Puerto Vallarta

Hotels in Puerto Vallarta

Since the 19th century, Puerto Vallarta has been a major tourist destination, and, as a result, it boasts an astonishing number of high-end resorts and spas, many situated along the Pacific seashore. Accordingly, there are countless options in this Mexican city to choose from, and this list includes some of the very best hotels in Puerto Vallarta.

On the south side of Puerto Vallarta lies the intimate Playa Fiesta Beach Club and Hotel, an ideal site for many weddings and receptions and one of the most highly rated hotels in the city. Just a few short steps from the water, this resort seamlessly combines elegance and luxury.

Those looking for somewhat pastoral, but altogether high quality hotels in Puerto Vallarta should consider staying at Villa Azalea, an inn with an on-site organic farm located outside the main drag of Puerto Vallarta. Owner Dulce Arguero is known for cooking authentic Mexican meals for guests using ingredients grown on the hotel’s verdant property while managing to accommodate groups of all sizes.

If relaxation is the name of the game when it comes to choosing between numerous Puerto Vallarta hotels, then look no further than Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa or Secrets Vallarta Bay. Both hotels are known for their world-class spas and on-site restaurants serving gourmet fare.

Garza Blanca’s 79 hotel rooms and suites are some of the largest in Puerto Vallarta, all with dark wood furnishings, high-tech touches (iPod docking stations and flat-screen TVs), and boldly colored accents such as bright orange pillows and turquoise bed throws.

Spend the day snorkeling or hike to a waterfall at this intimate resort 45 minutes from Puerto Vallarta. Or ease into the hammock outside your palm-shaded, thatched-roof casita.

Located off the Nayarit Pacific coast of Mexico, the Costa Azul Adventure Resort in San Francisco is an all-inclusive, beachfront facility with both adventure and relaxtion opportunities on site. The 18 pastel, beachfront suites include two double beds, private balcony with ocean view, and Spanis

Colonial art decorates the secret patios and nooks of this romantic 19-suite hotel.

Live like colonial gentry at Casa Velas, a small adults-only, all-suite boutique hotel in Puerta Vallarta.

Set on a hillside overlooking the Bay of Banderas, this four-bedroom house in Puerto Vallarta was once homebase to movie director John Huston (he rented it while filming his masterpiece, Night of the Iguana).