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ON SITE ACTIVITIES
“Afternoons by the pool are full of rhythm and with good vibes”
There is one large freshwater swimming pool with children’s area with children’s water park, one adults-only pool, and one saltwater pool.
Main pool: Open from 8:00am to 8:00 pm.
Bingo daily at 3:pm
Activities 4:30 pm
- Monday – Towel Decorating
- Tuesday – Fruit Decorating
- Wednesday – Bartending Lesson
- Thursday – T-Shirt Design
- Friday – Tequilla Tasting
- Saturday – Cooking Class
- Sunday – Corn Hole Game
Adults-only Infinity Pool: (Relax Pool) Open from 8:00am to 00:00 am. Heated during winter season.
Saltwater Pool: Open from 8:00am to 8:00 pm.
Children’s Water Park: Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm.
Royal Pool :
Around The Pool and beach
Complete daily program of daytime sports and entertainment activities on the beach and at the pool.
Sports: Aerobics, water aerobics, beach volleyball, petanque, archery, language classes, tennis, tennis night courts*, multipurpose court, gym, pool tables, darts, board games, ping-pong, volleyball, soccer, basketball.
Water Sports: Non-motorized water sports such as catamaran, windsurf, kayak, sailing, snorkeling, water polo, scuba diving lesson in the pool. Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa
Water sports with additional charges: Motorboat trips, deep sea fishing, horseback riding, snorkeling tours, scuba diving and whale watching. These services are offered by third parties.
Night Entertainment: Fun and varied entertainment every night at the hotel’s theater, live music at La Placita Bar, and Discotheque every night.
- Shows are performed at the theater at 9:00 pm nightly
- Monday – 10 pm – White Party at the La Placita
- Tuesday – 6 pm- Sunset Party at the Relax Pool
- Tuesday – Sunday 10 pm – Live Music at the lobby bar
- Tuesday – 10:30 pm – Peace & Love Party at La Placita
- Thursday – 10:30 pm – Back to the 80’s Party at La Placita
- Saturday – 11 pm – Neon Party at the disco
A sampling of the evening shows & parties
Every Saturday starting at 6pm at Hemingway’s you can indulge in an entire chocolate evening.
Photos courtesy of Duane & Brenda Gordon
Enjoy our snacks service, an extensive menu of beverages, table games and sporting events broadcast live on our large main screen.
Baby Club (1-3 years old)
- Trained professional staff on hand to assist the little ones
- Babysitting service (Available at an additional charge)
Open from: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mini-Club (4-12 years old)
- Outdoor and indoor play areas
- Arts and craft room and video games
- Home theatre with cinema style sound system
- Children’s splash pool with water slides
- Kids can enjoy a fun-filled day of eco-friendly activities to learn about their surroundings
- The club features delightful animated characters from the “Play at Palladium with Raggs” program who will sing, dance, and entertain the kids throughout the resort.
- Kids can also have breakfast with the Raggs gang
- Open from 9 a.m.- 11 p.m.
Black & White Junior Club (13-19 years old)
- Exclusive club for teenagers, your own personal hideaway
- Full sport activities during the day for both boys and girls
- For leisure activities, teens can relax and enjoy adult level video games and computer access
- Supervised disco during the evening so you can party with your new friends
- Open from 11 a.m.-12 midnight
- Kids Activity Schedule
Snorkeling Lessons for the Kids
- We have snorkeling classes for your children at our resort? Snorkeling is great fun, easy to learn and an ideal way to build up confidence in the water. This could be also a great introduction to underwater sports and can be their first step towards learning to dive.
Just ask for more information with any member from the entertainment team!
Wednesday’s at 6pm
For more information and images of the Grand Palladium Kids Clubs please refer to our Palladium Kids Page.
All schedules are subject to change. Please refer to the activity guide in your welcome package, the bulletin boards located throughout the resort or the Palladium App.
Kitchen Tour :
Also featuring: The following open air services, closed during rainy season (June to September approximately) are subject to weather changes and availability.
BBQ: Grill, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday Open: 06:30pm – 10:30 pm. Reservations required with public relations.
The BBQ is usually scheduled for Saturday evenings and during peak times there may be a second BBQ.( subject to the weather) Always check with guest services in the lobby. There are 3 sittings 6:00 Pm, 7:30 Pm and 9:pm. Tables and chairs are set up on the beach terrace near the main pool. There will be waiter service for wine the rest of the meal is buffet style. The menu consists of typical grilled food – steak, ribs, chicken, burgers, hot dogs, etc., as well as a variety of vegetables. There’s also a salad bar, various breads and fruits for dessert. There is something for everyone. If you attend an earlier sitting you may catch a breathtaking sunset. Dress code is casual.
