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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.

Best time to take a vacation to Puerto Vallarta

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.

Insider tips for Puerto Vallarta travel

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.

Playa de Oro

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

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.

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Imagine all the extra things you can do with a saving of as much as $536*. All you've got to do is choose your desired hotels, airfares, rental cars and experiences to save cash!

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Puerto Vallarta Travel Guide

Where is Puerto Vallarta?

Traveling to somewhere new is an exhilarating experience, but your journey can easily go awry if you haven’t properly prepared. Why not begin by discovering exactly where Puerto Vallarta is?

It's located about 400 miles west of Mexico City, the national capital, and 12 miles southeast of Bucerias.

Eager to mingle with the locals? That shouldn't be an issue. 190,000 people call this part of Jalisco home.

Places to Visit in Puerto Vallarta

Jump into your sightseeing adventure by spending an hour or so at the Malecon. All year round, travelers venture to Puerto Vallarta to lay eyes on this famous sight.

Bay of Banderas is worth an outing. Allow at least a few hours to check out this top attraction.

Everyone can admire the time and effort involved in creating Caballito. Seeking some more options? Whether the water is quiet or rolling, you'll love a peaceful cruise along Los Muertos Pier. But wait, that's not all! Teatro Vallarta is a critical component of the area's vibrant culture. Check what's on and settle in for a pleasant night of entertainment.

Car Rentals in Puerto Vallarta

Take your travel lust further by checking out car rentals in Puerto Vallarta. No matter where you want to go or what you'd like to do, Orbitz will help you find a ride that suits your adventurous spirit.

If you're flying in, you can easily pick up a car from Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport. Hertz is the place to look for.

Rent a vehicle in the middle of town and you'll be navigating the busy streets like a local before you know it. A go-to outlet here is Budget at Francisco Medina Ascencio.

Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta – Hotel Accommodation

With 123 hotels in Puerto Vallarta, you won't have any dramas locating a place to rest your head. Lock in a cozy room and then start organizing the fun stuff!

If you love the finer things in life, the Garza Blanca Residences All Inclusive is a terrific option. Also check out the Casa de Las Palapas Private Estate. Alternatively, have a think about the Hotel Playa Fiesta and the Hotel Vallartasol. These are some of our top lower-priced hotels.

Are all your friends a bit envious because you're headed to the Malecon? Wait until they hear you're staying a short stroll from it! A couple of excellent options are the Hacienda San Angel, which is 0.3 miles away, and the Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway, 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Airports to Puerto Vallarta

Hoping to jump on a plane to Puerto Vallarta? If so, you might like to know something about the most convenient airport, Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). It's positioned 5 miles to the north of the downtown area. Get ready to touch down and start exploring soon after!

Popular Places to Visit Near Puerto Vallarta

If you've done all there is to do in Puerto Vallarta and have a few more days to spare, don't fret. You'll find great tourist attractions in the surrounding area. Yelapa is around 16 miles away. Travelers often use this as a base to access Las Caletas Beach.

No Cancellation Fees

Plans can often change at the drop of a hat, which is why we won't charge a fee if you need to cancel or adjust your booking.^ However, it might be prudent to see if your chosen airline and hotel have a similar policy.

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*Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Orbitz.com from January through December 2017, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages. For Free Flight or 100% Off Flight deals, package savings is greater than or equal to the current cost of one component, when both are priced separately.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.