Hip Apartments in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, You'll Want to Call Home

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your own digs by staying at these Puerto Vallarta apartments
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast in your own digs by staying at these Puerto Vallarta apartments | Courtesy of Vallarta Shores / Expedia
Ali Ray

These cool, colorful condos and homespun hideaways hit the tropical spot in Jalisco’s resort town.

This popular beach retreat on Mexico’s Pacific Coast is the place to kick back and relax. For those who want to swerve timed breakfasts and set their own schedule, apartments are the way to go. Options in Puerto Vallarta come in all shapes and sizes – from a boutique loft in the upscale marina to a budget-friendly casa with a rooftop pool overlooking Los Muertos Pier, all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. San Tropico

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

San Tropico
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Within walking distance of the beach, this understatedly cool aparthotel sits in a small residential zone within Puerto Vallarta’s upscale marina. Its full-sized fridges are handy if you’re going self-sufficient, although do allow time to relax on the low sofas under string lights in the hotel’s den-like courtyard bar. If you fancy exploring the city, suites come with access to a fleet of bicycles.

2. Villa del Palmar


Villa del Palmar
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For guests who want it all, a stay at Villa del Palmar delivers. A lively beachside resort, it offers all the benefits of a hotel stay: turn-down service, pools, spas and a travel-the-world-with-your-taste-buds approach to dining. Plus there’s a busy activity schedule, with dance classes, water-balloon fights, beach volleyball, circus skills, beach parties and, don’t forget, tequila tastings. When it’s time for peace, head back to the privacy of your apartment-style suite, all of which come with at least a kitchenette.

3. Pinnacle 220


Pinnacle 220
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Arrive to a fully packed fridge in these sleek boutique apartments. A quick call to the concierge will have your day and evening entertainment organized, leaving you time to sip a cocktail in the swim-up bar on the rooftop pool. Brilliantly located, the complex is steps away from the picturesque cobbled streets of the Romantic Zone and just as close to popular Playa Los Muertos and its clubs, bars and watersports.

4. Pinnacle 180


Pinnacle 180
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Take the funicular up the hill to this luxury apartment block. Its lofty position grants views of the lush green mountains on one side and an expansive seascape on the other. Request a corner suite to get the best of both worlds. The tempting infinity pool mirrors the skies and includes a swim-up bar. For a top-notch experience, book the Skyhouse suite – a sumptuous home from home, with Apple TV, fine Italian cotton sheets and a jacuzzi on the balcony.

5. Amapas


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A top location on a low budget, Amapas apartments are a hop away from the fun-filled Los Muertos beach. The one- and two-bedroom apartments open their curtains to views over the Pacific Ocean to the front, or the Sierra Madre mountains to the back. Grab a beer from the full-sized fridge and head to the roof terrace to chill around the dipping pool and soak up the sun.

6. Vallarta Shores

Apartment, Villa

Vallarta Shores
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There’s no compromise on location for at this great-value stay. Bringing the beauty of Banderas Bay into every apartment, the floor-to-ceiling glass doors in this beachside block make the most of crimson sunsets and crashing waves on the beach below. Inside, enjoy eclectically designed spaces – art deco mirrors, original artworks and granite worktops fuse with an authentic Mexican aesthetic. Many of the condos also have balcony pools or jacuzzis.

7. Tres Marias Luxury Suites

Apartment, Luxury

Tres Marias Luxury Suites
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Keeping things simple, these 11 luxury suites have a fresh and stylish air, leaving the color and life to filter in from the beautiful surroundings. Views from the balconies take in the romantic rooftop views of Puerto Vallarta, which flow down the verdant green mountainside to the ocean. Here in the desirable Romantic Zone, guests have taco stalls, fresh food markets, galleries and boutiques on their doorstep.

8. Lofts On Basilio


Lofts On Basilio
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If a cool urban loft is your style, you’ll like this place. Fresh to the scene, this boutique bolthole features gigantic murals and canvases by Mexican street artist Misael Lopez – guests can even buy prints to take home. A laid-back community feel is generated from nights on the roof terrace around the infinity pool and barbecue. There’s a hammock lounge from where you can watch the nightly fireworks launched from the pirate boat out on the bay.

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