Fodor's Expert Review Hyatt Ziva

Carretera a Barra de Navidad (Carretera 200), Km 3.5, at Playa Las Estacas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48300, Mexico Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.

The dramatic view of the gorgeous, rock-edged beach is just one reason that this all-inclusive is special. Theme nights go a bit beyond the usual Mexican fiestas: You'll find salsa dancing classes, reggae nights, and movies on the beach. Instead of buffet restaurants there are six à la carte eateries, including seafood, Mexican, international, and an adults-only Italian dinner restaurant. All of the charming suites have excellent views, but only the newer ones have balconies, some with a hot tub. There are tons of activities for both kids and adults, and no wristbands (required at most All-Inclusives to identify guests) to clash with your resort-casual clothes.

PROS

  • gorgeous private beach
  • 24-hour concierge service
  • easy 5 minute drive or bus to downtown Puerto Vallarta
  • weekly campout for kids

CONS

  • no-reservation restaurant system means waiting to eat during busiest seasons
  • standard rooms don't have balconies

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
Intimate
On the beach
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 322-226–5000 | 866-237–3267-in U.S. and Canada

HOTEL DETAILS

337 suites
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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