All-Inclusive Waterfront Resort on Puerto Vallarta Marina
Hotel Vamar sits in the Marina Vallarta area of Puerto Vallarta, where it overlooks spectacular views of the water from every side. Look out to the west and you can see the picture-perfect beaches of Banderas Bay. To the east you can watch sailboats bobbing in their marina slips. At the resort’s main freeform pool there’s a swim-up palapa bar serving snacks and tropical drinks. You can lounge in the sun here or on the beach, which is just steps away.
The all-inclusive plan covers all meals, tips, snacks, and domestic alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks at any of the bars or restaurants onsite. It also gives you free access to several resort activities, including nonmotorized watersports (except scuba diving), plus free bicycle rentals. At the end of the day, you can head back to your spacious superior room, which has a private balcony overlooking the marina.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: Tropical Paradise with Cosmopolitan Flair
Puerto Vallarta is perhaps Mexico’s most sophisticated vacation destination, with expansive beaches, trendy restaurants, and cobblestone streets leading to beautifully preserved 19th-century churches. A 16-block boardwalk known as the malecón offers unobstructed ocean views as it extends from the city center, past fountains and a famous 9-foot-high statue of a boy riding a seahorse.
Called “the most gay-friendly city in Mexico” by Frommer’s, Vallarta draws a diverse crowd of vacationers intent on relaxing during the day and living it up at night, bouncing between the city’s numerous dance clubs and bouncy castles. For a glimpse of the city's history, head to Viejo Vallarta, also known as Old Town, where artists peddle shawls and piñatas and mariachi bands serenade couples dancing on Plaza Principal.