#8 wallet-friendly trips destination
36% less than average North American trip cost
You're going to love Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta is a beach resort city that has evolved into a modern hotspot with a rich nightlife and a world-famous EDM festival. It is also a popular LGBTQ destination.
Puerto Vallarta is great for beach, relaxation & nightlife.
Head to El Malecon, a photogenic seaside boardwalk that’s closed to vehicle traffic. Wander by scuptures, shops, galleries and restaurants. If you come later in the day, you’ll also find plenty of nightlife options.
largest city in Mexico
Mexican Peso equals $1 USD
Getting to Puerto Vallarta
The airport is just 5 miles away from downtown. Taxis are your best bet, but airport taxis are not the same as regular taxis and can only pick up at the airport. When you need to get back to the airport, you’ll take a regular taxi (which is also cheaper).
Median airfare by month
$349 Median airfare from US to Puerto Vallarta in January
Median airfare by time before departure
$399 Median airfare 1 month before departure date
Staying in Puerto Vallarta
For the most affordable lodging, stay downtown in Old Vallarta. You’ll also be closeby nightlife and dining options, which will save you on transportation costs.
Median hotel rate by month
$218 Median January hotel rate
Median hotel rate by night
$277 Median Sunday hotel rate
Wallet-Friendly Puerto Vallarta hotels
When in Puerto Vallarta
Must-see in Puerto Vallarta
Vallarta Botanical Gardens
Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
Weather in Puerto Vallarta
70° Average temperature in January
Eating in Puerto Vallarta
What should you order while you’re in Puerto Vallarta?
One of the most popular local eats is pescado embarazado – fish roasted on a stick. Find this flavorful snack at food stalls on the beach. Since it comes on the stick, it’s perfect to eat on the go.
What you’ll expect to pay (USD)
Nice dinner for 2
Standard tip for good service
Where to eat in Puerto Vallarta