Many of our trusted friends, villa owners, and guide books suggest the following accommodations and restaurants for your stay in this quaint town.

How to get there

Alaska Airlines and United Airlines offer some great trips and packages to the Puerto Vallarta region, check out both websites for more details.

From our searching experience:

  • American Airlines has the cheapest tickets from SFO
  • Delta Air and Frontier have the cheapest ones from Denver
  • Delta also has the cheapest tickets from Ottawa, followed by Aeromexico
  • From Heathrow, Aeromexico has the cheapest flights with 2 stops followed by Air Canada with 1 stop

Alaska Air has some air and hotel packages listed on their website here. United also has laidback "go to the sun" air and hotel packages.

For those of you traveling from the UK, check out these 'lowest fares from the UK'. It may be best to fly directly from Heathrow to Mexico City, and then grab a charter or AeroMexico flight to PV International.

If you're interested in an all-inclusive hotel, just a few blocks from the wedding site, you can check out another package from the Hotel de Camarones; details on the Royal Decameron website.

Places to Stay:

Las Palmas Travel. Offering luxury vacation rentals, the friendly and capable at Las Palmas Travel will help you find a special villa rental for your stay. Ask for David, and mention you with the Will & Sara wedding group.

Las Casitas del Mar. Situated directly on the beach, small houses with air conditioning, kitchens, and dining areas are a great way to spend the day. Each house accommodates 2-4 persons. $95-195.

Hotel Palmeras is a quiet hotel about half a block from the beach. It has a total of 11 rooms, a large pool, and a sun-drenched patio. Each room accommodates 2-4 persons. $70-125.

The Casa Tranquila provides a welcoming environment for the economical traveler. One block from the beach, two blocks from downtown and the market. Each bedroom apartment accommodates up to 4 persons (some with futons). $55-65.

Places to Eat:

There are lots of places to choose from; the only advice we have is that you must eat at a small taco stand at least once! In San Carlos, we had the best fish tacos ever from a guy that goes out in the morning and catches his produce, and fries them up during the day. Yum.

Sandrina’s serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a garden setting. Owners are expatriates from B.C. and offer North American cuisine along with catch-of-the-day specialties.

Claudio’s Meson Bay has beachfront palapas, perfect for sunset. Seafood, Salad bar, and all-you-can-eat Barbeque on Wednesday night make this high on our list of must-eats.

For more daring appetites, Expressions specializes in Asian-Continental fusion cuisine.

Sports Bars include; Red Apple, Café Magna, and the Gecko Pub.

Finally, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the famous Pie in the Sky, owned and operated by a Sausalito couple (a small town only 30 miles away from Santa Rosa!). This bakery must be tasted to be believed.