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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

Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

3 stars
3.6 / 5 248 reviews
Highlights171 renovated Mexican Colonial-inspired roomsThemed dinner shows three nights a weekThree freshwater poolsDaily activities program and children's clubSpa treatments Tropical resort hosts daily activities, themed dinners and kids' clubPlaya Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa enjoys a perfect location: Playa Del Sol, a five-minute walk to Downtown Vallarta. The 171-room resort is steeped in luxury, boasting Mexican Colonial-inspired rooms filled with artisan furniture and tile, and three freshwater pools that fuel the road to bliss. Parents take full advantage of the supervised kids' club and all the other on-site amenities, from scuba diving to spa services. Themed entertainment three nights a week puts guests in the Mexican vacation mood. RoomsPlaya Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa rooms capture Mexican Colonial style. Filled with hand-carved wood furniture by local artisans and bright Mexican tile, the 171 renovated rooms might feel like guests' own private apartments. Standard amenities include cable TV, air-conditioning, safes, hair-dryers and direct-dial telephones. Master suites have a welcome bonus: a large terrace with an ocean view, living room, dining room and kitchenette. FeaturesPlaya Los Arcos Hotel Beach Resort & Spa is rich in recreational activities, starting with three freshwater pools and Jacuzzis that overlook the Bay of Banderas. A daily activities roster caters to fitness buffs of all types, from the scuba diver to the beach volleyball lover. The spa beckons with pampering facials, massages and nail and body treatments. Parents can relax while kids make arts and crafts during the supervised children's program. DiningThe Bay of Banderas serves as a stunning backdrop for dining outside at Mi Pueblito, whose roomy terrace is prime space for visitors craving international cuisine. At Kaiser Maximilian Cafe, patrons feast on the finest European fare. The hotel also hosts live entertainment three nights a week. While savoring the Mexican buffet, for example, diners might watch the troupes of Mexican dancers twirling on the floor. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (5.6 mi/9 km) AttractionsMalecon (0.4 mi/0.6 km)Marina Vallarta (4.4 mi/7.1 km)Downtown Vallarta (5.6 mi/9 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.6 mi/2.7 km)Bay of Banderas (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
Value 2 kids up to 7 years old stay FREE and 20% on SPA
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Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.7 / 5 69 reviews
Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive hotel entertains with multiple activitiesCrown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive is a hub of activity from sunrise to sunset. In addition to daily programs for kids and adults involving games and classes, the property engages travelers with tennis courts, an on-site spa, five restaurants for all occasions and discount at any of the three golf courses in Puerto Vallarta. Rooms embrace tropical decor and include some that give families more than ample space thanks to a separate area for kids. HighlightsAll-inclusive resort with five restaurants and planned activitiesSupervised kids and teen programsFull-service spaFamily rooms and honeymoon suites availableNine water slidesWi-Fi access in rooms and public areas (fees apply) RoomsCrown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive caters to all travelers, from honeymooners to families. The property boasts 216 rooms, 30 family rooms and seven honeymoon suites, which all share a tropical theme driven by floral fabrics, bright colors and balconies with courtyard or ocean views. Families have space to spread out in the family rooms, which include comforts such as a separate area for kids, complete with a bunk bed, trundle bed and an extra TV. Standard amenities include a direct-dial telephone, safe, paid Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning, and a full bathroom with shower and bathtub. FeaturesThe roster of recreational activities is as grand as Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta -- All Inclusive itself. Planned activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. cater to all tastes and cover aerobics classes, bingo, windsurfing, and programs for kids and teens. A water park, complete with pirate's ship and nine water slides, is popular with children, while parents love the on-site spa, tennis courts and unlimited golf at three nearby courses. DiningCrown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta -- All Inclusive features five different restaurants -- three of which are fine dining. Menus cover the globe, from Mexico or Italy to France,  Japan or a more mainstream buffet. Twenty-four-hour room service helps with hunger pangs at all hours. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (2.1 mi/3.4 km) AttractionsMalecon (3 mi/4.8 km)Marina Vallarta (1.1 mi/1.7 km)Downtown Vallarta (3 mi/4.8 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.9 mi/3.1 km)Bay of Banderas (2.1 mi/3.4 km) Business4,447 square feet of event space for up to 450 guestsWi-Fi (fees apply)
Value FREE City Tour, kids stay & eat FREE and MORE
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Nightly rates from $124

