Hotel Gaviota Vallarta

Francisco I. Madero 176, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, 48380, Mexico

Simple rooms in this six-story low-rise have somewhat battered colonial-style furnishings; some have tiny balconies but only a few on the top floors have a partial ocean view. The small figure-eight pool in the middle of the courtyard is exposed but still refreshes. Choose air-conditioning and cable TV or fan only, without the tele, to save about $25 per night. The two-bedroom apartments are poorly designed and have stiff Mexican furnishings. For the same price you can get two standard rooms, although without the kitchen facilities. JB Golden Age nightclub next door provides Latin and pop music throughout the week (it's live on weekends and canned otherwise) for a small cover charge, usually $4–$8 per person.


  • moderately priced rooms a block from the beach
  • choice of a/c or not
  • 5% cash discount
  • salsa club next door


  • poor pool placement
  • unattractive furnishings
  • no Internet
  • very small parking lot not open during high season


Phones: 322-222–1500 | 322-222–5518


59 rooms, 25 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted No meals