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U.S. News & World Report ranks the best hotels in Pacific Coast based on an analysis of industry awards, hotel star ratings and user ratings. Hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the Best Hotels in Mexico earned a Gold badge. Hotels that appear after ranked hotels are sorted by hotel class and then by user rating, as provided by TripAdvisor.

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    The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
    Punta de Mita
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    This St. Regis outpost sits within Punta Mita just north of Banderas Bay. The accommodations, which range from 600- to 640-square-foot Deluxe Rooms to the 3,100-square-foot Presidential Villa, feature rustic Mediterranean and Mexican accents, including polished clay floors, handcrafted tiles and natural wood furniture. Along with stylish decor, the rooms also flaunt modern amenities like iHome radios, minibars, flat-screen TVs and complimentary high-speed internet access. You can dine in if you can't bear to leave your digs, but for a change of scenery, head to one of the hotel's six restaurants. Guests say the cuisine – which includes traditional ceviche and empanadas at Sea Breeze Restaurant and duck confit with black truffle at Carolina Restaurant – is superb. Once you're well-fed, have the concierge arrange tee times at one of the two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses in Punta Mita. Not a golfer? Leave the kids with La Tortuga Children's Club while you luxuriate at the on-site Remède Spa, sunbathe on the beach or lounge by the three pools. A stay at The St. Regis Punta Mita can get a bit pricey, but thanks to the property's Marriott family ties, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points here.
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    Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
    Punta Mita
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    On an outcropping at the northern limit of Banderas Bay (about 26 miles northwest of Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta), the Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita is a tropical paradise. Guests are greeted with a thatched-roof lobby, which affords spectacular ocean views. You can also enjoy an excellent Pacific panorama from many of the casita-style accommodations. And even if you've booked a garden view room, you'll encounter traditional Mexican decor, comfortable beds, generously sized bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and a furnished balcony or terrace. Outside of the rooms, you'll find three pools, including the heated Nuna infinity pool and the smaller plunge pools of the Tamai Pool Complex. Beyond that, you'll have access to a lazy river and 10 tennis courts. Plus, golfers will have their choice of two scenic Jack Nicklaus-designed links. If you feel sore after a day spent swimming or golfing, make an appointment at the Four Seasons Apuane Spa (or have a masseuse come to your room). And when hunger sets in, take a stroll to one of the resort's eight restaurants and bars, including the seafood-centric Bahía by Richard Sandoval and the Asia-inspired Aramara.
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    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
    Nuevo Vallarta
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit touts itself as a "Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare" retreat, and guest sentiments tend to affirm the resort's claim. Each of its one-, two- and three-bedroom suites features at least 1,000 square feet of living space and comes appointed with teak furniture imported from Bali, a Jacuzzi, a Nespresso coffee maker and a private terrace that overlooks either the ocean or the pool. Guests say that a sumptuous atmosphere pervades throughout the entire property, from the towering ceilings and serene fountain in the lobby to the memorable meals at the six gourmet restaurants. Activities at the infinity pool and on the beach – like boogie boarding and scuba diving classes – are also included in this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, property's all-inclusive plan. Though spa treatments will cost extra, guests say that the spa facilities are excellent and recommend indulging in a massage during your stay. Part of Preferred brand of hotels and resorts, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit participates in the I Prefer rewards program.
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    Hotel Mousai
    Puerto Vallarta
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    All-inclusive perks are abundant at this Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, property, ranging from unlimited alcoholic beverages and meals at one of four on-site restaurants (a few more are housed at the resort's neighboring sister property, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa, and are covered by the all-inclusive room rates) to private beach access and use of the on-site tennis, squash and basketball courts. For those looking for a bit more relaxation, take a dip in the rooftop infinity pool or book a massage at Spa Imagine. But if that's not enough to keep you on the property, wander into central Puerto Vallarta, located about 10 miles north. In addition to offering several natural and architectural marvels, the city provides plenty of delicious eats. If you'd rather dine on-site, recent visitors said you can't go wrong with any of the resort's eateries (although they caution that the restaurants can be a bit pricey if you don't opt for the all-inclusive plan). The accommodations were another point of praise for previous guests. Each includes a walk-in rain shower, a terrace with a hammock and a Jacuzzi tub, a 55-inch LED TV and electric curtains controlled by the in-suite iPad. Keep in mind: Hotel Mousai is an adults-only property, so leave the kids at home during your stay. Since this property falls under the Preferred umbrella, it allows members of the I Prefer program to cash in or accrue points for stays.
