13 All-Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Vallarta for the Ultimate Mexico Getaway

From kid-friendly resorts to romantic getaways, Puerto Vallarta has it all.

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Mexico has no shortage of postcard-worthy beach destinations, but Puerto Vallarta stands out. Set on the Pacific Coast’s Banderas Bay, with the majestic Sierra Madre mountains in the background, the bustling town is a vacationer's dream. With beautiful views around every corner, exciting culinary and arts scenes, vibrant nightlife, golden stretches of sand, and countless adventures — both on the water and in the mountains — it’s a trove of memorable sights, tastes, and experiences.

Puerto Vallarta’s hotel scene is just as exciting. From independent boutique hotels to sprawling luxury resorts, there are loads of terrific places to set down your luggage. Of course, for a hassle-free vacation, nothing beats an all-inclusive resort, and Puerto Vallarta has plenty. We’ve rounded up the top options here.

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Vallarta

Editor’s Pick: Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. Mexico.

Why We Chose It

This family-friendly resort has innovative programs and seasonal offerings, and it treats guests to top-notch accommodations and services.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Kids’ and teens’ clubs, seasonal live entertainment, water sports program with scuba diving classes

Hotel Description

Set against the majestic Sierra Madre Occidental mountains and overlooking the stunning Banderas Bay, the award-winning Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit sets the standard for an all-inclusive luxury experience in the region. The 267-suite property has luxurious bathrooms, teak furnishings imported from Bali, and balconies that provide jaw-dropping views of the bay. Soak up the hot Mexican sun by the infinity pool or head down to the golden beaches of Nuevo Vallarta for a refreshing dip in the ocean. Guests who'd like to stay more active can practice their swing at one of the five nearby golf courses, while water sports enthusiasts can choose from a wide variety of options — from diving and snorkeling to kayaking and water aerobics.

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta seen from the beach
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Why We Chose It

The property has swim-up suites and a private beach, a rare amenity in Puerto Vallarta.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Private beach, pool cabanas, kids’ club, five infinity pools

Hotel Description

Fronted by a beautiful private beach, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is a haven for sun worshippers seeking a more private experience in this buzzy corner of Mexico. The family-friendly property boasts swim-up suites and seven pools, including two for kids and five infinity pools, one of which is adults-only and has an adjacent bar. Rooms and suites have panoramic ocean views, floor-to-ceiling windows, cozy bathrobes with slippers, and 24-hour room service.

Guests can get out and explore the scenic coastline in a kayak or relax with a rejuvenating massage in a traditional thatch-roofed palapa at the property’s seaside spa. The resort has 10 dining and drinking venues, including the romantic oceanfront restaurant BlaZe, where dishes feature authentic Latin American flavors. With so much on offer, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta checks every box for a five-star all-inclusive experience.

Casa Velas

Casa Velas presidential suite and pool
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Why We Chose It

Casa Velas is a serene adults-only hideaway where peacocks roam the gardens and guests can indulge in a range of five-star amenities.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

On-site 18-hole golf course; spa; beach club with a restaurant, bar, pool, and hot tub; Molton Brown toiletries

Hotel Description

Inspired by Spanish haciendas, Casa Velas is an elegant, adults-only resort tucked away in the exclusive Marina Vallarta community. Swaying palms, lush greenery, and roaming peacocks welcome travelers to this Edenic resort. The 80 spacious suites feature boldly painted walls and marble baths, and some have private plunge pools and terraces. Soak up the sun by the large swimming pool, which is lined with cabanas and lounge chairs, or at the exclusive Táu Beach Club.

Casa Velas’ signature Emiliano restaurant focuses on traditional Mexican flavors, but if you'd like to mix it up, head up the coast to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, the resort's sister property, which has multiple international eateries.

Hotel Mousai

Hotel Mousai
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Why We Chose It

Hotel Mousai’s new south tower features a sleek rooftop with an infinity pool and majestic views over the jungle and ocean.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Rooftop infinity pool; gourmet rooftop restaurants; outdoor tennis, squash, and basketball courts

Hotel Description

Spectacular coastal vistas, bold contemporary design, and rooftop infinity pools transform the adults-only Hotel Mousai into the ultimate couples retreat. Located in the exclusive South Zone, known for its rugged jungle landscape, luxury resorts, and beautiful coastline, the hotel is a 10-minute walk to the beach, but not to worry — there’s complimentary transportation.

Hotel Mousai has plenty of five-star amenities. You can relax with a couples massage in the spa overlooking the ocean or enjoy sunset views with a glass of champagne from your suite’s plunge pool. And when you work up an appetite, indulge in a gourmet meal in one of the property’s six restaurants, or any of the three in the Garza Blanca development, to which Mousai guests also have access.

Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort

Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort

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Why We Chose It

The Hilton Vallarta Riviera is a sprawling oceanfront resort with a private beach and plenty of dining options.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Private beach; nightly live shows, DJs, and musical performances; spa

Hotel Description

This all-inclusive waterfront resort has 444 rooms and suites, each with a balcony providing the dreamiest ocean views. For the ultimate treat, book the Presidential suite, which features an elegant open floor plan, a wraparound balcony, an outdoor hot tub, and an alfresco dining area. During the day, you can lounge by the two swimming pools or walk a few steps to the private white-sand beach. The Hilton Vallarta Riviera has 12 restaurants and bars, providing guests with plenty of delicious ways to satisfy their appetites. They include La Luce (Italian, wood-fired pizzas), Cocomar (seafood), and Maxal (Mexican), and all have chef-curated à la carte menus.

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort and Spa

Why We Chose It

This family-friendly option has infinity pools, kids’ programming, and a white-sand beach with complimentary non-motorized water sports.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Babysitting services, family programming, spa

Hotel Description

Sitting on 85 lush acres, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa is a modern retreat that delivers an exceptional all-inclusive experience. The rooms and suites feature floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies that provide gorgeous ocean and jungle views. The three pools and the private beach are the perfect spots to spend a lazy day. If you prefer to stay active, grab one of the complimentary kayaks and explore the scenic Pacific coastline. Garza Blanca also has a Family Program that provides guests with things like take-home amenities for kids, complimentary strollers, and bottle warmers, making the resort a haven for families seeking a fun, relaxing escape.

Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

 Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta

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Why We Chose It

A convenient location near Puerto Vallarta’s boardwalk and a variety of dining and entertainment options make this one of the area’s best adults-only options.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

24-hour room service, two outdoor hot tubs, spa with indoor pool and hot tub

Hotel Description

This luxe adults-only hotel provides expansive views, contemporary interiors, and many in-room amenities, most notably soaking tubs and private balconies with plush furniture. Travelers who opt to stay in one of the suites get access to an exclusive club lounge with personal concierge services and enhanced amenities, such as daily newspapers and an upgraded minibar. Even if you stick to the regular all-inclusive option, you’re in for a memorable vacation. The resort is steps away from a beautiful beach with complimentary umbrellas and sun chairs and has two large pools. There’s also a swim-up bar and a casual Mediterranean eatery.

Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway

Villa Premiere
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Why We Chose It

With unique, personalized touches, this 80-room and suite adults-only resort exceeds all expectations, even for a five-star property.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

In-room dining, yoga classes, Bali beds and beach cabanas

Hotel Description

This award-winning resort delivers stellar service and will redefine your opinion of the all-inclusive model. The moment you step onto the property you’re provided with a complimentary five-minute de-stressing massage, and a personal concierge will assist you with choosing a custom scent for your suite and with planning tours and experiences. Guests at this oceanfront, adults-only resort wake up to unobstructed views of the golden Playa Camarones and are pampered with high-end amenities throughout their stay. Romantic waterfront dinners, a pillow menu, chef's table gourmet experiences, private beach cabanas, and daybeds ensure a vacation you'll remember forever.

Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All Inclusive & Spa

Grand Fiesta Americana
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Why We Chose It

The customer service at Fiesta Americana is outstanding, and the resort has plenty of great offerings for families.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Babysitting services, private beach, kids’ club

Hotel Description

Located within walking distance of many restaurants and shops, Fiesta Americana is the perfect choice for families who want both outstanding all-inclusive service and the ability to explore Puerto Vallarta without renting a car or taking costly taxis. The resort has several distinct restaurants that focus on global culinary experiences, such as Asian, Italian, and Mexican. Parents can drop off their children at the kids’ club and take some time to unwind at the spa, nestled among lush tropical greenery. Anyone looking for something more active can hit the links at the nearby Marina Vallarta Golf Club, which hosts one of the largest pro competitions in the world.

Marival Distinct Luxury Residences

Exterior view of a penthouse residence and demi pool at Marival Distinct
Courtesy of Marival Distinct Luxury Residences.

Why We Chose It

This is an excellent option for travelers seeking residence-style accommodations with a full range of resort amenities.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Full kitchens in suites, infinity pool, spa, kids’ club

Hotel Description

Travelers will feel right at home in this all-inclusive luxury property in Nuevo Vallarta, a 25-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta, thanks to the residence-style suites that range from one to four bedrooms and offer plenty of space to lounge and dine. Some even come with private pools and balconies.

