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Set on the Bahia de Banderas in the heart of the Mexican Riviera, Puerto Vallarta has long been a top vacation destination thanks to its lush landscapes, vibrant culture, and breathtaking beaches. And while it was one of the first destinations in Mexico to benefit from hotel development, today Puerto Vallarta luxury villas stand out as the best way to experience this beautiful resort city.
Originally a trading port, Puerto Vallarta rose to prominence in the 1960s when its stunning scenery attracted resort developers from across the US and Mexico, and it quickly became a favourite vacation spot for Hollywood celebrities. Puerto Vallarta villa rentals became popular a bit later in the 1990s, as guests demanded an even higher standard of luxury and privacy.
Today, Puerto Vallarta luxury villas stand out as the best way to enjoy this beautiful beach destination and everything it has to offer. They often feature top-of-the-line amenities, a dedicated staff, and some of the most coveted locations along the coast. Puerto Vallarta villas also make a great hub for exploring other spots on the Nayarit Riviera, like nearby Nuevo Vallarta and Punta Mita.
Renting a luxury villa in Puerto Vallarta is easy with Rental Escapes. First, choose your approximate travel dates. Next, choose your approximate party size. From there, your Rental Escapes villa specialist will be happy to present you with the best available villa options for your group.
Private, staffed, and often ocean-front, luxury villas in Puerto Vallarta deliver everything you need for the ultimate Mexican beach holiday.
Set within gated resort communities like Conchas Chinas, Mismaloya, and Sierra del Mar, Puerto Vallarta villas benefit from resort-like amenities and service, with all of the space and privacy of a private villa.
Our villas are also independently owned and operated, giving them each a unique sense of style made evident in their distinct architecture and interior design.
Below are some of our guests' favourite places to stay in Puerto Vallarta.
Located near Old Town and the Romantic Zone, Conchas Chinas is one of Puerto Vallarta’s premiere villa communities. It’s home to world-class restaurants, beautiful beaches, and plenty of gorgeous, oceanfront villas, including:
Casa Septiembre: A long-time favourite, Casa Septiembre sits directly on a beautiful stretch of the Bay of Banderas, with a cabana, infinity pool, and outdoor living area letting you make the most of its prized location. And with its Art Deco design and eclectic furnishings, the villa offers a soulful, bohemian atmosphere that you won’t find anywhere else.
Villa Bahia: Set on the southern edge of Puerto Vallarta, Villa Bahia combines contemporary design with traditional architecture to create a uniquely elegant package that highlights the nature surrounding it, including the expansive views of the Bay of Banderas – best enjoyed while lounging in the villa’s heated saltwater infinity pool.
Villa Verano: With 11 bedrooms for up to 22 guests, Villa Verano is like having your own private beachfront resort. Relax in the infinity pool, peer out over the ocean, or enjoy fresh margaritas prepared by the staff – however you want to relax, Villa Verano has you covered. Combine with its neighbouring villa and you can host up to 44 guests – ideal for a destination wedding.
Located near Los Arcos Marine Preserve and El Eden Eco Park, Mismaloya Beach is known for its natural beauty and laid-back vibe. It was also the setting for “The Night of the Iguana,” the Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton film that brought Puerto Vallarta to international attention. Some top choices here include:
Casa Nautica: Directly facing Los Arcos, Casa Nautica is a true testament to aqueous splendour and relaxed tropical living. The indoor and outdoor areas seamlessly blend together and flow into the free-form infinity pool, which itself seems to flow into the sea. And with its own signature chef, you can be sure you’ll be enjoying great food, whether you’re dining indoors or al fresco.
Casa Pepillos: With over 13,000 square feet and five bedrooms, Casa Pepillos is an open, expansive villa that offers guests the chance to unwind and take in their beautiful surroundings. All that space plus a variety of bedroom configurations and access to the amenities of El Paredon Resort on Banderas Bay make it a great choice for families.
Villa Magnifico: At over 25,000 feet, Villa Magnifico is a refined-yet-whimsical choice for large groups. Its stand-out feature is its full-floor games room, which features a full bar, billiards, poker, roulette, blackjack, craps, a home theatre system and much more, all with expansive views overlooking Mismaloya Cave.
Located on the north side of Puerto Vallarta, Sierra del Mar villa rentals are known for their prime hillside locations, Zen-like ambiance, and spectacular views. Top choices include:
Villa Namaste: Featuring expansive views of the Bay of Banderas to the west and Los Arcos to the east, the oceanfront Villa Namaste is the perfect place to relax and enjoy everything that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. And with a full staff and a serenity-inducing atmosphere, you’ll never want to leave.
