The most expensive accommodations can be found right on the beach in Melaque whereas accommodations that are a bit more affordable can be found within the town and most are located on Farias. The rates are even more expensive in the tourist season which occurs between the months of December and April. You can also do a little camping in Melaque but the only way you can do that is by making arrangements with the beachfront restaurants that have some camping accommodations on their land. You and the restaurant owner will have to negotiate an agreeable price in order to camp. If you are trying to conserve your pesos you may want to check out Hotel Los Caracoles which is located on Farias. The rooms are comfortable and some of the cleanest within the town. The rooms feature large fans, TV, clean, private bathrooms, and big comfy beds. The lobby has a very inviting entrance and there is someone working the desk 24 hours a day. The rooms her cost 260 for a single person room, 360 for a room with two beds, 460 for a triple occupancy room and a four person accommodation will cost 505 pesos per night. They also have bungalows which can accommodate up to 8 travelers and they come equipped with their own kitchenettes and they go for almost 700 pesos a night. They accept all major credit cards here as payment but you will want to make your reservations well in advance if you plan on coming here between the months of December and April because rooms fill up quickly. If that hotel seems a bit too pricey you should try getting a room at the Casa Paula which is located on Vallarta. The Casa Paula entrance is a courtyard where you will see an abundance of children playing, and many beautiful flowers and lush landscaping. The rooms here are comfortable and feature an eccentric theme painted on each of the rooms here. The rooms come with fans, TV, refrigerators, and clean blue colored bathrooms. The rooms here cost 210 pesos for up to two people, 3 people can be accommodated for 260 pesos a night and four people rooms are 360 pesos. They only accept cash as payment here. You can find comparable rates at the Bungalows Los Arcos which is located on Farias. To get to the Bungalows you should take a right hand turn from the bus station and head to the end of the street where you will find it located on your left. The rooms here are b=very large and clean and all come with air conditioning, fans, TV’s, and your own small private bathroom. If you have spent a lot of time at the beach and are burned out on all the salt water you should take a dip in the pool that they have located on the property. In the busy season the bungalow’s that can accommodate up to three people go for 410 pesos a night, if you have four people in your group the cost is 510 pesos a night. In the off season the rooms go for 210 for one person, 360 for three people and four people rooms go for 400 pesos. In the off season you will just need to pay an additional 60 pesos per person. They only accept cash as payment here.
As far as food is concerned you can find many small restaurants that serve up many different kinds of appetizers and tacos all over the plaza. If you are in the mood for seafood and more of a sit down meal you will find those restaurants located near the water with beach chairs as the seating. Loncheria Maria Luisa is located on Hidalgo Street and they serve some delicious fruit combinations with all sorts of flavors and textures. You can sit at a high top table and watch the bartender concoct all sorts of treats in the blender while you eat a taco or burrito. If you want one of these fruit cocktails you will pay around 26 pesos per drink and the tacos and burritos are less than 10 pesos each. The restaurant is open every day between the hours of 7am-11pm. A restaurant that is a favorite among the locals is called Restaurant Ayala which you will find located on Carrillo Puerto which is a street that comes right before Mateos. Here you will enjoy several different fish for 40 pesos each, hamburgers with French fries cost 25 pesos, and they also feature some heavier dinner entrees for around 60 pesos a plate. The restaurant is open every day between the hours of 8am-5pm. If you would like to be right on the water you would be happiest eating at the Las Palmas restaurant which seats you just feet from the waves. The view here is incredible as well as the cuisine which features octopus and shrimp for around 80 pesos and some traditional enchiladas cost 42 pesos. The beers here will run 20 pesos and the restaurant is open every day between the hours of 9am-6pm and they only accept cash as payment.