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Best of Puerto Vallarta Guide

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Puerto Vallarta
Strolling, shopping, and sipping tequila along the Malecon boardwalk of Puerto Vallarta is the best way to kick off your vacation. Then hit the cobblestone streets of Old Vallarta to browse the flea market for handmade crafts. The calm, warm waters of the Bay of Banderas make for excellent diving, or you can just watch artists sculpt spectacular creations in the sand. The cluster of fine art galleries in El Centro are perfect spots to hit on a self-guided art tour.

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Vallarta Adventures - Las Caletas Beach Hideaway
Vallarta Adventures - Las Caletas Beach Hideaway
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Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures
Rhythms of the Night by Vallarta Adventures
Owner description: Enjoy a boat ride across the bay, taking in the views along the way, to a candle and torchlit, private beach hideaway. See Mexico’s past come alive through dance and music during... more Owner description: Enjoy a boat ride across the bay, taking in the views along the way, to a candle and torchlit, private beach hideaway. See Mexico’s past come alive through dance and music during an enchanting theatrical performance followed by a delicious seaside dining experience under the stars. less
Attraction type: Performances; Dinner Theaters
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Bay of Banderas
Bay of Banderas
The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
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Zona Romantica
Zona Romantica
Cozy restaurants and bars line the street in "romantic zone."
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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Lucy's CuCu Cabana
Lucy's CuCu Cabana
Owner description: Lucy's CuCu Cabana is a unique shop specializing in hand-picked, high-quality, authentic Mexican folk-art. Lucy and Gil travel all over Mexico for several months every year... more Owner description: Lucy's CuCu Cabana is a unique shop specializing in hand-picked, high-quality, authentic Mexican folk-art. Lucy and Gil travel all over Mexico for several months every year searching for original pieces. All of their merchandise is purchased directly from the artisans at fair prices. They have been in business for twenty years. Lucy's will be closed from May 1 to October 25 while the owners go on their annual shopping trip. less
Attraction type: Specialty Shops
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Cafe des Artistes
Cafe des Artistes
Price: $25 - $60
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Vista Grill
Vista Grill
Price: $2 - $49
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Continental, International
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Chenan2 Restaurant
Chenan2 Restaurant
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
116 Pulpito Gastro Bar
116 Pulpito Gastro Bar
Price: $10 - $30
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Florios Restaurant and Bar
Florios Restaurant and Bar
Cuisines: Argentinean, Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
$104 - $271
Ranked #10 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
4.0 of 5
Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
$91 - $571
Ranked #12 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Hostal Vallarta Suites
Hostal Vallarta Suites
$23 - $107
Ranked #13 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Signature by Pinnacle
4.0 of 5
Signature by Pinnacle
$176 - $386
Ranked #2 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Villa Azalea, Inn & Organic Farm
3.5 of 5 Villa Azalea, Inn & Organic Farm
$193 - $480
Ranked #3 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5
Sunset Plaza Beach Resort & Spa
$126 - $462
Ranked #4 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Rivera del Rio
4.0 of 5 Rivera del Rio
$94 - $295
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Casa Velas
4.5 of 5
Casa Velas
$379 - $784
Ranked #5 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Secrets Vallarta Bay
4.5 of 5
Secrets Vallarta Bay
$250 - $712
Ranked #6 of 121 Hotels in Puerto Vallarta
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.