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Nuevo Vallarta

Destination & Adventures


Stand Up Paddle

Banderas Bay of Nuevo Vallarta area has incredible diversity of flora and fauna. SUP is one of the very unique ways you can actively enjoy Nuevo Vallarta’s surroundings from the perspective of the Pacific Ocean.

Watch the magnificent sunset from your paddle board as the sun dips into the ocean, splashing color across the sky. Nuevo Vallarta is known for its amazing sunsets, so romantic and so atmospheric with the sun melts into the Pacific.

Your adventures will take you to breathtaking beaches where you will paddle and enjoy the amazing beauty of local wildlife.

Surrounded by clear blue water, colorful fish and spectacular scenery, what better place to learn how to Stand Up Paddle?

Nuevo Vallarta Beach

Nuevo Vallarta is found on the Bahia de Banderas: a tourist area encompassing hotels, condominiums, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. There are many beautiful beaches worth visiting along this stretch of Mexican coastline — Nuevo Vallarta’s beach is about five kilometers long and has a marina with private docks.

Nuevo Vallarta beach has a beautiful landscape that everyone will enjoy, along with restaurants and water sports. It is also one of the starting points to get to other beaches via the marin

Boca De Tomatlan

This is a small village at the edge of the jungle. The sea here produces very gentle waves, and you’ll find cozy restaurants to pass the day.

Playas Los Colomitos

One of Puerto Vallarta’s most secluded beaches, Playa Los Colomitos. Many varieties of tropical fish are here to discover as you snorkel in the lovely bay. Have lunch and relax on the beach, swim in the tranquil waters and enjoy yourself.
Located 1000 yards (5 minutes in water taxi) to the west of Boca de Tomatlán (11 miles / 17 km from Puerto Vallarta’s main square), Colomitos Beach (Playa Colomitos) is a small little clear-sand beach located between the clear emerald sea waves, rounded rocks and a small creek and waterfall that sneaks out of the lush tropical jungle.
This small and hidden space, is one of the favorite unspoiled beaches in the area, with barely 30 yards of sand, Colomitos is one of the most intimate and cozy you’ll find near Puerto Vallarta.

Las Caletas

Vallarta Adventures’ private beach has underwater adventures, too! Located on the Southern shore of Banderas Bay,
Today this lovely beach hideaway in the middle of the jungle is now leased since the 1990’s by Vallarta Adventures and is offered exclusively as part of their all-inclusive tour

Playa Los Muertos

Playa Los Muertos Beach
This is the beach south of the Los Muertos Pier. And, as with the stretch of sand north of the pier, there are a lot of activities going on – from swimming and surfing, to parasailing and boating. Plus, you’ll find numerous beach restaurants and bars here.
Playa Los Muertos (Los Muertos Beach, Deadman’s Beach or Beach of the Dead, the reason for this sinister name further down in this article) is the most popular, the best known and the most visited beach in Puerto Vallarta.

You’ll find it south of the Malecon and the Cuale river. The first part of the beach in the Romantic Zone (Old Vallarta) between the Cuale river mouth and Venustiano Carranza street (where you can find Daiquiri Dick’s) is called Olas Altas beach and south of Venustiano Carranza it’s called Los Muertos beach. Visitors that enjoy the local culture also hang out here as do the expats, it’s a lively place, full of traditions and a great place to drink a beer by the edge of the sea, with your feet in the sand and just watch the, now famous, sunsets. Los Muertos is certainly not a beach for those looking to relax and get away from it all, but if you want action, sun, sand, food and lots to do, this is it, the heart of it all

Nuevo Vallarta

SUP Highlights

  • Playa Los Colomitos
  • Las Caletas                              
  • Playa Los Muertos
  • Mismaloya
  • Los Arcos 
  • SUP & Snorkel
  • Bay of Banderas
  • Yelapa Bay

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Fun & Adventure

  • Playa las Gemelas                     
  • San Pancho
  • Mismaloya 
  • Calm waters
  • Sunrise Los Arcos
  • Sunset Los Arcos
  • Full Moon Los Arcos




Playa Las Animas

Playa Las Animas is accessible only by sea, and great if you want to relax, admire, and enjoy nature. Its crystal clear water makes it such a beautiful place for diving and snorkeling — you’ll definitely want to stay here longer!
This beach can be reached only by sea and is known for relaxation, sunbathing, enjoying the sea (with calm waves) and for dining at one of its restaurants.


