Charming Puerto Vallarta is located on the west coast of Mexico, resting along the same latitude as the Hawaiian Islands. The city is bordered by lush green mountains and the beautiful waters of Banderas Bay – one of the world’s largest bays, in fact. Just 20 minutes from the downtown area, you’ll find the seaside village of Boca de Tomatlan, where water taxis transport visitors to the isolated and untouched beaches of Las Animas, Majahuitas, Quimixto, and Yelapa.
Puerto Vallarta was once a quiet fishing village of 10,000 residents — until the 1960s when Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were trailed by paparazzi while filming “Night of the Iguana.” Viewers at home were given a glimpse of Puerto Vallarta’s unique blend of colonial Mexican architecture and cobblestone streets – and they were spellbound! Not long after, the tourism exploded and investment money poured in to accommodate the growing demand. Today, Puerto Vallarta attracts 3.7 million tourists per year (mostly from Canada and America), and is home to 300,000 year-round residents.
Sea Side Reservations offers some of the best vacation rental properties in all of Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta is no exception. Whether you are looking for a luxury condo with concierge service or prefer the privacy of a fully furnished home, the experts at Sea Side have just what you need in a Puerto Vallarta vacation rental.
Get more space and more privacy when you choose Puerto Vallarta’s villa rentals and condos. Vacation rental homes have become an increasingly popular way to vacation for many different types of traveler. For instance, families love the convenience of having their own washer and dryer, kitchen, bedrooms, swimming pools, and private property where the kids can play. Save huge bucks by foregoing valet service and parking in your own driveway for free.
People traveling in large groups can have the perfect blend of privacy and togetherness in rental mansion accommodations. You can have enjoy meal preparation in the communal kitchen, movies in the living room, and late nights out on the poolside patio, but still retire to the solitude of your own bedroom or wing of the house. There is no need to get dressed up before heading to breakfast in a hotel restaurant!
Couples seeking the utmost in luxury for their destination wedding can fit the extended family in a Puerto Vallarta vacation villa for less than the cost of reserving a large block of hotel rooms. After the big wedding weekend, the newlyweds can have the villa all to themselves for an unforgettable honeymoon.
Tired of tourist traps? Adventurers will find their hearts’ desire by immersing themselves in local culture and staying in someone’s authentic Puerto Vallarta home. Get insider tips on where to dine, meet your neighbors, and shop like a native resident. You can also opt to “live large” with some of the more high-end Puerto Vallarta villas and discover what it feels like to live opulently on the ocean. What better vacation experience than living like a rockstar for a week in a multi-million-dollar mansion?
Vacation villas are spectacular, but they are not for everyone. Seaside Resorts can also set you up in a Puerto Vallarta resort community, which tends to offer more reliable customer service. You may like the idea of having some at your beck and call when you need something – be it a late-night snack, a fresh towel, or an airport shuttle. Daily maid service is a nice perk if your idea of “vacation” doesn’t include washing dirty dishes or laundering your clothes.
Resorts are typically more fluid about check-in/check-out days, making them the perfect choice if you just want to visit for a weekend or come to town mid-week. This flexibility is also nice if you suspect your plans may change over time, as it is much easier to change or cancel a resort reservation than a private villa deposit.
Puerto Vallarta resorts offer a myriad of choices for the discerning traveler. Some properties have up to seven swimming pools or multiple restaurants, all with their own distinctive flair and internationally renowned chefs. You may find a resort that focuses on beach activities or one that specializes in golf.
Puerto Vallarta beach activities may be the first thing that comes to mind, but there is much more to explore along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. If it’s relaxation you want, find any golden stretch of sand along the Bay of Banderas to set up your umbrella chair. You’ll find it easy to soak up the good life, surrounding by rivers and streams, papaya and mango trees, and the tropical seaside vibe.
Things to do in Puerto Vallarta include:
Visit our Puerto Vallarta Activities page for more information on any of these unique vacation experiences.
Puerto Vallarta has beautiful weather year-round, but the best time to travel for lower tourist volume is between April and June. Whale watchers will want to travel a bit earlier – from January to March – for peak pod viewing.
Most people get to Puerto Vallarta by flying to the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (IATA: PVR), located just north of Puerto Vallarta proper and then booking private transportation to their accommodations.
Prior to traveling, you’ll need a valid U.S. passport to cross the border and enough cash to cover your out-of-pocket expenses, as not many places accept credit cards.
Visit our Travel Information page for more details on how to prepare for your trip.
Whatever your preference may be, Seaside Resorts has a comfortable nook for your next getaway. House rentals, whether they are furnished or unfurnished, can be difficult to choose and confusing to book through a service, but we have been helping our guests book luxurious beachfront homes and condos since 1996.
ALL Puerto Vallarta condo, villa and resort rentals booked through Sea Side Reservations are rated with a certified five-star system — which is validated by our property managers and then confirmed by guest surveys. Furthermore, we have received top ratings in owner and guest satisfaction surveys, so you can book with confidence, knowing you are receiving the best possible customer service in Puerto Vallarta.
When you book your Puerto Vallarta condo rentals by contacting us through our online system or call center, you can be rest assured that the property you reserved is the property you’ll enjoy. With our no-bait-and-switch guarantee, you are sure to receive the hassle-free vacation you deserve!