The average price of a 7-day trip to Downtown Puerto Vallarta is $1,474 for a solo traveler, $2,647 for a couple, and $4,963 for a family of 4. Downtown Puerto Vallarta hotels range from $8 to $313 per night with an average of $113, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $1000 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla International Airport (GDL) are between $518 and $817 per person for economy flights and $1,625 to $2,564 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $43 to $105 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta, MX

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to GDL and stay in a Downtown Puerto Vallarta hotel:

  • January 8th to March 4th
  • May 14th to June 3rd
  • August 6th to November 18th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Downtown Puerto Vallarta is usually mid to late September.

 

Average Downtown Puerto Vallarta Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $850-$2,449($121-$350 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $43 to $105 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $303 to $670 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $92 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $142 to $174 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $1,884-$4,148($269-$593 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $210 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $606 to $1,340 for economy

Lodging: $41 to $92 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $142 to $174 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $2,908-$7,084($415-$1,012 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $420 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,212 to $2,680 for economy

Lodging: $82 to $184 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $199 to $244 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Downtown Puerto Vallarta

How cheap can you make a vacation to Downtown Puerto Vallarta? The cheapest trip to Downtown Puerto Vallarta is about $71 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 3% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $7.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $499-$1,345($71-$192 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $22 to $45 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $303 to $670 for economy

Lodging: $7 to $8 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $956-$2,330($137-$333 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $44 to $90 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $606 to $1,340 for economy

Lodging: $7 to $8 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $60 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $1,912-$4,444($273-$635 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $88 to $180 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,212 to $2,680 for economy

Lodging: $14 to $16 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $28 to $84 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is harder to travel to Downtown Puerto Vallarta cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Downtown Puerto Vallarta Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Downtown Puerto Vallarta.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $2,694-$14,887($385-$2,127 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $86 to $221 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $754 to $1,340 for first class

Lodging: $223 to $313 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $4,050-$17,774($579-$2,539 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $172 to $442 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,508 to $2,680 for first class

Lodging: $223 to $313 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $1,000 to $2,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Downtown Puerto Vallarta for a week is $8,100-$29,548($1,157-$4,221 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $344 to $884 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $3,016 to $5,360 for first class

Lodging: $446 to $626 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $1,600 to $3,000 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Downtown Puerto Vallarta is higher than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Downtown Puerto Vallarta due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Downtown Puerto Vallarta Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

Key
Hotel Price

Prices are based on Downtown Puerto Vallarta hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

Key
Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Downtown Puerto Vallarta.

 

Flight Costs to Downtown Puerto Vallarta

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $817 average in mid December to a low of $518 in mid to late September. Median flight price is $577. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Downtown Puerto Vallarta our data includes 219 originating airports, and 65 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Downtown Puerto Vallarta from an airport like Amilcar Cabral International (SID) in Sal Island (Cape Verde) for an average $5,839 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like Licenciado Adolfo Lopez Mateos International (TLC) in Toluca (Mexico) at an average of just $88.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

Key
Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

Key
Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Wednesday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Wednesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Downtown Puerto Vallarta, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $300, so you can easily save about 58% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Downtown Puerto Vallarta can easily cost $340 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $22 per person. Private tours can cost $672 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

Other Downtown Puerto Vallarta Guides

The Cost of a Trip AnywhereMexico › Downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico