Puerto Vallarta Hotels
From large resorts to intimate inns and cliffside condos, Puerto Vallarta has a great selection of accommodations at every price point. Room rates in Puerto Vallarta vary according to the season. Accommodation prices are at their highest during Puerto Vallarta’s high season which runs from mid-December to mid-April. You can make some great savings on your Puerto Vallarta accommodation by timing your visit for the destination’s low seasons. Indeed, outside of peak season room rates can fall between 20% and 50%.
Budget accommodation in Puerto Vallarta comes in two styles: high-rise hotels and small hotels. Cheap small hotels can are primarily concentrated in Puerto Vallarta’s downtown area. While they lack the abundance of creature comforts found in larger hotels, small hotels offer a friendly and atmospheric stay. Cheap high-rise hotels are predominately situated on the oceanfront in the northern part of the Hotel Zone.
If you are looking for something a little more comfortable, Puerto Vallarta has a good selection of midrange hotels. Many of these hotels can be found in Zona Romántica and Centro. While these hotels are significantly more expensive than Puerto Vallarta’s budget accommodations, they are a massive step up in terms of comfort and facilities.
Puerto Vallarta has a good selection of high-end accommodation too. Luxury accommodation in Vallarta consists of a good mix of independent hotels and international brands such as Hyatt and Hilton.
Riviera Nayarit is home to a number of interesting accommodation options for those looking for something a bit different. Such accommodations include boutique hotels, quirky bed and breakfasts and luxury villas.
Top Things to do in Puerto Vallarta
As should be expected, many foreigners will flock to this resort town due to the numerous beaches to be experienced. Surfers from around the world tend to place Puerto Vallarta close to the top of their lists in terms of the waves here. Families can likewise enjoy this maritime paradise. Snorkeling and scuba diving are quite popular and there are countless shops that will provide such gear for rental. Yacht and sailboat chartering services are also possible. Many glass-bottom boat tours will offer excellent views of the sea life to be encountered. During certain times of the year, whale watching enthusiasts will also arrive to try and spot a hump or two (along with the dolphin pods which circulate throughout the area).
The famous Sierra Madre is also located quite close to Puerto Vallarta. While some will choose to go it alone, it is always a great idea to hire a tour guide. He or she will be able to take visitors on a breathtaking excursion which includes ancient villages and subtropical forests. Truly unique ecology and wildlife can be viewed along the way. Most tours will make use of all-terrain vehicles, as there is a considerable distance to be traversed and these vehicles are very comfortable.
For those who choose to arrive here during the off season, the annual November Festival is worth experiencing. Normally taking place during the second week of the month, festivities include cooking classes, concerts, gala dinners, movie screenings and art exhibitions. Also, the majority of the local bars and cafes will offer special drink specials. Parties tend to continue until the wee hours of the morning, so this festival may not be the best option for those with young children.