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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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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 $165

Hotel Encino

2 stars
2.5 / 5 4 reviews
The Encino Hotel is located in the down town, in the heart of Port Vallarta, just one block away from the beach. Enjoy with your family and friends and let the hotel demonstrate that the hotel is the best hosts in Vallarta. The hotel has one swimming pool with a panoramic view to the ocean and mountains, and also elevator for your convenience. This is a smoke free hotel. The other amenities include lobby, reception and this hotel is a smoke-free hotel.
Value 25% off per night
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Nightly rates from $33

Velas Vallarta Suite Resort - All Inclusive

4 stars
4.3 / 5 52 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
Value FREE City Tour,Honeymoon Special and FREE WiFi
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Nightly rates from $333

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 $132

Casa Dona Susana - Adults Only

2 stars
3.7 / 5 89 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 $59
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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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