1. Villa Lala Boutique Hotel
Hotel feature: you can see various exotic animals on the territory: from birds to iguanas.
It is a secluded boutique hotel in the suburbs of Puerto Vallarta, a romantic paradise surrounded by Mexican nature. The hotel is located on the side of a mountain and because of this, from the landscape pool you can see the whole Bay of Banderas as if in the palm of your hand. With only seven suites, Villa Lala Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to get away from the world and reconnect with your inner world and your loved ones, because no one will distract you from what is most important. There's also a tropical garden all around, so catch a glimpse of hummingbirds, parrots and armadillos.
Total rooms: 7.
- 1 restaurant with Mexican cuisine and a bar.
- Outdoor panoramic pool and beach.
- Terrace, garden, massage ($).
The hotel is located south of Puerto Vallarta, away from the city sights, but surrounded by picturesque hills. Near the beaches and botanical gardens. Beaches in the area: Boca de Tomatlan Beach and Colomitos Cove Beach.
- Distance to airport: 11,8 mi
- Distance to city center: 7,4 mi
Villa Lala Boutique Hotel advantages:
- Beautiful well-maintained area with a tropical garden.
- Beautiful view of the bay.
- Delicious food in a restaurant.
Villa Lala Boutique Hotel disadvantages:
- Construction near the hotel can be noisy.
- Difficult to get from the airport or the city because of the remote location.
2. Tres Marias Luxury Suites
Hotel feature: it's essentially a home away from home. A cozy apartment with a kitchen and a TV, but on the shores of the quiet ocean and surrounded by a tropical garden.
Tres Marias is a brand new complex with 11 luxury suites, located in a special area of Puerto Vallarta called «Zona Romántica» (Romantic District), close to the beach and the promenade. All apartments have a patio, fully equipped kitchen with microwave, seating area with sofa, flat-screen TV, washing machine and private bathroom with shower and free toiletries. It also features an outdoor pool and a shared lounge. But the most beautiful part of this aparthotel is the terrace and the garden.
- Private kitchens in each room.
- Outdoor pool.
- Garden, sun terrace.
Located south of the city center in the trendy youth area. At the same time, the beaches can be reached on foot. Near the city center, beaches, entertainment, restaurants and stores. Beaches in the area: Camarones Beach, Los Muertos Beach, Amapas Beach and Conchas Chinas Beach.
- Distance to airport: 5,6 mi
- Distance to city center: 0,7 mi
Tres Marias Luxury Suites advantages:
- The rooms have everything you need for life: washing machine, microwave, dishes, etc.
- Great location: close to the city center and beaches.
- Guests praise the friendly staff.
- Clean and beautiful apartments.
- Very nice view from the roof terrace.
Tres Marias Luxury Suites disadvantages:
- No restaurant or even a buffet on site.
- The street on which the hotel is located can be noisy at night.
3. ZonaZ Boutique Hotel
Hotel feature: the walls in the hotel courtyard are painted with bright graffiti.
This small but very stylish boutique hotel is located in the Puerto Vallarta neighborhood with the speaking name «Zona Romántica» (Romantic District), 5 minutes from the beach. The rooms and common areas have a modern style with Mexican elements. Each room has its own kitchen, and all the best restaurants are within walking distance. There's also a great spa where you can enjoy a therapeutic massage or chiropractic session. Overall, the ZonaZ Boutique Hotel is a great option for those who want to refresh and relax, but don't like big resort hotels.
Total numbers: 9.
- Equipped kitchen in each room.
- Outdoor pool.
- Spa, garden, terrace.
Located in Zona Romantica, a trendy area of the city, 5 minutes walk from the beach. Near the city center, beaches, restaurants and attractions. Beaches in the area: Los Muertos Beach, Amapas Beach, Camarones Beach, Conchas Chinas Beach and Las Estacas Beach.
