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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

Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Vallarta

3 stars
3.7 / 5 214 reviews
Mexican Colonial-inspired rooms with balconies and kitchenettesVilla Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta defines the all-inclusive experience. Guests can fill their days with the numerous planned activities -- including Spanish lessons, water aerobics and volleyball -- or simply sit by the pool, where a water slide shaped like a whale is an endless source of entertainment. Rooms, meanwhile, feel like Mexican villas thanks to full refrigerators, kitchenettes and quaint pottery and furniture. Highlights463 suites with kitchenettes and full refrigerators Extensive activities, from nightly dinner and theme shows to craft-making Off-site tours Spa and hair salonGorgeous views of Banderas Bay RoomsVilla Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta caters to extended-stay travelers who appreciate the convenience of kitchenettes, full-size refrigerators, cookware and the other necessities for preparing their own meals. All 463 suites brim with regional style -- right down to the folksy pottery. Bright fabrics and cozy furniture further the relaxed appeal. When the day is done, guests sit on furnished balconies to admire the pool and bay views. All rooms boast digital TV, a dining table, central air-conditioning, ceramic-tile floors and purified water. FeaturesAn all-day schedule of planned activities ensures that Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta guests can play from morning until night. On-site diversions run the gamut, from water aerobics, pottery classes and nightly dinner shows to tennis and a fitness center equipped with cardio and weight machines. Guests can also go off-site for ATV excursions and glass-bottom-boat cruises, among many other tour options.Even with all those choices, many guests opt to sunbathe at the pool, which features a curious conversation piece: an enormous water slide shaped like a whale. DiningWhether the occasion calls for outdoor dining or a more upscale meal, Villa Del Palmar Beach Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta tempts with a global menu of dishes and ambiance-filled restaurants. Guests start at La Cucina, where the full breakfast buffet is not to be outdone by the gorgeous patio overlooking Banderas Bay. Jalisco, open seasonally, dishes up regional family-style Mexican cuisine in an Old World setting. Diners can also request to be seated in the outdoor palapa (an open-sided hut with a thatched roof). Los Equipales Sports Bar invites guests to enjoy tapas and sports by the pool. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (2.5 mi/4 km) AttractionsMalecon (3.5 mi/5.6 km) Marina Vallarta (1.5 mi/2.4 km) Old Town (3.4 mi/5.5 km) Downtown Vallarta (2.5 mi/4 km) Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.9 mi/3.1 km) Bay of Banderas (3 mi/4.8 km)
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Friendly Vallarta Beach Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

3 stars
4.0 / 5 109 reviews
Puerto Vallarta hotel sports casual vibe, live shows, outdoor diningFriendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive lives up to its name. The casual resort provides plenty of opportunities for guests to mingle, from the daily buffet to the authentic Mexican bar that hosts live music and dancing. Recreational activities keep visitors on Vallarta time, thanks to a full-service spa, yoga classes, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Rooms evoke tropical flavor -- sporting floral comforters, tile floors and views of Banderas Bay from terraces or balconies. HighlightsTropical rooms overlooking Banderas BayAlfresco diningSaturday themed dinnersMultiple bars RoomsRenovated rooms at Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive capture traditional tropical style. Two-toned tiled floors coordinate with blond-wood headboards, work desks and floral-patterned bedding and sofas. Guests can relax on a patio or terrace to admire views of Banderas Bay, or unwind at the end of the night in front of the satellite-equipped TV. All rooms are air-conditioned, and all include bathrooms with showers and baths, one king or two double beds and toiletries. FeaturesWhen there's a kink in the neck or skin to exfoliate, leave it to Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive to tend to beauty needs. The hotel offers more than 30 kinds of massages, facials and body treatments. Yoga classes, a fitness center equipped with cardio and weight machines, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a steam room make for other enticements. DiningFrom casual buffets to upscale dining, Friendly Hola Vallarta - All Inclusive is perfect for all types of occasions. Guests enjoy ocean views and the breakfast buffet at Sunset Grill, open-air dining at La Fiesta and a la carte global fare at Gourmet. An extra treat: the Saturday-night dinner theater, which hosts themed entertainment. Margaritas, at the heart of the resort, sets the scene with tasty cocktails and live music. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (3.5 mi/5.6 km) AttractionsMalecon (2.7 mi/4.3 km)Marina Vallarta (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Downtown Vallarta (1.8 mi/2.8 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1 mi/1.6 km)Bay of Banderas (2.1 mi/3.4 km) BusinessEvent spaceCateringAudiovisual equipment
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Nightly rates from $117