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    Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa
    Ixtapa
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    At this exclusive resort – located about 4 miles northwest of Ixtapa along Mexico's Pacific coast –traditional meets modern. Cala de Mar Resort & Spa Ixtapa's adobe-style clay exterior and thatched roofs are complemented by marble floors and hardwood furnishings. The hotel's mix of conventional and contemporary extends to its 54 accommodations, which feature authentic Mexican patterns coupled with top-notch conveniences like satellite TVs, complimentary wireless internet access and private plunge pools. For some visitors, the best part of the suites was the sense of privacy afforded by the rooms' spacious thatched terraces. Still, with the property's ample on-site amenities and gorgeous surroundings, you'll want to carve out some time to explore the rest of the resort's grounds. Start by soaking up the rays along one of two freshwater pools or by playing a round of chess in the library. Or to treat your senses, spend an afternoon at the spa getting pampered with a Xochitl-flower inflused treatment or lemongrass body wrap. (Bonus: The resort's infinity pools are some of the world's most beautiful.) And when hunger sets in, take your pick between four restaurants, dishing up everything from sushi and tapas to traditional enchiladas and ceviche. According to past guests, the food at all three dining spots is excellent and reasonably priced. Members of the I Prefer rewards program can enjoy special deals at this Preferred Hotels and Resorts location.
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    La Casa Que Canta
    Zihuatanejo
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    10% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    With plenty of seclusion, a wide range of amenities and outstanding customer service, La Casa Que Canta is a compelling pick for travelers seeking an off-the-beaten path getaway. Perched along the Pacific Ocean about a mile south of central Zihuatanejo, this resort boasts a spectacular infinity pool that features postcard-worthy coastal panoramas, as well as a saltwater pool surrounded by craggy cliffs. The accommodations are just as impressive: Filled with wooden furniture and Mexican artwork, each room offers complimentary wireless internet access, a fresh fruit basket and an expansive terrace equipped with a table, chairs and sun loungers. If you're willing to splurge, past visitors recommend upgrading to one of the pool suites, which boast their own private infinity pool. When you're ready to venture beyond your well-appointed digs, La Casa Que Canta offers complimentary activities, such as snorkeling and cooking classes. Golfers will also appreciate the two nearby courses, while luxury-seekers will enjoy soothing treatments at the on-site Clarins Spa. As for dining, the resort also houses Mar Y Cielo, which serves traditional Mexican specialties like red snapper, grilled octopus with risotto, and churros, while Luz de Luna, La Casa Que Canta's bar, offers zesty margaritas and striking Zihuatenejo views.
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    Casa Velas
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Adjacent to the Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta's main structure resembles a Spanish hacienda estate. Guests are consistently wowed by the grounds – the landscaping and infinity pool of the Ocean Club evoke a sense of calm that visitors adore. That serene feeling extends to the SPA Casa Velas, where you can indulge in a revitalizing holistic massage or an anti-aging facial. Meanwhile, Casa Velas' restaurant Emiliano serves up traditional Mexican dishes. Once you're well-fed, bed down in one of the resort's suites; each room comes appointed with a snack-filled minibar, down comforter, cable TV and L'Occitane bath products. If you're looking for a little extra luxury, you may want to spring for a Grand Class Suite, which offers a private plunge pool and terrace. Beyond the resort's relaxing atmosphere, past visitors are also quick to compliment the warm and welcoming staff.
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    Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués
    Acapulco
    15% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    15% of room rate Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Rising above the Pacific Ocean on a verdant bluff in Punta Diamante, Banyan Tree Cabo Marqués certainly impresses visitors with its picturesque surroundings. Its villas are built into the cliff, offering panoramic ocean views. Each comes appointed with a heated pool, sun deck and terrace, all of which are made from locally sourced materials. With a fusion of Asian and Latin American design elements, the resort offers what it calls a "holistic Asian ambiance," signature to the Banyan Tree brand. Though this New Age aura permeates the entire five-star property, it's perhaps most noticeable at the spa, where therapists pamper visitors with East-meets-West massage techniques. Seeking more relaxation? Take a dip in the hotel's infinity pool, a favorite feature among past guests. Afterward, cap off your day with gourmet Thai dishes served at Saffron, a preferred dining spot, or sample the Latin- and Asian-inspired plates at La Nao or the flavorful seafood entrees at Las Rocas Grill & Bar. Members of AccorHotels' loyalty program will especially enjoy their stays knowing they can earn and redeem points at this location.
