When it comes to accommodations you’re spoiled for choice in Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta’s cheapest lodgings are south of the Río Cuale. Closer to the ocean, in the Zona Romántica, you’ll find several appealing midrange options. The following prices are for the December to April high season; low-season rates can be as much as 20% to 50% less. Negotiate for discounts if you plan on staying a week or more; monthly rates can cut your rent by half.