The Friendly Vallarta Hotel in Puerto Vallarta is located beachfront, approximately 6 km from the Puerto Vallarta airport. This fun-filled and dynamic resort is a Canadian favourite and has undergone a complete renovation. This resort features 218 rooms in several buildings.
 
Hotel details
Important information
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Mandatory Information: Star rating

  • March 1, 2016:

    Please take note that the hotel is now a 4-star.

Brochure Erratum(s)



  • Please take note of the following change in our 2017-2018 brochure.

    June 12, 2017:
    The hotel has 3 à la carte restaurants (1 Italian, 1 Mexican and 1 Grill)
    There is no French restaurant.
About your Hotel
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Hotel Location

  • Approximately 6 km from Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport - Puerto Vallarta
  • Beachfront
  • Close to a trendy area
  • Close to cultural site
  • Area: Pacific Coast

Hotel Description

  • 218 rooms
  • 3 building(s) of 3 storey(s)
  • 1 building(s) of 14 storey(s)
  • Elevator

Services

  • Parking available at the hotel
  • 3 pool(s)
  • 5 restaurant(s)
  • 3 bar(s)
  • Disco
  • Fitness center
  • Internet business center ($)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Doctor on site ($)
  • 1 tennis court(s)
  • Accessible for people with restricted mobility
  • WiFi available in :
    • Lobby
    • Room
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM
  • Check-in time : 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time : 12:00 PM
  • Babysitting ($)
  • Golf course nearby ($)
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 18 years old
  • Car Rental ($)
  • This hotel accepts student groups

Beach

  • Private beach
  • Beach Club on site
  • Beach Club (facilities on the beach) : Yes (included)
  • Lounge chairs
  • Palapas

Hotel Contact Information

  • Friendly Vallarta 4*
  • Ave. Francisco Medina Ascencio Km 2.5, Zona Hetelera 483330 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco Mexico
  • Tel.: 523222264600
  • Fax : 523222264600
  • Email : ventwinter@friendlyvallarta.com
Inclusions
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For travel between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 5 per week in the restaurants that do not require reservations
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, 24-hour)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited, 24-hour, house wine included)
  • Snacks 10:30pm to 5am
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Family Collection inclusions :
  • Part of: Kids Promotion
  • Children's entertainment
  • Kids' Club (ages 5 to 12)
  • Free seat selection for kids exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) available at main Canadian airports
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)

Accommodation only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 5 per week in the restaurants that do not require reservations
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, 24-hour)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited, 24-hour, house wine included)
  • Snacks 10:30pm to 5am
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Family Collection inclusions :
  • Part of: Kids Promotion
  • Children's entertainment
  • Kids' Club (ages 5 to 12)
  • Free seat selection for kids exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated family check-in at airport counter (package only) available at main Canadian airports
  • Priority check-in and boarding (package only)
  • Priority baggage handling (package only) exclusive to Air Transat Kids Club members (some restrictions may apply)
For travel between November 1, 2017 and October 31, 2018

Package

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and hotel (package only)
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 5 per week in the restaurants that do not require reservations
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, 24-hour)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited, 24-hour, house wine included)
  • Snacks 10h30 pm to 5am
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination

Accommodation only

All inclusive (AI) meal plan :

Our most popular vacation option features:

3 meals a day
Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
A variety of activities

And more!

General inclusions :
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Accommodation for the chosen period
  • À la carte dinners 5 per week in the restaurants that do not require reservations
  • Daily activities program
  • Daily sports
  • Domestic drinks (unlimited, 24-hour)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Selected international drinks (unlimited, 24-hour, house wine included)
  • Snacks 10h30 pm to 5am
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Service of a representative at destination
Rooms
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  • For your comfort, each room offers :
  • Superior > Ø

    Inclusions
    • Family Collection inclusions (Season 2016-2017)
    • WiFi
    • In-room safe
    • Satellite TV
    • 110/120 volts
    • Run of the house View
    • Up to 4 people :
      • Maximum 3 adults
      • Maximum 2 children
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds
    • Extra bed (on request)
    • Crib (on request)
    • Desk/Working area
    • Balcony
    • Bathroom with shower or bath
      • Shower : Regular
      • Bath type : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron & ironing board (on request)
    • Room service ($)
    • Telephone
    • Family Collection inclusions
    • Sun Savvy Collection inclusions
    • Even more inclusions
    • WiFi
Sports / Activities
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Sports

  • Golf course nearby ($)
  • Kayaking
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
    • 1 tennis court(s)

Activities

  • Aquafitness
  • Board games
  • Fitness center
  • Introduction to scuba diving in pool
  • Ping-pong
  • Pool tables
Internet
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WiFi available in :

  • Lobby
  • Room

Internet for Business ($)

Family Collection
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Kid-Friendly Fun

You’re going on a family vacation! Great! Where do you go? Where do you stay? Does the hotel have a water park? Will your teen get bored? So many questions! That’s why we’ve compiled our Family Collection, catered to the wants and needs of all types of families. So you can spend more time teasing your teen about singing Justin Bieber at karaoke or bonding over that time Grandma fell out of the canoe.

WHO ARE YOU TRAVELLING WITH?

CHILDREN UP TO AGE 12
For the Little Ones and Tweens
With fun-filled kids’ clubs and activities galore, your children might never want to leave!

TEENS AGED 13 TO 16
Cool for Teens
Surf simulators, arcade games, DJ classes – your teens won’t even have time to miss Snapchat!