Villa Kismet: With its clean lines, interior courtyard garden, floor-to-ceiling windows, elevator, private gym, no-edge infinity pool, and 7 well-appointed bedrooms, Villa Kismet makes a stylish, superb choice for groups of up to 14 guests. Combined with its prime, beachfront location and you have one of Puerto Vallarta's best villas.
Casa Demae II: Built by an all-star team of architects and designers, Casa Demae II is easily one of the most luxurious villas on the Mexican Riviera. It stands at over 10,000 square feet and features amenities like a rooftop sundeck, elevator, swim-up bar, ocean-view jacuzzis, and a full staff dedicated to making your trip unforgettable.
A visa is not required for most travellers to Mexico. Instead, visitors to Mexico, including from the US, Canada, and the EU, must present a valid passport upon entry for stays less than 180 days.
Most travellers arrive in Puerto Vallarta by air, landing at the Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), which services both international and domestic flights.
Puerto Vallarta is also reachable by car, including if you are travelling from Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Mazatlan.
Once you arrive, a rental car, private driver, or taxi service can be arranged by your Rental Escapes concierge to get around Puerto Vallarta.
Puerto Vallarta is characterized by both a dry season and a wet season, with a shoulder season in between.
Peak season corresponds to the dry season and runs from November-April. This is the preferred travel time for most thanks to the milder, drier temperatures. Everything is open at this time, but it’s also when you’ll find the highest number of tourists.
For many, shoulder season in May and October represents the best time to travel. The weather at this time is still good, and the crowds are definitely smaller. Rates are also lower, so you can get a great deal on a Puerto Vallarta luxury villa.
Low season runs from June-September, and is when you’ll see the highest chance of precipitation. That said, the rain is usually relegated to short showers in the afternoon. Low season is also hurricane season, though your chances of encountering an actual hurricane are quite low. This is when you’ll find the best deals on Puerto Vallarta villas, as well as the lowest number of tourists.
Explore the Old Town: Walk down the Malecon, Puerto Vallarta’s iconic boardwalk, to reach the Zona Romantica, also known as the Old Town. Here you’ll find cobblestone streets, charming art galleries, some of Puerto Vallarta’s best restaurants, and the beautiful Los Muertos Beach.
Charter a boat tour: Puerto Vallarta is home to a gorgeous coastline, great snorkelling, and enchanting hidden beaches. The best way to experience all of them is with a boat charter – especially around sunset.
Experience the Sierra Madre Mountains: With its lush canopy and dramatic landscapes, the nearby Sierra Madre Mountains are perfect for excursions, including ziplining, ATVing, horseback riding, and hiking to secluded waterfalls. Just choose your adventure level and get going!
Puerto Vallarta is one of the top culinary destinations in Mexico. Specialties here include traditional Mexican cuisine, including ceviche, mole, tacos, enchiladas, and grilled fish.
Speaking of which, there’s a big emphasis on fresh seafood, especially local catches like mahi mahi, snapper, octopus, shrimp, and lobster.
Puerto Vallarta is also home to both a thriving fine dining and street food scene, with both Mexican and international options available for both.
Your Rental Escapes concierge can also arrange villa pre-stocking and private chef service on any Puerto Vallarta villa rental.
Puerto Vallarta benefits from a tropical climate, with warm temperatures year-round and a wet and dry season.
Winter is mild, pleasant, and dry, with average temperatures varying between 18-27°C (64-81°F), and average rainfall varying between 15-20 mm (0.6-0.8 in).
Spring is the driest season, with higher temperatures than in winter. Average temperatures at this time are 24-32°C (75-90°F), and average rainfall is 5-15mm (0.2-0.6 in).
Summer is the start of the wet season, and also sees the highest temperatures and humidity. Average temperatures are 24-35°C (75-95°F), and average rainfall is 170-250 mm (6.7-9.8 in).
Fall sees temperatures begin to cool down slightly, with less rain as the season progresses. Average temperatures are 24-32°C (75-90°F), and average rainfall is 150-200 mm (59-79 in).
If you’re hoping to visit this beautiful part of Mexico, Rental Escapes can elevate your Puerto Vallarta villa rental into a true luxury experience.
Our portfolio includes the finest villa rentals in Puerto Vallarta, including luxury villas in Conchas Chinas, Mismaloya, Sierra del Mar, and more.
Your Rental Escapes reservations expert can find the best villa for your group, and your concierge personalizes your trip to create the ultimate Puerto Vallarta villa experience.
Contact us today to reserve your next dream holiday!