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    Marival Distinct Luxury Residences
    Nuevo Vallarta
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Guests returning to the Marival Distinct Luxury Residences in Nuevo Vallarta (about 9 miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta) have come to expect a high level of personalized service, and according to most visitors, that's usually what they get.  Whether its customized drinks crafted at the bar or adjustments made for early arrivals and late checkouts, guests appreciate Marival's extra touches. Golfers and gourmands will also enjoy their time here, as the resort's all-inclusive plan encompasses unlimited green fees at three nearby golf courses and meals at several restaurants (guests especially liked the cuisine at Insú Sky Lounge). Of course, after a day of golfing, gorging or simply lounging by the pool or beach, you can retreat to your comfortable digs. Ranging from one-bedroom guest rooms to four-bedroom villas, Marival's accommodations feature coffee makers, refrigerators, plasma TVs, upscale bath amenities and views of the gardens, pool or ocean from private balconies or terraces.
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    Hacienda de San Antonio
    Colima
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    Nestled in Mexico's verdant highlands (about 124 miles south of Guadalajara), this isolated retreat lures outdoor enthusiasts with its gardens and mountain scenery. Previous visitors particularly praise the hotel for its versatile activities; swimming laps in the pool, playing tennis, horseback riding and mountain biking are just a few popular outdoor pursuits here. When hunger sets in, sit down for some tasty dishes like fondue of "Oaxaca" and traditional gazpacho crafted with ingredients picked off the property's ranch and farm. The cozy suites – adorned with colorful fabrics, high ceilings and private terraces or balconies – also appeal to luxury-seekers. While getting to Hacienda de San Antonio requires a bit of a trek (the hotel sits about 24 miles northwest of the Colima National Airport), previous guests claim that the remote location is a key part of this property's allure. Another selling point: the gracious staff members, who visitors describe as friendly and helpful.
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    Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort & Spa
    Mazatlan
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Although its secluded location on the northern edge of town may pose a challenge for some sightseers, Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay Resort spares its guests from the crowded beaches and noisy surroundings of Mazatlan's Golden Zone. The 20-acre, palm tree-laden property faces the Pacific Ocean and features a sprawling pool with prime coastal views. The resort's 378 suites and villas also offer striking vistas from their private balconies and terraces. Accommodations also feature kitchenettes, satellite TVs and Wi-Fi access. Some guests note that the room decor feels a little dated, but overall, recent visitors were pleased with their accommodations; for the best views, travelers recommend booking a room on one of the upper floors. Another bonus: Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay offers an all-inclusive optional rate that covers meals and drinks at any of the on-site restaurants and bars (and shuttle service to sister property Pueblo Bonito Mazatlán), plus a variety of daily activities, including Spanish lessons and guided hikes. However, a rejuvenating massage at The Armonia Spa at Pueblo Bonito Emerald Bay will cost extra.
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    Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
    Puerto Vallarta
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    Located less than 10 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and removed from the area's bars, shops and other resorts, Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa attracts travelers seeking seclusion. According to past visitors, the resort's grounds are lush and peaceful, especially around the infinity pool. The beach also gets its fair share of praise, though guests caution that the sand can be a bit rocky. To truly bask in the splendor of Garza Blanca, try an aromatherapy massage at Spa Imagine or a dip in one of the resort's Jacuzzis. As for dining, Blanca Blue Restaurant and Lounge, BocaDos STK and Aquazul Beach Bar & Lounge earn high praise from past guests, who applaud the attentive staff and tasty dishes (which are covered by the property's optional all-inclusive room rates). Should you crave more variety, a plethora of dining options can be found nearby in Puerto Vallarta. Previous guests also raved about the guest rooms and suites, which feature flat-screen TVs and hammocks on private balconies or terraces that overlook the ocean.
