Rivera del Rio

104 Rivera del Rio , Puerto Vallarta, JA 48380 Mexico (Show map)


Live like a Legend Not far from the vibrant nightlife of Puerto Vallarta's Zona Romantica (Romantic Zone), Rivera del Rio offers a luxurious setting for your wedding, honeymoon, group event, or gay friendly vacation. Rivera del Rio is a sumptuous Mexican bed and breakfast villa, nestled on the verdant banks of the Rio Cuale river. Here, amidst a primitive elegance, one steps back through the ages where Old Town Puerto Vallarta intertwines with the exquisite décor of the legendary “Silver” Maria Cortez.

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Innkeepers: Alexander Andriadis



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

One-Of-A-Kind Delight For Your Senses

4.8 on May 12, 2015

What an incredible experience Alex and his team have created at Rivera Del Rio! As a fairly regular visitor to the beauty of Puerto Vallarta, I have stayed in a lot of different accommodations over the years. But never have I had such an amazing stay than during my time this past week at Rivera Del Rio. From my check-in welcome in the lobby with a warm smile and cold margarita before being personally shown to my quarters, to the friendly and efficient housekeeping staff, to Alex’s willingness to accommodate any reasonable request on a moment’s notice to make his guests more comfortable... all interactions were professional, yet genuine and unpretentious. The property is delightful in almost every way, transporting guests to a time of Old Hollywood glamour, while still offering all of the modern amenities and creature comforts (luxury mattresses, top-end textiles and toiletries, perfectly adjustable A/C, USA-configured electrical outlets, etc). Staying at Rivera Del Rio will allow you to see more of the tourist areas from a safe and relaxing setting—a quick 10 minute stroll to the waterfront at the Malecon or Los Muertos Beach, and easy access in even less time to the colorful interior avenues of Zona Romantica with many interesting shops and well-reviewed restaurants, as well as the open air markets just over the foot bridge on the opposite side of the river. Do not hesitate to book here if you are open to getting outside of the all-inclusive resort mindset, or the generic trappings of a more traditional hotel property. Rivera Del Rio is a very special place indeed, for spirited travelers of all ages and lifestyles, and I sensed a team committed to making it even more enchanting in the years ahead.

Magical Palace on the river

5 on November 29, 2013

The architecture and the decor of this place transports you to a different time and place. My amazement and delight grew with every step I took as I entered the place for the first time, and then, over the next 7 days, as I continued to explore it and discover new joys. It's equally suitable for a honeymoon, a solo trip, and a family vacation - a great primer for the kids on various architectural styles, decor elements, eclectic approach, use of color, mixing old and new with great taste. And read to them the tales from 1001 Nights while you are there, for an unforgettable childhood experience. Turned me into a wide-eyed kid, too. Stayed 4 nights in Scarlet room and 3 in Green room. Scarlet has a large accordion door to the private balcony, if you push it to the side, the whole room becomes one huge balcony, overlooking the river. Green has direct access to outdoor pool and bar. Plenty of beautiful large windows in every suite. As other reviews noted, service and amenities are excellent. Location: PV Old Town, 4 blocks to the beach and the Malecon, endless choices for food and entertainment within steps. If driving or taking a taxi, get to the intersection of Jacarandas & Aquiles Serdan. (Make sure you give this direction to your driver, they don't know about this place as it is new). From there, it's a few steps to the unpaved Rivera del Rio where the #106 is located. It stands directly on the shore of Rio Cuale, with live iguanas sitting in the trees. Drinking water: I started with a few sips and progressed to several bottles a day directly from the tap, with absolutely no stomach events. Safety: as single female, had no problems walking to-from the hotel at night.

Great Experience!

5 on August 13, 2013

Prior to this trip I had never visited Mexico, nor had any desire to. I heard about this new place from a friend who said that I needed to check it out... I flew there on a Friday to spend the weekend, and ended up leaving on a Tuesday... it was MUCH too soon to leave! The hotel was amazing, on a tour of it, each room proved to be unique and the variety suited many different needs. Each room was beautiful, and the setup of the property was unique and fun. The location in Old Vallarta is short walking distance from gorgeous beaches, and many great restaurants and bars. You are able to escape the resort atmosphere and feel like you are tucked away in this little gem with the locals. The staff were excellent, great breakfast EVERY morning by Chayo, which they will also deliver to your room if you desire. And Monica, the staff masseuse, is extremely talented and highly recommended. In my opinion, this is the ONLY place to stay in Vallarta, I will be going back very soon!

You will not believe this place!

