Matlali Hills Resort and Spa – All-inclusive | Riviera Nayarit

All-Inclusive Matlali Hills Resort & Spa

Expansion & Renovations!

Due to Relaunch in the Fall of 2021!

Matlali Hills Resort is an upscale Banderas Bay hotel in the Puerto Bahia master complex just 2-km from La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Renovations are well underway with more dining and relaxation areas plus 5 new towers boasting 100 rooms, including 80 New Junior Suites and 20 additional suites.

Surrounded by lush tropical jungle with easy access to nature and pristine white sandy beaches, the 30-hectare Grand Matlali Hills Resort and Spa provides ample room for privacy, social distancing, and ecotourism activities.

The resort is set in its very own ecological reserve with panoramic views of Banderas Bay. Built in a sustainable manner, this Riviera Nayarit hotel in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is integrated into nature and nestled between the lush landscape of the Sierra Madre Mountains and white sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean.

Once completed, Grand Matlali Hills Resort and Spa will offer guests the ultimate sanctuary for rest and relaxation with world class services plus:

  • 3 Restaurants, a bistro deli, and boutique tobacco shop
  • Exclusive adults-only pool sky terrace
  • Poolside snack bars
  • Rooftop bar
  • Eva Mandarina Beach Club

2020 AAA 4 Diamond Award Winner (and 2016)
2016 Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence

As an all-inclusive Ecological Resort, Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa is located in the jewel of the Mexican Pacific, Riviera Nayarit.

Immerse yourself in the richly textured culture of Mexico all while enjoying the luxuries of Matlali.

Hotel accommodations include luxurious private villas and intimate retreats meant to be enjoyed after a day filled with cultural activities and numerous adventurous pursuits.

During your stay at Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa, enjoy an afternoon reading on the sun terrace, take a dip in the hotel’s Infinity Pool, or book a relaxing massage at the Makawé Spa.

At Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa we are always celebrating, offering seasonal specials and uniquie all-inclusive packages all year long.

Getting Married in Mexico at Matlali Resort & Spa

Whether you want a Gazebo wedding or the beach wedding of your dreams, Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa can make your dream a reality. Flower arrangements, music, and sparkling wine plus a complimentary bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere are included. We also reserve the Eva Mandarina Beach Club to make your wedding reception even that more remarkable.

Matlali resort makes every effort to give you the perfect beach wedding and make your special day unforgettable for you and your family and guests. Make us a part of your love story and together we can make your vision a reality!

Honeymoon in Riviera Nayarit Mexico

Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa is a 2020 AAA 4-Diamond Award Winner, ideal for newlyweds on their honeymoon! Celebrate with a surprise gift plus complimentary wine and fruit basket, and a honeymoon breakfast in bed!

Spend time in our adult only natural pool (featuring crystal clear mountain water) or relax in one of our 3 adult-only Jacuzzis as you listen to the soothing sounds of surrounding nature.

Book Your Event at Matlali!

Matlali offers exceptional services to accommodate private parties, family reunions, and special organized corporate events. Let us help you with your event plans for Riviera Nayarit.

Young couple sitting at the pool at Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa
Sandy beach with lounge chairs and shade at Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa
General Information

Grand Relaunch: Fall of 2021

# Rooms: 134

Area Location: Matlali Hills Resort & Spa is located just 2 km from the Riviera Nayarit nautical port in Cruz de Huanacaxtle (“La Cruz”). Situated just off Federal Highway, Matlali Hills Resort is also just 25 minutes away from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, and just 1 minute from the Mexico International 200 Highway heading to Punta de Mita.

Safety & Hygiene: As part of the Riviera Nayarit group of hotels, Matlali follows the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health protocols for safety and hygiene standards. Riviera Nayarit has been awarded the Safe Travel Stamp developed by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Beach: The Matlali Hills Resort & Spa does not have direct access to the beach but the modern Eva Mandarina Beach Club is just 10 minutes away from the hotel with a shuttle that runs every 60 minutes.


Carr. La Cruz a Punta Mita km 0,2,
63734 Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit, Mexico

Phone Number: +52 322 115 7700 | +52 322 115 7723



Things to Know

  • Check-in Time: 15:00 Hrs.
  • Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM.
  • Handicap Access: Yes.
  • Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Master Card, Amex.

Special Policies:

  • All children are welcome.
  • There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
  • Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Room Description

Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa Room Types

All hotel suites are equipped with minibar, safe, air conditioning, ceiling fan, flat screen Smart TV, music player, direct dial telephone, bathroom with shower or bath, hairdryer, scale, bathrobe and slippers, iron and ironing board, tea/coffee making facilities and a terrace.

Tropical View Junior Suite: 80

Vacation in Nature: In a lush natural setting surrounded by tropical vegetation, the Tropical View Junior Suite blends perfectly into the surroundings. Our guests enjoy an unforgettable experience with nature, waking up each morning to the sounds of birds singing and fresh mountain air.