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    W Punta de Mita
    Punta de Mita
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free WiFi

    The W Hotels reputation for great service and chic and contemporary decor is evident throughout this Punta de Mita, Mexico, property. Previous visitors were wowed by the hotel's stylish grounds and fun, artistic flair. Rooms are especially colorful, with blue geometric-patterned tiled floors and whimsical punctured tin or surfboard headboards. Standard in-room amenities include Samsung smart TVs, Nespresso coffee makers, minibars and furnished balconies or terraces. For extras like an outdoor daybed or a private plunge pool, plus breathtaking vistas, past travelers recommended upgrading to an ocean view room. After settling into your digs, enjoy a treatment at the Away Spa, work up a sweat in the fitness center or lounge in a private cabana at the property's beach or pool. Keep in mind, though, that live music (which some past guests said can get quite loud) echoes throughout the pool area at night. When you're ready to eat, you'll have your pick of four eateries, including Spice Market (which serves tasty Asian cuisine, according to past diners) and Chevycheria (a casual ceviche spot on the beach). If you're a Marriott Bonvoy member, you can earn or redeem points for choosing to stay here.
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    Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit
    Nuevo Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Situated just 10 miles northwest of Puerto Vallarta's Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit overlooks the sparkling waters of Banderas Bay. Guests say they come to this Villa La Estancia for its relaxing atmosphere – a massage at the Tatewari Spa, a soak in the two-story pool or a refreshing cocktail at the swim-up pool bar can melt away any lingering stress. Those seeking more active pursuits can find ample outdoor activities as well. Guests can swing a racket on two championship tennis courts or a club on one of many nearby golf courses. As for dining, guests can choose from formal dining at La Casona or casual poolside fare at La Parilla (or head next door to the resort's sister property, Villa del Palmar Flamingos, for more options). And when the sun goes down, lodgers can escape to their colonial- and hacienda-inspired villa or guest room; all accommodations are appointed with L'Occitane bath products, minibars, flat-screen TVs and balconies or terraces.
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    Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The Villa Premiere Boutique Hotel & Romantic Getaway has it all: quiet luxury less than a mile north of downtown Puerto Vallarta. The luxuriousness of this boutique hotel may come from its adults-only status – but it might also be the butler services or daily beachfront yoga classes. Visitors also revel in Villa Premiere's tastefully decorated guest rooms, which were renovated in 2015 and come equipped with 42-inch flat-screen televisions, L'Occitane toiletries, private balconies facing the ocean and pillow menus. Many guests opt for the all-inclusive package, just to savor Villa Premiere's three decadent restaurants. The property also offers a variety of on-site activities and amenities like cooking workshops, complimentary access to the the Mind & Soul Spa's sauna and steam room facilities, and Balinese beds that guests say make Villa Premiere extra special. If you'd rather just kick back and relax, you'll find plenty of lounge chairs surrounding the two swimming pools.
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    Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
    Nuevo Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    This Hard Rock Hotel lures travelers with the promise of all the luxurious trappings indicative of its brand. Located in Nuevo Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit – just an 8-mile drive northwest of Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport – this all-inclusive Hard Rock outpost invites guests to bed down like a rock star in one of its stylish guest rooms, which are decorated in bold colors and feature LCD televisions, wine and liquor dispensers, marble bathrooms and hydro spa tubs. Stroll through the resort's rock 'n' roll memorabilia-lined hallways and you'll find six restaurants, which past patrons describe as excellent. For an extra dose of relaxation, book a massage at the Rock Spa. Venture outside to take a dip in the two swimming pools, lounge on the sands of Banderas Bay or embark on a snorkeling, parasailing or golf excursion (all of which can be arranged through the hotel). When the sun goes down, the Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta offers five bars and lounges, plus an outdoor ampitheater with live shows, concerts and rollicking parties to keep you entertained all night long.
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    IBEROSTAR Playa Mita
    Punta Mita
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    IBEROSTAR Playa Mita, located just north of Puerto Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit (a 200-mile stretch of Mexican coastline along the Pacific), is an all-inclusive resort that garners praise with its fine dining and recreational options, though a few guests note its isolated location isn't necessarily convenient for getting to town. On-site, the resort has five restaurants, ranging from fine dining Japanese cuisine to casual Mexican food, and many guests advise making reservations if you want to eat at a specific restaurant during your stay. For recreation, this IBEROSTAR offers a kids club, a disco, an on-site tennis court and a golf course, plus free water sports rental equipment, including kayaks and windsurfing boards. Guests looking for a low-key experience should head to Sensations Spa, which has private treatment rooms, a salon and an isolated garden. The huge outdoor pool has a swim-up bar and lounge chairs that overlook the beach, just steps away. IBEROSTAR Playa Mita's secluded location and all-inclusive atmosphere attracts leisure-seekers and families as opposed to those looking for endless nightlife entertainment.
