WHERE TO STAY IN PUERTO VALLARTA: Knowing a little about the city makes your choice for Puerto Vallarta condo and house rentals easier (see the maps below). Many properties on the beach tend to be weekly vacations and are at the high end of the price range.
Many people want culture, a view perhaps and more value for their dollar. If you chose hillside you will get outstanding views of the city, Banderas Bay and the sunsets. Your condo will be surrounded by US and Canadian travelers, in a typical family neighborhood. It’s a true Mexican experience as you interact with the locals.
Hillside also means climbing so be prepared. Many renters have a car or rent one. Or they simply walk down the hill and take a taxi up! Remember, if it has a view it most likely has a hill. The best value is a house or condo in the city. You can get 2-3 bedrooms, maybe a pool, patio and parking for less. They are also easily accessible and fewer hills.