Puerto Vallarta is one of, if not the best tropical destination in all of Mexico. From the luscious green jungle and flowing freshwater rivers, to the pristine beaches and unforgettable sunset views, Puerto Vallarta has got it all, making it one of the most desirable vacation spots in the world. If you’ve never been to Puerto Vallarta before, it can be difficult to choose where exactly you want to stay, especially when there are so many great neighborhoods and areas to choose from. But, have no fear! Here at Coldwell Banker La Costa Rentals, we are here to help you choose the right area for you to maximize your vacation, based on your individual needs and desires for your vacation in paradise. Let’s take a look at the best areas to rent your vacation rental!
Often referred to as The Romantic Zone, this area is where all of the action is – bars, nightclubs, beach clubs, restaurants, shops, you name it! The Romantic Zone simply has it all! Renting and staying in the Romantic Zone is great for folks who want to be in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, and experience the culture of Puerto Vallarta front and center. Cost really depends on proximity to the beach, so if you’re renting a beachfront condo in the Romantic Zone, it will of course cost more than a condo that is a few blocks walking distance to the famous Los Muertos beach. Beachclubs during the day and romantic sunset dinners at night overlooking the illuminated pier make Los Muertos beach and the Romantic Zone irresistible.
About a 5-minute drive south of the Romantic Zone is Conchas Chinas, which you can think of as the Beverly Hills of Puerto Vallarta. From private luxury beachfront villas to mansions tucked into the mountains, Conchas Chinas is one of the most affluent areas in Puerto Vallarta. With breath-taking beaches and views from every rental, this area is ideal for renters looking to be close to the action but removed enough to enjoy only the sound of the waves at night and birds chirping in the morning. Conchas Chinas is one of the more luxurious areas in the bay, so you can expect higher per night pricing when renting in this area. Check out Casa Caleta, one of our luxury beachfront Conchas Chinas rentals!
Versalles is an up-and-coming neighborhood jampacked with cozy rentals in brand new developments. These new condominiums in which we see a lot of rentals popping up, come equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and modern design. Take a look at Venecia Palm Springs, for example. The heart of the gastronomy experience in Puerto Vallarta, Versalles is simply where you go to eat all the best that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. From brunch and dinner spots to unforgettable bars and Raicillerías, Versalles is a remarkably fun neighborhood that is close to everything – the beach, Costco and La Comer, and other convenience services. Because Versalles is still up and coming, rentals are generally very inexpensive and ideal for travelers who may be on a tighter budget.
Marina Vallarta is another option that offers vacationers a unique setting while being close to the action with all the perks of a residential area. Overlooking the yacht-filled marina against the backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains, Marina Vallarta vacationers experience one of a kind views that appeal to any eye. From condos overlooking the Marina and malecón where you can find delicious restaurants and sports bars, to beautiful homes overlooking the Marina Vallarta Golf Course, there are no shortage of cozy options for those looking to stay in the Marina. 5 minutes to the airport and a 15 minute drive to downtown, the Marina is perhaps one of the most convenient locations that offers luxury and privacy at a reasonable price.
The rest of Banderas Bay, which includes the next state over, Nayarit, is full of fun areas and rentals that are also worth exploring and checking out. For starters, there are the luxury villas in the secured community of Punta Mita, one of the most exclusive areas in all of Mexico, if not the world. Punta Mita is where all things surf, relaxation, golf and bliss come together. From the numerous beach clubs and shops, to spas and other services only Punta Mita can offer, you can expect to live a luxurious lifestyle, even if its only for your vacation stay. Punta Mita prices are extremely high, due to location, amenities, and the types of properties available. One extraordinary property that is one of our featured Punta Mita rental properties, is Casa Bonnie-ta. Aside from Punta Mita, there are also areas such as Bucerias, La Cruz, Nuevo Vallarta, Sayulita and San Pancho. Little beach towns and areas each with their own special characteristics, these areas are about a 1-hour drive from the downtown area of Puerto Vallarta, where a lot of vacationers find themselves drawn to.
Regardless of where you decide to stay, your vacation in Puerto Vallarta will not disappoint. From endless watersports and hikes to sunbathing and beach-clubbing, Puerto Vallarta has it all for those looking to vacation in tropical paradise. Without a doubt, this will be a vacation you will never forget!
Let Coldwell Banker La Costa rentals take the stress out of planning, by finding you your dream vacation rental. Whether you are looking to rent a private beachfront villa, or stay in a condo overlooking the city, we have got it all!