The 19 Best
Puerto Vallarta is where sunshine and natural wonders, great shopping and dynamic nightlife, luxury, and easy-going lifestyles all come together. It is noted for its gorgeous beaches, award-winning sunsets, lush jungles, quaint cobblestone avenues, and the Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive resorts.
Surrounded by mountains and dense trees, with golden sand beaches and glistening azure water, this tourist paradise offers the best of Mexico’s west coast resorts.
The best all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Vallarta are modern and amenity-filled suitable for every taste and budget. They occupy miles of beautiful beaches, offering plenty of activities like water sports, tennis, golf, superb dining, and ample relaxation.
5 Best Overall Resorts in Puerto Vallarta
Even though there are plenty of all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Vallarta, these are our top five hand-picked resorts.
Villa Premiere combines the best of two worlds in Puerto Vallarta: an all-inclusive beachfront resort and an urban boutique hotel. Playa Camarones, one of the few nearby beaches, lies immediately in front of the hotel, while downtown Puerto Vallarta is only seven blocks away. See more details
On the south side of Bahia Banderas, the Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa is situated on a quiet stretch of beach. Because of the modest waves, the private beach is ideal for swimming in the ocean. The property boasts stunning views of the sea and surrounding rainforest, as well as a gorgeous infinity pool with waterfalls and rock formations that will transport you to another world. See more details
Best Beach Resorts in Puerto Vallarta
Although this lovely beach town has plenty to offer, the promise of sipping a margarita on the white, sandy beaches may be enough to entice you. All-inclusive beach resorts in Puerto Vallarta offer just that and more!
This rare discovery is only minutes south of the historic Puerto Vallarta, Mexico’s most vibrant and sophisticated tourist destination. It is spectacularly cradled between the luminous blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the lush garden jungle of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
The 165 rooms and suites are incredibly spacious, and the resort’s size is a crucial selling point. The Deluxe Rooms start at 633 square feet and go up to three-bedroom apartments with over 4,200 square feet. Each guest suite opens to a private furnished terrace to take in the beauty of Puerto Vallarta’s sunsets over the ocean.
- Spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean
- Wi-Fi Included
- Private terrace
- Oversized hammock
- Fully-stocked wet bar
- Non-smoking suite
This all-inclusive beachfront resort offers an exclusive and high-end hotel stay on Las Glorias Beach in the hotel district’s heart, just 10 minutes from the airport and nearby downtown Puerto Vallarta. It’s ideal for a fun-filled family vacation or a romantic adults-only getaway.
Rooms range from large doubles to fully furnished two-bedroom suites with kitchens; all rooms have an ocean view balcony. Sunset Plaza Beach Resort Puerto Vallarta is the only 5-star luxury hotel in Puerto Vallarta, with all rooms and suites being oceanfront.
- 40″ Flat Screen
- Pillow menu
- Bathrobe and slippers
- Night courtesy service
- Security box
- Aromatherapy menu
- Marble bathroom
- Private terrace with room service table
The opulent Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta raises the bar for its rivals. The all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is located on a private stretch of beach overlooked by cliffs and the sound of waves.
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta offers approximately 335 rooms and suites with beautiful ocean views, perfect for a relaxing holiday. Designer touches and lifestyle comforts, like big HDTVs and complimentary Wi-Fi, are featured in each deluxe room or suite.
- Rainfall showers
- Designer toiletries, bathrobes & slippers
- In-suite drinks
- Individually-controlled air conditioning
- LCD Satellite TV
- Work Desk
This Puerto Vallarta beach resort embraces a contemporary style with an ambiance of relaxation. Modern Mexican architecture harmonizes perfectly with its surroundings.
The Fiesta American has 291 rooms, including accessible units. Marble floors and light-colored wood furnishings with wicker accents are typical throughout. A king-size or two double beds are available in each room, and most of them come with a sea view.