Yelapa is a beautiful village that combines beach and jungle, and has a waterfall and a river where you can take a refreshing dip. From here you can make a short but beautiful journey through the streets to the beach, and spend the day in one of the restaurants enjoying the landscape.


The pretty bay is backed by thick jungle, there are restaurants lining the beach and you’ll have views of the Los Arcos Marine Park.
Mismaloya is the beach where it all started, a beach that changed the future and destiny of a whole Mexican town, from a small picturesque sleepy fisherman town to a large world-renowned tourist destination. Mismaloya itself is both a small village (the name is derived from a Nahuatl word Michmaloyan that means “place where you can catch fish with your hands”) and a small sandy beach on a beautiful jungle-fringed cove, 9 miles south of Puerto Vallarta (20 minutes by bus) located at the point where the Mismaloya river runs into the Pacific Ocean. This beautiful beach with gentle and clear emerald-green water is also a favorite for those who enjoy sports such as Stand-Up Paddle (SUP), scuba diving, water skiing, and sailing. 

Playa las Gemelas

Playa las Gemelas has turquoise water and whitish sand. When we visited, there were quite a few waves, but no riptides or undertow and the waves were fun to swim in. Other visitors have had completely calm water here, so it really just depends on the weather, and the time of year.

Las Gemelas Beach (Playa Las Gemelas), as the name implies (“gemelas” are twins in English), is a pair of small beaches located 5.5 miles (9 km) south of the Puerto Vallarta’s main square in the downtown area, offers blue-green waves and clear, soft sand, a wonderful place to get away from all the most popular beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Even so, because Las Gemelas is relatively small, the north beach is about 140 yards long and the south beach is 200 yards long, some 1000 ft (separated by an extensive rock wall where Condominios Girasol Sur is located), the place can feel quite cramped at times, especially on weekends during high season. The north beach is easily accessible to the public, the south beach is protected by a stretch of rocks you’d need to climb over or swim along the coast, which complicates a visit, but it is not impossible. Guests of Grand Park Royal and the Girasol Sur Condos have better access to that stretch of the beach.

To avoid the crowds, you can visit during the week and during high season arrive in the morning to grab a good place in the sand. You should also pack your own supplies: drinks, snacks, sunblock and towels since there are no vendors or shops nearby nor on the beach itself.
Las Gemelas, despite being a bit rustic and short beaches, is a very popular and ideal place if you are looking to relax, walk along the beach and sunbath while enjoying a beautiful landscape. For those who want to enjoy the beach alone, in an environment that is a true paradise, we invite you to visit and enjoy Las Gemelas Beach in Puerto Vallarta.

San Pancho

About an hour drive from Puerto Vallarta is the beach town of San Pancho (San Francisco). This small town isn’t as quiet as it once was, but it’s still a nice place to visit. What’s surprising is that even though it’s not a very big place, there are lots of things to do in San Pancho. San Pancho offers a beautiful wide white sand beach and a very typical Mexican village, with horseback riders along the streets, roosters, and chicken in your neighbor’s yard.

The town received quite a bit of a boost, for example, cobblestone streets and a full-service hospital thanks to funds the Mexican President at that time, Luis Echeverría, was able to funnel to San Francisco, a place he visited regularly to let off steam, he even built a summer mansion here by the sea.

Sunrise Session to Los Arcos

Explore the magnificent marine reserve of Los Arcos National Marine Park before the daytime crowds arrive, experience the calm morning waters (perfect for beginner and novice paddlers!), and catch the first light of the sun on a paddle at dawn during a Sunrise Session.

Pink skies paint the clouds above you and calm morning waters beckon you towards the rocky islets of Los Arcos. From there, catch the sunrise over the Sierra Madre Mountains as you make your way through hidden sea caves, thought by the ancients of this place to be a kind of sacred portal. And then put on a mask and snorkel to catch a glimpse of life below the sea.

