When it comes to accommodations in Puerto Vallarta you’re spoiled for choice. 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. 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.