, towels (no need to bring the ship’s towels)
  • Windsurfing, catamaran, kayaking, body board
  • Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12
  • Use of sauna, gym and whirlpool bath
  • Free WiFi throughout hotel
  • Bathrooms are available for changing
Group Discounts

Groups of 10 or more SAVE $5 per adult.

Submit group discount request. 

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