Marival’s main pool caters to both adults and children, but if you’re traveling with toddlers, you can also take them to the separate kids’ pool. The resort is a five-minute walk from the beach, where you can lounge in a cabana or enjoy kayaking and swimming. Don't leave without checking out Insú Sky Lounge, perched on top of the main building. The views are spectacular, and so are the cocktails.

Velas Vallarta

Velas Vallarta
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Why We Chose It

Nightly entertainment, beautifully landscaped grounds, and family-friendly residences with kitchenettes make this the perfect all-inclusive option for larger groups.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Kids’ club, babysitting services, suites with kitchenettes or full kitchens, discounts for Marina Vallarta and Vista Vallarta golf clubs

Hotel Description

With plenty of activities for kids of all ages, Velas Vallarta is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for families on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. The property boasts 345 suites that overlook the glistening waters of Banderas Bay and showcase contemporary decor with vibrant pops of color. Large families seeking spacious lodging will appreciate their fully equipped kitchens, ample living and dining areas, and furnished balconies.

But with so many amenities on the property, we doubt anyone will spend much time in their room. Year-round kids’ programming and special holiday events such as Easter egg hunts and Christmas workshops are fun for the whole family. Days are best spent by the pools or on the sun-drenched beach. After dinner, head to the resort’s events venue to check out the beautifully produced entertainment.

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean View

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Why We Chose It

Dreams Vallarta Bay is a serene resort with opulent accommodations and five-star amenities.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Private furnished balcony or terrace in every suite, kids’ and teens’ clubs, spa with indoor pool

Hotel Description

Dreams Vallarta Bay Resort & Spa is proof that a family-friendly resort can also be a tranquil wellness destination. In the spa, guests can relax with chocolate body wraps, vinotherapy massages, and hydrotherapy treatments, while the three outdoor pools (heated in winter) are all about fun. Take one of the weekly tours of the restaurants' kitchens and learn a cooking tip or two straight from the experts, or indulge in a chef's table dining experience. Nature enthusiasts should plan their visit to coincide with the turtle hatching season (August–December) or whale watching season (December–March).

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

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Why We Chose It

This beautiful palm-lined property is tons of fun, with plenty of unique amenities.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: No
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Jetted bathtubs, walk-in showers, live entertainment, pet program with welcome gift

Hotel Description

Ever wonder what music stars do on vacation? Well, stop wondering and live out your rock star dreams at this luxury oceanfront resort fit for celebrities. Featuring tequila and wine tastings, private dinners, golfing, two free-form pools, and a beach with Bali beds, the Hard Rock Hotel is all about making you feel like an A-lister. And when you need to quiet the mind and relax the body, its on-site spa will put you in the right mood, helping you connect with your senses via a revitalizing treatment and gorgeous ocean views. The resort's live nightly entertainment is among its highlights, with shows held in a spacious amphitheater with bar service and more panoramic ocean views.

Final Verdict

Spectacular beaches, lively nightlife, rich cultural heritage, and an array of high-end properties offering stellar amenities make Puerto Vallarta a natural draw for travelers. Our top pick, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, is the ultimate all-inclusive Mexican getaway, ideally located for exploring the area and delivering best-in-class personalized service to everyone who walks through its doors. Planning a family vacation? Look into staying at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta or Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa.

Know Before You Go

  • Puerto Vallarta’s international airport is a five-mile drive from its hotel zone, so the best way to get to your resort is to book a shuttle transfer or a private car.
  • While Puerto Vallarta’s main draw is its stunning beaches, the Sierra Madre mountains offer many fun activities for travelers of all ages. Horseback riding, mountain biking, zip-lining, skydiving, and hiking are just a few of the options. The largest suspension bridge in the world is also here­­: Jorullo Bridge, which is over 1,500 feet long and hangs 492 feet above the Cuale River.
  • As one of Jalisco’s largest cities, Puerto Vallarta has several districts that offer distinct experiences, amenities, and resorts. Marina Vallarta, north of downtown, is home to many of its most luxurious accommodations, boutiques, and dining options. The Malecón boardwalk is the beating heart of downtown Puerto Vallarta and a busy mashup of sculptures, eateries, and shops. To the south, Zona Romántica is perfect for those seeking an experience steeped in history.

How We Chose These Hotels

We evaluated dozens of all-inclusive hotels in Puerto Vallarta and its neighboring towns before choosing the best. We considered various elements, such as the property's reputation and quality of service, design and architecture, location, and notable amenities. We also looked at each property’s dining options, whether there is a spa on-site, and the kinds of experiences available to guests outside of the all-inclusive rate.

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