If you plan a trip to the Pacific coast of Mexico in one of its most friendly cities, you should look into the Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta.
There are so many beautiful homes that can be overwhelming.
This is why I have selected the best ones to help you find your perfect place in Puerto Vallarta, in the coolest neighborhoods.
Puerto Vallarta is organized in different distinct neighborhoods, each one with its charm and identity.
Whether you are a digital nomad and thinking about moving here for a while or just passing by to explore the city, you will love the beach life, and everything Puerto Vallarta has to offer, a great and eclectic culinary scene, fantastic beaches, and spectacular views of the ocean embraced by the lush hills of the Sierra Madre as a backdrop.
There are also so many things to do in Puerto Vallarta, to keep you fully entertained throughout your stay.
But let’s find the perfect Airbnb for you.
There are three main areas if we don’t count the Nuevo Vallarta, which is further north and away from everything else, home of new all-inclusive hotels and luxury villas. Honestly, I haven’t visited that part, and I don’t there is anything interesting about it unless you want to shut yourself away from everything else. Therefore I am not including it here.
Read more about The Best Area to stay in Puerto Vallarta to find hotel options.
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The most gorgeous Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta Marina
The Marina is the most modern and newest part of Puerto Vallarta. It’s where luxury boats are anchored and where you can find great restaurants and bars. It’s close to the main malls and commercial centers and where the most popular all-inclusive hotel brands are located.
There are also great villas and condos listed on Airbnb. So if you think this is the place for you, check out the Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta Marina as follows.
San Trópico – Exotic and Stylish Tropical Suites
📍 Marina Vallarta · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
Cute colorful apartment with modern decor and facilities, spacious and comfortable. The common area includes a pool surrounded by a lush garden where guests can relax and socialize.
High-speed WIFI and working station for those who are working while traveling.
Location – San Trópico is located in one of the most prestigious and safe residential neighborhoods in Puerto Vallarta Marina area. It is a fairly small residential area which makes it easy to move around, everything is within walking distance and the apartment has bicycles included available for the guest to use.
What Guests say about San Tropico suite
“San Trópico is an absolute dream. It was exactly as pictured with a chill yet attentive ambiance that felt like home. The rooms were beautiful with great decor, color and minimalist touches. The whole property feels intentional and useful. It’s quiet, peaceful and the pool was a treat during the day and night.“
“It is an amazing place to stay with family, really clean and friendly people always ready to help you… will stay there if we travel to Puerto Vallarta again”.
“We had a wonderful stay in this quiet area of Marina Vallarta. The apartment was clean, stylish, beautifully landscaped and the staff very responsive. We will definitely return”.
Private Penthouse Main Entrance
📍 Vallarta Marina · 4 guests · 2 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
This modern and spacious penthouse is located at the entrance of Marina Vallarta, very close to restaurants, bars, and transportation. It’s equipped with every facility to make your stay ultra-comfortable. Especially if you have to spend time in the house to work, you can enjoy spectacular views over the lake and the peaceful surroundings.
AMONG THE AMENITIES:
- Free parking on premises
- Hot tub
- Cable TV
- Iron / Dryer / Washer
What Guests say about this apartment
“This place was amazing! The view is spectacular! Super close to downtown and Nuevo Vallarta. The only way up is stairs… And it’s on the top floor! So pack light!“
“So far the best Airbnb in my opinion! Truly a penthouse located near just about everything. In a really safe part of the city. You have the entire place to yourself, including the upstairs jacuzzi and bar. Has AC and very stylish furniture and decor. I would highly recommend this place!“
“Great spacious & modern penthouse in a great location on the marina. I highly recommend I will be back to stay there again in the future!“
Marina’s Den | Ace Location | Rooftop Pool
📍 Vallarta Marina · 4 guests · 2 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲
Stylish and cute studio apartment, located by the Marina Puerto Vallarta at only 5 minutes from the Puerto Vallarta Airport. The studio is tiny but cleverly arranged to optimize every space and nicely decorated with great taste. Located in a condominium on the first floor, it offers access to the rooftop pool, A/C, WIFI, Cabled Smart TV, and private security.
