The majority of recreational facilities and activities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).
Each of the Marival Resort's two sides (Grand and Club) features swimming pools accessible to all resort guests. Measuring 48.5 meters (53 yds) long and containing a swim-up bar, the free-form Grand pool serves as the activities pool. It's bordered by a 6-meter-diameter (20-ft) children's pool, a 5.5-meter-diameter (18-ft) spa tub, and a 23-meter-long (25-yd) children’s-only water park with slides and toadstool shower.
On the Club side, an irregularly shaped 26.5-meter-long (29-yd) family pool contains a swim-up bar and a 10-person jetted section. Adjacent is a 6-meter-square (20-foot-square) children's pool. Flanked by the Club side's villas, a narrow, 45.75-meter-long (50-yd) freeform "quiet" pool is reserved for guests aged 12 and older.
The resort's 251.5-meter (275-yd) frontage on the mile-long beach along Banderas Bay's north shore features thatched-roof palapas for shade. Palapas also supply shade on sundecks surrounding swimming pools.
This all-inclusive resort supplies boogie boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear, sailboats, and windsurfers. For surcharges, independent operators offer horseback riding, personal watercraft rentals, banana-boat rides, and parasailing on the beach. On request, a scuba-diving instructor comes to the resort to provide instruction (surcharges).
Land sports include four lighted tennis courts where clinics are offered (racquets supplied); a rock-climbing tower for teens and children; a small soccer field; a miniature golf course; and an archery range.
Equipped with spinners, cardio machines, universal gyms, and free weights, the resort's air-conditioned fitness center also includes a mirror-wall, wood-floor workout room for aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and Pilates classes.
The resort transports guests to Flamingos golf course, 2 km (1.25 mi) away, for complimentary clinics (clubs supplied). Mayan Palace golf course is 4.5 km (2.75 mi) away, and El Tigre golf course is 4 km (2.5 mi).
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.