Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Downtown Puerto Vallarta

The area's art galleries and entertainment are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Downtown Puerto Vallarta. Travellers to this walkable city praise the beaches, shopping and restaurants. Malecon and Bay of Banderas are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Are you looking for top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Downtown Puerto Vallarta a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Marina Golf Club (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Vista Vallarta Club de Golf (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Nayar Vidanta Golf (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Splash Water Park Vallarta (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Vallarta Adventures (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Vallarta Zoo (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Travellers love Downtown Puerto Vallarta for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens (10.9 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Las Caletas Beach (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Camarones Beach (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Cuale Island (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Olas Atlas Beach (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
  • Playa Las Glorias (1 mi / 1.6 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Fly into Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.), the closest airport, located 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Downtown?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,832 holiday rentals near Downtown. From 1,234 Condos/Apartments to 249 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Downtown is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Downtown?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Downtown:

  • Colonia 5 de Diciembre: 203 holiday homes
  • Gastronómica: 298 holiday homes
  • Cerro: 1,174 holiday homes
  • Centro: 1,099 holiday homes
  • Proyecto escola: 1,098 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Downtown. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Malecon: 5,071 holiday rentals
  • Naval Historic Museum: 1,408 holiday rentals
  • Arte LatinoAmericano: 5,057 holiday rentals
  • Plaza Principal: 5,072 holiday rentals
  • Plaza de las Armas: 5,073 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Downtown listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,234 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of Downtown holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 249 holiday houses
  • Villas: 236 holiday houses
  • Studios: 226 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,323 holiday homes with pool available in Downtown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Explore destinations around Downtown

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    203 holiday rentals
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    Proyecto escola
    1,098 holiday rentals
    Jardines del Puerto
    69 holiday rentals
    South Shore Hotel Area
    1,963 holiday rentals
    703 holiday rentals
    Hotel Zone
    649 holiday rentals
    Fluvial Vallarta
    440 holiday rentals
    Las Glorias
    533 holiday rentals
    2,913 holiday rentals
    North Hotel Zone
    450 holiday rentals
    La Puntilla
    139 holiday rentals
    Emiliano Zapata
    1,560 holiday rentals
    Benito Juárez
    1,480 holiday rentals
    Isla Iguana
    253 holiday rentals
    Lower Conchas Chinas
    406 holiday rentals
    1,025 holiday rentals
    La Herradura
    91 holiday rentals