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Nuevo Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta, known locally as the Vallartas, are two gems on Mexico’s Pacific coast in Nayarit. Overlooking Banderas Bay and famed for its long stretch of beach, Nuevo Vallarta’s sand is particularly beautiful, as it shimmers with specks of gold. The mountains surrounding the bay shelter this tropical landscape, creating year-round gorgeous weather.
As well as relaxing, the Vallartas are the place to try deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Above water, you can kayak and paddleboard the gentle waves. Golfers will love the challenge of El Tigre Golf Club. Off the coast, the Marieta Islands are home to wildlife, including dolphins, turtles, and humpback whales.
For shopping and authentic Mexican eateries, Puerto Vallarta’s bustling downtown area features colonial architecture and a malecón (boardwalk) decorated by nationally recognized sculptors. Many iconic Mexican traditions originated in Jalisco, including sombreros, the Mexican Hat Dance, and mariachi. It is also the birthplace of tequila.
Locals have lived in the nearby fishing town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle for generations. The marina frames picture-perfect scenery and beautiful sunsets. Take a trip to the laid-back village of Sayulita, a famous surfing destination. Whale safaris, sea turtle releases, and swimming with sea lions and dolphins are all available to make your vacation as unique as this stunning location.
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Marival Distinct Luxury Residences
Marival Armony Luxury Resort & Suites
Martini en Fuego Grill Bar
Cafe des Artistes
Punta De Mita
Playa de los Muertos
Playa las Gemelas
Velas Vallarta Suites Resort
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
Luxury Residences at Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa
Grand Fiesta Americana Puerto Vallarta All-Inclusive Adults-Only
Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit
Hotels and Resorts in Nuevo Vallarta & Puerto Vallarta
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