SWIM FANS
Water Parks
Spend hours of aqua fun at these hotels with awesome water parks and surf simulators.

JUST YOU AND THE KIDS
Single Parents
Moms or dads travelling alone with kids under 13 can benefit from reduced rates and even free stays for their little ones.

FAMILIES OF 5 OR MORE
Big Fun for Big Families
Big families are the stars at these hotels with spacious rooms and/or luxurious suites.

To find out if this hotel meets the needs of your family, and see which specific inclusions apply to this hotel, please refer to "Family Collection" Inclusions in the "Inclusions" section.  
May be available with some room categories, according to the property
Available for season 2016-2017
Sunsavvy Collection
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Sun-Kissed Steal

What tastes sweeter than sipping on passion-fruit juice while lounging on the beach of your tropical hotel? Doing it all at a hotel you snagged at an amazing price! Renowned for their friendly atmosphere and welcoming staff – you’ll know all their names by the end of your trip – our Sun Savvy Collection resorts give you the best bang for your buck. So go ahead and treat yourself to those surfing lessons or that zip-lining adventure. You’ve earned it!
May be available with some room categories, according to the property
Restaurants / Bars
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  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
    • Disco
  • Restaurant(s)

    • Villa Linda
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Lunch : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • Ranchero Grill Restaurant
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet Restaurant
      • Dinner : À la Carte Grill
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • Frida Restaurant
      Image bar
      • Minimum age : 18 years old
      • Dinner : À la Carte Mexican
      • Reservation required
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
    • Dinner Theatre at Concha Nacar Salon
      Image bar
      • Dinner : Buffet Restaurant
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
       Dinner from 6 pm to 10 pm / one per week  and Show from 9 pm to 10 pm
    • Venecia Restaurant
      Image bar
      • Lunch : Snack Bar
      • Dinner : À la Carte Italian
      • Evening dress code: Semi-formal
      • High chairs available
    • Akio Asian Restaurant
      Image bar
      • Lunch : À la Carte Asian
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      • High chairs available
    • Friendly Coffee
      • Breakfast : Coffee shop & desserts
      • Lunch : Coffee shop & desserts
      • Dinner : Coffee shop & desserts
  • Bar(s)

    • Las Margaritas
      Image bar
      • Location : Lobby
      • Opening time : 18:00
      • Closing time : 01:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Venecia
      Image bar
      • Location : Pool
      • Opening time : 10:00
      • Closing time : 18:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
    • Dinner Theatre
      Image bar
      • Location : Theatre
      • Opening time : 18:00
      • Closing time : 22:00
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks
      Shows daily , dinner theatre once per week
Kids
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  • Kids' Club (ages 5 to 12)
  • 1 kids pool(s)
  • Babysitting ($)
  • High chair available at the restaurant(s)

Notes

Babysitting: US $15/hour/child + Tax
Golf 2
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  • There’s nothing like a good game of golf to get you in the vacation spirit, so here's some information on nearby golf course(s) offering advantageous rates locally ($).

    This information is for informational purposes only and is subject to change.

Marina Vallarta Golf Club

Designed by Joe Finger
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco
3222210073
3222210171
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Driving range ($)
  • Lockers ($)
  • Par 72
  • 6,701 yards
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Formal dress code
  • Putting green
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house ($)
  • Mandatory golf cart ($)
  • Pro shop ($)
  • Chipping green

Vista Vallarta Golf Club - The Nicklaus Course

Designed by Jack Nicklaus
Puerto Vallarta
11523222900030
11523222900035
  • Golf Course near the property
  • 18 holes
  • Driving range ($)
  • Lockers ($)
  • 7073 yards
  • Pre-reserved tee times available
  • Putting green
  • Teaching pro ($)
  • Club house
  • Mandatory golf cart ($)
  • Minimum age to play : 18 years old
  • Pro shop ($)
Spa
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Services ($)

  • Body Treatments
  • Massage
Wedding / Honeymoon
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Wedding package ($)

Honeymoon package ($)

Special offers
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  • 2 children under 13 stay and eat free (2016-2017)

      • Applicable for travel between January 3, 2017 and October 31, 2017
  • 2 children under 13 stay and eat free (2017-2018)

      • Applicable for travel:
        • Between November 1, 2017 and December 23, 2017
        • Between January 3, 2018 and October 31, 2018
Ratings
0000¼ 3160 Review(s)
TripAdvisor rating
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TripAdvisor rating : Last 3 reviews
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It's just okay 000¼¼ September 17, 2017

  • I was surprised by how outdated the hotel is. I can see how this hotel must of been beautiful in the late 90's. Unfortunately today it just doesn't stack up. Bathroom had some real areas where...
  • A TripAdvisor Member

Great Staff and Delicious Food 0000¼ September 9, 2017

  • The Friendly was great. We were there in March 2016 and the staff, the food, the service was excellent. Our room was large, but they really do need updating. I am not that picky, however, so it...
  • TimelessTula

Best Family Vacation 00000 September 5, 2017

  • First time going to Mexico and first international trip for my son. The staff at check in was amazing our room was not ready yet but they supplied us with our wrist bands to enjoy the facilities in...
  • scottaC4120TI
Transat rating
8888²
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Hotel Ranking Descriptions

★★★★★ A luxury resort offering first-class accommodation along with a very wide range of services and facilities.
★★★★ A superior resort offering a high standard of accommodation along with a wide array of services and facilities.
★★★ An intermediate resort offering a good price/quality ratio along with pleasant accommodation and various services.
★★ A standard resort offering comfortable accommodation and basic services.
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