Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Downtown Puerto Vallarta

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

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

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

  • 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 features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Travelers 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 center:

  • 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

Traveling 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 center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Downtown?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 1,901 house rentals around Downtown. From 1,269 Condos/Apartments to 219 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Downtown is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Downtown:

  • Hotel Zone: 696 vacation rentals
  • Romantic Zone: 1,873 vacation rentals
  • Marina Vallarta: 432 vacation rentals
  • South Shore Hotel Area: 2,051 vacation rentals
  • Colonia 5 de Diciembre: 219 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Downtown?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Downtown. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Malecon: 5,432 home rentals
  • Plaza Principal: 5,436 home rentals
  • Camarones Beach: 5,432 home rentals
  • Plaza de las Armas: 5,421 home rentals
  • La Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe: 5,420 home 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Downtown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,269 Condos/Apartments in Downtown. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Downtown include:

  • Houses: 219 lodging choices
  • Villas: 291 lodging choices
  • Studios: 254 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Downtown?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,450 vacation homes with pool available in Downtown.

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