- Distance to airport: 5,6 mi
- Distance to city center: 0,3 mi
ZonaZ Boutique Hotel advantages:
- The beach is only a 5-minute walk away.
- Free breakfast in the cafeteria near the hotel.
- Clean and spacious rooms.
- Attentive and caring staff.
ZonaZ Boutique Hotel disadvantages:
- No restaurant on site.
- To get to the hotel, you have to climb the steep road to the top of the hill.
4. Hotel Mousai
Hotel feature: the hotel is located in a nature park, in which the hotel often arranges excursions and various activities.
The most exclusive hotel in the area is the Hotel Mousai with modern suites and panoramic views of the coast. There is a restaurant and two bars on site, but the entire Garza Blanca complex is at guests' disposal, including the beach, a 10-minute walk downhill. And the rooftop infinity pool, dazzling views from the Imagine Spa and fully equipped gym make this hotel even better. You can opt for an all-inclusive rate here and it's worth it, because otherwise the prices for extras are not small at all.
Total rooms: 74.
- 6 restaurants: breakfast, Mexican cuisine, steakhouse and more.
- Private beach and landscape pool.
- Live music, cigar lounge, tennis court, active sports, spa center ($).
Hotel Mousai is located on a hillside with phenomenal views of both the ocean and the mountains behind the hotel. Only the resort complex is around, all other restaurants and entertainment are in town. The center of Puerto Vallarta is about 15 minutes away by car or cab.
- Distance to airport: 8,6 mi
- Distance to city center: 3,1 mi
Hotel Mousai advantages:
- The all-inclusive system offers a fairly wide range of services.
- Access to the facilities and activities of the Garza Blanca Nature Reserve.
- Imagine Spa with ocean views and upscale treatments.
- Guests can take the mini-tram to and from the beach.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
Hotel Mousai disadvantages:
- Non-all-inclusive guests have to pay extra for all the entertainment offered by the hotel.
- The European system is very limited (e.g., no room service).
- The beach is a 10-minute walk downhill.
5. V Azul Vallarta - Luxury Vacation Rental
Hotel feature: you can have a barbecue on the grounds.
V Azul Vallarta is ideal for couples or small groups. Its location on the outskirts of the city is sure to please those who want a break from the hustle and bustle. This cozy complex of 12 apartments is designed for those looking for a luxurious yet completely relaxing beach vacation. With stunning ocean views and easy access to all the best stores, restaurants and nightclubs in the area, you definitely won't regret choosing this location.
- Private kitchen in each room.
- Outdoor pool.
- Sunbathing terrace, outdoor dining area.
Located near the beach of the Blue Chairs complex, in the heart of Los Muertos. Near the beaches, stores, bars and restaurants. Beaches in the area: Los Muertos Beach, Amapas Beach and Conchas Chinas Beach.
- Distance to airport: 5,6 mi
- Distance to city center: 4,3 mi
V Azul Vallarta - Luxury Vacation Rental advantages:
- The beach can be reached in a few minutes on foot.
- The rooms and kitchen are equipped with everything you need.
- Beautiful view of the ocean from the roof.
V Azul Vallarta - Luxury Vacation Rental disadvantages:
- Many rooms do not have balconies.
- The elevator often does not work.
6. Casa Velas
Hotel feature: a botanical garden with flowers, herbs and fruits, many of which are used by the restaurant. You can also see peacocks in the garden.
This is one of the best hotels in town, with a personal touch (the staff often knows guests by name) and a truly relaxed, intimate atmosphere that is usually hard to find in an all-inclusive hotel. Casa Velas is located in the chic Marina Vallarta area, and is surrounded by a golf course. It offers a large pool with bar, another pool in the hotel's private beach club, two restaurants, a good spa and gym, and golf privileges at the Marina Vallarta Golf Club. The hotel also has chic, Mexican-inspired rooms, and some even have their own hot tubs or small pools.
Total rooms: 80.
- 1 Emiliano restaurant (international cuisine).
