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

San Tropico is within walking distance of the beach
San Tropico is within walking distance of the beach | Courtesy of San Tropico / Expedia.com
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6 January 2021

Book an apartment in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and get a better sense of local life than any hotel stay could. Options in this Pacific coast city come in all shapes and sizes. Why not try a boutique loft in the upscale Marina? Or how about a budget-friendly apartment with a rooftop pool overlooking Los Muertos Pier? No matter which you choose, a mi casa es su casa attitude and beautiful weather is practically guaranteed.

San Tropico

San Tropico

Within walking distance of the beach, this understatedly cool aparthotel sits in a small, safe residential zone within Puerto Vallarta’s upscale marina. Its full-sized fridges are handy if you’re going fully 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.

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Villa del Palmar

Villa del Palmar

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: maid 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.

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Pinnacle 220

Pinnacle 220

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 sup 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.

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Pinnacle 180

Pinnacle 180

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 oceanscape 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.

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Amapas

Amapas

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.

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  • Vallarta Shores

    Vallarta Shores

    There’s no compromise on location for this great value set of accommodations. 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.

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    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 roofscapes of Puerto Vallarta, which flow down the verdant green mountainside to the ocean. Located in the desirable Romantic Zone, guests have taco stalls, fresh food markets, galleries and boutiques on their doorstep.

    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 serviced boutique bolthole features gigantic murals and canvases by local artist Misael Lopez – guests can buy prints to take home. A laidback 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.

    These recommendations were updated on January 6, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.