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Try Something Different: Puerto Vallarta, Pacific Coast

Puerto Vallarta is on the west coast of Mexico and lies adjacent to 42 kilometres of a flip-flop friendly beach. It’s not as commercial as the resorts on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, which means on the Pacific coast you’ll get a lot for your money, especially in the All Inclusive resorts. The flight time is around 11 hours from the UK and since the introduction of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, airlines can make this a non-stop journey.


The average temperature in Puerto Vallarta is 30°C year-round so don’t forget to pack plenty of sun cream and keep well protected from those UV rays.


The wide range of properties are scattered along the beach of Nuevo Vallarta. The town of Bucerias is to the north – you can take the bus or boat to sample its bars, restaurants and nightlife. Puerto Vallarta town is to the south and has a host of popular American eateries. Not forgetting the world famous nightclub, Coco Bongo.


Most of the hotels that we offer are All Inclusive, meaning they are great value for money. We have budget hotels right through to modern luxury hotels.

At The Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta you’ll be pampered with free in-room credit to go towards selected golf, spa and beauty salon services, romantic and special dinner events, upgraded wine selection at restaurants, photo packages at Rock Shots and more. You’ll receive $1800 room credit for 7 night stays, $2000 for 9-11 nights and a whopping $2500 for 12+ nights.


Puerto Vallarta boasts 26 miles of immaculately clean beaches, which are less crowded than their Caribbean coast counterparts, giving you a bit more privacy. A string of restaurants run the length of the beach and provide umbrellas and loungers for daytime romantic table dinners.

Things to do

If you like to keep busy on holiday you’re in for a treat. There are many excursions to choose from, such as a dolphin swim, couples sunset cruise, jungle expedition and island escape. For the foodies, Puerto Vallarta has one of Mexico’s best dining scenes so be prepared to gain a pound or two. Puerto Vallarta is an outdoor lover’s paradise that offers a limitless array of adventures. Water sports fanatics can choose from snorkelling and scuba diving to kayaking, sailing, water skiing, and surfing. Divers can explore underwater caves, canyons and reefs jam-packed with tropical fish where you’ll spot turtles and octopus among other tropical species and marine life.

Essential Information

UK residents must have a full UK passport with at least 6 months validity on your return date. The official currency used in Mexico is the Mexican Pesos although US Dollars are widely accepted outside the hotels. The exit tax when leaving Puerto Vallarta is 900 Mexican Pesos per person, which is approximately £41. (Correct as of 4th July 2014)

The voucher code

We’ve made Puerto Vallarta even cheaper for you, bagging that extra cash to spend while you’re away. Simply enter code: PVR60 at the checkout to get £60 extra off the total online price. Booking dates 9th July to 31st July. Departure dates 9th July to 31st October. No minimum spend. Thomson and First Choice package holidays only. Terms and conditions apply.