Sunset Session to Los Arcos

Watch the sun go down over the Pacific Ocean and witness the natural wonder of bioluminescence in the night time waters at Los Arcos National Marine Park during a Sunset Session The sun setting over the Pacific ocean reflects a golden glow back onto the rocky cliff faces of Los Arcos National Marine Park, where thousands of endemic birds who have nested there suddenly taken flight and are circling high into the sky above you.
After dusk, you gaze down from the star filled sky to see that the waters have come alive—you’ve been gifted a chance to observe bioluminescent waters within and around the sea caves and grottos of Los Arcos.

Full Moon Paddle to Los Arcos

Once per month we paddle out to watch the majestic moon rise over the Sierra Madre Mountains and reflect her magic over the ocean. Join us for an unforgettable nocturnal adventure on a Full Moon Paddle to Los Arcos National Marine Park!
Scoring a front-row unobstructed view of the sunset from your board or kayak while you observe the full moon rise over the Sierra Madre mountains… it’s an experience of a lifetime.

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Activities & Adventures

Explore Your Destination

Your Nuevo Vallarta vacation is sure to consist of plenty of fun and excitement, but how about adding a touch of adventure as well? For those who can’t shake that adrenaline bug, consider booking exciting excursions, such as zip-lining through the jungle, setting sail on a catamaran cruise or snorkeling and diving, to make the most out of your destination.

Sun and Sand

Beach, Swimming & Sunbathing


Nuevo Vallarta is a lively destination with its five kilometer (three-mile) shoreline of golden beaches. From strolls in the sunset to whale and dolphin spotting, Nuevo Vallarta will not dissapoint.


And of course, there is no better way to enjoy the late afternoon than by taking in a breathtaking sunset accompanied by the crashing waves.


With a lush jungle atmosphere and mountain backdrop, you can explore colonial landmarks and spend you days spotting giant manta rays on one of the area’s pristine beaches.


Weddings, Honeymoons & More 


Celebrate your romance with a destination wedding in Nuevo Vallarta. Romantic weddings on a golden sand beach, rich sunsets and one of the most beautiful bays in the world is the perfect backdrop for your destination  wedding.


Your bachelorette/bachelor party can be the most fun you’ve had in years! With a bit of planning  beforehand, Nuevo Vallarta is the perfect spot to plan such an adventure.


Your honeymoon is sure to consist of plenty of romance and ambience, and Nuevo Vallarta is the perfect honeymoon destination. From quiet privacy to all out partying, Nuevo Vallarta has something for every honeymooner.

Renewal of Vows

A rededication to your marriage is an exciting thing – you can do it as often as you like. With vow renewals (or reaffirmations) you have the opportunity to have the ceremony you’ve always wanted.

On the Sea

SUP, Sea Kayak & Sailing


Paddle boarding is undoubtedly a great way to get in contact with the  marine environment in Nuevo Vallarta. Easy to learn and great way to have fun in the Bay of Banderas.

Sea Kayaking

Your kayaking adventure, exploring and paddling in the beautiful bay. A short distance off the coast, the biodiverse Marieta Islands are home to wildlife, including dolphins, turtles and humpback whales.


Sea breezes and the most beautiful beaches in the world. Nuevo Vallarta is the perfect exotic location for sailing and learning to sail. Bask in the sun and enjoy the unbelievable sunsets.

In the Sea

Snorkel & Scuba Diving


Nuevo Vallarta’s warm waters and rocky reefs are home to a variety of tropical fish. Small coral formations and sea fans paint the sea floor. Spotting whales and dolphins makes for a fun filled day.


From pristine Marine Reserves and shipwrecks to diving with Pelagic species, Nuevo Vallarta is one of the best diving regions anywhere. A premier holiday destination with an established scuba industry, great for novice and experienced divers.

Fishing the Sea

Deep Sea, Shore & Lake


Nuevo Vallarta is considered one of the best big game fishing destinations in the Pacific. The Pacific coast of southern Mexico is mountainous and the deep blue water is frequented by most big game fish found in the Banderas Bay.

Deep Sea

Attraction for anglers heading to Nuevo Vallarta is unquestionably saltwater fishing. Thanks to her fantastic deep waters surrounding the coastlines, sport fishing for highly sought after big game species is incredibly popular.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.


