Cheap Puerto Vallarta Vacations

Puerto Vallarta

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From the blue waters and white sands of Mismaloya to the secluded shores and jade backdrop of Majahuitas, it would be easy to call Puerto Vallarta heaven on earth. But aside from its stunning beaches and natural landscapes, Puerto Vallarta has plenty more for budget travelers. Cruise the Rio Cuale Riverwalk, or tackle a challenging hike through the El Tuito jungle to reach the amazing Yelapa Waterfall.

Mexico doesn't come any more beautiful than a Puerto Vallarta vacation, so let CheapTickets find you the best bang for your travel buck.

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Cheap Puerto Vallarta Vacation Packages

Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center

4 stars
3.9 / 5 392 reviews
Puerto Vallarta resort features swim-up bars, views and lush gardensSheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center aims for high style and Mexican flavor in the heart of Banderas Bay. A weekly fiesta and champagne brunch -- complete with Mariachi band -- sets the mood for the ultimate tropical vacation. Business travelers can manage both work and leisure in the ample meeting space, business center and Wi-Fi-equipped rooms. Terraces look out to the glorious water or lush gardens surrounding the property. Two swim-up bars complete the allure. HighlightsTwo swim-up barsWeekly Mexican fiesta and champagne brunchOcean-facing terraces or garden viewsSpa and fitness center RoomsSliding glass windows frame breathtaking ocean views in the 475 rooms at Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center, where tropical charm meets modern style. Guests sleep atop Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Beds with red comforters. The first four floors beckon with terraces for enjoying the ocean locale, while garden view rooms invite visitors to take in the surrounding flora and fauna. All rooms are equipped with high-speed Internet, central air-conditioning, cable TV and a table and chairs. FeaturesActive travelers can stick to their workout regimen at Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center. Work up a sweat on cardio and weight machines in the gym, play volleyball or book a spa service. DiningDiners enjoy a variety of choices at Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center, from bistro and outdoor dining at Gaviotas to regional Mexican specialities at oceanview palapa La Villita. Guests can also eat in their swimsuits at La Pergola, the poolside snack bar, after enjoying cocktails at the swim-up bar. EntertainmentA live mariachi band enlivens the scene every Sunday when guests gather for the champagne brunch at La Villita restaurant. The hotel also hosts a Mexican fiesta on Thursday nights. The mood is shared in the lobby bar, also a hub for live music and cocktails. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (6.4 mi/10.4 km) AttractionsMalecon (4 mi/6.5 km)Marina Vallarta (4 mi/6.5 km)Downtown Vallarta (4 mi/6.5 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Bay of Banderas (3.4 mi/5.5 km) BusinessMore than 16,00 square feet of meeting spaceBusiness centerWi-Fi
Value FREE City Tour and WiFi
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Nightly rates from $77

Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

2 stars
3.5 / 5 114 reviews
Hotel in Old Puerto Vallarta charms with tropical roomsEmperador Hotel & Suites enjoys a base in the heart of Old Puerto Vallarta just a few minutes away from downtown and the airport. And with Playa Los Muertos directly outside one of its towers, the hotel offers instant appeal for travelers who want to stroll to El Malecon. Inside, rooms, suites and some spaces have kitchenettes. A coastal contemporary restaurant send visitors into paradise. Highlights A tower offering a choice of room layoutsSi Senor Restaurant and Beach Club for Vallartense fareSome rooms with kitchenettes and beach viewsFree Wi-Fi RoomsFor a modestly sized hotel, Emperador Hotel & Suites presents ample choices. The property caters to short-term or extended-stay visitors with clean, Mexican-inspired spaces stocked with various necessities. Standard hotel rooms, which come with a shower, TV, telephone and one king bed or two twin beds, accommodate two people. Larger groups find comfort in suites and junior suites. The larger spaces enable guests to save on dining expenses by cooking in the kitchenettes. Mexican Colonial-style dining tables and views of the Romantic Zone add to the coastal bliss. FeaturesEmperador Hotel & Suites guests revel in the ocean setting -- especially from its lounge chairs. Palm trees, cabana-style patio tables and a brick patio add to the atmosphere. For a change of scenery, patrons can also take advantage of the private beach or palapas (open-sided, thatched-roof huts). DiningThe romance of Banderas Bay plays out every night at Si Senor Restaurant and Beach Club. The all-day restaurant sets up front-row tables on the sizzling Playa Los Muertos, where the ocean views are as delicious as the frosty Michelada brews. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (6.4 mi/10.4 km) AttractionsMalecon (5.7 mi/9.2 km)Marina Vallarta (4.5 mi/7.3 km)Downtown Vallarta (5.7 mi/9.2 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (4.2 mi/6.7 km)Bay of Banderas 4.2 mi/6.7 km) BusinessFree Wi-FiFree use of lobby computers
Value FREE City Tour and kids stay FREE
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Nightly rates from $29

