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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 / 5 242 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 Continental Breakfast, FREE Wi-Fi and MORE
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Nightly rates from $108

Buenaventura Grand Hotel and Spa Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.6 / 5 106 reviews
Puerto Vallarta hotel engages guests with sports, kids' club and spaBuenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa Puerto Vallarta sets the tone for a relaxing vacation, whether that means sunbathing by the pool or sampling one of four restaurants on site. For active travelers, the property is a hotbed of action, offering scuba, dance and Spanish lessons, plus supervised activities for kids ages 4 to 12. Indoors, find tranquil rooms with views of Banderas Bay and a full-service spa that pampers with unique treatments such as chocolate baths and Tequila and lemon scrubs. HighlightsSupervised activities for kids 4-12Scuba, dance and Spanish lessonsA la carte restaurants and buffetUnlimited beer, wine and spiritsFull-service spa RoomsBuenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa Puerto Vallarta rooms burst with contemporary style and warm earth tones such as red, gold and mustard. Red throw pillows coordinate with floor-to-ceiling curtains, matching bedding and abstract art. Recessed lighting and iridescent curtains lend sultriness to honeymoon suites, which also boast Jacuzzis and views from the balcony. Junior suites cater to extended-stay travelers who take full advantage of the living rooms and in-room kitchenettes. Regardless of room layout, guests have access to satellite TV and individual climate control, among many other amenities. FeaturesBuenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa Puerto Vallarta accommodates all types of travelers with a full roster of planned activities and recreational amenities. Kids ages 4 to 12 make crafts and play board games, soccer and water polo during Buenaventura Kids Club activities, while adults can stay active via scuba diving classes, kayak tours, dance lessons or swimming in the pool. The pristine beach is a guest staple.Let your mind and body relax at Shakti Spa, as the waves murmur in the distance. Chocolate baths and tequila and lemon scrubs are just some of the services on the menu. DiningBuenaventura Grand Hotel & Spa Puerto Vallarta serves up both ambiance and a diverse set of dishes at four restaurants, which tantalize with breathtaking views and upscale or casual dining. Among the favorites: the fresh buffets at Frutas y Flores and the special-occasion restaurant Miramar, where diners enjoy signature dishes as much as they appreciate Banderas Bay views. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (1.5 mi/2.5 km) AttractionsPuerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (2.6 mi/4.2 km)Marina Vallarta (2.9 mi/4.6 km)Downtown Vallarta (2.9 mi/4.6 km)Bay of Banderas (4 mi/6.4 km)Malecon (4.6 mi/7.4 km) BusinessWi-Fi
Value FREE City Tour,Honeymoon Bonus,Kids FREE & MORE
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Nightly rates from $196

Playa Los Arcos Beach Hotel and Spa

3 stars
3.6 / 5 260 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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Nightly rates from $148

Crown Paradise Club Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.7 / 5 70 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 and Discount Golf
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Nightly rates from $186

Sunset Plaza Beach Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 60 reviews
Well-equipped Puerto Vallarta seafront resort with spa and free Wi-Fi Sunset Plaza Beach Resort and Spa welcomes travellers to a stylish foreshore-set resort that offers plush spaces and recreation facilities set in the scenic tourist destination in Mexico. This Puerto Vallarta retreat features an infinity pool, heated children's pool and an adults-only heated pool. Guests have pampering treatments at Zen Set Spa (fees apply), hang out at the solarium Jacuzzi area, play a few rounds at tennis courts and work out at the fitness center on site. This posh property offers free parking, 24-hour butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi access and kid's club with video games area, restaurant, mini golf and playground.   Diners enjoy dining at Mirador Bistro and Grill and Lucciano, have light fares at the La Canela Deli and unwind at Sunset Bar and Aqua Bar. 3 Reasons To StayChild-friendly facilitiesFree Wi-Fi and parkingSpa, pools, solarium with Jacuzzi and fitness centre on site Sunset Plaza Beach Resort and Spa Rooms Sunset Plaza Beach Resort and Spa provides tasteful rooms and suites that come with 32-inch flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, hairdryer, iron/board, en suite marble bathroom and private terrace. Room service and accessible units are available. All units offer soothing ocean views. Select units have full kitchen, dining table for four people and in-room Jacuzzi. Things To Do Plaza de Armas (1.0 km/0.6 mi)Augustin Flores Contreras Municipal Sports Stadium (1.3 km/0.8 mi)Vista Vallarta Golf Club (1.5 km/0.9 mi)The Malecon (2.3 km/1.4 mi)Genius of Paco Gallery and Museum (3.5 km/2.1 km)Casa Museo Manuel Lepe (3.7 km/2.2 mi)Playa Conchas Chinas (5.4 km/3.3 mi)Paradise Village Contry Club (8.7 km/5.4 mi)Puerto Vallarta Zoo (13.0 km/8.0 mi)Vallarta Botanical Gardens (20.0 km/12.4 mi)
Value FREE City Tour, FREE WiFI, Butler Service & MORE
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Nightly rates from $192
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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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