Surf fishing and fly fishing are great alternatives here too—cast your line from the beach and see what you can catch. This is an especially popular pastime early in the mornings and a great way to spend time with the family.

Golf by the Sea

Golfing Experiences


Nuevo Vallarta is a vibrant and exciting destination for golfers. There are several excellent eighteen hole courses, plus a number of nine hole courses waiting for you. Whatever your golfing desires, Nuevo Vallarta has a course for you.


Impeccable and surrounded by beautiful natural wonders, the golf courses of Nuevo Vallarta are yet another stunning attraction. Named among the most challenging of Mexico, the El Tigre golf course.

On Land

Horses, Hiking, Biking, ATV

On Horseback

The famous beaches of the region are  perfect for your ride on horseback, breathe in the sea breeze and experience the incredible sunset. A sunset ride makes for some unforgettable memories.

Hiking & Biking

Mountain bike and hiking tours led by local guides—a great choice for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Ride and hike along scenic trails through forested areas, river beds and jungles.

Off Road

Rugged mountain terrain and hidden treasures, create the perfect setting for an off-road adventure. Drive your own ATV through jungles full of surprises and new experiences and adventures.


Live the Lifestyle


Looking for Lifestyle Options? When considering Nuevo Vallarta as a place to live or retire, the knowledge we share will help you to create a plan, and we’ll connect you with useful lifestyle services and property choices.


Many consider Nuevo Vallarta for their retirement home. With recreational opportunities such as boating, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking and a modern infrastructure, stable electrical grid and high-speed internet.


Variety of lifestyles, from resorts, condos and other full-time housing—it’s a perfect place for those seeking an “always on vacation” lifestyle. Nuevo Vallarta has everything you need and more, affordability, healthcare, safety, culture and cuisine.

Real Estate

Finding the Right Investment

Real Estate

Opportunities for real estate investment in Nuevo Vallarta exist for condos, homes and other beachfront and ocean view properties. With increasing prices, good investments are available in the region.

Beach Houses

Villas, apartments, and other residential units in the vicinity of a stunning ocean, pristine beaches, and picturesque lagoons. The attractiveness of Nuevo Vallarta has always been a magnet that attracts buyers and tenants at any time of the year.


Experience the Culture


True nature lovers will rejoice with the arrival year after year of Hawksbill, Olive Ridley and Leatherback turtles on the shores of Nuevo Vallarta. These incredible animals come to these golden sands to lay their eggs.


The  Zócalo is a must-see for travelers interested in exploring local Mexican culture and nightlife. The city’s main square houses the city’s government buildings and several popular and affordable local restaurants.


Sierra de Vallejo —inhabited by the jaguar and belonging to the State Biosphere Reserve— as another natural boundary of the area, a variety of mangrove swamps and more than a dozen navigable canals are found in the region.


Enjoy the Food & Drink 

Food & Drink

Nuevo Vallarta is well known for its varieties of regional and national food and drink. From street tacos to exquisites culinary delights paired with regional wine, beer and tequila with long histories and international reputations.

Fine Wine

The cultivation of wine began over 500 years ago with Hernan Cortes. Today the wine production in Mexico is gaining importance nationally and internationally. In Mexico, there are seven main estates where wine production is carried out.


Beer in Mexico has a long history. From Mesoamerican times and the arrival of the Spanish, European style beer was introduced and Mexicans have been brewing beer for centuries and is one of the world’s top beer-producing countries.


Tequila is a regional distilled alcoholic drink made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km northwest of Guadalajara, and in the Jaliscan Highlands of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Where to Stay

Find the Right Resort


Nuevo Vallarta resorts are perennial favorites among globetrotters. With a variety of beach options, rich heritage and fantastic food, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a place that’s got more to offer within such easy reach of most travelers.


With her gorgeous beaches and upscale resorts, Nuevo Vallarta is the perfect vacation destination for those looking for relaxing fun in the sun. Soak in the sunshine, go for a tequila tasting, spa treatment or fill your day with outdoor adventures.

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Special Trips, Tours & Events: Nuevo Vallarta

Taste of Mexico 

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