Cheap Holidays to Puerto Vallarta

Home of Tequila and the Mariachi, both of which are very popular, Puerto Vallarta sits comfortably on the West coast of Mexico in the state of Jalisco. A rapidly growing region Puerto Vallarta offers a good climate, plentiful hotels, Tequila and Mariachi and lots more.

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How Hot?

Puerto Vallarta enjoys a tropical climate with 280-310 days of sunshine a year and basically two seasons, the dry season and the rainy season.

The rainy season runs from June to mid-October, with the rain normally falling in short bursts, mainly late afternoon or at night. The days tend to be hot with temperatures ranging from 31ºC to 34ºC (88ºF to 93ºF).

The dry season runs from November till May, with cloudless skies and relatively no rain. Daytime temperatures range from 26ºC to 30ºC (78ºF to 85ºF) which can be very pleasant indeed.

Out and About

A trip to a traditional rural village such as Yelapa which is just outside Puerta Vallarta is a great way to experience genuine Mexican hospitality.

Whilst there, try to sample some local food and listen to a live mariachi performance. You may even be lucky enough to see one of the unique religious festivals that take place throughout the year.

Out for Lunch!

Puerto Vallarta is second to Mexico city in being the country's food mecca. You can try all sort of foods whilst staying here. Some of the specialities include Grilled Mahi-Mahi, Ceviche which is raw fish, scallops or shrimps or Huachinango Sarandeado which is red snapper marinated in birria paste.

Trying local food is easy in Puerto Vallarta. There are plenty of Taco Stands all around. These serve tacos which are flat for you to fill with whatever filling you choose and either roll or fold it up to eat. You will also find Quesadillas and Burritos at certain stands. The down side to these stands is the hygiene as there is no running water, make sure you check it out first before purchasing food from them. The clean ones are easy to spot. You can also dine in high class restaurants which are scattered around the resort offering amazing and tasty foods.

Quick Facts

Flight Time - From London to Acapulco is 12 hrs, London to Cancun 11 hrs, London to Cozumel 9 hrs 10 mins, London to Mexico City 12 hrs, London to Puerto Vallarta 13 hrs 40 mins, San Jose Del Cabo 17 hrs 30 mins with one stop

Currency - Mexican Peso

Nightlife - Restaurants, Bars, Nightclubs and Cafes - mixed

Best Time to Visit October and April

Top Hotels In Puerto Vallarta

Here's a list of our top accommodations in Puerto Vallarta, ranked by our customer ratings and reviews.

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Neuvo Vallarta
Grand Velas All Suites Hotel is the ultimate holiday destination offering exceptional dining, world class hospitality and luxurious accommodation....

Puerto Vallarta
Westin Resort and Spa Hotel is set in an oasis of 600 palm trees. The complex is perfect for families and couples wanting a relaxing fun filled beach holiday....

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With it's variety of facilities and activities, you will never be bored at the Marival Grand and Club Suites Hotel....

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Zona Hotelera
This recently renovated hotel provides a good number of amenities for all the family to enjoy....

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Puerto Vallarta
Riu Jalisco Hotel is set in a beautiful location on the beachfront, perfect for that relaxing holiday you wish to have. Couples and families welcome with everything you need to enjoy your holiday....

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Neuvo Vallarta
The beautiful Bel Air Collection Nuevo Vallarta offers first class service and accommodation in a peaceful and relaxing setting....

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Zona Hotelera
With it's modern Mexican architecture and range of amenities, the Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta Hotel is a great choice for all the family....

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Zona Hotelera
This All Inclusive resort offers all the amenities and entertainment for a relaxed family holiday, its facilities include a fun entertainment programme and water-park with pirate ship, two zip-lines a...

Puerto Vallarta
Spectacular hotel offering luxurious accommodation combined with excellent service and a stunning setting directly on the beach and can boast being one of the 100 World's best hotels according to the ...

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Puerto Vallarta
This luxury hotel enjoys an ideal location and offers it's guests a good choice of activities....

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