Are you taking your family on vacation to Puerto Vallarta?
Over the last few years I had the opportunity to spend lots of time down in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and it has quickly become one of my favorite places. In fact, I love Puerto Vallarta and highly recommend visiting the area. Now I have put together a list of our favorite all inclusive family resorts to help your family figure out where to stay at during your own vacation!
5 Incredibly Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Vallarta
No matter what kind of budget you are on I can pretty much guarantee that Puerto Vallarta will have an all-inclusive resort that will work for your family. All of these resorts listed are on the beach and packed with amenities. Many of these resorts are so enjoyable you may not even leave the resort!
Now Amber is easily one of my favorites. With multiple pools, excellent food, live nightly entertainment and an expansive kid’s club there is so much for families to love. Mom will love the spa and the Jacuzzi tub in the rooms, teens will love their own hangout space complete with snacks and drinks, younger kids will go crazy over the incredible kid’s club here, and dad will appreciate the casino and sports bar.
All the rooms look towards the ocean and on the bottom floor they have swim out rooms. Now Amber borders sister resort, Secrets. Which means while the kids are in their clubs parents can go escape to Secrets from some adult only time. Now Amber is 15 minutes from the airport.
Check current rates at Now Amber.
To get a solid idea of what to expect check out this video.
Fiesta Americana in Puerto Vallarta easily makes this list for a lot of reasons included my personal favorite the resort has no smoking policy! Another good thing, it’s a blue flag beach, a status given by the Mexican government for superior cleanliness and safety. The list goes on and on, but the staff is just phenomenal and the kid’s club and teen club are super fun. If you want to stay at a smaller, more intimate resort without giving up an all-inclusive experience, this is the place! You can read my full review here.
Check current rates at Fiesta Americana
Hotel Estancia in Riviera Nayarit
Not far from Puerto Vallarta is Riviera Nayarit, well not far is in one hour east of the airport. One of my favorite hotels in Riviera Nayarit so far is Villa La Estancia Beach Resort and Spa. I’ve only been to a few hotels in this area, so keep that in mind if you disagree with me! The pool is massive, the spa is lovely, there’s a splash pad for younger kids, and multiple hot tubs heated to different temperatures! They have a lot of lovely family suites, enabling even large families to stay comfortably here. Some of the suites also have a washer and dryer, but you don’t have to do laundry, because at this resort one of the amenities is that they will do your laundry for you!
Check current rates at Villa La Estancia Beach Resort.
Because this is such a great option for larger families I have put together a video touring many of their suites.
Sunscape Puerto Vallarta
Sunscape Puerto Vallarta has great food, amazing kid and teen clubs, a turtle release program, safe beach, and more. This is a more affordable option for families on a budget. They often run specials for families, like two kids stay free promotions.
They even have designated family rooms with bunk beds and a patio that opens up towards the kid’s club. Down at the beach, they have kayaks, paddle boards, boogie boards, and snorkels.
Check current rates for Sunscape and check out this video I made for more about this resort.
Riu Palace Pacifico in Riviera Nayarit was built in 2008. This is a pretty large resort with a massive pool. They have 448 rooms and the resort is all inclusive only. One perk of their all-inclusive is that no reservations are needed for any of their restaurants. Oddly enough many all-inclusive properties make you reserve dining.
They have some nice water activities included like half an hour hobby cat, windsurfing, kayaks, & boogie boards. They offer wind surf lessons and sailing lessons.
Check current rates at Rui Palace Pacifico.
No matter where your family stays one thing is for sure, you are going to have a wonderful time! If you have any questions about any of these resorts do not hesitate to ask. I will do my best to find the answer for you.
If you are headed to Puerto Vallarta without the kids, I recommend Hotel Mousai!
Have you been to Puerto Vallarta? Where did you stay? I would love to hear your recommendations in the comments below.
Should You Get Travel Insurance?
Don’t forget travel insurance! I’m a fan of Travelex insurance, because of the variety of options. Protect yourself from possible injury & theft abroad. I have gotten extremely sick twice now out of the country and Noah has had seizures in other countries, so I always recommend getting some sort of coverage. Read more about why you should always carry travel insurance here.
After visiting so many times I have a specific company I prefer to use if I am taking a shuttle from the airport or around town, I recommend Grayline.
If you are looking for a car rental I recommend getting the car at the Cancun Airport. It will make things easier. This entire area is easy to drive around in. Get a Puerto Vallarta car rental for $9 a day!