Find Beauty and Culture in Picturesque Puerto Vallarta Vacation Rentals
Puerto Vallarta is situated off the Pacific’s Bay of Banderas. This area is strewn with golden beaches and tropical mountain landscapes that are sure to meet your Puerta Vallarta vacation rental needs. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the area, you’ll instinctively begin to relax. Enjoy simple pleasures of the beach or try your fill of world class cuisine. Puerto Vallarta villas will meet everyone’s desires for their escape from the daily grind.
Feel the attraction of the native people of Puerto Vallarta. The tolerant atmosphere and friendly locals invite you to visit the epitome of Mexican charm and even find the Zona Romántica. The brilliant colors of natural landscapes create the perfect back drop for a romantic getaway with that special person. Be inspired by vibrant art scene, public sculptures, art galleries, and cultural festivals. Choose from a large selection of culinary experiences to punctuate your event, relaxing vacation, or getaway. Puerto Vallarta rentals have everything from innovative fusion to international gourmet cuisine to fit your tastes.
Puerto Vallarta Activities
Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals offer both surf and turf activities. For the surfers, enjoy an abundant array of watersports including swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking and more. View the landscape of Los Arcos National Marine Park in person – walk the islands or snorkel/dive the reef. The Marieta Islands are a short boat ride from the main marina – this trip is perfect for bird watchers and divers alike. The islands have a robust marine ecosystem of manta rays, dolphins, turtle, humpback whales and all kinds of colorful marine life.
For the Turfers, try hiking the local Sierra Madre Mountains, enjoy a friendly golf outing, or zipline through the forest. Visit the Vallarta Botanical Gardens to view the abundant wild flowers, lush tropical plantings and indigenous insect life.
Be sure to explore the area around your Puerto Vallarta villa and enjoy fantastic food, late-night restaurants, live music, dancing, nightclubs and the barlife in the Malecón.
Puerto Vallarta Golfing
Puerto Vallarta rentals are home to three standard golf courses. No matter when you visit, you’ll find your game won’t suffer. American Architect Joe Finger designed Marina Vallarta, which is located just steps from fantastic views off the beach. This course hosts the International Pro AM every December.
Vista Vallarta is the brainchild of Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskof. This course is comprised of two 18-hole championship courses located at the top elevation of Puerto Vallarta. Abundant greenery, lush palms, and other natural elements will punctuate sentences filled with breathtaking views and a full-service club-house. Both Vista Vallarta’s courses offer on-course F&B service, practice range, practice greens, caddies, carts, and can host corporate outings and golf tournaments.
Puerto Vallarta Beaches
Looking for lush landscape and azure waters? Puerto Vallarta villas are located on many different beaches to meet your needs. Honeymoon and family hotspot Playa Los Muertos is located on the south end of the district and offers white sand, easy waves and local shopping. Playa Conchas Chinas is located on the south of the city and offers crystal blue water mixed with white sand allowing you to spy on the lives of the marine animals in your immediate vicinity. The beach at Play Conchas Chinas forms rock pools fun to explore. Play Mismaloya lies at the mountain base and offers the best views of the city.
Puerto Vallarta Entertainment
Villas in Puerto Vallarta Mexico have something for everyone. You can catch a movie at one of the four local cinemas or party the night away in the Malecón. Take in the shopping experience and find everything from blown glass to local pottery, to fine silver jewelry. Clothing boutiques and other galleries offer reasonable prices for one-of-a-kind pieces. The vibrant art scene sprinkles galleries throughout the area.
Whether you prefer shopping in chic boutique stores or bartering in a flea market, Puerto Vallarta has something to offer. Plaza Marina, Plaza Neptuno, Plaza Caracol, and Paradise Village all offer upscale shops while Libertad, Malecón, Juárez and Morelos streets compose the main shopping district. You’ll find galleries and antiques along Morelos. Mercado Municipal Río Cuale offers the best place to barter for market pieces.
Puerto Vallarta Travel Tips
- High season is mid-November to April. Fewer crowds are found from May – mid-July and September – mid-November.
- Be sure to tip! Tipping goes a long way in Mexico. Tip your staff both in your villa and while out and about.
- The Peso is Mexico’s national currency, though the U.S. Dollar is widely accepted.
- Puerto Vallarta has transportation options that fit your needs. Excursions with transportation can be booked direct from your Puerto Vallarta vacation rental to your destination; rental cars are an option; and the city offers a very cost-efficient and easy local bus.