Puerto Vallarta is a famous holiday destination on Mexico’s Pacific Coast set in a scenic bay. Surrounding Puerto Vallarta holiday rentals are stunning beaches, excellent restaurants, great shopping destinations as well as natural wonders like tropical forests and waterfalls, ensuring that there’s no shortage of things to see and do here.
Puerto Vallarta self-catering holiday accommodation is set in Banderas Bay, which is noted for its natural beauty, overlooked by rugged hills covered in lush vegetation. You can choose between the north, with its sweeping expanses of golden sandy beach, or the south, where’s it’s a little more craggy, and the cliffs give way to immaculate little coves.
Among the almost countless activities available around Puerto Vallarta vacation rentals are whale watching, which is possible between December and March every year. You’ll get to see humpback whales, as well as porpoises and dolphins. Another popular water-based activity here is scuba diving – the bay is considered among the top dive locations in Mexico. Meanwhile the caves along the rugged coast proved some excellent spots for snorkelling - you’ll get to see some fantastic wildlife in the waters here.
The mountainous landscape a short way east of Puerto Vallerta self-catering holiday rentals is perfect for hikes and horseback riding. At Yelapa there’s a relatively short trail that leads to a ten metre-high waterfall. For something a little more refined, you could make the most of the five courses that sit close by. They each offer a slightly different challenge, from the relatively straightforward Los Flamingos, to the trickier El Tigre La Marina Vallarta.
During your stay at holiday accommodation in Puerto Vallarta you’ll be able to enjoy some of the best nightlife in the region with a host of bars and clubs, each offering something slightly different, ranging from popular to upscale. There are also restaurants in the downtown, old town and Malecon to suit all tastes and budgets.
There’s warm weather throughout the year at Puerto Vallarta self-catering holiday rentals. The hottest months are August and September, when temperatures peak at about 35 degrees. This is also the wettest time of year, with much less rainfall occurring here between November and May.
Lic. Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is little more than ten minutes from holiday accommodation in Puerto Vallarta, and can be approached from the UK by flying to Houston (IAH) with Continental and British Airways from London Heathrow (LHR), before catching a connecting flight with Continental onto your destination.