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Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences

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On the beach, beach towels, beach volleyball, kayaking
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas

Overview of Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences

Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences

3.5 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • All-inclusive
  • Laundry
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Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio #2199, north hotel zone, Puerto Vallarta, 48333

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLa Isla4 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Las Glorias17 min walk
  • Popular LocationCruise Ship Terminal19 min walk
  • AirportPuerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.)16 min drive

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About this area

Puerto Vallarta

Located on the beach, Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences is in Hotel Zone, a neighborhood in Puerto Vallarta with good airport proximity. Malecon is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Los Arcos and El Eden. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Splash Water Park. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing and whale-watching.

What's nearby

  • La Isla - 4 min walk
  • Playa Las Glorias - 17 min walk
  • Cruise Ship Terminal - 19 min walk
  • Uno - 8 min drive
  • Bay of Banderas - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 16 min drive

Restaurants

  • La Vaca Argentina - 4 min walk
  • Pizzeria La Dolce - 4 min walk
  • La Pancha - 5 min walk
  • El oasis Del holi - 9 min walk
  • El Camaron Express - 10 min walk

About this property

Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences

Beachfront aparthotel with calming spa services
At Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences, relax by one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or spend the day at the beach where you can enjoy volleyball. Each apartment offers free WiFi, a balcony, and an LCD TV with cable channels. A hair dryer, a safe, and a shower are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences offers 300 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. LCD televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Puerto Vallarta aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

All-inclusive details

This aparthotel is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included and additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and select beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

Kayaking
Surfing/body boarding

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Property is kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Beach

  • On a sandy beach
  • Beach towels

Pool/Spa

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Aromatherapy
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Hot stone massages
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Sports massages
  • Steam room
  • Swedish massages

Internet

  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Family friendly

  • Children stay free
  • Children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Free crib

Restaurants on site

  • Rest. Villalinda

Food and drink

  • Water dispenser

Dining

  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Snack bar/deli

Bathroom

  • 1 bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower only
  • Towels provided

Entertainment

  • LCD TV with cable channels
  • TV in common areas

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • 5 meeting rooms

Climate control

  • Air conditioning

Pets

  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Designated smoking areas

Services and conveniences

  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Blackout drapes
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Phone
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Safe
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • Near the airport
  • Near the boardwalk
  • On the bay

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Billiards/pool table on site
  • Children's club on site
  • Children's pool on site
  • Gym on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Outdoor tennis court on site
  • Shopping on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Whale watching nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector

General

  • 14 floors
  • 300 rooms
  • Connecting units available

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 6 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Friendly Beach Inclusive
Friendly Beach Resort Inclusive
Friendly Resort
Friendly Vallarta Beach
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Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort Spa All Inclusive
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Frequently asked questions

Does Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences?

As of Feb 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences on Feb 27, 2023 start from CA $338.13, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. A fee applies for early check-in (subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Are there all-inclusive benefits at Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences?

Yes, the property is all-inclusive. Food and beverages are included (with some restrictions), and activities include kayaking, surfing/body boarding, soccer, and more.

Where is Friendly Fun Vallarta Different Experiences located?

Nestled on the beach, this Hotel Zone aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of La Isla, Uno, and Malecon. Bay of Banderas and Splash Water Park are also within 9 mi (15 km).

Reviews

7.8

Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 334 out of 950 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 35%
Rating 8 - Good. 371 out of 950 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 39%
Rating 6 - Okay. 140 out of 950 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 15%
Rating 4 - Poor. 62 out of 950 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 7%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 43 out of 950 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%

8.5/10

Cleanliness

9.0/10

Staff & service

7.6/10

Amenities

7.4/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.0/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

6/10 Okay

Marina

Travelled with partner, Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were always friendly and great for bringing drinks, but we always tipped so that likely helped. :) Beds were aweful, plastic sheet over matress, we upgraded to a Supreme Ocean view room, which I would not say was worth it. Ocean was blocked by trees and could see better by looking sideways over our neighbours balcony. Bathroom was just toilet and shower, sink was outside and mirror was just an extendable one that pulled out from wall over counter. there was a larger mirror in another location. It was a weird set up, not worth the upgrade as we had friends that had nicer rooms at regular rate.
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay

Jodie

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
Beautiful oven view from room
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