Hotel Rosita

2 stars
3.0 / 5 12 reviews
The Rosita Hotel is a property strategically right in the heart of Puerto Vallarta Mexico, this beautiful hotel, a tradition in the city, is on the beach and where the famous Malecon (Boardwalk) begins. You will enjoy strolling up and down the Malecon and visiting the many tourist shops that the city has to offer. The beach invites you to explore its sparkling crystal waters and loose yourself during this vacation in paradise. ACCOMMODATIONS: Each of the 114 guest rooms are tastefully decorated with a Mexican flavor, All rooms are equipped with air conditioned units, telephone, cable TV and balconies with some rooms facing the Puerto Vallarta downtown area. Comfortable facilities and convenience are just some of the qualities you will come to expect during your stay at the fabulous Rosita Hotel. Hotel provides full service in hotel's colonial Restaurant & Bar "Agave" is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11p.m. Room Service from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Swimming Pool, Laundry, Free Wi-Fi and Commercial Shops. A warm friendly staff is available to assist you with any needs you might have while on-site. The hotel provides amenities like Lobby, Plunge pool and Reception.
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Emperador Vallarta Beachfront Hotel and Suites

2 stars
3.5 / 5 78 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
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Velas Vallarta Suite Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 50 reviews
Puerto Vallarta hotel hosts fiesta, leisure programs for all agesVelas Vallarta Suite Resort takes a well-rounded approach to leisure. Guests enjoy nightly entertainment with a taste of Mexican flair; a live mariachi band and folk dancers perform every Sunday for diners at the buffet. Daily programs cover all the bases, even for kids ages 4 to 12, who enjoy arts and crafts and games while their parents work out in the gym or enjoy cocktails at the swim-up bar. Views of Banderas Bay and the Sierra Madre Mountains sweeten the scene. HighlightsSunday fiestas with live dancers and a mariachi bandThree pools and a swim-up barLuxury suites with kitchenettes, dining areas and Banderas Bay viewsKids club for ages 4 to 12 with supervised activities RoomsGuests at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort soak up views of the emerald waters of Banderas Bay from private balconies, one of many luxuries inside the 345 luxury suites. Rooms favor contemporary design and the extra touches that allow for added convenience. Teak wood furniture lends island style, while goose-down pillows and linens sporting ethnic patterns top comfortable beds. When visitors prefer to dine in, they can cook meals in kitchenettes equipped with microwaves and utensils. High-end British bath amenities, a separate dining area and fully stocked mini-bars are standard. FeaturesA diverse menu of activities keeps guests in an upbeat mood at Velas Vallarta Suite Resort. Patrons can take a yoga class, learn to scuba dive, go swimming in the three pools or catch the nightly theme shows, from Veracruz Dance Night to Casino Night. Children ages 4 to 12 participate in kids club activities such as face painting and treasure hunts while their parents enjoy the spa or fitness center. DiningVelas Vallarta Suite Resort delivers food right to suites 24 hours a day, but the multiple restaurants are natural magnets. La Ribera Steakhouse is a staple; the juicy steaks, succulent seafood and spicy ceviche are on par with the breathtaking views of the Sierra Madre Mountains and Banderas Bay. On Sunday nights, the whole resort turns fiesta when a mariachi band and folk dancers entertain the crowds lining up for the authentic buffet. Sunbathers can also visit the swim-up bar to enjoy fresh cocktails and stunning vistas. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (2.5 mi/4 km) AttractionsMalecon (4.4 mi/7.1 km)Marina Vallarta (2 mi/3.3 km)Downtown Vallarta (3.5 mi/5.6 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (2.5 mi/4 km)Bay of Banderas (3.8 mi/6.1 km) BusinessMeeting roomsCateringWi-FiCopy, fax and secretarial servicesVideoconferencing capabilities
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Nightly rates from $241
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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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