LOCATION – it’s closed to the marina cafes, bars, and restaurants. The closest beach is at 1.5km, 5 minutes by car.
WARNING – for long-staying guests any electricity expense above the 70 dollars per month will have to be covered by the guest.
What guests say about Marina’s Den with Rooftop Pool
“A great place to stay!!!!! Really comfortable and with everything we needed (a lot of pillows and towels), the pool at the roof is always quiet and clean. Also, it has an air conditioner, a lot of places nearby to eat and drink, the communication with the host was excellent and really nearby from Puerto Vallarta airport (literally is a 10-minute walk), we fully recommend this place.”
“Alejandra’s place was better than expected. Everything was very convenient and very well organized! Check-in was effortless, and Alejandra was very fast at messaging! I would definitely recommend this place! :)”
“This condo is exactly as described. The location is very convenient to the grocery store, restaurants, and shopping. It is very clean, and the bed is very comfortable. The bathroom essentials, such as shampoo, were a bonus. Check-in was very easy, and we had great communication with the host before, during, and after the rental. I would highly recommend this host and condo unit.“
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The most beautiful Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone
The Hotel Zone is considered all the harbor area, where cruise ships arrive. Located between the Marina and downtown. It’s quite a commercial area with different restaurants and Malls. As the name says, there are many hotels by the beach and at walking distance from one another, from low-end to 5-star resorts. Here the beaches are not the best, although the hotels do their best to keep them clean and accessible. Here below my favorite homes:
Stunning views, comfortable, Internet 150mb
📍 Hotel zone · 6 guests · 2 bedroom · 3 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲
Spectacular stylish 2 bedroom apartment with stunning views over the bay from the rooftop. It’s one of the coolest Airbnb in Mexico and one f the best decorated in Puerto Vallarta, in a sophisticated style and great taste. The apartment is equipped with the most modern facilities.
What guests say about this luxury apartment
“The place was very lovely and most importantly very clean. The pool is amazing and the beds extremely comfortable. Would definitely come again“
“We had a wonderful stay at Tom & Vince’s place. The apartment is super modern and luxurious and the view from the rooftop is spectacular. My boyfriend and I both work from home and the WiFi was very fast and stable…”
“I have returned to stay at Niza and Tom & Vince’s place a number of times. It is in a great spot in Versalles, and the apartment is very stylish. Tom & Vince are super responsive too!“
Romantic Escape Near the Beach
📍 Hotel zone · 6 guests · 2 bedroom · 3 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲
Don’t be mislead by the number of rooms. In fact, this apartment offers an excellent deal and an amazing value for money. (Mind that it has 6 beds but only 1 bathroom). It’s a beautiful and cozy apartment, newly remodeled in a modern rustic and unique style, fully equipped, perfect for couples, family, or friends. The guests have access to the pool, which is surrounded by lush and soothing tropical vegetation. It located in a quiet area, safe and close to everything, not too far from the sea.
What guests say about the Romantic escape near the beach
“Best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in so far, I only booked one night and wished to stay the whole week there!“
“Beautiful apartment. We enjoyed how calm and quiet it was. Great location, highly recommend.“
“Booked last minute. Great choice. The condo is beautiful, clean, and comfortable. We were welcomed with complimentary snacks, a couple of beers, and breakfast items for the morning. The condo has everything you need with very nice appliances. It also comes with a washer and dryer. The wifi connection is good.”
Bonito Depto con alberca a 600m de la playa
📍 Hotel Zone · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲💲
Exquisite 1 bedroom apartment located in the tranquil condo complex Puerto de Luna, stylishly furnished and equipped with the most modern facilities including WIFI. Located on the ground floor at a few steps from the big pool.
In the main street of the Hotel Zone, supermarkets, bars and shops are at a walking distance and so is the beach, just across the street where also La Isla luxury mall is also located .