6/10 Okay

Guadalupe

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Hotel personnel do there job great. Never a bad moment. Food never changes. No shows with dancers. Furniture is horrible horrible. We pay more for less
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Vickie

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
I appreciated that the adult area was abided by, children were not allowed. I like to have a separate area when desired. All employees were friendly and helpful. Food was good. Drinks were good.
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Lisa

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I have been four times. The new chairs need cushions. They are not comfortable. The tall chairs are too tall and need to be cut down a bit. I would like the benches in the lobby to be sofas again. I would like more variety in the buffet, possibly themed nights. More dishes with beef hamburger in them. I love the coffee shop.
Stayed 10 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Steven

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was our first visit to Hotel Friendly Fun. We enjoyed our two week stay. The positives were the ability to enjoy the sunbeds without having to be part of a club or pay for premium pricing (which is the case for other resorts), ample choices of food options at each buffet, great coffee/tea & dainties at the coffee shop, hotel and grounds is kept very clean, brand name liquor available. No one tried to sell us on any timeshares. :) Our room was always cleaned very well. We enjoyed the fish fry on the beach each week. Nice improvements on the adult pool area and the pier (with the swing). 20L water bottles are spread throughout the floors allowing us to fill our water bottles. Negatives: Volume level of music played by the DJ increased as the afternoon progressed into evening, to the point that it hurt our ears. It was impossible to have a normal conversation with someone next to me. The staff were not intersted in helping me to get the music volume lowered. On one occasion the DJ played rap music with disgusting, vulgar lyrics in the middle of the afternoon, so I lodged a complaint with the lobby staff. Days later I was able to locate the DJ in the adult pool area and complained to him several times before he finally lowered the volume to a reasonable level. It was our opinion that the DJ was trying to cater to the Mexican clientele with their loud vulgar music. Also, there's no need for a speaker at the "new" pier. Rather overkill.
Stayed 14 nights in Jan 2023

4/10 Poor

Kellie, Walnut

Travelled with family
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beach view and pools were lovely. Rooms in bad shape: hole in the bathtub, broken vanity, toilet so close to the tub that a person could not squarely sit on it. Food very marginal. Same thing every day - no variation even in the restaurants where reservations were required. Quality not great. Very limited entertainment. Will not go back. Many workers although very nice could not understand any English.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023

8/10 Good

Tricia, Grand Rapids

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
While the property is a bit older they do a great job of maintaining everything. Checking in was 5 min or less as was checkout. The room was always clean with everything you need. The pool was always busy as was the adults only area. The Beach was great for sitting in the sun, buying from the vendors and swimming. The wait staff is AMAZING! Everywhere we went to eat or sit and drink the staff is on it. Their staff really are friendly and make this resort worth it!

10/10 Excellent

Tammy Lynne, Grand Rapids

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Friendly fun was inviting the minute we got there. Quick and easy check in. Staff would go out of their way to provide an enjoyable experience. Loved the beach and swimming area. Overall a great holiday!

4/10 Poor

Thomas, Fountain Valley

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities
DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE COMPARED TO PREVIOUS VISITS TO THE FRIENDLY. Despite recent property upgrades the poor management affected most touchpoints making for an unsatisfying experience. CONS: Noise with wedding DJ & hundreds of guests partying outside our balcony past 11:00 pm. Food, even for A/I standards was poor, unrecognizable and lacking descriptions. The upgrade Azul Restaurant was closed. Staff with little to no English resulting in ordering a drink a problem (ice in beer, ice in wine, bartenders not knowing how to make a margarita on the rocks). Evening show in Spanish only. Phone not working despite two promises to repair. No in-room water for two days because they don’t deliver bottled water but ask you to re-fill plastic bottles from hallway office type water dispensers that were empty and unfilled for two days. Broken beach lounge chairs with metal pieces protruding through support. No towel racks or towel hooks in bathroom. Hundreds of children screaming in the pools from morning until night including kids in one of the Adult Only pools. Elimination of many lounge chairs on the sand and new Adult Pool and replaced with many queen beds for people to lounge on were as appetizing as sleeping on someone else’s bedding. While we typically encounter a mix of Mexicans, Canadians and Americans on this visit we oddly seemed to be the only English speaking guests during our stay. Gone are the snack bar where you could order a sandwich, get ice cream or a drink.