11 Best Villas in Puerto Vallarta

Updated - September 7th 2020

Puerto Vallarta is the coastal Mexican city that you really should visit one day. With its hillside location, beaches, high-end dining and history, there’s definitely more than one reason to make your way here.

Though you can stay in a hotel here, the potential of staying in a gorgeous villa is just too strong to not take up the opportunity.

That said, it’s not necessarily the easiest task to find a luxury villa in your price range here, which is why we’ve created this list of the very best villas in Puerto Vallarta – to help you find somewhere to suit you!

Quick Answers – The Best Villas in Puerto Vallarta

#1 Best Overall Villa in Puerto Vallarta – Casa Mateo
#2 Best Villa for Couples in Puerto Vallarta – Casa Tamarindo Penthouse Studio in Zona Romantica
#3 Best Villa for Honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta – Villa Rosa
#4 Best Budget Friendly Villa in Puerto Vallarta – Casa Deo 
#5 Best Villa for a Wedding in Puerto Vallarta – Beach Front Villa
#6 Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta Near Downtown – Villa Europa – Modern, Downtown and Beach
#7 Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta for Kids and Families – Gorgeous House, Panoramic Bay View, 100% Private
#8 Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta for a Large Group – PentHouse Villa+Best Central Location+Private Pool
#9 Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta with a View – Villa Vega – Ocean Views from a Villa in Conchas Chinas
#10 Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta with Private Pool – CASA LA BOMBA
#11 Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta with Sea View – Villa Azul

#1 – Casa Mateo

Best Overall Villa in Puerto Vallarta

  • $$$
  • Easy walk to Downtown
  • Outdoor swimming pool, spread across 3 levels, amazing views
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

We love this place. It’s got a swimming pool, multiple levels, a garden, a hot tub – even a pool bar – but the villa itself has some amazing interiors. The tiles and the whitewashed walls, as well as other classic touches, make it our top choice for the overall best villa in Puerto Vallarta.

One of the best things about this place is the view. You can simply relax in the pool soaking up the views of the city and the ocean below, or dine on the terrace as the sun sets. What’s not to love?

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#2 – Casa Tamarindo Penthouse Studio in Zona Romantica

Best Villa for Couples in Puerto Vallarta

  • $
  • Steps from Zona Romantica
  • Rooftop terrace, outdoor kitchen, plunge pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Wow. This place is amazing. We love the warm rustic interiors, but maybe not as much as we love the rooftop terrace here. It makes for a perfect place for a romantic getaway – hence why it’s our favourite villa for couples in Puerto Vallarta.

Having unobstructed views of the city and sea beyond, the vista you get from the rooftop terrace is pretty amazing. Add to this the fact that you can basically live your life outside – thanks to the summer kitchen – and we might have to ask for this one ourselves. Like, when can we move in?

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#3 – Villa Rosa

Best Villa for Honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta

  • $$$$
  • Located in Zona Romantica
  • Uniquely shaped swimming pool, fully equipped kitchen, staff included!
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This place is definitely the best villa for honeymooners in Puerto Vallarta. No doubt about it. With the addition of a maid and chef, there’s no reason why you and your partner can’t sit back here without lifting a finger. The perfect honeymoon spot.

Other things about this villa really make it suit a couple looking to get away after their big day – the beautiful views, the huge, marble bath, the high-end furnishings… All of it adds up to one of our favourite villas in Puerto Vallarta. On top of that, it’s not far to the beach either.

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#4 – Casa Deo 

Best Budget Friendly Villa in Puerto Vallarta

  • $
  • Located in a gated community
  • Outdoor swimming pool, air conditioning, fully equipped kitchen
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Situated right on the water’s edge, this budget-friendly villa in Puerto Vallarta allows you to simply sit with a glass of wine, watching the boats go by, or lapping up all the beauty of a sunset. And all that without having to spend too much of your hard-earned cash.

There are lots of colourful, modern interiors here, mixed with traditional touches, which suit a design-minded guest. Speaking of which, there’s enough room for 6 people here, which just makes this place even more of a bargain. It’s a unique place to stay that won’t break the wallet.

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#5 – Beach Front Villa

Best Villa for a Wedding in Puerto Vallarta

  • $$$$($!)
  • Upscale area of the Zona Hotelera
  • Two private beaches, beautiful garden, like its own village
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With enough room for up to 15 guests and all the space (as well as high-end design) that you could ever want, this is most definitely the best villa in Puerto Vallarta for a wedding. It even comes with its own chef and manager, to make sure your wedding runs as smoothly as possible.

Say “I do” on the manicured lawn and then you can spend the next few days simply lounging around in paradise – all without having to do anything yourself. Needless to say, your friends and family will thank you for finding this gem of a villa!

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#6 – Villa Europa – Modern, Downtown and Beach

Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta Near Downtown

  • $$
  • Walking distance to Downtown
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi, terrace with panoramic, heated swimming pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Right in the middle of Downtown, staying here means you’ll be able to have the best of the city at your disposal, but with this awesome villa to return to at night. With multiple terraces, each with incredible views out over the bay, this stylish place can sleep up to 10 guests.

