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Your guide to Puerto Vallarta
Welcome to Puerto Vallarta
From sleepy fishing village to one of Mexico’s top resort destinations, Puerto Vallarta is a place of many moods. Located on the Pacific coast of Jalisco, the city and nearby towns are oriented around the Bay of Banderas, where migrating whales and dolphins play. Newer communities wrap around the bay’s north end, toward Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita, where gated enclaves attract celebrities with sprawling golf courses and increasingly luxurious amenities. The laid-back beach towns to the north draw surfers and RVers, while the older part of Puerto Vallarta proper is home to American and Canadian snowbirds and retirees, many of whom eventually make their vacations permanent.
Restaurants, markets, art galleries, and taco stands line the cobblestone streets, and open-air beachfront palapas house dozens of restaurants where you can dine with your toes in the sand. While strolling past the iconic cathedral and down the seaside malecon (a pedestrian promenade studded with palm trees and contemporary sculptures), it’s easy to see what made the Hollywood set fall so in love with the place in the 1960s.
The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Puerto Vallarta
The weather is best in Vallarta from November to April — that’s when most of the town’s part-time residents arrive, escaping their frigid northern homes for the winter. It also happens to coincide with whale-watching season, which runs roughly from December to March. Tourism is especially high around Christmas and Easter. The annual Virgin of Guadalupe pilgrimage, which takes place over the first 12 days in December, is one of the year’s most anticipated events, complete with parade floats, festive costumes, and a night market where vendors sell tamales, pies, and crafts. The weather turns hot and muggy around May, and by July the summer rains come steadily, keeping crowds at bay until around October. Temperature-wise, the Pacific Ocean is swimmable all year round, but it’s wise to stay out of the water for a few days after a heavy storm.
Top things to do in Puerto Vallarta
Wednesday Night ArtWalk
Every Wednesday evening during high season (late October to late May), Puerto Vallarta’s downtown galleries host a kind of communal open house, keeping their doors open late as art lovers mill about drinking wine and checking out the latest exhibitions from the region’s renowned contemporary painters, sculptors, and photographers. Notable stops include Galería Uno, the city’s oldest gallery, and Galería Pacifico.
San Sebastián del Oeste
Founded in 1605, this silver-mining town in the Sierra Madre mountains offers a glimpse at what colonial life was like in Jalisco, and makes a great day-trip from the city (it’s about a 90-minute scenic drive from downtown). Visit its historic churches and haciendas, and for those interested in spirits, check out the regional drink raicilla — a type of piney mezcal distilled from cooked agave.
Sayulita and San Pancho
Colorful papel picado flutters above the cobblestone streets of the picture-postcard pueblo mágico (magical town) of Sayulita, in the state of Nayarit, about a 45-minute drive from the airport. Shop for jewelry and crafts in the pastel-colored boutiques, take a surf lesson, or join a yoga retreat. Up the road in San Pancho, you’ll find laid-back village vibes and art made by the local Huichol community.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where should I stay in Puerto Vallarta?
Make yourself at home in Puerto Vallarta by choosing from our most frequently booked neighborhoods. We have over 8,490 vacation rentals in Marbella, over 10,990 vacation rentals in Res Conchas Chinas, and over 8,490 vacation rentals in Villa Las Flores.
What types of vacation rentals are available in Puerto Vallarta?
Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta. From over 340 villa rentals, over 3,070 apartment rentals, over 1,230 house rentals to over 3,630 condo rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.
Are there vacation home rentals with a dedicated workspace in Puerto Vallarta?
Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 110 vacation home rentals in Puerto Vallarta featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.
How much does it cost to stay in vacation home rentals in Puerto Vallarta?
Experience the best of Puerto Vallarta with our vacation home rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.
Are there pet-friendly vacation home rentals in Puerto Vallarta?
Four-legged friends are welcome in Puerto Vallarta. Choose from more than 40 vacation home rentals for guests traveling with pets.
Do vacation home rentals in Puerto Vallarta have a gym?
Absolutely! We offer over 50 vacation home rentals with a gym in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Are there Puerto Vallarta vacation home rentals on Airbnb with pools?
Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 110 vacation home rentals with pools in Puerto Vallarta, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!
Do vacation home rentals in Puerto Vallarta have free parking?
Absolutely! We offer over 110 vacation home rentals with free parking in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.
Are there family-friendly vacation home rentals in Puerto Vallarta?
Puerto Vallarta has more than 90 family-friendly vacation home rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.
Do apartment rentals in Puerto Vallarta have a bbq area?
Absolutely! We offer over 390 apartment rentals with a bbq area in Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.