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Refugio del Mar

Bayfront aparthotel with 3 outdoor pools, near Playa Bucerias

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  • Super friendly staff that made you feel more than welcome. Perfect locating and very…

    Apr 8, 2021

  • Everything was nice and clean. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

    Dec 27, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 15 apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Rooftop terrace

Feel at home

  • Microwave
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate dining area
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • Playa Bucerias - 2 min walk
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingos Golf Club - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Destiladeras Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Bay of Banderas - 12.2 mi / 19.7 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Luxury Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Luxury Penthouse
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Grand Suite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room
  • Basic Studio
  • Family Studio Suite


  • Playa Bucerias - 2 min walk
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingos Golf Club - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km

What’s around


  • Playa Bucerias - 2 min walk
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Flamingos Golf Club - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Destiladeras Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Bay of Banderas - 12.2 mi / 19.7 km
  • Cruise Ship Terminal - 12.7 mi / 20.5 km

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 22 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance


  • 15 apartments
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, French, Spanish

At the aparthotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Visual alarms in hallways

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Refugio Mar Aparthotel Bucerias
  • Refugio del Mar Aparthotel Bucerias
  • Refugio Mar Aparthotel
  • Refugio Mar Bucerias
  • Refugio Mar
  • Refugio del Mar Bucerias
  • Refugio del Mar Aparthotel

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 9 for adults and USD 4 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 65 per vehicle. Maximum occupancy 6

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 18 costs USD 65


Pool access available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Refugio del Mar does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Encore Restaurant & Lounge (3-min walk), Sandrina's (4-min walk), and La Postal Bucerias (5-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 65 per vehicle.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming and ecotours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or use the aparthotel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This is a beautiful property. My room was in the northern building and was clean and comfortable.

    1 night trip, Dec 1, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Small, quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Got water in the shower doesn’t get hot. True you don’t needed but a tad warmer would make a great differences

    ArturoV, 10 night trip, Nov 20, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We absolutely loved every minute at this beautifully charming place! It was impeccable and in the perfect location.

    Tammy, 10 night family trip, Feb 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This property is perfectly located in Bucerius. Walking distance to great restaurants, the beach, markets, and stores. We had a Studio Suite in Blg. 3. Very large, comfortable bed. The only thing i would add is hooks in the bathroom. There was no place to hang towels, bathing suits, etc..

    Pam, 14 night family trip, Jan 17, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    perfect vacation spot

    We could not have had a lovelier stay. Check in was a little slow but this is pretty normal in Mexico and we are used to it. Room was not ready which we expected ( we were early) so had our swimsuits handy and waited by the pool. Were told they let us know when the room was ready but never did. No worries, after a couple of hours at the pool we wandered up to the lobby and found our rom was ready. A father and son started this company and you can see it is a hard working small family business.We were in a studio in building 3, only 2 years old.They name, not number, the rooms Ours was "Huapango" The pool was right outside the door. There was a king size bed, 3/4 size fridge, microwave and 2 burner stove and coffee maker. No tea kettle for my tea but they brought one over when I asked. No soap or sponge for dishes but again brought over when asked. The room and bathroom were immaculate. There was a lot of attention to detail. Free golf cart use to go to supermarket for groceries. ( we ate breakfast in the room and packed sandwiches for the beach . We usually ate dinner out ) There were a few tupperware containers for our use. There was free use of beach chairs and umbrella.The beach is 2 short blocks away. Staff knew English, were friendly/accommodating. One night I needed medicine and Jorge, the son, offered to drive me in his own car as he knew the pharmacist would not speak English. I was blown away by his kindness and consideration. We will definitely come back!!

    Joy, 3 night family trip, Jan 3, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great spot for couples or families

    Loved Refugio...wish we could've stayed more nights. Jorge welcomed us warmly and all the staff we interacted with were happy to see us. I will 100% stay here again! He also had good dinner suggestions and check in was a breeze. Feliz Ano Nuevo todos la gente de Refugio!

    Jeff, 1 night trip, Dec 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Adorable, comfortable, well appointed and clean

    LOVE this place! Small and personable. Clean and comfortable. Location is so adorable and the restaurant and coffee shop are both delicious too! Golf carts quickly got us (3-4 blocks) to a quiet and calm beach with small waves and a large soft sandy beach. Just loved everything about this stay!

    Benjamin, 1 night family trip, Nov 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The two bedroom family suite we stayed in was very nice. It was updated and had nice amenities. Air-conditioning worked very well. It was on the second floor and there is no elevator. Nice view from the patio. Only complaint were constant barking dogs from a neighboring property. They would bark all hours of the night and made both nights very difficult to sleep. The barking dogs made our stay unpleasant and hope the hotel to do something about it. I did complain to the front desk person when checking out about the barking dogs

    Steve, 2 night family trip, Nov 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Refugio del Mar is FANTASTIC! Perfect location - close to the beach, central, quiet - couldn't ask for more! The rooms are beautiful, include everything you could possibly want, are very tastefully decorated, and super comfortable! Phenomenal amount of tropical plants everywhere in the property - so gorgeous! The staff... wow! They are so gracious and work so hard! Any questions are answered immediately and with a big smile! A couple of times, we had questions about the TV, or the dishwasher, and an employee was there within minutes to show us what to do. Jorge especially was amazing! Always polite, professional, very friendly and with a large smile! He checked in with us many times to make sure all was well and that we were enjoying ourselves. We met many other guests during our stay and everyone seemed to feel the same way :) I can't say enough - absolutely loved my stay at Refugio del Mar and would definitely stay there again! Already planning for 2020!

    Patti, 10 night trip with friends, Nov 20, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place!

    Had a great 2 day stay here! Very friendly and helpful staff and availability. Nice neighborhood, close to beach and central plaza.

    Linda, 2 night trip with friends, Nov 15, 2019

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