Description: 1 King size bed and sofa bed or 2 double beds.

Max capacity: 4 adults / 2 adults + 2 kids / 2 adults + 1 junior +1 kid

Ocean View Junior Suite: 26

Description: 1 King size bed and sofa bed or 2 double beds. Includes private balcony with ocean view.

Max capacity: 4 adults / 2 adults + 2 kids / 2 adults + 1 junior +1 kid

Pool Master Suite

This is our Star Suite, ideal for a romantic getaway, a honeymoon, or an anniversary! You’ll be surrounded by tropical vegetation and have a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean and beautiful evening sunsets.

Matlali Hotel Facilities

  • 24 Hour Concierge
  • Service Room Service
  • Pool Concierge Service
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Non-Smoking
  • Handicap Rooms
  • Express Check In / Out In Room
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Valet Parking
  • Lost & Found
  • Money Exchange
  • Scents Menu
  • Pillow Menu
  • 300 thread count Egyptian Cotton Linen
  • Terry Bath Robes
  • Local Shuttle Transportation (by Prior Reservations)

A la Carte Services:

  • Grill Service
  • Babysitting Service
  • Mini Bar
  • Transportation Service (additional costs apply)
  • Car Rental Service
  • Supermarket Service
Services & Amenities

Grand Matlali Hills Resort –  Dining Options

From local traditional Mexican delicacies to international cuisines like Japanese sushi, Brazilian meats, and Italian pastas, Matlali Hills Resort offers a wide selection of healthy and delicious foods to tempt your taste buds and satisfy your cravings.

Restaurant Buffet Huanacaxtle

A pleasure for all the senses and dishes for all tastes. Meals are prepared using fresh local ingredients.

Restaurant times:

  • Breakfast: 7:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Lunch: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
  • Themed Dinners: 6:00 pm – 9:00 hrs (Reservations required)

Teppanyaki Restaurant

Enjoy a Teppanyaki Show and a unique culinary experience with a diverse menu of traditional Japanese dishes (sushi, sashimi, et.) prepared by our skilled chef.

Restaurant times:

  • Dinners: 6:00 pm – 9:00 hrs (4 dinner times that require reservations)

Restaurant Rodizzio – Reservations Required

Enjoy international culinary alternatives with themed dinners from around the globe including Brazilian themed food and fresh Italian pastas and pizzas. A new flavor every night!

Restaurant times:

  • Dinners: 6:00 pm – 9:00 hrs (with reservations)

Eva Mandarina Beach Club

Enjoy Peruvian Cerviche appetizers and delicious a la carte seafood snacks prepared from fish freshly caught by local fishermen.

Restaurant times:

  • Dinners: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Beach Activities, Pools & Bars

Snack Bar “El Mirador” (Open 11:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Enjoy snacks and our attractive cocktail menu. Situated next to the two sparkling infinity pools and whirlpool at Grand Matlali Hills Resort & Spa, El Mirador provides spectacular views of Banderas Bay. The snack bar offers tempting snacks and refreshing signature cocktails.

Whether it’s a much-needed re-charge for kids or parents while frolicking in the pools, or a relaxing treat after a romantic day of exploring the cobblestone streets of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, the snack bar is an inviting casual option for guests of the resort.

Snack-bar “Tequila” (Open 10:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Enjoy the tranquility of nature in the new Snack Bar Tequila.

Sky Blue Bar (Open 7:00 pm – 1:00 am)

Relaxing lounge-bar with international drinks to enjoy a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Music and screens for sports events.

Eva Mandarina Beach Club:

Matlali Hills Resort offers an hourly shuttle service for beach lovers who want to visit “Eva Mandarina” Beach Club (next to the Cruz de Huanacaxtle Marina). This is also a great place to sunbathe or enjoy delicious food and drinks while keeping your toes in the sand under the classic atmosphere of beach palapas.

Eva Mandarina offers a variety of Mexican delicacies from seafood ceviche and shrimp aguachile to traditional tacos with fresh catch of the day. Guests can enjoy long walks, sport activities, or Makawe Signature Spa Treatments to the gentle sounds of the Pacific Ocean.


  • 2 Pools (Open 10:00 – 18:00 hrs)
  • 1 Jacuzzi
  • 1 Wet Solarium
  • 1 Relaxing Pool and Health Bar (Adults Only)

Things to Do in Riviera Nayarit

Matlali Hills Resort is ideally situated for guests to enjoy local excursions throughout the Bahia de Banderas region. You are sure to fall in love with the nearby local beaches and picturesque towns including:

  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle (5 minutes)
  • Bucerias (10 minutes)
  • Punta de Mita (15 minues)
  • Sayulita (20 minutes)
  • Nuevo Vallarta (30 minutes)

Contact & Reservations

Matlali Hills Resort & Spa Reservations

Contact us for Information & Reservations

Reservations: +52 322 115 7700

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