Skip to main content.
All properties in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico
1 room, 2 adults

Refugio del Mar

3,5-star3,5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Highchair
  • Beach towels
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
Benito Juárez #51, Esq Francisco I Madero, Col. Dorada, Bucerias, NAY, 63732, Mexico

Bayfront aparthotel with 3 outdoor pools, near Playa Bucerias
  • Free WiFi
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Highchair
    • Beach towels
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
  • Collect stampsYou can collect™ Rewards stamps here

Restrictions related to your trip

Mexico may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • We absolutely loved every minute at this beautifully charming place! It was impeccable…Feb 8, 2020
  • This property is perfectly located in Bucerius. Walking distance to great restaurants,…Jan 17, 2020

Refugio del Mar

from ZAR 1,196
  • 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

What’s around Refugio del Mar


  • 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 / 11.5 km
  • Destiladeras Beach - 9.8 mi / 15.7 km
  • Bay of Banderas - 12.7 mi / 20.5 km
  • Cruise Ship Terminal - 12.7 mi / 20.5 km

Getting around

  • Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl. Airport (PVR) - 23 min drive
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 apartments
  • Arranged over 3 floors


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Mexico may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
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

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

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

Refugio del Mar’s 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


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).

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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

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

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.

FAQs for Refugio del Mar

  • Does Refugio del Mar offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Refugio del Mar?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at Refugio del Mar?
    Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Refugio del Mar?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Refugio del Mar?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Refugio del Mar?
    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).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Refugio del Mar?
    Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available. The charge is USD 65 per vehicle.
  • Is there an onsite casino at Refugio del Mar?
    No, this aparthotel doesn't have a casino, but Vallarta Casino (15-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Refugio del Mar and nearby?
    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.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 83 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
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, ca3 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, us1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
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, us2 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
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, ca10 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
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, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
This is a beautiful place to stay! Since you walk into the front entrance all the way my room I was impressed. All the staff was very friendly. The restaurants were delicious. Can’t wait to come back!
us8 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
Loved it!!! Staff, property, restaurants, and amenities were 6 star. The location was close to great restaurants, bars, downtown, and a spectacular playa (beach). We would recommend this hotel to couples, large families, and even solo travelers. We will definitely be staying here again. Again, loved it!!!
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Would definitely stay here again!
Really had a great experience at this hotel. You can see the beach from the hotel it is just steps away. They provide you with beach towels, umbrellas and chairs to use. Also, they let you borrow a golf cart for any trips that you may need to take nearby such as the grocery store. The food offered at the hotels cafe and restaurant was very delicious but is also located by many other small restaurants nearby. Felt very safe with the security offered and staff was super friendly.
Judy, us6 night family trip
Exceptional 10,0
We had the penthouse for a 2 night stay in Bucerias. Everything was excellent: good service, close to beach, friendly people, nice pools, free bicycles, golf carts, beach chairs and umbrellas, and towels to borrow for the day. We were eight travelers (four adults, four teenagers) and the penthouse had plenty of space for us. We loved the kitchen, outside terrace with bar and pool and all the other amenities. The value can't be beat!
us2 night trip with friends

Refugio del Mar