With 42 km of beaches along the Pacific Ocean, sunny skies, and refreshing breezes, Puerto Vallarta is one of the top destinations in Mexico for a tropical getaway. With so many resorts to choose from, I’ve curated some of the best all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Vallarta based on my recent visit, highlighting a range suitable to different budgets.
CROWN PARADISE GOLDEN, 4 star
Good for: People who want the exclusivity of an adult-only hotel without the premium prices
Royal Treatment: Crown Paradise has an adult-only section (Golden) and a family-friendly section (Club) separated by tennis courts. The hotel is conveniently located only 10 minutes from the airport and from downtown Puerto Vallarta.
Tip: Venture downtown to explore the lively and cultural city center! There is also a mall, casino, and Walmart 5 minutes away.
CANTO DEL SOL, 3.5 star
Good for: People on a budget who want the most for their money
Value Added: With a vibrant kids club, 8 tennis courts, an enthusiastic entertainment team, and 4 a la carte restaurants (with unlimited reservations and vegetarian and gluten-free options- not to mention a fresh quesadilla bar at the buffet!) this property is refreshingly cheerful.
Tip: Canto del Sol can accommodate families of 5 with an extra bed
SECRETS VALLARTA BAY, 5 star
Good for: People seeking a luxurious, adult-only vacation
Honest Truth: This upscale hotel has an expansive, elegant lobby, romantic guestrooms, a trendy tribal-inspired lounge, and a wide beach. It also has exchange privileges with Now Amber.
Tip: The seafood restaurant was excellent! Order the mojito, spinach salad, and sea bass.
NOW AMBER, 5 star
Good for: People seeking a luxurious family vacation
Come One, Come All: Now Amber has an outdoor play area with a soccer field, trampoline, and jungle gym for children. For couples, the adult-only swim-up suites have a separate living room and jacuzzi.
Tip: Adults of Now Amber can access the neighbouring Secrets hotel’s specialty restaurants with reservations for dinner.
BARCELO PUERTO VALLARTA, 4.5 star
Good for: People comfortable with a trusted high-quality brand
Picture Perfect: Situated on a pristine beach, the hotel features lavish master suites and presidential suites ideal for weddings and honeymoons or larger groups.
Tip: The hotel offers massages on a balcony overlooking the water as well as beachfront gazebos or indoor treatment rooms.
VILLA PREMIERE, 4.5 star
Good for: People looking for a boutique hotel close to downtown for romantic retreats, spa getaways, or peace and quiet
At Its Finest: With 83 all-oceanfront rooms, this intimate, adult-only (16+) hotel is available with all-inclusive or European Plan options. Attention to detail is key, from the gourmet cuisine to the reading/sunscreen station to the room butler service.
Tip: Receive your complimentary 5 minute massage and welcome drink upon check in. Don’t forget to choose from the pillow menu and scent menu. By the time you head upstairs, your room will smell heavenly.
To learn more about this list of the best all-inclusive resorts in Puerto Vallarta or for other recommendations, call 1-800-665-4981 to speak with a travel agent who’s been there!