Riu Vallarta Reopens With New Features & Enhanced Amenities

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Sunwing is spreading the news that top-rated family resort Riu Vallarta has re-opened following extensive renovations and modernizations. Featuring a contemporary and elegant style, the property now offers three new dining venues and a refurbished pool area.

Situated on the shores of Playa de Flamingos in Riviera Nayarit, Riu Vallarta now features a new lobby with décor and architectural elements inspired by the Art Deco era. In addition, all 678 guestrooms were fully refurbished with a modern tropical vibe. Vacationers can spend their days lounging by the revamped pool area, now with a total of five pools, including an ocean-view swim-up bar and a kids pool with mini water slides.

Guests can now choose from six different dining options with unlimited reservation-free dining included in their stay, with the addition of three new venues: an Italian restaurant, a grill and a steakhouse. The existing restaurants, Kulinarium and Nirvana, were updated with new contemporary décor and Don Rafael now features a larger terrace and air-conditioned area.

Sunwing is the exclusive vacation provider of RIU Hotels and Resorts in Canada. 

Bruce Parkinson

Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief

An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.