Located on Flamingos Beach and surrounded by the beautiful Banderas Bay and Sierra Madre Mountains, a RIU Palace Pacifico wedding is perfect for those who want the natural beauty of the landscape to infuse into their ceremony. There is an infinity pool that rests on the beachfront with an adjoining jacuzzi and a separate pool for children. This hotel brings luxury and elegance to its highest form, so you and your wedding guests can feel one with their vacation.
For a unique excursion book a horseback riding trip to the quiet beach town of Bucerias, nearby.
This resort offers exchange privileges with RIU Palace Vallarta, where adults can enjoy the on-site Discotheque nightclub, and further access to their amenities.
If you plan to have your RIU Palace Pacifico wedding during the months of February thru May, it is important to know that all rooms must have at least 1 guest occupying them that is at least 21 years or older.
The RIU Palace Pacifico free wedding package welcomes up to 10 guests, including the couple, and allows more at an additional cost. The free package is subject to mandatory payment of documentation, administrative fees, and taxes which are pre-established by local government; this payment will be made at the reception of the RIU Hotel. The Classic package allows up to 18 guests and begins at $1399. Symbolic and civil ceremonies are available with each package. Additional guests will include extra costs. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost for any RIU Palace Pacifico wedding.
Rooms range from $110 – $180 per person per night. Every room includes a split-level living room area with two steps, and a hydromassage bathtub. Children ages 2 and younger stay free.
Access to RIU Palace Pacifico wedding coordinator | Symbolic ceremony | Recorded music during the ceremony | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonnière | RIU Palace Pacifico wedding cake | Sparkling wine toast | Semi private dinner at a specialty restaurant | Special decoration in guest room | Witnesses if required | Minister/Judge service | Spa surprise gift | 10% discount all spa treatments (couple only) | Wedding certificate
There are 445 total guest rooms with views of garden or ocean. There is one building on the property that stands 9 stories high, with an extravagant pool in the front.
Beach – 100 guests max, Gazebo – 20 guests max
All rooms allow up to 2 adults and 2 children max, or 3 adults. The 2 bedroom family suite room categories are the only rooms to allow 2 adults and 3 children max, or 5 adults. Adults-only rooms are available upon request with 2 adults max. Children are ages 12 and younger.
The resort will host no more than 3 weddings per day, Monday thru Saturday. Ceremonies will be held between 12pm and 6pm. Same-sex and LGBT marriages are available at this resort.
High-season months for RIU Palace Pacifico typically include January, April, June, July, August, November and December. It is always encouraged to have your guests book their stay 8 – 12 months in advance as the hotel can sell out during these months.
The RIU Palace Pacifico wedding coordinators typically respond within 48 hours. During the resort’s busy season, they may take longer.
Hotel RIU Palace Pacifico is located 8 miles from the PVR airport. The resort is about 30 minutes outside of downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Q: What is your favorite part of a destination wedding?
A: I love how I am the last person that the bride see before she walks in, it makes me feel special. I love to see how my work can make this happen.
Q: Can you tell me a time about when you saved the day for a bride?
A: The zipper of the bride’s dress was broken, 5 minutes before the walk-in. She was crying, but I fixed it for her just in time!
Q: What do brides usually RIU Palace Pacifico about?
A: Friendly staff, good food, and the nice ceremonies with the minister. They love the flowers, and beautiful pictures from our photographer at our excellent locations.
“This hotel provides excellent food and a variety of restaurants. The rooms and entire hotel are very well kept, clean. The staff are polite and friendly. The beach area is easily accessible from hotel. Drinks are very tasty and and brought directly to you while you baske in the sun. The beds are extra firm but they do provide foam mattress pads if you prefer extra comfort. Our stay (11 days) was a great experience. The old Spanish decor enhanced the beauty of this hotel.” – Carla D. 2/20
“Absolutely amazing hotel. Spotlessly clean bedrooms, bathrooms and all areas of the hotel. An inspection of the kitchens is also offered. The food in all seven restaurants is wonderful, offering something for everyone. The sports bar was very much appreciated by my husband. Showing English premier league football. The pool area was wonderful, having a swim up bar and a bbq daily. Only downside was the music was very loud and intusive at times. There was nothing to fault. All the staff ard friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.” – Julia Y. 2/20
“Beautiful hotel with direct beach access in to a flat blue bay. The staff were all lovely and the hotel has great facilities. Not in a busy strip but with other hotels – we didn’t walk anywhere other than the supermarket to get a few supplies which is 10mins away. Would defiantly stay again – the staff were wonderful” – Neil B. 3/19
“Lovely hotel , Don’t read the bad reviews , rooms are nice and big and also clean . Service is spot on. Buffet food is also delicious. If you get a chance visit one of the restaurant 👌🏻 overall highly recommend RIU Palace .. will be coming again” – Steve T. 7/17
“Beautiful hotel with friendly staff. Even though they have events, rooms are quiet. Food is very delicious and they have enough options for all people. I visited RIU Jalisco and RIU Vallarta while staying at RIU Palace, and I liked RIU Palace the most. All areas in the hotel are clean all the time; they constantly mop the floor. One negative aspect is that they only have a couple of public restrooms; need to walk a lot to go to the restroom.” – Fabiel Z. 7/17
“Stayed here the first week of March. First off the entire staff is incredibly helpful and friendly, they worked tirelessly to make our stay enjoyable and to keep this resort impeccably clean and maintained! Extra kudos to the bartenders and wait staff at the pool and beach who never let our cocktails be dry! All the food at the restaurants and buffets were excellent as well, the variety is amazing! This was the first all inclusive my wife and I have vacationed to, for the money we don’t know how it could have been any better. Very pleased with this resort and would definitely recommend it!” – Tom D. 5/17