Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Travel Guide

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.

Puerto Vallarta Facts

Population 255,000
Area 255,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Mexican peso
Airports Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)

Where to eat and drink in Puerto Vallarta

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.$3.51 - $7.02
Budget lunchLocal places in the city will be cheaper than hotel restaurants and those with big English signs out front.$5.56 - $11.11
Budget dinnerSteak, lobster, pizza and more are what you'll find at many of the local restaurants. Most also serve cocktail drinks with dinner.$9.36 - $16.37
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. $1.52 - $4.39
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When to visit Puerto Vallarta

Temperature and rainfall

Month High F Low F Precip (inches)

Puerto Vallarta Weather advice

Sunrise and sunset

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

Where to stay 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
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Puerto Vallarta Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed12.00 - 16.00

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