- Ironing board
- King-size or 2 Double Beds
- Safety Deposit Box
This all-suite resort is located along the golden sands of Mismaloya Bay, 30 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
The hotel offers 316 spacious and elegant suites that will exceed anyone’s beauty and comfort expectations. All of the rooms include a patio or balcony from which visitors may take in the breathtaking views of the Baha de Banderas.
- 32″ plasma TV
- Wi-Fi connection
- Air conditioning
- Sea views
- 24-hour room service
- Coffee machine
Family & Kid-Friendly Resorts in Puerto Vallarta
The Mexico region, which includes Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, and the Riviera Nayarit, is a popular family destination. Puerto Vallarta has a range of family and kid-friendly resorts that cater to both parents and children.
Located in Marina Vallarta, one of Vallarta-most Nayarit’s prestigious neighborhoods, this tropical gem is enchanting its sparkling swimming pools, colorful parks, and gourmet delights.
Because of their spaciousness, the rooms and suites of the Velas Vallarta stand out from the crowd. The 386-square-foot Deluxe Rooms can accommodate a family of four since they include a king-size bed or two twin beds, as well as a couch bed.
- Minibar with snacks and beverages, stocked daily
- 24-hour gourmet dining
- Fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette
- Private terrace or balcony
- Luxury bath amenities
- 32″ LCD TV with DVD player
This beachfront resort in Marina Vallarta is set amid landscaped gardens and provides sweeping views of the bay and mountains.
The hotel has 433 rooms, including 29 suites and four disabled rooms on the first floor, and is positioned immediately on the beach. Private balconies with bougainvillea planters are available in all rooms, with views of the garden, pools, or ocean.
- Bathroom amenities (Thann)
- Alarm Clock
- Safe, in room
- Coffee maker/tea service
- Instant hot water
- Minibar, for a fee
The Now Amber in Puerto Vallarta is part of the Now family of all-inclusive resorts renowned for being upscale and comfortable. This welcoming haven is ideally situated on a golden-sand beach on Banderas Bay.
Amber Puerto Vallarta now has 327 suites, with modern décor, marble flooring, and breathtaking views. Non-smoking rooms and suites are available.
- King-size bed or two double beds
- Spacious bathroom
- Shower and hydro tub
- Private, furnished balcony
- Stunning ocean view
The Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta, located on the beach just 10 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, provides a wide range of activities and services to ensure that every family holiday is booming.
Each of the 280 ocean-view rooms is decorated in bright tropical hues and beautiful, modern Mexican décor. Each basic room has a ceiling fan and a standup balcony with views of the ocean or pool. Upgrade to a premium club-level suite for entrance to the Club Lounge, which includes free meals and other benefits.
- This room is non-smoking
- Connecting rooms are available
- Premium movie channels
- Bathtub and shower separate
- In-room safe
Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa is a paradise for all ages. This resort is located on Banderas Bay, in the bustling Hotel Zone. Delicious food choices, unlimited snacks, and limitless entertainment for the whole family, and far more are all available onsite.
Comfortable rooms and suites give the ideal home base for families, friends, and couples. Beautiful vistas, relaxing facilities, and the opportunity to rent a family room are all available.
- In-room minibar
- In-room safe
- Coffeemaker/Tea Maker
- Iron & Ironing board
- Wake-up calls
- Air conditioning
- Alarm clock
- Wi-Fi (Additional fees may apply)
The Melia Puerto Vallarta is a luxurious beach resort ideal for a romantic break or family fun. This all-inclusive resort is located in the upscale Marina Vallarta neighborhood. Extensive, open, airy public areas, calm eco-friendly gardens, and large, open, airy common spaces give the property a timeless, tropical appeal.
All of the rooms in this resort overlook Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta and have individual balconies with breathtaking views of the beautiful, tropical gardens or the Pacific Ocean. Meliá Puerto Vallarta provides luxury rooms for families as the finest family resort option in Puerto Vallarta.