5 on August 05, 2013

I stayed at this property over the Christmas New Year holiday and was blown away. This is one of the most luxurious places I have ever stayed in.. you will not believe this place and WHAT A VALUE. Right in Old Town PV and breakfast cooked to order at whatever tim you choose. The beds and lines were the most comfortable beds I have ever had at a hotel and wait till you see the mother of pearl hot tub. The staff was amazing and so accomdating to all my needs. Never would I have guessed there was a property like this in Mexico.. it is a piece of ART!


5 on May 26, 2013

Wonderful spot - perfect location, walking distance from Beach, but just far enough to be quiet. Staff are friendly, Knowledgeable and efficient. Rooms are glorious. Highly recommended.

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Rooms & Rates

The Alejandro PENTHOUSE

The penthouse suite, Alejandro features expansive views of the jungle and river. King size bed beneath a beautiful palapa roof. Separate living area with sofa bed and separate kitchen. Private patio with direct access to pool and hottub area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $199 - $269

The Cortez Suite

The Cortez is the most accessible at ground level facing the river. Its high ceilings and large state-of-the-art living and dining area make it heavenly for intimate gatherings. Black trompe-l'oiled bathrooms with sunken tubs, toilet, and bidets, are handily situated on both levels. King-size luxurious German Kluft bed with fine linens.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

Carlotta Room

Entering on Calle Aquiles Serdan one passes hefty wooden doors into a spacious wonderland. A crystal Venetian Grand Chandelier reminiscent of the one that hangs in the Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City illuminates this diamond salon while windows enhance lighting from above. This suite has it's own private entrance..perfect for privacy.Fabulous for entertaining,Silver most famous boat style divan can be seen on the left, and a large citrus lime couch can be rolled out to sleep two people.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

Scarlet Room

A Balinese majestic Queen-sized bed, perfect for the single bachelor or bachelorette, beckons one to a vast open balcony looming over the Rio Cuale below. Flanking the bed are a platinum filigreed afghan screen and a jungle tableau biombo, leaving ample room for closet space and an spacious An antique brass chandelier is the focal point, while crimson satin curtains adorn three walls. A shuttered wooden, accordion-style, beveled glass door is great for yoga, exercise, or meditation.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

The Green Room

Boasting luscious stripes of black ribbon and chartreuse, with ornate inlays of gold and white swans and angels, and apexed by painted cherubs and wooden stays securing a large brass chandelier on the painted wedge wood blue ceiling above, the Green Room is art in and of itself. A full-size mirrored armoire and spacious walk in closet are also included. A rich, deep emerald green bathtub for two, with a private closet, black bidet, and toilet, are a plus for comfort. Also featured, as within the water closets there are powerful caressing large antique shower heads.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Candelaria Suite

This Honeymoon Suite is ideal for lovers. Formerly the home of Candelaria, the daughter ofSilver Candees heroine was Maria Felix, both actresses by trade and avid lovers of gems. Like Madame Pompadour, one waltzes along a ballroom floor until coming to a stunning Hearst-type, two-leveled emerald green pool and dining court, lush with greenery and perfect for dinner parties or petite breakfasts, complete with a stunning hand-picked marble breakfast table and 4 cherry harp chairs, and patio furniture, all topped with an iron stairway.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $189

Maria Room

A winding stairway (or lift) elevates you to our central suite in the heart of the sumptuous Rivera del Rio Villa. From the marbled patio with filigreed silver inlays wrapped artfully around an ivied balcony unfolds a panoramic view of the emerald jungle and rushing river below. The suite adjoins a public state-of-the-art kitchen fully equipped with modern refrigerator, fresh purified water system, sparkling ice makers and scintillating hot ovens. Small intimate gatherings and parties are a must in this space!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Mariposa - (116 steps)

This ROOM you must go up to the Third floor and then walk down a narrow stair case to the ROOM. Known as Mariposa, or the Monks Room, this is the spare room and can be used as a delicate cloister for the bachelor or bachelorette. Though small, there is a quaint blue refrigerator on the small balcony that hovers over the verdant Afghani, tiled garden below. This room has the most spectacular tiled floor of Mosaics, and is perfect for the traveler on a budget! This room does not include breakfast!!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $119

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR-Gustavo Diaz Ordaz) 5 miles

Directions to property:

From airport, head towards Old Town Puerto Vallarta take Aquiles Sardan to Jacarandas and turn onto Rivera del Rio. Property is on the right.

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boutique Hotel

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  • Check In:: 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Check Out:: 12:00PM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 3 Days
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations require a 50% deposit upon confirmation within 7 days
Balance is due 60 days prior to arrival date
  • Cancellations: Cancellations are refundable only if the suite is rebooked and there is a $150.00 service charge for refund of deposit



Alexander Andriadis

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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  • Time Served: 9:00AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian