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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 $271

Buenaventura Grand Hotel and Spa Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive

3 stars
3.6 / 5 106 reviews
Perfect Mexico beachfront resort to delight all of your senses. Enjoy our spacious rooms and suites offering stunning ocean views and modern amenities. Located just five minutes from the famous Malecon in downtown, shops and restaurants, and 15 minutes from the airport. Feel the magic of this still quaint fishing village nestled between the mountains and golden sands of miles long beaches. Lush tropical vegetation, cobble stone streets lined with a myriad of galleries, shops and restaurants to while away the days. The Buenaventura has been completely remodeled with new elevators, new air conditioning systems and noise blocking windows along with extensive renovations in all guest areas including restaurants. Wireless Internet Service has been added throughout the hotel and a new business center and Hospitality room are sure to make your stay at the Buenaventura Grand Hotel and Spa like home away from home. Relax your cares away at the Shakti Spa with massage and skin care services as well as an oxygen bar. Enjoy the roof top oversized Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean. The all new Kids Club will keep the children busy with activities, a new children's menu and special check in designed just for them. Countless clubs in the area will keep you dancing the nights away till sunrise. All of this, plus our personalized service to ensure a vacation experience to treasure forever. Amenities: - Concierge - Travel Agency, Car Rental - Baby Sitter Service upon Request - Kids Club - Boutique - Doctor on Call - 24 Hour Room Service - Laundry and Dry-Cleaning - Introductory Scuba Diving Lessons -Foreign Currency Exchange available 24 hours a day - Safety Deposit Boxes at no cost - Wake up Calls - Beach & Pool Towel Service - Elevator Service - Non motorized and Motorized Water Sports.
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

Hotel San Marino Plaza

2 stars
3.2 / 5 50 reviews
Puerto Vallarta hotel with kids' and seniors' programs, water sportsHotel San Marino Plaza attracts leisure travelers who seek direct access to Playa Los Muertos and El Malecon, the boardwalk and center of beach life in Puerto Vallarta. Tropical rooms show off their best asset: balconies with views of the town and surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains. El Galeon, a buffet set up in a covered patio, offers a break from beach or pool time. Kid- and senior-focused programs also keep visitors entertained. HighlightsCasual beachfront hotel with Sierra Madre Mountains and cityscape viewsCasual poolside dining at El GaleonKids and senior programsWater sports such as kayaking and body boarding RoomsSliding glass doors and roomy balconies with views of the cityscape and Sierra Madre Mountains shower Hotel San Marino Plaza rooms with natural light. Standard rooms, which can house up to four guests, show off yellow- and blue-hued tropical bedding, tile floors with inlay, TVs and wood work desks and mirrors. Junior suites boast a 42-inch LCD TV. Master suites are designed for extra comfort, ensuring quiet time with a balcony furnished with a table and chairs, a mini-refrigerator and a sofa bed. FeaturesHotel San Marino Plaza guests can set their own leisurely pace at Hotel San Marino Plaza thanks to an outdoor Jacuzzi, direct access to Playa Los Muertos and a sizable roster of planned activities. Choose from kayaking, dance lessons and kids' and seniors' programs. DiningEl Galeon, the on-site buffet at Hotel San Marino Plaza, brings outdoor dining indoors in a covered patio setting. After a dip in the pool, guests stroll to the line for Mexican and international favorites.At Main Cafe, diners take in views of the Pacific through large glass windows and an outdoor terrace. TransportationPuerto Vallarta Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (5.7 mi/9.1 km) AttractionsMalecon (0.2 mi/0.4 km)Bay of Banderas (0.5 mi/0.7 km)Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (1.7 mi/2.8 km)Marina Vallarta (4.5 mi/7.2 km)Downtown Vallarta (5.7 mi/9.1 km) BusinessFax, printer and copy services (fees apply)
Value Kids under 12 stay and eat FREE
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Nightly rates from $79

Sunset Plaza Beach Resort and Spa

4 stars
4.3 / 5 61 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 $220
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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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