Pets are welcome!
What guests say about this property
“Incredible place to take your pets with you, it is in front of the pool, has a dog park nearby, everyone is friendly and the place is very calm and peaceful, perfect for those relax and chill out vacations with the family“
“usually pass up these review sections but everything was great was very impressed with the facility staff and security personal were top-notch they earn there their friendly Vallarta badge“
“We just spent 4 weeks in Omar’s apartment. Puerto de Luna is a very friendly place. Omar had everything that we needed to enjoy our vacation. WIFI worked perfectly the entire time. We especially appreciated the slow cooker. Omar’s place is as close to the pool as you can get. Very convenient! The apartment is nicely decorated making it feel like home. “
Beachfront Condo w/ Cable TV | Pools, Gym, Hot Tub
📍 Hotel Zone · 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲💲
CLEAN and SAFE: The owners of this apartment have adopted all the hygiene and cleaning new standards to prevent from COVID and other infections.
Located in the Grand Venetian Residential Complex, this luxury condo is stylishly decorated and equipped with all the amenities to offer the best possible comfort, from WIFI to flat-screen TV connected with YOUTUBE and Netflix.
- washer and drier available for stays of 1 week and longer.
- gym, 3 pools, and a business center are available for the guests to use
- from the balcony gorgeous views over Banderas bay, especially at sunset
- only 45 minutes walk from the beach to the city center.
NOTE: There is a beach club nearby that plays music on the weekends from 1-9 pm.
What guests say about this property
“Amazing place in Puerto Vallarta. Sparkling clean, great location. The beach is clean and quite empty. Plenty of area next to the pools.”
“This place was amazing! The security is really tight at the grand Venetian so you have to make sure to wear your wrist bands the whole time”
“This was our second time renting a property through Dash & Lifestyle Properties and we were once again very impressed!”
The Best Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta Old Town
Going south from the Marina and the Hotel Zone at about a 20-minute drive, you will get into the old town, which is, for me, the most charming area. You know you are entering the Old town when the Malecon begins, the promenade that goes all the way along the beach up to the Zona Romantica. Fancy Restaurants, colorful art galleries, cobblestone roads, and hilly lanes make this part of town the most charming and exciting. If you walk through the narrow streets, you can find beautiful corners of the city, with stunning colonial houses, and the more you climb, the more spectacular the view of the bay gets.
FUN FACT – The old town is where Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton bought their home after making their affair public during the movie “The Night of the Iguana” shooting. This movie brought Puerto Vallarta on the map for international tourism. The spectacular former homes are now luxury hotels and restaurants.
Oceanview Uphill 2 bedroom Condo
📍 Puerto Vallarta old town · 2 guests · 2 bedrooms ·2bed · 2 bath. · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ · 💲💲💲
Spectacular apartment on the hills overlooking Puerto Vallarta old town with breathtaking views over the bay and stunning sunsets. The 2 bedroom condo is nicely decorated with modern local artworks in a minimal style and bright colors. Perfect for relaxing and enjoying those views or working.
IMPORTANT – the apartment is located at only 10 minutes walk from the old town but at the end of a very steep road on an upper floor with no elevator!
What Guests say about this apartment
“Yudith’s place is exactly as described. The location is perfect, it takes 10 minutes to walk to the Malecon the condo is very nice, well decorated with a fantastic view of the ocean. The description of the host about the condo is accurate. I wish I could have stayed longer. I highly recommend this place.“
“We enjoyed our stay very much. The condo is cozy but airy, with lots of natural light thru the front windows”.
“We spend 14 days in Yudith apartment. It is exactly like it is described. Beautiful furnish, very clean, very spacious, and well equipped to do your meals if you want to eat at home. The location is on the hill, but you have a view of the bay that is beautiful. We highly recommended this place.”.
Cute, Great Location with Ocean view!
