Puerto Vallarta Prices & Travel Costs

Last Updated: Dec 2021

Unlike several other popular beach resort areas in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has an authentic living town at its heart. This is the best and most popular destination for beach holidays on Mexico’s Pacific coast, and it’s loaded with accommodation to meet any budget.

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Travel Costs to Puerto Vallarta

Population 255,000
Area 255,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Mexican peso
Airports Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
1 USD = 16.7000 MXN
133 World cities ranked cheapest to most expensive: Backpacker Index for 2024

Accommodation Costs in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Hotel Seasons

Puerto Vallarta Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar18.00 - 52.00
starstarstarstarstar25.00 - 70.00
starstarstarstarstar42.00 - 123.00
starstarstarstarstar46.00 - 295.00
starstarstarstarstar185.00 - 505.00

Puerto Vallarta Hostels Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed12.00 - 16.00

Puerto Vallarta Attractions Prices

Location Description Type Price(USD)
Whale watchingFrom mid-December to March, visitors have the chance to view humpback whales in their natural environment during this tour.
3 to 12
adult
61.80
117.49
SnorkelingExplore the waters and reefs as you interact with some of the local marine life. Prices vary.
3 to 12
adult
55.09
76.83
Canopy toursTake a ride through the sky as you go from tree to tree exploring the canopy.
8 and up
66.95

Puerto Vallarta Food and Drink Prices

Food Type Description Price(USD)
Budget breakfastMost hotels serve breakfast but if you wish to skip it, there are many cafes that serve coffee and baked goods at decent prices.3.59 - 7.19
Budget lunchLocal places in the city will be cheaper than hotel restaurants and those with big English signs out front.5.69 - 11.38
Budget dinnerSteak, lobster, pizza and more are what you'll find at many of the local restaurants. Most also serve cocktail drinks with dinner.9.58 - 16.77
Beer (bottle)Most restaurants have a bar attached or at least one nearby, all serving beer. Just keep in mind that beer prices vary tremendously. 1.56 - 4.49

Puerto Vallarta Transport Prices

Type Price(USD)
Public bus from airport into Puerto Vallarta0.60
Taxi around Puerto Vallarta2.99 - 11.98
Public bus around Puerto Vallarta0.54 - 0.66
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When to visit Puerto Vallarta

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)
January84621.3
February84610.2
March85620.1
April86630.1
May88680.6
June90737.4
July927312.9
August937312.3
September937314.6
October93723.7
November90680.8
December86640.9

Puerto Vallarta Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

21 Mar7:04am7:12pm
21 Jun7:21am8:44pm
21 Sep7:50am7:58pm
21 Dec7:33am6:26pm

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