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Introducing Puerto Vallarta
Discover the idyllic honeymoon destination of Puerto Vallarta. Nestled between the palm-covered mountains of the Sierra Madre range and the vast beach-lined Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta is a charming and authentic Mexican town.
What to do and see in Puerto Vallarta
Relax on a choice of gorgeous beaches, meander along picturesque cobbled streets crowded with traditional Mexican architecture and party the night away at a boisterous nightclub.
You can also explore Mexico’s cultural traditions: in Puerto Vallarta lies the origin of the charro (traditional costume), the national drink tequila and the music of the Mariachi bands.
Stroll along cobblestone streets lined with red-roofed white stucco buildings or sip coffee on the malecon, a wide seaside promenade that hugs the ocean front.
Where to stay
Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding coastal region offer a huge range of accommodation options to suit all budgets, including the following 5-star resorts…
Hotel Mousai - Adults Only
Location: Carretera a Barra de Navidad KM 7.5, Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD693 per room
Description: Offering 4 à la carte restaurants, Hotel Mousai is the first 5 Diamond, Adults Only Hotel in Puerto Vallarta. It is located in Garza Blanca Beach, only 5 km from Mismaloya Beach. The suites offer a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and ceiling fans. Featuring a walk-in rain shower, private bathroom also comes with exclusive bathroom amenities and striking moon mirror in onyx frame, lit with LEDs. The rooms with the hot tub at the private terrace also feature ocean views. Extras include a minibar, an iPad dock and Free WiFi. Guests can enjoy the roof-top infinity pool with panoramic sea views. The roof top also offers live music, DJ Sets, entertainment, and a cigar lounge. At Hotel Mousai - Adults Only you will find a tennis court and activities such as hiking to waterfalls, kayaking, paddle boarding and snorkelling. A luxury spa with unique décor, hair and beauty services, and state of the art hydrotherapy circuit are also offered. This property is 10 minutes’ drive from Puerto Vallarta main square and nightlife, and 10 minutes’ by boat from Los Arcos. Puerto Vallarta International Airport is 30 minutes’ drive away.
Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & SPA - Adults Only
Location: Zona Hotelera Las Glorias, Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD391 per room
Description: On Puerto Vallarta’s Las Glorias Beach, Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & SPA features an outdoor swimming pool and a spa. Its attractive rooms and suites offer garden or ocean views. All spacious accommodations at Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & SPA has bright, modern décor. There is a balcony or patio, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, minibar and a coffee maker. Pan-Asian and French cuisine is offered in the Secrets’ restaurant. There are also 3 bars. The hotel spa offers a range of treatments including massage, facials and body wraps. There is also a sauna, steam room and a hot tub. The center of Puerto Vallarta is just over half a mile from the hotel. The city’s airport is a 5 minute drive away. Until June 30, 2013, guests enjoy free green fees at La Vista Golf Club and Marina Vallarta Golf Club.
Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
Location: Playa Las Estacas, Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD351 per room
Description: Offering an outdoor pool and a spa and wellness centre, Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta is located in Puerto Vallarta. The accommodation will provide you with air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes. Extras include a DVD player, a CD player and satellite channels. At Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta you will find 4 à la carta restaurants, 1 Buffet Restaurant, a 24-hour Deli Coffe Shop, 24-hour room service, a tennis court and a fitness centre. Other facilities offered at the property include entertainment staff, meeting facilities and a tour desk. If you feel like visiting the surroundings, check out Cruise Ship Pier located 7.7 km from the property. This resort is 11 km from Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Airport.
Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Location: Km 7.5 Carretera a Barra de Navidad, Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD329 per room
Description: This Puerto Vallarta hotel overlooks Banderas Bay and the Los Arcos landmark. The hotel offers a private beach, gourmet restaurant, full-service spa and 24-hour concierge. Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa features a flat-screen TV, DVD player and iPod docking station in every guest room. Junior, 1 and 2-bedroom suites offer a hot tub. The 1 and 2-bedroom suites are also equipped with a full kitchen, washer and dryer. Kids eat and stay for free when booking the All-inclusive rate. Recreational facilities at the Garza Blanca include an infinity outdoor pool and spacious hot tub. Free parking and 24-hour security are also provided. Blanca Blue Restaurant is a fully air-conditioned restaurant, offering views of Banderas Bay and a world-class wine selection. Guests can enjoy a drink in Blanca Blue's trendy lounge. The hotel also offers Aquazul, a specialty beach restaurant.
Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences
Location: Colonia Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD244 per room
Description: With a stunning view of city and Pacific Ocean, this hotel is located on the hills of the exclusive Conchas Chinas area. The main terrace features 3 pools, one exterior hot tub and activity space. Boasting an adult-only terrace, it features 2 hot tubs and a heated pool. Also, all the suites are richly appointed with a modern-style décor and include a flat-screen TV, luxurious amenities and a distinctive combination of marble and wood detailing. Some units have their own outdoor hot tub. The private chef assures a dining experience for the guests. Venue choices include two specialty restaurants, poolside snacks and 24-hour suite service. A wine and spirits selection is available and the breakfast buffet included is only for adults. Grand Miramar Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta is the only property with a stunning view of the full bay and has a beach club that features a snack bar and is located a short 5-minute drive from the resort. It has a lounge snack bar and the service hours are 09:30 to 18:30. Direct transportation including round trip exclusively for guests is offered. The spa has a hydrotherapy area and a large selection of massages and treatments. This property is a 10-minute walk from the beach.
Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Location: Paseo La Marina Norte 435, Marina Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD199 per room
Description: This luxury resort offers a private beach area and an infinity pool overlooking Banderas Bay. Each spacious room includes flat-screen satellite TV, an iPod dock and views of the gardens or ocean. The Marriott CasaMagna’s air-conditioned rooms are decorated in bright colors. They include a sitting area and a free safe. Bathrooms come with amenities and bathrobes.
The hotel’s 4 restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisine, from Japanese sushi to traditional Mexican dishes. The Lobby Bar serves tapas and cocktails and has panoramic ocean views. Guests of the Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa can book treatments in the Ohtli Spa. It includes an indoor pool, hot tub and steam bath. The resort also has a gym and tennis courts. The resort is next to Marina Vallarta Golf Club. Puerto Vallarta International Airport is just 2 miles away. The center of Puerto Vallarta is a 10-minute drive away.
Westin Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta
Location: Puerto Vallarta
Ave nightly price: AUD147 per room
Description: This family-friendly resort and spa is on a private beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and features a variety of on-site activities, and first-class amenities and services. The Westin Resort and Spa Puerto Vallarta has everything needed for an unforgettable stay. Relax with a beachside massage, browse for gifts at the souvenir shop, plan the next's day's activities with concierge desk or enjoy a gourmet meal at one of the on-site restaurants. There are a variety of activities and attractions surrounding the Westin Puerto Vallarta. Explore the charming Marina Vallarta waterfront, filled with art galleries, shops and entertainment, view exciting wildlife or participate in a number of water sports.
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Best time to honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta
The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is best between November and May when daily temperatures average 29°C (84°F).
For more climate info: Puerto Vallarta Weather Guide
Latest update Puerto Vallarta honeymoon destination:
7 February, 2017
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