Luxurious Puerto Vallarta Hotels: 3 of the Best Choices

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    Looking for a luxe hotel somewhere along the beautiful, tropical shores of Mexico’s Pacific coast? Perfect: we’re breaking down three of our favorite Puerto Vallarta hotels, each a modern oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

    Want personalized hotel recommendations and trip suggestions, instead? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip to one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico (or anywhere). Not only can we book all your accommodations for the same price that you’d pay by yourself, but we can also score you awesome hotel perks — like complimentary room upgrades and extended check-in/out times — at no extra cost.

    What makes Puerto Vallarta such a great destination?

    While this gorgeous Pacific destination doesn’t always garner as much attention as Cabo San Lucas or Cancún, Puerto Vallarta is every bit as beautiful and worth seeing if you’re a fan of stunning beaches, luxe resorts and a vibrant nightlife that caters to both thrill junkies and relaxation seekers. 

    Our ultimate guide to Puerto Vallarta has more intel, but overall, this is a fun, tropical destination that offers plenty for every type of traveler.

    (P.S. The area’s progressive culture and thriving nightlife have also made it an excellent LGBTQ+ travel destination — just see our gay-friendly travel guide to Puerto Vallarta.)

    3 of the most luxurious Puerto Vallarta hotels

    Read on for a breakdown of three of the best Puerto Vallarta hotels, plus the awesome complimentary perks we can score you at each.

    1. Hotel Mousai: a posh, adults-only all-inclusive hotel in Puerto Vallarta

    Image courtesy of Hotel Mousai

    Sophisticated and luxurious, Hotel Mousai is the ideal escape for couples and adult travelers who want to enjoy an indulgent, all-inclusive stay with top-tier amenities. The hotel only features suites, many of which have in-room hot tubs and ocean views.

    Everything about this hotel feels fresh and new, and of the three hotels in Puerto Vallarta that we’re covering, Hotel Mousai is easily the most stylish and unique. The decor is decidedly contemporary, with an artful flair that’s as intriguing as it is relaxing.

    Hotel Mousai is also the smallest choice by a wide margin, but this only lends the hotel an air of exclusivity and intimacy. All in all, consider this hotel a ritzy, youthful choice that’s ideal for romantic getaways.

    The only real downside to this Puerto Vallarta hotel is that it doesn’t offer immediate beach access. However, there are complimentary trolly rides available, and the beach is only about 10 minutes away on foot.

    Want the full scoop on Hotel Mousai? Connect with Fora to plan and book your stay.

    (BTW: you can totally put the hotel credit we can unlock for you toward cocktails or spa treatments.)

    Fora Perks at Hotel Mousai:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Welcome amenity.

    • Upgrade whenever possible.

    2. Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta - A Tafer Resort: a family-friendly alternative to Hotel Mousai

    Image courtesy of Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta - A Tafer Resort

    Garza Blanca Resort & Spa trades the ultra-luxe theme of Hotel Mousai for more of a down-to-earth experience that may be appealing to travelers with a stricter budget. Don’t take that as a dig, though: Garza Blanca Resort & Spa certainly maintains a high-end reputation.

    This Puerto Vallarta resort is also family-friendly and boasts a greater range of on-site activities, both in terms of relaxation and fun. There are several outdoor pools, a full spa and private beach access, one of the few edges Garza Blanca Resort & Spa offers over Hotel Mousai.

    Finally, there is also a greater range of accommodations here, with some of the best rooms being comparable to the top-tier suites of our former choice.

    Fora Perks at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta:

    • $100 hotel / resort credit.

    • Welcome amenity.

    • Upgrade whenever possible.

    3. Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta: one of the best Puerto Vallarta hotels for nightlife seekers

    Image courtesy of Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

    Hyatt Ziva is the largest of our three Puerto Vallarta hotels, and while you won’t find the same level of intimacy here as you will at Hotel Mousai — there are a little over 300 rooms at Hyatt Ziva — guests can still enjoy an overall upscale experience. 

    More notably, Hyatt Ziva is the best choice if you’re eager to explore Puerto Vallarta itself. Zona Romántica, for instance, is only minutes away by car and is home to dozens of cool bars, nightclubs and restaurants. This unique neighborhood has a cool, cosmopolitan vibe and is overtly LGBTQ+ friendly.

    (Curious about more unique places to visit in Mexico? Check out our guide.)

    Fora Perks at Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta:

    • $50 hotel / resort credit.

    • Welcome amenity.

    • Extended check-in/out whenever possible.

    Want VIP perks at the top Puerto Vallarta hotels? Connect with Fora

    Need more Puerto Vallarta hotel recommendations? Want to level up your stay at the city’s best hotels with cool extras like complimentary spa tickets or drink credits? Connect with Fora to plan and book your trip. For the same price as booking online by yourself, you’ll get access to exciting hotel perks, one-on-one support and more.

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    This article has been fact checked by Fora Advisor Melissa Franco, an expert on travel to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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