Where to stay
With tourism a strong focus in Puerto Vallarta, there’s no shortage of places to stay. Note that June through October is the rainy season, and in fall some businesses are closed for vacation until tourists return around Thanksgiving. In the winter, meanwhile, rooms can fill up weeks in advance.
A Private Home
From condos on the boardwalk to villas that require a hike up the hills, many of the best and most special accommodations in Puerto Vallarta are private homes and apartments, especially if you want to stay for a week or a month. There are several sites that serve the area beyond airbnb.com, like flipkey.com, ownerdirect.com and homeway.com.
Hotel Posada de Roger
237 Basilio Badillo
Hotel Posada de Roger is both reasonably priced and right in the middle of town on Puerto Vallarta’s main drag of Basilio Badillo. In addition to a pool, rooftop terrace and a community kitchen for cooking with area produce, the hotel lobby is home to a restaurant called Fredy’s Tucan. It’s Puerto Vallarta’s excellent answer to Denny’s, where local workers and tourists alike gather each morning for pancakes, freshly squeezed juices and chilaquiles.
901 Paseo Díaz Ordaz
One of Puerto Vallarta’s first waterfront tourist hotels, the Rosita was built in 1948 — right at the foot of the boardwalk, or Malecon. Renovated a decade ago, rumor has it this is where the stars and staff stayed during the filming of John Huston’s 1960s flick The Night of the Iguana.
This story was made possible by the Puerto Vallarta tourism board.