You’re spoiled for choice here. Vallarta’s cheapest lodgings lie inland, on both sides of the Río Cuale. Closer to the ocean, in the Zona Romántica, you’ll find several appealing midrange options. Prices listed here are for the December to April high season; low-season rates can be 20% to 50% lower. Negotiate for discounts if you plan on staying multiple nights; monthly rates can cut your rent by half.