- Key features:
- Flat-screen TV
- Air conditioning
- Garden or Sea view
- Cable channels
- Ironing facilities
Adults-Only Resorts in Puerto Vallarta
Adults-only vacations are perfect for couples looking for a casual getaway where they can focus solely on relaxing and basic pleasures. They’re also great for gatherings of friends who want to have an excellent time or share a special event, such as a bachelor’s or bachelorette party. The numerous Puerto Vallarta adults-only resorts can offer you just that.
This award-winning oceanfront resort makes comfort and lounging seem effortless. The gem in Puerto Vallarta is made of mesmerizing qualities, with its private beach and breathtaking views from all rooms and private balconies.
Each of the rooms and suites has its balcony or patio with spectacular views of the ocean; modern bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers promote ultimate relaxation. This resort’s rooms feature private balconies and warm, modern décor.
- Air Conditioning
- Nespresso Coffee Maker
- Vanity Mirror
- Coffee Maker
- Sitting Area
- Flat Screen TV
Located on Mexico’s Pacific Riviera, this lush, charming boutique adults-only resort lets you relax in your plush cabana or among tropical gardens and regal palms.
The villa-style rooms at Casa Velas offer opulent elegance while remaining appealing, with private immersion pools, jacuzzi hot tubs, and breathtaking garden and golf course views. Choose from 80 luxurious suites, each tastefully decorated.
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- In-Room Safes
- Satellite Television
- Whirlpool Bathtubs
- Luxury Linens
- Luxury Bath Amenities
Sitting on a sandy beach, this ultra-luxurious designer hotel offers spacious surroundings, cutting-edge designs, and top-notch facilities. Discover panoramic views and thoughtful, pampering service at this contemporary resort that fuses artful design with refined comfort.
Bright, open rooms feature stunning views of the Bay of Banderas from private terraces with Jacuzzis. Luxury touches include hammocks on private patios, premium amenities, spectacular ocean views, and an iPad that lets you control the lighting, ambiance, and curtains in your room.
- Private terrace with Jacuzzi
- iPad operated ambiance system for blackout curtains, music, and lighting
- Walk-in rain shower
- Smart Toto bidet toilet
- Free Wi-Fi
This resort on the golden-sand beaches of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, within easy walking distance of the famed El Malecón boardwalk and non-stop nightlife, welcomes you to a world of Unlimited-Luxury.
All 271 spacious suites have breathtaking views, modern décor, and sophisticated luxury amenities like a Secrets Box for private room service delivery, turn-down service, and a daily replenished minibar.
- Balcony or Terrace
- King-size or 2 Double Beds
- Safety Deposit Box
- Sea View
- Whirlpool Bath
Intimate, award-winning boutique resort on Banderas Bay. It is a secret treasure just a 5-minute walk from the famed seaside boardwalk “El Malecon” and all of the main attractions in Puerto Vallarta’s historic downtown.
The Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel’s 80 rooms and suites provide a fresh and contemporary ambiance. Every accommodation has an oceanfront view and a balcony with views of the Pacific Ocean and Banderas Bay.
- Oceanfront view with private balcony
- Pillow menu
- Scents menu for in-room aromatherapy
- Luxury bath amenities (L’Occitane)
- Shower with bathtub
- LED 42-inch smart TV
- Complimentary high-speed wireless internet access
- Safety box
- Nespresso coffee maker
Nudist Resorts in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s top vacation destinations, with its breathtaking coastline, charming cobblestoned old town, near-perfect weather, and pulsing LGBT-friendly nightlife. And some of the Puerto Vallarta resorts are clothing-optional!
Casa Cupula is a clothing-optional luxury hotel for LGBT travelers. It’s a stunning 19-room hotel perched on a hill overlooking the bay in a secluded location.
Casa Cupula’s 18 rooms are all distinctively designed and have a distinct appearance and feel. Casa Cupula offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from small basic rooms to apartment-style penthouse suites.
