If you are looking for one of the liveliest and most sophisticated resort destinations in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is undoubtedly the place to go for your next vacation. The picturesque cobbled streets, stylish restaurants, quirky shops, and dazzling sandy beaches bring in countless tourists on a yearly basis.
Even though there is plenty to do in Puerto Vallarta and tourists will always have something on hand, it is renowned for its great surfing conditions. The entire Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta included, is filled with breathtaking sandy beaches. The reason that surfers find this an ideal destination is because of the gentle offshore winds, the wide variety of surf breaks, and the warm water. If you want to book your trip to Puerto Vallarta but have no idea where to stay, we have done all the hard work and sorted through the different hotels to come up with the best options in a number of different categories.
The best overall hotel– Playa Fiesta BeachClub & Hotel
There is a reason that Hotel Playa Fiesta has won ‘Traveler’s Choice’ for Puerto Vallarta dating back all the way to 2009. This hotel specializes in group events and destination weddings but offers a number of other options for guests to enjoy their idyllic resort. Each of the rooms at the hotel has a unique villa style feel and they all come with A/C units, mini-fridge, flat screen television, and comfortable bed.
Carretera a Barra de Navidad Km. 5, Zona Hotelera Sur, 48390 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
+52 322 221 6109
Best B&B – Rivera del Rio
Rivera del Rio offers a combination of something between a boutique hotel and a B&B. The hotel is located directly in the ‘Old Town’ section of Puerto Vallarta. It is nestled alongside the banks of the Rio Cuale River and it combines primitive elegance with modern luxury.
Each of the apartments in the B&B has been recently remodeled and not only comes with air-conditioning, but with Victorian leopard-claw tubs, and marbled fireplaces. Another benefit is that you will not have to worry about your water supply, because the B&B is one of the few options in Puerto Vallarta that offers an entirely purified water system.
Rivera del Río 104, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
+52 322 150 6998
Best hotel for surfers – Casa Tres Vidas
There are some quality locations for surfers available throughout Puerto Vallarta, but if you want to be right on the beach and want to live in luxury, the Casa Tres Vidas offers you the best opportunity to do so. Just imagine that you wake up to the calming sounds of the ocean just outside your window and can literally be in the water in seconds. There are three beachfront villas available here that can be rented alone or separately, depending if you are with a group. The cost might be a little higher than you would pay in places such as Punta de Mita, but you are right in Puerto Vallarta and directly in the surf.
Sagitario 126, Playa Conchas Chinas, 48390 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
+52 322 221 5317
Best budget hotel – Belmar Hotel Galeria
Considering Puerto Vallarta offers so much opulent luxury and other indulgences, why would you not save as much money as you can on your lodgings? The hotel is in the heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta, meaning you are within close proximity to the spas, plazas, churches, boutiques, discos, bars, restaurants, markets, beach, and coffee shops.
Each of the 30 different rooms available at the hotel offers an individual experience, the rooms are decorated with some of the best works of art made by Puerto Vallarta’s finest artists and adorned with the vivid colors of Mexico. If you want to stay in Puerto Vallarta for a reasonable price, the Belmar should be your stop.
Insurgentes 161, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico
+52 322 223 1872