📍 Puerto Vallarta old town · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1bed · 1 bath. · ⭐⭐ · 💲💲
Despite much more modest compared to the other apartments listed on Airbnb, this cute studio is getting excellent reviews from all the guests, especially for the owner’s kindness and excellent customer service. The apartment is very well kept and in a strategic position at only 4 blocks from the Malecòn in the charming Puerto Vallarta old town. Suitable for two, people perfect for one. If you are on a budget, this is the perfect option.
What guests say
“Perfect little place in Puerto Vallarta for one person or a couple. Alfredo was very attentive and super friendly. The place was adorable and very clean as well! Our stay in Puerto Vallarta was amazing, thank you Alfredo and Cynthia!.“
“We had an extended stay at Alfredo and Cynthia. It was fantastic. They were great hosts and frequently checked in to make sure we were ok and if we needed any water or clean linen. The space was nice and clean and it had anything you possibly could need while in PV.“
“Alfredo is an amazing host. He spent a lot of time talking to me about the city and offered me to attend his yoga classes and personal training sessions. He also checked in on me periodically throughout the week, and promptly answered the questions I asked. Fantastic service.“
The best Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica
The Zona Romantica can be considered an extension of the Old Town, in some way. It’s newer but with the same old charm, with lots of art galleries, delicious street food, and the famous Playa de los Muertos.
The two areas are separated by Cuale Island a small island in Cuale river connected by a bridge which basically makes it a unique long promenade all along the city. My favorite thing was to walk on the beach or the Malecon either early morning or late in the evening to watch the sunset. That’s why this is my favorite are to stay in Puerto Vallarta.
Playa de los Muertos marks the end of Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica. However, the city continues along the steep coast up to Conchas China, lined with hotels and condo boasting spectacular views over the bay.
The Zona Romantica is where the nicest homes are located. I have found so many amazing places such as the homes here below.
Casa Mary – Romantic Zone
📍 Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲
Very stylish apartment beautifully decorated with attention to every little detail, luxury linen, and creative furniture design and equipped with all the most modern facilities.
Located at only five blocks of flat terrain from the beach and the restaurants’ areas, this apartment has a huge demand, especially for the excellent value for money. You should book a month in advance if you are interested in extended stays.
What Guests say about Casa Mary –
“Milo and his place were wonderful. The place is as described. He had a book of recommendations, tv channels, house rules, etc. There were also some welcome amenities that were a thoughtful touch. Offering a first aid kit and beach equipment allowed for an above and beyond experience. You can tell Milo really cares about the guest experience .”
“Staying at Milo’s apartment exceeded my expectations. The place is so pretty, clean, comfortable, and in an excellent location. You’re two blocks away from everything in the Zona Romantica of Puerto Vallarta, but it’s far enough to feel secluded and away from the noise.”
“Casa Mary was a lovely, stylish, and well set up apartment with everything we needed in a great location, walkable to all of Zona Romantica and just off the main streets so much quieter and less busy. ”
Suite (studio) in the Romantic Zone by Muertos beach
📍 Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica · 4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲
This colorful studio is located on the Petit Hotel Villa Mercedes premises in the heart of the Romantic Zone, only two blocks from the famous Playa de los Muertos. I have visited these studios personally, and they are beautifully decorated and well furnished with modern amenities. It’s very different from the newly built luxury apartment, but it has a lot of charm and a unique historical feel.
The hotel has a cute bar and restaurant in the well-curated courtyard around the pool, where they offer breakfast included in the rate. It is a great option for one or two people who love to be close to the beach and the Zona Romantica restaurants in Puerto Vallarta.