- Private beach area (shuttle service available), beach club and outdoor pool.
- Fitness center ($), wellness center ($), golf course ($), entertainment program.
Located just south of the airport, a few miles north of Puerto Vallarta itself. The hotel is right on the course of Marina Vallarta Golf Club. Beaches in the area: Marina Vallarta Beach, Playa El Salado and Playa de Oro.
- Distance to airport: 0,8 mi
- Distance to city center: 5 mi
Casa Velas advantages:
- The restaurant next to the pool (with indoor and outdoor seating) is open for all three meals.
- Surrounded by the Marina Vallarta Golf Club.
- Private beach club with swimming pool and Asian fusion restaurant.
- Spacious air-conditioned gym and spa with hydrotherapy treatments.
Casa Velas disadvantages:
- Located far from the beach: 15 minutes walk or two minutes drive from the beach club.
- The beach is not the best in the area - the sand is a bit coarse and rough.
- Some aircraft noise caused by the proximity of the airport.
7. Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway
Hotel feature: cocktail-making master classes are organized in the hotel.
The luxurious Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway is open only to guests ages 16 and up and offers the best of both worlds of Puerto Vallarta: it's both an all-inclusive beach resort and an urban boutique hotel. It's a true oasis in the city, and with no children on the property, guests are sure to relax and unwind. There are three restaurants that offer authentic but sure to be delicious lunches and dinners. And the rooms are modern, with stunning views, and most have whirlpool tubs. The perfect hotel if you want to enjoy oceanfront sunsets while staying close to downtown.
Total rooms: 80.
- 3 restaurants: La Ceiba (breakfast and lunch), La Corona (dinner) and Murales (Mexican cuisine).
- Private beach area and two outdoor pools.
- Spa ($), massage ($), bars, yoga classes, cooking classes, sauna.
It is a 10-minute walk north of the Malecon, a waterfront pedestrian promenade filled with eateries, tourist stores, bars and music shows. Most of downtown is within a 15-minute walk. Meanwhile, cabs and buses can always be found on the street in front of the hotel to explore the rest of the city.
- Distance to airport: 4,3 mi
- Distance to city center: 1,8 mi
Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway advantages:
- Two pools overlooking the ocean, one with an «infinity edge» and a bar.
- A small gym, as well as daily yoga and meditation classes on the beach.
- Spa with oxygen bar and beauty salon.
- Modern rooms, all with balconies and ocean views.
- Free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway disadvantages:
- Small area with swimming pools.
- The beach is small and rocky.
- Strong currents in the ocean make it dangerous to swim there.
8. MIO Vallarta
Hotel feature: panoramic views of the city from many of the rooms and especially from the rooftop pool.
The Hotel Mio Vallarta is a modern hotel with a futuristic design located in the resort area of Puerto Vallarta. The spacious and elegant rooms feature a bright and tranquil interior and are equipped with all the amenities necessary to make guests' stay as comfortable as possible. There is a rooftop pool and lounge area where you can sunbathe during the day and enjoy the sunsets in the evening. The hotel provides breakfast, and the caring staff will do their best to make your vacation a truly unforgettable experience. Although it is a large hotel, it looks very cozy and peaceful.
Total rooms: 178.
- 1 restaurant La cocina de Romero (international cuisine and buffet) and bar.
- Outdoor rooftop pool.
- Fitness center, lounge area, business center, terrace.
A few minutes from the beach in the resort area of Puerto Vallarta. Near the stores, attractions, restaurants, bars, public transport and airport. Beaches in the area: Villa del Mar Beach, Camarones Beach and Playa de Oro.
- Distance to airport: 2,8 mi
- Distance to city center: 3,1 mi
MIO Vallarta advantages:
- Convenient location.
- Very comfortable rooms with good noise insulation.
- Rooftop pool with excellent bar-restaurant.
MIO Vallarta disadvantages:
- It is not convenient to get to the beach (far away and the road is not comfortable).
