Friendly Fun Vallarta reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0

5430 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Nazario the amazing chef

lukababovic3 on Feb 04, 2023

Nazario was amazing cooking in El Palmar restaurant and the pizza spot! I am vegan and he specially made food for me every day... so grateful for him. And his english is great, made it so much easier to chat! Thank you Nazario! - from Luka

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

A pleasant surprise !!

Bill and Christ... W (Nelson, Canada) on Feb 03, 2023

A pleasant surprise! Based on reviews we weren’t expecting this resort to be as great as it was. The good…very clean, a nice selection of delicious food choices, top notch staff and service, live music most days and a great beach! We enjoyed the beachside drink service and the beach lunch stations they set up most days for added variety! The sad…beach or pool loungers are impossible to get unless your up early to reserve. However when asked the staff usually helped us find something. We did not use the adults only pool as there are very few loungers around the edge and no place to set your towels. Overall…. I would certainly go back !

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

We had a wonderful time.

Darlene M on Feb 02, 2023

We have been going to the Friendly four times. The staff there is very friendly and always willing to help. Would like to give a big shout out to Capitan Raul. He seems to keep everything runny smooth. He is very approachable and does not forget your name. The place is very clean. The food is good. We love the beach. Have to say we had missed the entertainment. Can not wait to go back next year. Rick and Darlene

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

No regrets but not likely to return.

Jody W on Feb 01, 2023

The staff was incredible, friendly, funny, kind, and helpful. A+ for the staff, was almost hard to say goodbye. :) The food was decent, we enjoyed the buffet closest to the ocean the best, it had a huge selection with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Although we did try every restaurant, we ate most of our meals there. The location of this resort was perfect for us. Central. There were a lot of great amenities nearby, including grocery stores and shopping. It was very easy to come and go. There were some drawbacks that would have us less likely to return. The lawn furniture is terribly uncomfortable, so much so that we preferred staying on our own decks at night, tho we would’ve rather stayed on the grounds. The lounge chairs by the pool and ocean also left a lot to be desired, very unfortunate. The resort starts to play techno music…and often the same songs everyday…at 3pm. It blasts the grounds and it is hard to escape. It’s very loud and just plain noisy. It was noticeably aggravating based on the looks on many faces. It would also be nice if there was some sort of games cabinet available. Cards, board games, etc. but that would just be an extra :). Our group found the some of the evenings to be pretty boring, and often wished we had access to some games like that. The paid entertainment left a lot to be desired most nights. The rooms were good, wonderful views, comfortable conditions with everything you needed. The mattresses are covered in plastic, though, which can be quite sweaty. Overall it was a decent resort, but I think the seating and the unavoidable terrible techno music would have us all rethinking a return visit, unfortunately.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Will go back for sure

renebF2470GU on Feb 01, 2023

Staff was beyond amazing, Daniel, Hugo, Junior, Double Double went above and beyond. Very clean, entertainment was fun when they had it. Food was great, location great will go back for sure. Only downfall was my bed was hard and pillows could have been softer

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