What Guests say about this suite in the Zona Romantica –
“Villa Mercedes is a charming place to stay. We love it for proximity to the beach and restaurants. The staff is very friendly and always clean. We would definitely stay there again.“
“The hotel was beautiful! Also, the staff was so friendly and helpful! Such a nice relaxing place to come back to after a day on the beach.“
“This is a new favorite place to stay in Vallarta. It is convenient to both Playa de Los Muertos, and to the avenues. The staff is awesome and ready to help with anything. Our room was large, private, and quiet. The ground floor patio with pool is very inviting. The top terrace is equally as nice.“
PENTHOUSE Studio in PACIFICA Romantic Zone
📍 Puerto Vallarta Zona Romantica · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲💲
Located in the heart of Romantic Zone, this penthouse studio is one of the most demanded and perfect places for a solo traveler who loves style and comfort. Although quite tiny, this condo is beautifully decorated in a contemporary Mexican style and is fully equipped with a designer kitchen, dishwasher, washer and dryer, a flat-screen television, recessed lighting, and a zoned air conditioning system. The studio has amazing mountain views that can be enjoyed from the small terrace while enjoying a meal or a glass of wine.
Guests have access to the roof top terrace, the highlight of this condo. This space features a salt water infinity pool with stunning views of the ocean and old town, a Jacuzzi, a workout room, a shaded lounge and a BBQ area.
What Guests say about Boutique V Conchas Chinas –
“We enjoyed our stay at the Pacifica Condominium. This unit’s position on the backside of the building is nice and quiet with a good view of the hills. Love the location with all the restaurants and shops right outside the front door.“
“Great place in a great location! Aaron was very kind! Highly recommended.“
“Amazing location! The rooftop infinity pool is our favorite place and surrounded by tons of restaurants. Pancho taco and Joe Jack Fish shack are our favorite. Aaron’s team is very responsive. You won’t regret it. “
2 amazing Airbnb in Puerto Vallarta Conchas Chinas – North Zone
Continuing south from the Zona Romantica for a few km you will find yourself on spectacular hills overlooking Banderas bay . The apartment in these area are in great demand for their spectacular views. Conchas Chinas in particular is also a spectacular beach. You can also have a nice walk from the beach directly from Playa de los Muertos during the day. In the night is advisable to call a Uber, unless you have your own car.
Boutique V Conchas Chinas – ocean front
📍 Conchas Chinas · 3 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲💲
Located just outside the Romantic Zone on the way Boca de Tomatlan, this gorgeous and spacious apartment is perfect if you love to live in comfort and luxury. It definitely compensates for the distance from the city center. But the best part is that you will have direct access to Playa Conchas Chinas, one of the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta. Not to mention the spectacular views from your balcony. Worth every penny.
What Guests say about Boutique V Conchas Chinas –
“The place is fantastic. The view is amazing. Incredible pool and jacuzzi. The community is very quiet. You can relax and enjoy.“
“Incredible place to stay. Great location and amazing views.”.
“The location of the condo to the pool was fantastic. View from the pool, priceless!! Everything included was an added bonus. Beach chairs, umbrella, extra towels, washer, and dryer. We really loved this place and would love to stay here again.”.
Casa De Gecko Feliz
📍 Conchas Chinas · 4 guests · 2 bedroom · 2 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐·💲💲💲💲
A spectacular 2 bedroom home with lots of charm and character, in Mexican style with wooden ceiling and fine Mexican decor. The views from the private terrace are spectacular. I left it for last but it’s definitely my favorite place to stay in Puerto Vallarta.
What guests say about Casa de Gecko feliz
“This condo has the most perfect layout for an ocean-front condo that we have ever seen. All rooms and doors open onto the large patio. You feel close to the sea (especially on days when whales frolic!) This is the only place in Vallarta I would recommend without a pool. It is beautifully decorated, and with the expansive sea view, a happy place to spend time in the present and in your memories.“
“Very beautiful place probably one of thé best Airbnb l been it was super clean and autentic, the view is beautiful and the setup of the flat is great big and private defenetly recommended , l will book again no doubt with them in other ocasión“
“This condo was perfect for what we were looking for!! Located In Conchas Chinas which is a short walk or taxi ride into the heart of PV! close enough to take in the markets, beaches and nightlife and still far enough away to enjoy the quiet, gorgeous sunsets!! The ocean views are stunning, the home was spotless and the host Alex was there to answer any questions or concerns we had.“
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