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta

4 stars
4.2 / 5 533 reviews
Puerto Vallarta hotel woos with swim-up bar, restaurants and kids' clubsUpon walking into Fiesta American Puerto Vallarta, guests are greeted by an open-air palapa and waterfall, both features that sum up the feeling at the resort. Tasteful rooms face the gleaming Bay of Banderas, while an expansive outdoor pool tempts with a swim-up bar, numerous pool activities and by-the-pool dining. A kids' club engages with crafts and games, while adults take dance lessons and learn about Mayan astrology. Three restaurants and three bars round out the amenities. HighlightsAAA 4-diamond award winnerKids' club and teen's clubPlanned activities, from water polo to boat-building classesClose to Puerto Vallarta attractions, including El Malecon and Downtown VallartaThree restaurants and three bars RoomsGuests relax in beachfront rooms decorated in a cool palette and contemporary furniture. Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta achieves an airy feel throughout. Sheer curtains stream the light in from private balconies that face the bay, while marble floors glisten. King and queen beds show subtle sophistication with fluffy white comforters accented by beige bolster pillow and bedskirts. From deluxe king rooms to fiesta club rooms, air-conditioned spaces are stocked with the essentials, including cable TV, safes and mini-bars. FeaturesA strong menu of activities for the whole family positions Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta as a well-rounded resort for all ages. The hotel hosts kids' and teens' clubs with supervised activities such as arts and crafts and pool and beach games. For adults, the roster is even more diverse, with Olympic kite-making, Mayan astrology and tequila tasting.The outdoor pool, with its meandering lanes, swaying palms and swim-up bar, keeps the vibe upbeat all day long. DiningFiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta guests start their day at Chulavista, where they dine on fruit, eggs and juices from the buffet. Dinner specialties highlight global and Mexican dishes. Surrounded by huts and the lushly landscaped grounds, diners enjoy the tropical setting.At L'Isola, guests indulge in Italian fare in view of the swimming pool. La Hacienda, which hosts dinner every night until 11 p.m., specializes in Mexican classics. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (4.4 mi/7.1 km) AttractionsPuerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.6 mi/2.6 km)Bay of Banderas (2.8 mi/4.6 km)Malecon (3.5 mi/5.7 km)Marina Vallarta (4.4 mi/7.1 km)Downtown Vallarta (4.4 mi/7.1 km) BusinessEvent space for up to 500 guestsBusiness center
Value FREE City Tour and WiFi
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Nightly rates from $88

Now Amber Puerto Vallarta- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 67 reviews
All Inclusive resort with scenic views of Banderas BaySet on a golden sand beach overlooking the inviting waters of the Banderas Bay, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive creates a suitable base for travelers looking for a relaxing holiday in this side of Mexico. This Puerto Vallarta hotel offers top-notch facilities including the elegant spaces. At Now Amber Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive, patrons savor Italian cuisine at Capers, Mediterranean dishes at Castaways, Pan-Asian fusion specialties at Himitsu and Mexican favorites at Tamarindo. This deluxe property provides state-of-the-art meeting facilities including a ball room for up to 870 people. Other amenities include teen's club, golf course, world-class spa, pool and property-wide Wi-Fi access. 3 Reasons To StayAll-Inclusive resort with complimentary Wi-Fi accessIn-house restaurants serving Italian, Mediterranean, Pan-Asian and Mexican cuisinesExcellent spa and meeting facilities Now Amber Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive Rooms Now Amber Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive features 327 spacious and tastefully designed suites equipped with air conditioning, hair dryer, satellite/cable TV, iPod dock, mini bar, safe deposit box and bathroom with shower/Jacuzzi. Each unit overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The hotel also offers units with solarium and separate living area. Things To DoTeatro Vallarta (1.0 mi/1.6 km)Malecon (1.2 mi/1.9 km)La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (1.7 mi/2.7 km)Galeria Olinala (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Los Muertos Beach (2.4 mi/3.8 km)
Value FREE City Tour and $200USD Resort Coupons
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Nightly rates from $545