There’s an outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, outdoor seating areas, and a very cool kitchen with a nice breakfast bar, as well as a cool dining room. It’s easily one of the coolest villas in Puerto Vallerta; we love all the delicate design details that make this place like a film set.

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#7 – Gorgeous House, Panoramic Bay View, 100% Private

Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta for Kids and Families

  • $$$
  • Steps to Zona Romantica
  • Beautiful terrace, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

The ideal place to take your family on a high-end holiday, we love this villa in Puerto Vallarta. The design details are really cool, too, with 100-year-old hacienda doors on each of the bedrooms. But the space? There’s enough room for everyone in this incredible villa.

There’s a real Mexican atmosphere to this place, a lot of authenticities, since it’s not located in a gated community. The terrace is amazing, the inside-outdoor living is a great touch, the pool is well designed, the indoor spaces are all well thought out. Your family are going to love it here.

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#8 – PentHouse Villa+Best Central Location+Private Pool

Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta for a large group

  • $$$$
  • Right in the Zona Hotelera
  • Private swimming pool, its own bar, two terraces
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

With enough space to sleep up to 16 people, we can’t fault this place – it’s easily the best villa in Puerto Vallarta for a large group. Staying here, with its high-end design and original artwork, feels like staying in your own private members club.

There’s also a lot of space. There’s two terraces, plenty of sun loungers and dining space, a pool with a waterfall going into it, huge common areas inside the villa itself. Moreover, it feels safe and secure and is perfect if you’re thinking of taking you and a big group of friends for a (very good value) vacay.

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#9 – Ocean Views from a Villa in Conchas Chinas

Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta with a View

  • $$$$
  • The upscale neighbourhood of Conchas Chinas
  • Indoor fireplace, outdoor terrace, billiards room
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Luxury, in a word, but not in a modern, minimalist way: this place is all about its amazing authenticity and traditional touches. Think exposed stone walls, warm colours, tiled floors, shuttered windows and antique furnishings. It might just be one of the coolest villas in Puerto Vallarta.

And whilst it is cool, we have to say something about that view. Wow. All the rooms have windows with incredible sea views, but the outdoor terrace – complete with archways and a big swimming pool – easily makes this the best villa in Puerto Vallarta with a view.

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#10 – CASA LA BOMBA

Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta with Private Pool

  • $$$$
  • 6 blocks from high-end restaurants
  • Large balcony, Jacuzzi, swimming pool
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

This sprawling hillside villa is a pretty amazing place to be. Not only is the infinity pool very cool (complete with views, of course), but this place is also a historical home, and comes complete with a nice mix of modern and traditional. We’re big fans of this one.

From afar, you could be mistaken for thinking this villa is a palace. To be fair, it almost is. We can’t help but fall in love here. More beautiful than we could say, or than photos could show you, you really have to stay here to feel just how awesome this place is. We mean, there’s even a bar.

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#11 – Villa Azul

Best Villa in Puerto Vallarta with Sea View

  • $$$$($!)
  • Set in Conchas Chinas
  • Swim up bar, set over 5 levels, 3 pools!
  • Reviews → Check on AirBnB

Looking for the best villa in Puerto Vallarta with a sea view? Here it is, people. It may not be a budget villa, but if you’re serious about luxury – and incredible sea views in abundance – then get together a group of friends and head to this stunning retreat.

The pool is very cool here. It has seats and a bar, with an outdoor kitchen attached to it, so that you can eat snacks and drink cocktails in true style. The rooms are spacious, well designed and also come with amazing sea views. It’s beautiful.

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FAQ’s

Where are the best villas in Puerto Vallarta?

There are actually quite a few different areas to stay in Puerto Vallarta, so finding the right villa for you depends not only on what the place looks like, but also where it is situated. You could opt for the security of a gated community, for example, or somewhere near the Downtown area. These places will also put you in the high-end districts of Zona Hotelera and Zona Romantica. But for out and out luxury, head to the exclusive suburb of Conchas Chinas. Just south along the coast from the city, here you'll get sprawling properties and killer sea views.

How much are vacation villas in Puerto Vallarta?

Though there are a lot of top villas in Puerto Vallarta that can cost you way over $700 per night - something, in fact, that is quite normal for the stunning properties on offer here - it is possible to have quite a budget-friendly trip. It mainly depends on the area you choose to base yourself in. The most expensive properties will be in more exclusive areas, including gated communities, and will include staff and very large properties. If you don't need all that, however, you can actually get an amazing property for as little as $50 a night. There's something for all budgets here.

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Conclusion

There is so much choice of amazing villas in Puerto Vallarta that even we found it difficult to choose between the places on offer here. From relatively modest villas with rooftop terraces, to all out palatial properties with polished interiors, this list could have been ten times as long!

Then again, that wouldn’t have helped you narrow the choice down to find something perfect for you.

And if you’re still having trouble deciding, go for our choice of the best overall villa in Puerto Vallarta: Casa Mateo. It’s a great all-rounder that you can’t go wrong with.

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