- Pillow-top mattresses
- Flat-screen TVs
- iHome docks
- Fully stocked mini-fridges
- Terry cloth robes and slippers
- Electronic safes
Pinata is a Men Only Gay Hotel that focuses on building a holiday atmosphere, maintaining luxury, and offering an exclusive all-male stay with connectivity. The Pinata PV Hotel is closed for the summer as they prepare for the 2021-2022 season.
Eight distinct guest rooms are placed on three floors around the property, all of which are centrally connected to the onsite private clothing-optional pool.
- TV with Apple TV
- Separate seating or working area
- In-room safe
Popular Activities in Puerto Vallarta
- Bay Of Banderas
Puerto Vallarta flourishes because of its beautiful shore. The Bay of Banderas, on which Puerto Vallarta is situated, is one of the world’s most extensive bays. Whether it’s fishing, boating, or simply sitting on the beach, life here revolves around the sea. Getting out on the lake is one of the finest ways to take in the sights of the city.
- Have some evening fun
Celebrate the evening with live music at the bandstand at Plaza de Armas, the cultural center of Puerto Vallarta.
- Zona Romantica
Experience the heart and spirit of the old Puerto Vallarta by taking a trip back in time. The historic section of the city, the Zona Romantica, is one of the most aesthetically appealing areas in the city.
- Head to the beaches
The beaches in Purto Vallarta are lovely for many reasons, plus you can go for horseback riding, surfing, water-skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling.
- Marietas Islands
The Marietas Islands, located at the northern end of Banderas Bay, provide a good chance for divers to see wildlife such as whales, dolphins, manta rays, tropical fish, and native birds. Kayaking through the islands’ rocky tunnels and archways, snorkeling or diving in their seas, or simply relaxing on the beach are all options.
- Vallarta Botanical Garden
An excursion to the Jardin Botanico de Vallarta is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta’s downtown. Many brightly colorful wildflowers may be seen here, including one of Mexico’s most popular public orchid collections.
Need to Know/FAQ
Mexico does not need a test for travelers traveling, and there are currently no quarantine limits in place. On arrival, they will perform a mandatory coronavirus medical examination. Submission of an Identification of Risk Factors Form is needed. For more information and to stay updated, check the CDC website and visit the Puerto Vallarta website regularly before your trip.
As opposed to many popular tourist destinations in the United States, Puerto Vallarta is much safer. The crime rate in Puerto Vallarta is very low; if you respect the locals and use common sense, you are unlikely to get into trouble. The one thing you should be more vigilant about is scammers.
People will try to cheat and trick you into paying them. It would be best if you were highly cautious, declining all drinks offered by strangers, double-checking all details, and arranging everything ahead of time.
The bus is the cheapest way to get around Puerto Vallarta because of so many stops, and the fares are so low. You can catch a cab or an Uber if you want a less bumpy trip. Taxis in Puerto Vallarta are quicker, more comfortable, and relatively inexpensive, despite being considerably more costly than buses. But, on the other hand, taxis are not metered in this city. Before getting in, make sure you settle on a price.
With a rental car, you can have convenient access to all of Puerto Vallarta’s biggest attractions, but prices can be high, and traveling through the city’s narrow, bumpy streets can be more hassle than it’s worth.
Best Time to Visit Puerto Vallarta
The months of mid-April through June, as well as October, are ideal for visiting Puerto Vallarta. All of these months have great weather and low rates. The best months to visit are April through June, May and June offer the greatest accommodation rates, while October has the finest snorkeling and diving water. Avoid the week coming up to Easter since this is the busiest time of the year for local Mexican family vacations.
An all-inclusive vacation in Puerto Vallarta offers you a destination worth visiting. Offering cobblestone streets and picture-perfect sunsets, awaken your senses in this charming city that is as rich in tradition as it is in opportunities to explore. Only keep in mind that the beach is just the beginning of the fun that a Puerto Vallarta all-inclusive resort has to bring.