On Friday’s, the entertainment team gives a tasting presentation of different kinds of Tequila, teaching the history and origin of this Mexican spirit, and how to drink it.
Treat yourself to a hot or cold coffee anytime..check out the delicious choices on the Coffee Menu
Paella: Spanish specialty, Wednesday and Saturday Open: 12:30 pm to 01:30 pm. No reservation requires
Dinner with Stars at beach area, previous reservation ($)
Set among tranquil mountains, where our Riviera Nayarit resort is located, you will find a comfortable hotel and spa, where clients can be pampered with massages and body and facial treatments, surrounded by an ambience of complete peace to make them feel fully renewed.
This resort stands in what is undoubtedly the most tranquil spot of Riviera Nayarit, a mountain paradise amidst luxuriant tropical vegetation, to ensure that visitors relax in peace. This intimate area covers 250 m2 and has a garden and outdoor pool to add to a truly wonderful experience.
Following your treatment, you can relax by gazing at the sunset from the exclusive water cascade in the outdoor pool of Zentropía Palladium Spa & Wellness.
The Resort & Spa hotel in Riviera Nayarit has the following facilities:
4 treatment cabins, including:
3 double treatment cabins for couples.
2 cabins for body treatments for couples.
1 individual cabin for facial treatments.
1 room for brides, complete with a bathtub.
2 hairdressing booths.
1 manicure and 1 pedicure booth.
Water area (male and female dry sauna, Turkish bath, 1 cold water jacuzzi and 1 hot water jacuzzi with capacity for 4 people, etc).
Fitness centre with air conditioning.
The spa offers massages, facials and body treatments given by a team of highly qualified, professional therapists. The Spa also has a modern beauty salon for cutting and styling hair, and offers the latest trends in fashion, manicures, pedicures and waxing.
Situated in the upper part of the Spa, it contains modern exercise apparatus, air conditioning and has relaxing views of the outside area. The equipment includes treadmills, elliptical trainers, static bikes and weights. The gym has changing rooms and lockers in the bathroom area, air conditioning, background music and plasma TV screens. No reservation is required and it is free of charge.
Zentropía pampers you with natural aromatherapy oils from seeds and essences and products based on local ingredients from the region to give you the full tropical experience.
Please give at least 4 hours’ notice if you wish to cancel. Late arrivals may only enjoy treatment up to the finishing time of the reservation, so that the next session can begin immediately. For a no-show, your room will be charged with 50% of the cost of the service.
All treatments can be charged to your room for greater convenience, or you can choose to pay by credit card or in cash. Tips may be given at your discretion for outstanding service.
Clients can reserve services prior to arrival at the resort with a 15% discount on the total purchase price. Reservations are paid 50% in advance, and the remaining 50% paid directly to the Spa.
The Spa’s trained staff are always available to advise you on the best treatment for your needs. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Please notify the Spa manager of any special medical condition, such as: allergies, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnancy, etc. You should also be well hydrated prior to treatment. We recommend that you arrive at least one hour prior to treatment so that you can relax in the water zone (sauna, steam bath, jacuzzi and pool). You must shower before entering the water zone. The Spa will provide you with a towel and sandals for your convenience and personal use. You may wear casual clothes and don’t forget to bring your swimwear. Please do not bring valuables or jewellery. Mobile phones and devices must be switched off so that all guests can fully enjoy their Spa experience.
Wet Zones at the Zentropia Spa (18 years and older)
- $10 USD per person per day for access to the hydrotherapy facilities wet areas of Zentropia Spa and Wellness.
- Clients that purchase a spa treatment and Royal guests and members of the Travel Club will not have to pay the $10 access fee on that day of treatment. The use of the gym and exercise rooms will remain free of charge for all registered hotel guests.
- For more information on other services offered pleased refer to the Zentropia Spa website.
The Grand Palladium Puerto Vallarta is home to a beautiful Catholic Church, Nuestra Senora de las Neives.
HOLIDAY’S & EVENTS
If you are fortunate enough to be vacationing over a holiday be sure to join in on the fun.
Off Site Activities ~ Puerto Vallarta
Some Popular Excursions
Scuba Diving Trips: For beginners and certified divers. Pro and amateur divers can enjoy the great marine life that inhabits the clear warm waters of the Bahía de Banderas and Mexican Pacific Ocean.
Golf: The golf courses around the area are located mostly in Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta. You can reach them by taxi. Just ask at the reception desks about rates.
