Peninsula, Hotel Zone, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone

Puerto Vallarta’s hotel zone starts south of the Marina Area, some include this zone together with the Marina, but geographically the marina ends in our eyes north of Plaza Galerias.

Hotel Zone hotels and resorts

Hotel Zone Puerto Vallarta


The hotel zone offers wide soft beaches that extend from the Marina into town. There are 4 beaches in the area, from North to South, some hotels call their beach by their own names, but they are not official names (just so you know):

  • Playa de Oro (Gold Beach)
  • Playa Los Tules
  • Playa Las Glorias &
  • Playa Tranquila

Also includes three important malls:

  • Plaza Galerías
  • Plaza Peninsula
  • La Isla
  • Macroplaza Puerto Vallarta
  • Plaza Genovesa
  • Plaza Caracol

The biggest resorts in PV are found at the Marina and also in the Hotel Zone, well-known hotel chains like Sheraton and Holiday Inn share space with other more local hotels, like Crown Paradise, Krystal, or Las Palmas, all these hotels are by the edge of the ocean and offer easy access to these family-friendly beaches.

Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone as seen from the bay

PV Hotel Zone as seen from the sea

In the area you’ll not only find great restaurants, cafés, and nighttime activities, you can also shop in supermarkets and even Sam’s Club and Walmart.

Even though the hotel zone can be a bit far from downtown Vallarta on foot, there are all kinds of transportation options at very reasonable prices, so the hotel zone doesn’t feel far from it all.

Plaza Galerias

Plaza GaleríasPlaza Galerías Puerto Vallarta

A relatively new mall in the northern end of the hotel zone offers many different stores, restaurants, and fast food, a big department store (Liverpool), a multi-cinema (see the movie schedule), a casino, a gym, an entertainment area for kids and much more. Among the restaurants and coffee shops in this mall, we can mention Sirloin Stockade, Starbucks, Chilli’s, and Arrachera House.

Address: Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio No.2920, Col. Educación.
Open from Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Phone: (322) 209-0923

Plaza Peninsula

Plaza Peninsula, Hotel Zone Puerto Vallarta

Plaza Peninsula, Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone

Plaza Peninsula is located on Boulevard Francisco Medina Ascencio, just north of the Pitillal River and south of Hotel Krystal. A relatively new mall was built together with the Peninsula Condo towers. Includes many stores and services, banks, coffee shops, and restaurants.

Stores include:

  • EA Lingerie
  • Lacoste
  • No Name Boutique
  • Squalo
  • Touché Store
  • Xàbia
  • Zion Deportes
  • Dermatype Farmacia Dermatológica
  • DNA Vita Therapeutics
  • Feet Haüs Professional Pedicure
  • L’Occoco Salon & Spa.

Some furniture stores.

Banks include:

  • Banamex
  • Banco del Bajio
  • Grupo Financiero Monex
  • Scotiabank
  • (see all banks)

A gym, money exchange, various bars, and quite a few restaurants and coffee shops, such as:

  • Starbucks
  • Chili’s
  • El Portón
  • 8 Tostadas
  • Thierry’s Prime Steakhouse

La Isla Puerto Vallarta Shopping Village

La Isla, Zona Hotelera

La Isla Shopping Village, Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone

Shopping is just part of the experience at La Isla Puerto Vallarta Shopping Village. The mall was designed in the spirit of a city square, with a river and fountains. This new outdoor shopping center has more than 80 stores, restaurants, and top-level attractions. The warmth of its cozy outdoor design is further enhanced by the unique local architecture, fountains, tropical gardens, and a placid river that flows through it. This, the newest shopping center in Vallarta, is located near the harbor area and the cruise ships terminal in the PV Hotel Zone, where Avenida Fluvial Vallarta crosses Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, by the banks of the Pitillal River.


  • Crate & Barrel
  • American Eagle
  • Forever 21
  • Pull&Bear
  • Bershka
  • Sanborn’s
  • Benetton
  • Guess
  • Coach
  • H&M


  • De Santos
  • Johnny Rockets
  • Starbucks
  • Italianni’s
  • Applebee’s

Other featured attractions

  • Vallarta Adventures Dolphin Tank
  • Cinépolis VIP Cinemas
  • Juegos para niños
  • Food court

Macroplaza Puerto Vallarta