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    Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Set along Las Estacas Beach, the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta impresses visitors with its serene, oceanfront setting. While active guests can enjoy entertainment by the pool and recreational pursuits like tennis and beach volleyball, R&R-seekers can get replenished with rejuvenating treatments at the Vita Mar Spa or enjoy tequila tastings led by a sommelier. Meanwhile, younger guests ages 4 to 12 can enjoy supervised activities at the KidZ Club. Afterward, everyone can regroup for a meal at one of five restaurants, plating everything from Italian to Asian to Mexican dishes. Once you've fueled up, enjoy an afternoon siesta in a beachside cabana or steal away to your well-appointed accommodations, outfitted with high-end amenities, including rainfall showers, satellite TVs, stocked minibars and coffee makers. If you have any leftover energy, sign up for a Pilates, yoga or cycling class at the fitness center. What's more, thanks to Hyatt's family ties, if you participate in the brand's loyalty program, you can collect and redeem points and enjoy extra benefits for choosing to stay here.
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    Hotel Encanto
    Acapulco
    $23 (single charge) Nightly Resort Fee
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    5.0-star Hotel Class
    $23 (single charge) Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free WiFi

    A modern architectural stand-out in Acapulco's Las Brisas neighborhood (across the bay from Pie de la Cuesta), Hotel Encanto is a stylish, adults-only addition to the hotel landscape. The minimalist architecture and bold, neon lighting continually win over design-conscious guests. Rooms are simple but trendy, outfitted with Wi-Fi, blackout curtains, L'Occitane toiletries and balconies with ocean views. Often described by guests as "futuristic," Hotel Encanto plays up its impossibly cool vibe with ambient LCD lighting and a black bottom infinity edge pool. Aside from the tranquil and secluded surroundings, previous guests praise the hotel's restaurant, Origen, which offers imaginative takes on traditional Mexican specialties created by Mexican celebrity chef Mónica Patiño. Other on-site facilites include a fitness center and spa.
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    Velas Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    The immaculately manicured grounds steal the show at Velas Vallarta. Guests say that peacocks and iguanas roam freely about the property, adding to this Puerto Vallarta's resort's tropical aura – but you're still less than 2 miles southwest of the airport and within easy reach of El Malecón. However, many guests opt to stay on-site with the peacocks, spending their days lounging by the pool or on the beach. For a heightened sense of relaxation, venture to the spa for a beachfront massage or beauty treatment. And if you brought your children along, don't worry – they'll have plenty to do at the Kids Club. You can always rendezvous later for a meal at the chic Andrea Restaurant or the beachfront La Ribera Steakhouse. When you're ready to turn in for the day, rest your head in one of Velas Vallarta's 345 suites; each features a stocked minibar, a plush bed with a goose-down duvet and a kitchen or kitchenette. And while recent guests gush about the "gorgeous" grounds, "perfect" pools and "incredible" food, it was the standout service that received the highest praise; guests say the top-notch treatment from the friendly staff is worth the trip alone.
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    Club Med Ixtapa Pacific
    Ixtapa
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    4.0-star Hotel Class
    The Club Med brand has garnered a sterling reputation among travelers for its extensive all-inclusive packages and top-notch facilities. And according to previous visitors, the Ixtapa branch makes its parent company proud. Guests love that they don't have to worry about their travel budget while staying here. Apart from accommodations, the nightly rate covers all meals and drinks at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific's four restaurants and three bars, as well as a variety of activities, such as cooking lessons, tennis, kayaking and fitness classes. Parents craving some grown-up time will especially appreciate the kid-friendly services afforded by Club Med's vacation package: The resort's childcare experts ensure little ones and pre-teens are looked after while their parents unwind at the wellness facilities or the pool. And for families that enjoy spending time together, Club Med Ixtapa Pacific offers something quite special: circus school and flying trapeze lessons at no additional cost. After you've enjoyed a little excitement, the resort's spacious accommodations — with their colorful decor, flat-screen TVs and espresso machines — provide a tranquil respite. You'll find Club Med Ixtapa Pacific located about 5 miles west of Ixtapa along Mexico's Pacific coast.