Aquaventuras Park: This world-class sea attraction and water park is located right next to the exit towards the Nuevo Vallarta tourist area (10 minutes from the international airport). This magical place features a series of water games, lazy river, kid’s club and sunbathing areas that provide fun for the whole family. Check out the fun-side of sea lions and exotic birds, and discover the turtle sanctuary while you help support their conservation and reproduction program.
Buccaneer Night Tour: Sing, dance and laugh until tears fall down your face during the entertainment shows and games our “pirates” have created just for you. Enjoy a delicious dinner that includes your choice of beef medallions with shrimp brochette, chicken cordon blue or mahi-mahi filet, each served with rice, steamed vegetable or pasta. Your adventure includes a fascinating pre-Hispanic show and fireworks.
Canopy Adventures Tour: Canopy Tour is a truly thrilling ecological experience that offers you the unique opportunity to glide through the treetops on a network of cables suspended high above the jungle trails in Puerto Vallarta’s tropical forest. On this spectacular eco-adventure tour, you will experience what can only be described as a pulse-stopping view of one of the most beautiful and complex biological communities on earth. Just forty-five minutes from Puerto Vallarta, in the heart of the tropical forest of the Sierra Madre Mountains, lies this private eco-reserve – a biological paradise where you will discover a stunning profusion of Mexico’s tropical flora and fauna. Our Canopy Adventure gives you the opportunity to experience this amazing wilderness from a unique perspective. With the assistance of our experienced guides, you can sail from tree to tree and platform to platform on a network of pulleys and horizontal cables that are mounted between 10 and 70 feet above the ground of the tropical forest. This exciting adventure consists of 14 observation platforms, 11 horizontal traverses, a Tarzan swing two hanging bridges and a thrilling vertical descent. Our knowledgeable guides will assist you every step of the way – from the time you leave the ground until you rappel back down to the forest floor. Our Canopy Adventure was built and designed by ‘The Original Canopy Tour’ of Costa Rica which has the best safety record in the industry.
Participants are under the constant care and supervision of highly qualified personal who have received over 200 hours of formal training in Canopy Tour operations and safety techniques and we use only top-quality equipment that is regularly and rigorously inspected and maintained. Designed for thrill seekers of all ages.
There is a tour desk on site located in the main lobby area. There are a wide range of local off site activities and tours and the staff are very knowledgeable. You are sure to find plenty of things to keep you busy should you choose. Below are a few website links so you may plan ahead if you prefer.
- Punta Mita Adventures
- Puerto Vallarta Tours
- Puerto Vallarta Information
- Eco Tours
- Pirate Ship Tour
- Whale Watching
- Wildlife Connection dolphin & whale watching tours.
NOTE :Transfers can only be reserved one way- to the resort from the airport.
By car: When leaving the airport, take the highway to Guadalajara (20km). Turn right into the Punta de Mita road. Stay on this one-lane road during the next 11.5 kilometers (way of two rows only). You will find a road sign 500m before reaching the hotel entrance. The Grand Palladium Vallarta Resort & Spa will be on your left.
By Taxi: There’s a taxi stop at airport. The ride is around 50min /35km at an approx. cost of $65 USD.
At the Puerto Vallarta airport, taxi fares are federally regulated and non- negotiable. They are priced in pesos. One can pay in either dollars USD or Pesos.
Taxis can accommodate 1-3 people and their luggage. If you have more people traveling in your party you will need a larger vehicle. Fares for vans are approximately double the cost of a cab. Prices are per vehicle, not per person.
When you exit Customs, turn left and keep walking through both sets of sliding doors and straight ahead to the official taxi kiosk where you will buy a ticket. Fares are by Zones. tell them where you are going, and get a receipt. It is a good idea to know in advance in which Zone your hotel/condo is located and what the fare is; zone 4 Punta Mita . The cost is: taxi (1-3 passengers): 800-900 pesos for a cab. Van. ? (pricing may change) You will keep one copy, and your driver will give one to the clerk as you exit the airport. This is your assurance against being overcharged. Do not talk to the “official” looking people in this area, they are timeshare sales people . When you are through the second set of sliding doors, proceed straight to an official taxi kiosk. The easiest one to see is the one located between two tall doors leading to the outside.
You may also pre book a private transfer:
- Vallarta Transfers and Incentives
Puerto Vallarta Management recommended the following:
We can recommend a reliable company: Aeromovil, you can contact Rebeca at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the hotel – airport transfer, Guests have to take a cab from the hotel. It is important to mention that cab drivers from the hotel have worked for years with us and we have not had any problems with the services they offer.
Taxi Costs from the Resort (subject to change)