Puerto Vallarta has long been a favorite holiday destination in the Mexican state of Jalisco, as it has an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches on the Pacific Coast and almost year-round good weather. It also has a fantastic range of accommodation options, meaning there’s something for every style and budget. These are the best places to stay in Puerto Vallarta, all bookable with Culture Trip.
If it’s sophisticated, adults-only hedonism you’re after, this all-inclusive hotel in Puerto Vallarta has it nailed. The sprawling, polished granite foyer oozes grown-up chic, while the all-suites rooms are a seductive mix of crisp white walls, burgundy velvet and pink linen. No need to get up early to throw your towel on a sun lounger here – the private beach and vast pool area has more than enough for everyone. From its spa to its swim-up bar, everything about this one is pure luxury.
Wafty beach cabanas, hammocks strung across the private patios and infinity pools with Pacific Ocean views: this adults-only resort in Puerto Vallarta ticks all the romantic must-have boxes. It throws in more than a handful of bonus add-ons, too – such as a choice of seven bars and dining spots, from contemporary, colorful Mexican cuisine at Murales, to refreshing, citrusy cocktails at the alfresco Pool Bar. Paddle board and bicycle rentals mean you can explore this gorgeous corner of the world under your own steam, too.
Don’t expect any bingo or pool parties when you check-in at this Puerto Vallarta hotel. Situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood, this intimate, 17-room property with its brightly painted walls, hand-woven rugs and eclectic artwork feels more like staying in a friend’s stylish home than a hotel. The main focus is the beautiful ivy-covered courtyard, where the pool and bar are located. But you can also kick back in the huge, laid-back lobby with its mismatched velvet sofas and framed Frida Kahlo sketches, or enjoy some shade on the back patio, which offers outstanding river views.
Just 18 rooms make up this charming boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta – which is the definition of tranquility, with tasteful modern Mexican decor. Situated up in the mountains, the views of Puerto Vallarta sea are spectacular from your suites or the three different terraces. Situated in tropical gardens, every detail in this adults-only resort is considered, from the stunning traditional floor tiles, to the cushion covers and eclectic seating in the open air restaurant which overlooks the pool and relaxing top floor library bar.
If culture to you means celebrities, first class pampering and relaxation, Garza Blanca is the perfect Vallarta hotel. This sprawling haven is regularly frequented by Hollywood’s elite – and was even built on the site of an old Puerto Vallarta hotel that was just as frequently visited by stars of the ’60s. Offering some of the most spacious suites in Vallarta, Garza Blanca is a modern classic: dark wood and hi-tech features, set off by orange and turquoise pops of color. Best of all, most of the rooms offer ocean views, which means you might catch a glimpse of the whales’ migration in late spring.
A quiet and peaceful mid-range option in the center of Puerto Vallarta, Hotel Posada de Roger is a long-time favorite among frequent visitors to the region. Giving an Old Town Mexico feel, but also boasting a great location in the midst of all the action, this hotel is a gem of a find in Vallarta. The brightly lit, orange-hued central courtyard – which can be seen from the internal balconies – is incredibly picturesque, with its wrought iron furniture, central water fountain and leafy detailing. One of the best breakfast spots in all Vallarta is also conveniently located in this affordable and authentic posada, so make sure to get in early and grab a table in the morning.
Looking for more places to stay in Puerto Vallarta? Check into one of these hip apartments in the area, or book a stay at one of Puerto Vallarta’s best budget hotels, bookable with Culture Trip. If you want to treat yourself, book into one of the best luxury hotels. Don’t miss Puerto Vallarta’s best beaches, then kick back and relax at one of the top bars in town. For more amazing places to stay in Mexico, check out our pick of the best hotels in Manzanillo, Mexico, bookable on Culture Trip.
Lauren Cocking contributed to this article.
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