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    Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Perched atop the hills of Conchas Chinas in southern Puerto Vallarta, Grand Miramar All Luxury Suites & Residences offers incredible views of the aquamarine waters of Banderas Bay. This resort is conveniently located near many of the top things to do in Puerto Vallarta, making it a great home base for visitors to the area. Grand Miramar features suites and villas that come equipped with kitchenettes, minifridges or full refrigerators, along with complimentary Wi-Fi access, cable TVs and terraces that showcase the magnificent vistas. Outside of your digs, you can soak in the scenery from the 10th-floor gym, which offers sweeping views of the bay. When you're ready to relax, book a treatment at the spa, curl up with a book at the library or get your fix of soft sand and warm water at the nearby Los Muertos Beach via complimentary shuttle. Back at the resort, you'll find four restaurants and bars that serve gourmet Mexican cuisine, international plates and creatively crafted cocktails. Overall, recent visitors are highly complimentary of this hotel, citing the helpful staff, spacious rooms and unparalleled views.
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    Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
    Puerto Vallarta
    $20 Nightly Resort Fee
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    $20 Nightly Resort Fee
    • Free Parking

    The Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa's enviable location gives it an edge over other Puerto Vallarta area resorts. Though situated just south of the airport, this Marriott branch maintains a peaceful atmosphere and pristine beach. If you're looking to hit the links, a stay at the Marriott Puerto Vallarta puts you less than half a mile from Marina Vallarta Golf Club and less than 7 miles from the Vista Vallarta Golf Club. And while the food at the property's four restaurants and two on-site bars garner mixed reviews, guests here are within reach of the many restaurants found at the nearby marina. However, you'll want to stay on the resort's grounds to take full advantage of its multiple pools and whirlpool or relax with a massage or a yoga class at the Ohtli Spa and Fitness Center. Whether you've spent the day lounging on the grounds or swinging on the greens, you can rest your head on a signature Marriott "Revive" bed in one of the Marriott Puerto Vallarta's modern guest rooms and suites. Each room features bright, Mexican-inspired accents and comes outfitted with a private balcony or terrace, a 42-inch TV, an iPod docking station and Wi-Fi access (for an additional fee). And because of this resort's Marriott ties, guests with Marriott Bonvoy points can cash them in here for perks.
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    Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    About 10 miles south of downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, this all-inclusive resort exclusively for adults occupies a prime swath of shoreline. In fact, it's the beachfront locale and location – just removed from the buzzy PV – that previous guests loved most. Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta's sleek accommodations and warm, welcoming staff also received praise from past travelers. The hotel boasts all-suite accommodations decorated with all-white decor, colorful paintings and pillows, plus views of the beach and ocean. Accommodations also come equipped with rainfall showers, separate sitting areas and balconies. (Some suites even include a Jacuzzi on the balcony.) This Grupo Posadas property is home to an infinity pool, a spa and a gym, which offers services like body scrubs, massages and facials. When it's time for a meal or some drinks, the hotel has 14 restaurants, quick-service venues and bars, serving everything from Asian fusion to Italian to authentic Mexican cuisine. And while there are ample eateries, many say the food on-site could stand to improve and suggested heading into town to explore some local bites during your stay.
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    Now Amber Puerto Vallarta
    Puerto Vallarta
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    4.5-star Hotel Class
    • Free Breakfast

    • Free Parking

    • Free WiFi

    Barely a fledgling among Puerto Vallarta's established resorts (it opened in April 2012), AMResorts' Now Amber Puerto Vallarta has garnered a loyal fan base for its clean, modern feel. Now Amber's 327 suites boast iPod docks, Jacuzzis and minibars that are restocked daily. For an even more luxurious experience, guests suggest upgrading to a Preferred Club Suite for access to a private lounge, upgraded toiletries and afternoon hors d'oeuvres, among other perks. Now Amber's Unlimited-Luxury all-inclusive package covers the cost of accommodations, meals and drinks at the resort's five bars and lounges along with seven eateries. And with the Sip, Savor & See Dining Experience, adult visitors can try dinner at one of the restaurants at nearby Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta or Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta. But vacation isn't all about eating, so Now Amber offers plenty of land and water activities – like boogie boarding, yoga and snorkeling – to fill your days. Even younger guests can get in on the fun, whether they're watching a movie on the beach with the Explorer's Club or mingling at the late-night mixers in the teen lounge, the Core Zone.

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