Where to Stay & Why - Whether you’re planning a Mexico trip for you and your loved ones, or you just need a comfortable one-bedroom home-away-from-home, you’re in the right place. Take your pick from different property types available: villa rentals, townhouse, and condo rentals in a gated community/complex/hotel, full houses, apartment rentals, and more! Staying in a spacious vacation rental that has complete amenities is definitely the best way to spend your Vallarta vacation.
With multiple rooms, everyone can take a rest while enjoying their privacy. Most accommodations have a spacious common area where you can lounge by yourself or with everyone while watching your favorite show or movie from the flat-screen TV with satellite cable. There can also be a DVD player, high-speed internet, a telephone to make local and international calls for free, and comfortable furniture. Some living areas lead to a balcony or terrace that’s really spacious and offer great views of the ocean - perhaps use it for a group event, like a cocktail party! For meals, the fully equipped kitchen is where you can whip up your own twist of a Mexican recipe, or just sit and relax while delicious meals from local ingredients are prepared by the chef! Some homes have their own staff to make sure your stay is comfortable and luxurious. Other accommodation amenities can include air conditioning, lockable cabinets and/or safe, heated pool, swim-up bar, parking, and more!
What to See & Do - Puerto Vallarta is just as great for a relaxing holiday as an adventurous one. The Bay of Banderas has a 60 km long coastline filled with secluded beaches and great water sports. You can swim with dolphins or just get lazy on the beach. The Sierra Madre Mountains is a fantastic area for zip line tours and other daring adventures.
Grab drinks while strolling and shopping along the Malecon boardwalk of Vallarta. See collections of sculptures and in the evening, there are often buskers entertaining passers-by. Head to the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta for handmade crafts. El Centro is where you’ll find art galleries perfect for a self-guided art tour. Want to head back to the beach? Go on a boat trip to the Islas Marietas then find the perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful sunset.
Where to Eat & Drink - Puerto Vallarta has a deserved reputation as a fine dining destination. You can choose from the “catch of the day”, genuine Mexican food, or the snacks from the food stands on the streets, so whether you’re looking for a meal on the beach or a romantic dinner while overlooking the ocean, Vallarta delivers on its promise of great food. Some of the all-time favorites are Cafe des Artistes, River Cafe, Trio, La Palapa Restaurant and Lounge, and El Arrayan.
For nightlife and drinks, you won’t be bored in Puerto Vallarta because it’s a city that never sleeps. You’ll find low-key hangouts, ritzy clubs, and sports bars. There are also restaurant-lounges that combine dining and dancing. Mandala is one of the famous restaurant-lounge and is a real hot spot in Vallarta. Most of the dancing, drinking, and bustling club scene can be found downtown and along the Malecon. Some of the common names for great drinking are Andales, Bar La Playa, Bar Morelos, and Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge.
How to Get Here & Getting Around - The most popular way to get to Puerto Vallarta is by air. The Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is located about 6 km north of the center of town.
The best way to get around is on a bus - there are plenty of stops and the fare is cheap. If you’re looking for a different ride, you can also take a taxi. Renting a car is also an option if you’re okay with paying the fee for the privilege.
When to Go - The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is between April and June. During these months, the rain is scarce and there are fewer tourists, still, the weather is pleasant. If you’re interested in whale watching, visit from January to March.
What are you waiting for? We assure you that you’ll feel very welcome and at home as you enter one of these vacation rentals. The owners will make sure that your stay will be a memorable one! For more ideas that you can squeeze in your itinerary, take a look at our Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide.
Join cooking classes, forums, dinners, and gastronomic events at International Gourmet Festival from November 23 to December 2 that shows Puerto Vallarta is within culinary standards that also contributes in making the destination worth visiting. For a more spiritual experience, witness traditions as pilgrimages honor the Virgin of Guadalupe from December 1 to 12. Fill your Mexico trip with unique adventures in beautiful Puerto Vallarta and see more of their festivities here: puertovallarta.com