- The fitness center is periodically closed for unknown reasons.
9. Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & SPA
Hotel feature: the hotel has a «Privilege Club» with a private lounge area with refreshments and butler service.
Secrets Vallarta Bay is an all-inclusive, adults-only luxury resort hotel located right on the beach. It's definitely not the biggest resort around, but that's only for the best because there are fewer lines at the restaurant, more poolside space, and better service. This hotel feels like everything is made perfect: luxurious rooms with butler service, unlimited premium liquor, and gorgeous pools. And the hotel is also just a short drive from the airport and downtown, making it the most convenient location for an upscale beach vacation.
Total rooms: 271.
- 9 restaurants: grill, French, Italian, Mediterranean and other cuisines.
- Private beach area and outdoor pool.
- Sunbathing terrace, tennis court, fitness center, spa lounge, sauna.
The hotel is located in the resort hotel area of Puerto Vallarta. It is about a 10 minute drive from Puerto Vallarta International Airport and a short (about five minutes) drive to the center. You can also walk to the center in about 20 minutes along the beach promenade. Beaches in the area: Camarones Beach, Villa del Mar Beach and Playa de Oro.
- Distance to airport: 3,7 mi
- Distance to city center: 2,6 mi
Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & SPA advantages:
- Sandy beach with free sun loungers, kayaks and snorkeling equipment.
- Three gorgeous outdoor pools overlooking the ocean, one with a bar.
- High-quality on-site restaurants and bars range from international buffets to haute French cuisine.
- Unlimited premium booze.
- Huge spa with indoor pools.
Secrets Vallarta Bay Resort & SPA disadvantages:
- Some entertainment and restaurants are located at the Now Amber Resort next door.
- The bathrooms are not very private.
- Weak Wi-Fi.
- There are not enough sun loungers by the pool all the time.
- Complaints about rowdy guests in the pool area (probably because of the free alcohol).
10. Casa Pancha Puerto Vallarta Centro
Hotel feature: a small but stylish and cozy rooftop terrace with dining area, sun loungers and a pool.
Casa Pancha Puerto Vallarta Centro Apartments is conveniently located in the central area of Puerto Vallarta, but within walking distance to the beaches. The benefits include an outdoor pool, open all year round, and free Wi-Fi. And all of the rooms have beautiful views of the city. There's also a terrace to relax on after an active day and a continental breakfast is served every morning.
Total rooms: 4.
- Outdoor rooftop pool.
- Sunbathing terrace.
Located 10 minutes walk from the main promenade of Puerto Vallarta. Near the beaches, stores, bars and restaurants. Beaches in the area: Camarones Beach, Los Muertos Beach and Amapas Beach.
- Distance to airport: 5 mi
- Distance to city center: 1 mi
Casa Pancha Puerto Vallarta Centro advantages:
- Beautiful rooms with comfortable beds.
- Excellent view from the roof.
- Free and fast Wi-Fi.
- Convenient location - close to the beach and the city center.
Casa Pancha Puerto Vallarta Centro disadvantages:
- Breakfast is very poor (only fruit and bread).
- The hotel can be hard to find.
Do Puerto Vallarta hotels offer free adults-only breakfast?
Free breakfast is served at the following hotels: Hotel Mousai, Secrets Vallarta Bay, ZonaZ Boutique Hotel and Hotel MIO.
Which adult hotel has the most central location?
The closest to the city center is Casa Pancha Puerto Vallarta.
Which adult hotels have a pool?
All of the hotels described in this top have swimming pools. Some are located outside in front of the living quarters, and some are right on the roof.
Which adults-friendly hotels have a gym?
The following hotels offer guests access to a gym: Casa Velas, Hotel Mousai, Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway.
Which adult-only hotels allow pets?
These hotels allow pets: Hotel Mio Vallarta, Villa Mercedes Petit Hotel, Hotel Mercurio.