Best Western Plus Suites Puerto Vallarta

3 stars
2.0 / 5 1 reviews
Mediterranean suites steps away from the sandy Puerto Vallarta beachBest Western Plus Suites ushers guests to a myriad of business, leisure and dining comfort with the available hotel amenities on site. Corporate travellers can mind their business while on vacation at the business center of the hotel. Plan a conference at this beachfront property in Puerto Vallarta with the spacious in-house banquet facilities. Tourists can also engage in a myriad of water activities at the beach or take a plunge at the outdoor pool. Guests can also work-out at the fitness center of the hotel. Savour delectable cuisines served at the restaurant on site or sample authentic Mexican dishes at various restaurants near the hotel. 3 Reasons To StayAccess to Puerto Vallarta beachIn-house conference and banquet facilitiesOutdoor pool Best Western Plus Suites Puerto Vallarta Rooms Best Western Plus Suites boasts tasteful suites that exudes Mediterranean style. All suites feature pristine and breath-taking views of the ocean. Vacationers unwind at the balcony installed in some units while others enjoy rejuvenating at the Jacuzzi in some suites. A cable TV with pay-per-view channels, tea/coffeemaker, work desk and air conditioning are available as well for added convenience. Things to DoZona Romantica (5 mi/8.1 km)The Malecon (5.2 mi/8.5 km)Cuale Museum (5.3 mi/8.6 km)Vallarta Zoo (4.1 mi/2.5 km)Los Arcos National Park Vallarta Undersea (0.9 mi/1.6 km)
Value Kids stay FREE and FREE WiFi
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Nightly rates from $53

Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel - Adults Only

3 stars
4.3 / 5 4 reviews
Hacienda-style hotel with modern flair in VallartaVilla Mercedes Petit is a gay-friendly hotel steps away from the sandy shores of Los Muertos beach in Vallarta. This property features boutique-type accommodations housed in a revamped hacienda-style building that exudes a traditional Mexican charm. Vacationers relax at the courtyard at the ground level where a pool, lounge area, food and bar service, and tropical landscaping can be found. The top floor also features a garden and sun deck. Authentic Mexican cuisines are prepared by nationally recognized Chef Hugo Ahumada at the MAIA Restaurant on site. The restaurant also caters dinner service while drinks are available at the lounge and courtyard areas of the hotel.  3 Reasons To StayCourtyard with tropical landscapingGay-friendly hotelClose to Los Muertos beach Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel Rooms Villa Mercedes Petit has units that complement the needs of holidaymakers like intimate and cozy spaces equipped with LCD TV, desk, mini bar, mini refrigerator, private bathroom, closet, safe box, blind shutters, air conditioning and ceiling fan. Some units have private balcony that opens to views of the street, pool, courtyard or the ocean. Most units have kitchenette as well. Things to DoLos Muertos Pier (0.1 mi/0.1 km)Playa de los Muertos (0.1 mi/0.2 km)Galeria Olinala (0.3 mi/0.6 km)Museum Rio Cuale (0.5 mi/0.8 km)La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Plaza Principal (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Plaza de las Armas (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Los Arcos Amphitheater (0.7 mi/1.1 km)La Presidencia (0.7 mi/1.1 km)Caballito (0.8 mi/1.2 km)
Value Save 35% off per night
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Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 179 reviews
Luxury hotel boasts coastal Mexican style, resort activities and spaCasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa calls the glorious Marina Vallarta area home. Ocean-facing balconies or terraces and contemporary furniture bring a fresh look to the 404 rooms and 29 suites, which come with modern amenities such as Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. A rich menu of family activities -- plus kids and teen clubs -- exposes children to educational experiences. The seasonal sea turtle rescue program is a family favorite and great activity for all ages. HighlightsContemporary rooms with ocean-facing terraces or balconiesMultiple restaurantsKids' club and educational activities, including its notable sea turtle rescue programSpa and fitness center RoomsA vibrant Mexican palette brings life to the 404 rooms and 29 luxury suites at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa. Guests find contemporary touches in these sleek accents: bright orange bolsters and curvy wicker patio furniture with modern lines. Along with a private balcony or terrace facing the ocean, rooms come with high-tech features such as a 42-inch flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi for a fee. FeaturesCasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa makes it a point not to leave families out of the activities. For an extra fee, kids ages 4 to 12 can participate in an educational program -- lunch included. Pottery-making classes and a fantastic, seasonal sea turtle rescue program are also sure to stave off boredom. A teen club engages kids with video games (fees apply). For fitness and pampering, guests visit the indoor and outdoor pools or Ohtli Spa, where facials, massages and body scrubs are just some of the services on the menu. The fitness center, part of the spa, comes with cardio and weight machines and hosts Pilates, yoga and spinning classes. DiningRestaurants at the property could not be more diverse. Guests can enjoy beer and appetizers at Champions Sport Bar, sandwiches at Deli Los Mangos, sushi at Mikado and a breakfast buffet (or prime steaks) at La Estancia. For the ultimate outdoor dining experience, order grilled specialties at seaside Las Casitas. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (1.4 mi/2.3 km) AttractionsMalecon (4.7 mi/7.6 km)Marina Vallarta (0.3 mi/0.4 km)Downtown Vallarta (1.4 mi/2.3 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Bay of Banderas (4.3 mi/7 km) Business8,000 square feet of business space, including 13 meeting roomsAudiovisual equipmentCatering
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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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