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Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta

Your Puerto Vallarta vacation

Drenched in sunshine, Puerto Vallarta draws outdoor enthusiasts to its rugged Pacific Coast with over 40 distinct beaches, each one different from the next. Explore hidden coves, go scuba diving or settle along the shore to watch the sunset. Now a fully modern resort town, it's still a spot loaded with archaeological wonders and iconic architecture.

Let Orbitz help you plan the perfect Puerto Vallarta vacation, complete with visits to botanical gardens and artsy enclaves. With insider tips, you'll get the scoop on the best time to go, where to explore and what to eat during your Puerto Vallarta getaway.

  • Sporting a tropical climate, Puerta Vallarta's average temperatures range from the low 70s to the low 80s. Heat spikes are common in August and September when the mercury can climb well into the 90s. Winter is driest, and February and March are sunniest. Temperatures climb from July to mid-October when monsoon-like rains are common, especially at night.

    To sync the weather with crowds, fall and early summer are more laid-back and you can find lower rates. Mid-November through April is peak season so plan well in advance.

    Annual festivals include the Flower and Garden Festival, held during the last week of February, and the arts-driven May Festival, which nods to Puerto Vallarta's anniversary. Not to be overlooked is the Festival of the Virgin of Guadalupe in December.

  • Playa de Oro

    For beachfront serenity, visit Puerto Vallarta's northern reaches, home to rock-frocked Playa de Oro.

  • Marina district

    Get a taste of the local flavor in the marina part of town where you'll find many unpretentious, locally loved restaurants that specialize in seafood.

  • Public markets

    Hit the public markets Mercado Isle Cuale and Mercado Municipal Cuale, where you'll find stands selling artisan wares.

  • Dining tip

    Be sure to seek out ceviche and Huachinango Sarandeado, a dish of red snapper infused with a garlicky roasted red pepper flavors.

  • De Santos

    Add a little disco to your paella. This hip, rustic restaurant on Juarez Street (downtown) mixes the candlelit vibe with late-night DJs.

Puerto Vallarta Vacation Packages

Hotel only $200

1 Villa Premiere Hotel and Spa Adults Only

4 stars
4.4 / 5 114 reviews

Calle San Salvador 117 Map

FREE City Tour, Honeymoon Bonus and FREE WiFi

Puerto Vallarta hotel offers serene water views and infinity poolVilla Premiere Hotel and Spa Adults Only is tailor-made for singles' or couples' vacations. With a swim-up bar, full-service spa and sweeping ocean views from private balconies, the 83-hotel helps guests... More

Hotel only $422

2 Now Amber Puerto Vallarta- All Inclusive

4 stars
4.4 / 5 80 reviews

David Alfaro Siqueiros No. 164. Colonia Map

FREE City Tour and $200USD Resort Coupons

All Inclusive resort with scenic views of Banderas BaySet on a golden sand beach overlooking the inviting waters of the Banderas Bay, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive creates a suitable base for travelers looking for a relaxing holiday in this side of Mexico. This... More

Hotel only $513

3 Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive - Adults Only

5 stars
4.4 / 5 78 reviews

David Alfaro Siqueiros No. 164. Map

FREE City Tour,$200US Resort Coupons and MORE

All-inclusive luxury oceanfront resort steps away from El MaleconEnjoy a luxurious holiday at Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta - All Inclusive - Adults Only, an upscale resort offering sophisticated spaces and state-of-the-art amenities situated on the beautiful... More

Hotel only $273

4 Casa Cupula Gay Friendly

4 stars
4.6 / 5 34 reviews

129 Callejon de la Igualdad Map

FREE Welcome Margaritas and Guacamole

Stylish Puerto Vallarta hotel caters to gay couples and singlesCasa Cupula Gay Friendly aims for high style in the lushly landscaped Olas Atlas (or Zona Romantica) neighborhood. Within walking distance of the gay beach in Puerto Vallarta, the quaint property impresses... More

Hotel only $172

5 Sheraton Buganvilias Resort and Convention Center

4 stars
3.9 / 5 245 reviews

Blvd. Medina Ascencio 999 Map

60% off per night- February Discount

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... More

Hotel only $81

6 Los Arcos Suites

3 stars
3.8 / 5 122 reviews

Manuel M Dieguez # 169 Map

FREE City Tour,kids stay & eat FREE and 20% on Spa

All-suites hotel in the Romantic Zone, near bars, restaurants and beachOff the main street, surrounded by homes and hotels, Los Arcos Suites sits snugly in the Zona Romantica, with many restaurants and bars nearby. Swim in the pool, try join aqua aerobics, dancing... More

Hotel only $97

7 Hotel Mercurio - A Gay-Friendly Hotel

2 stars
4.0 / 5 83 reviews

C. Francisca Rodriguez #168 Colonia Emiliano Zapata Map

FREE City Tour, Call and Free WiFi

Gay-friendly Puerto Vallarta hotel open to guests 18 and olderHotel Mercurio - a Gay-Friendly Hotel, a 28-room property in the heart of the Romantic Zone, attends to the needs of its gay and lesbian travelers. The haven boasts rustic wood furniture, tasteful artwork and... More

Hotel only $49

8 Hotel Portonovo Plaza

3 stars
3.9 / 5 29 reviews

Av. Mexico # 1125 Map

Book now and save!

A beautiful new property in the heart of Puerto Vallarta. Especially designed to provide comfort and excellent service at the best price. The Hotel welcomes and pampers all of its guests making them feel at home and as a vacation should feel. Best downtown property, The... More

Hotel only $50

9 Hotel Rio Malecon

3 stars
3.9 / 5 15 reviews

170 Morelos St. Downtown Map

FREE Wi-Fi Internet access

Unique, Unconventional, Earth-friendly, Presenting 47 welcoming rooms with and without kitchenette and each with private bathroom, daily maid service, central air conditioning, Cable TV and balcony.The facilities feature chemical-free pool, WiFi, private Club Room for... More

Hotel only $58

10 Hotel Catedral Vallarta

3 stars
3.9 / 5 9 reviews

Hidalgo 166 Centro Map

FREE Wireless Internet access

Traditional Mexican accommodations in charming boutique hotelFeaturing stylish and sophisticated Mexican-inspired decor and interior, Hotel Catedral Vallarta offers well-appointed rooms and suites in Puerto Vallarta. Situated close to restaurants, bars, galleries and... More

  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens

    Located south of town, this verdant spot ­– nestled within a tropical rain forest ­– brims with 3,000 plant species. It's also a prime place to swim, dine al fresco and hike.

  • Plaza de Armas

    Head to the city's vibrant square, adjacent to City Hall, for prime people watching. Join the locals for concerts and holiday celebrations.

  • Museum Rio Cuale

    Spend an afternoon at this intimate destination which showcases Pre-Hispanic culture though displays of pottery, artifacts and even tombs.

  • Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    An iconic church done in varied architectural styles, its chiming bells emanate throughout town. Services are held daily, though things get particularly festive here in December when the cultural-spiritual Festival for the Virgin of Guadalupe is held.

  • Banderas Bay

    A great place to relax, this picturesque bay is also a launching pad for snorkeling ­ – particularly at its southern tip – with its vibrant, stingray-filled waters.

  • Púlpito and Pilitas

    Check out these famous rock formations on Los Muertos Beach. Púlpito refers to the tall headland, and Pilitas the rocks beneath. Pilitas is also the original location of the fabled "Boy on a Seahorse" sculpture.

  • Meander along this famed walkway and see contemporary sculptures by Sergio Bustamante, Ramiz Barquet and Alejandro Colunga.

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