Casa Dona Susana - Adults Only

2 stars
3.8 / 5 138 reviews
Puerto Vallarta entices with rooftop pool and Mexican colonial roomsCasa Dona Susana - Adults Only stirs romantic thoughts with its seaside setting and charming Mexican colonial architecture and decor. Folk art fills the rooms and live musicians create a festive dining atmosphere at Mi Pueblito, which boasts a gorgeous seaside terrace. Guests wade in the rooftop pool, indulge in the panoramic city views from the terrace solarium or book a spa treatment. The sister property Playa Los Arcos Beach Resort & Spa also invites guests to participate in planned activities from water sports to dance lessons. HighlightsBoutique beachside property with Mexican Colonial appealAccess to activities at sister property Playa Los Arcos Beach Resort & SpaRooftop pool and sundeckTwo restaurants, including one with a seaside terraceTerrace solarium with panoramic city views RoomsHand-carved headboards and authentic Mexican art lend an old-world feel to rooms and suites at Casa Dona Susana - Adults Only. Artful touches include stenciled designs on two-toned gold and white walls, scroll lamps and cherub-themed art. Purple- and pink-striped curtains open to reveal sliding glass doors that lead out to furnished balconies. Standard amenities include cable TV, mini-bars, refrigerators, air conditioning and bathrooms with showers. FeaturesCasa Dona Susana - Adults Only's rooftop pool offers bird's-eye views of the bay and ample room for sunbathing. Guests in need of pampering turn to the on-site spa, a holistic haven for facials, massages, body treatments, and hand and nail treatments.Travelers also take advantage of sister property Playa Los Arcos Beach Resort & Spa's activities, which range from dance lessons to scuba diving. DiningCasa Dona Susana - Adults Only's restaurants and bar conjure the feeling of a Mexican village. At Tlaloc, guests enjoy live music under a palapa (an open-sided, thatched-roof hut) and Mi Pueblito treats diners to views of Banderas Bay while indulging in Mexican and international fare. Kaiser Maximilian serves European cuisine. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (5.6 mi/9 km) AttractionsBay of Banderas (0.2mi/0.3 km)Malecon (0.5 mi/0.8 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.6 mi/2.6 km)Marina Vallarta (4.4 mi/7.2 km)Downtown Vallarta (5.6 mi/9 km) BusinessFree Wi-Fi in public areas
Value 20% on Spa Treatments
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Nightly rates from $48
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Best time to take a vacation to Puerto Vallarta

  • Best Time to Go

    Many people take their Puerto Vallarta vacations at any time except the summer for a couple of reasons. For starters, the weather is usually nice in other places during the summer, so there is no reason to visit a tropical location. Secondly, Puerto Vallarta gets a lot of rain in July, August and September, which can quickly ruin a vacation. These months are cheaper, however, so you can find a great deal. Do not miss the Festival Cultural de Mayo held during the last week of May and first week of June. This festival celebrates the city’s birthday, and festivities include displays of local talent in art, music, food vending, and traditional bullfights.

Insider tips for Puerto Vallarta travel

  • Playa Conchas Chinas

    Playa Conchas Chinas is a wonderfully secluded beach near the city that offers visitors rest and relaxation.

  • Ixtapa Archaeological Zone

    The Ixtapa Archeological Zone is home to ceremonial and residential sites dating from 900 to 1200 AD.

  • Saucedo Theater Building

    Visit the historical Saucedo Theatre Building that houses a fun selection of retail stores.

  • Cuale Archaelogical Museum

    The Cuale Archaeological Museum displays artwork from the days before the Spanish arrived in Mexico.

  • Mercado Isle Cuale

    Puerto Vallarta travel should include a trip to Mercado Isle Cuale, a public market where you can local artisanal goods and unique souvenirs.

Puerto Vallarta highlights

  • Puerto Vallarta highlights
  • Playa de los Muertos

    Playa de los Muertos is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta for good reason. Kick back on the clean sands before taking a dip in the crystal waters. Local vendors stroll the sands with grilled shrimp on skewers, perfect for a post-dip snack. If you think this place is phenomenal by day, just wait until sunset, when it comes to life with music and dancing.

  • Isla Rio Cuale

    This historic district offers beautiful views and landscapes, as well as a free-entry museum, the Museo Rio Cuale, filled with pre-Colombian ceramics. Travel along one of the suspension bridges before checking out the Mercado Municipal Rio Cuale for even more bargains on your Puerto Vallarta travels.

  • El Faro Lighthouse

    For the best views on your Puerto Vallarta vacation, take the hike to the top of the El Faro Lighthouse. The trip up the steps is a bit strenuous, but you'll be wowed by the gorgeous 360-degree view. Bring your camera and plenty of water, and whatever you do: Don't give up halfway – the view from the top is so worth it.

  • Old Town Market (Viejo Vallarta)

    Cruise around charming cobblestone streets and hidden alleyways to come across some of the best bargains in Mexico. Buy handmade pottery, silver jewelry and leather goods for insanely low prices, and peruse the sidewalk artwork by local artists. The food is a steal, too, so be sure to check out the carts selling mouthwatering fresh fruit and margaritas.

  • Plaza de Armas and the Malecon

    Puerto Vallarta travel experiences are made complete by a visit to these twin gems. The Plaza de Armas is the heart of the town, a square full of life and color, music and dancing around the clock. Check out the Presidencia Municipal and Los Arcos amphitheater en route to the Malecon, a mile-long seafront walkway filled with sculptures and home to the much-photographed La Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church.

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