Banderas Bay is more than you can imagine, beautiful beaches for all tastes, one of the most visited places in Mexico. Bahía de Banderas shares with 3 municipalities, Cabo Corrientes and Puerto Vallarta in the state of Jalisco and Riviera Nayarit in the state of Nayarit.
The bay begins at Puta Mita, Nayarit and ends at Cabo Corrientes in Jalisco, it is 65 miles long and is divided into several zones through the coastline.
Preferred place to visit for many international and national tourism. Beautiful beaches where you can practice Surfing, sport fishing, scuba diving, whale watching, exploring these places, and many other activities on land such as horseback riding, bird watching, hicking…
Amberjack Fish, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, Mahi Mahi Fish, Sailfish, Snook, Yellowfin Tuna, Snapper, and Wahoo Fish are just some of the most amazing fish to fish in Bahia de Banderas.
A town where you can breathe the good vibes
Discover the fashion destination among travelers from all over the world. A paradise for lovers of surfing, yoga, rich gastronomy and adventure. Walk the streets of Sayulita and meet travelers in search of the most incredible surfing adventures, in one of the most important surf breaks in the world. Experience the most dazzling scenery from Cerro del Mono or have an out-of-this-world experience at a Sayulita Yoga Retreat. We know that you will fall in love with this paradise, rich in culture, alive in colors and captivating with its delicious gastronomy.
In its cobbled streets you will find from small businesses with delicious typical dishes, bakeries where they offer a great variety of freshly baked bread to accompany with an iced tea or a delicious coffee and, of course, elegant restaurants on the shore of the beach where you can enjoy a romantic dinner.
End your day with a walk along the seashore and enjoy the spectacle of surfers waiting for the next big wave.
The history of San Pancho – as this town is affectionately named – is told on the walls of a farm near the beach, with images painted in acrylic, featuring colorful characters, by the landscape of this destination considered as the “Capital Cultural ”of the state of Nayarit thanks to the various initiatives to promote culture and education that are carried out.
San Pancho beach, with its intense luminosity, welcomes both those who want to rest and relax in front of the sea, sunbathing and reading, as well as those with an adventurous spirit who defy the waves of the Pacific on their surfboards.
In its streets, whose names transport to countries as far away as Kenya, Pakistan, India and Egypt you will find from cultural centers, galleries, small restaurants, artisan bakeries and cafes, to soccer fields and golf.
The second destination with the largest hotel offer in the country, with a first-class infrastructure that is represented in immaculate and extensive golf courses, luxurious condominiums, exclusive restaurants and two of the most important marinas in the country.
Nuevo Vallarta is lived intensely in the five kilometers of golden beaches where it extends, where in addition to the turquoise sea and the fine sand, you can enjoy various activities in an unbeatable climate and, of course, the pleasure of sitting and contemplating the beautiful sunsets, or enjoying a good book while listening to the waves.
Hotels and resorts are ranked among the most exclusive and luxurious in beach destinations internationally. Some of these palatial spaces have received the distinction of Five Diamonds, awarded by the American Automobile Association (AAA) to hotels that offer the finest and most luxurious in lodging, ambience and hospitality. Hanging gardens, infinite pools that visually blend with the ocean, and luxury suites are just some of the promises kept in these elegant architectural buildings, surrounded by the natural wonders of the tropics and the beauty of the Pacific coast.
Nuevo Vallarta is also the location of the most exclusive restaurants in the Riviera Nayarit -mostly located inside the hotel complexes- with menus that offer from the intense flavors of Mexican and regional cuisine, to gourmet a la carte delicacies. that guarantee unique gastronomic experiences and the satisfaction of the most demanding palates.
A fishing village for generations, this town has been modernized thanks to the construction of the Marina Riviera Nayarit -the largest and most modern in the corridor-, which has generated an environment in which the typical life of a Mexican town coexists harmoniously with the sophistication of a project like the Marina. Thus, on your visit to La Cruz, as its inhabitants name it, you will have the opportunity to witness lively postcards such as the arrival of fishermen at the pier, with their boats loaded with a wide variety of fish.
The Marina is equipped with all the necessary services for a comfortable stay: bathrooms and showers, security, electricity and fuel. This modern project also has a yacht club, business center, sky bar, restaurant, seafood market, dock and one of the most equipped shipyards in the country that, among other things, houses the largest crane in the Pacific. And with the spirit of promoting the growth of the Riviera Nayarit, a project has been developed as part of the Marina that houses commercial spaces for the most recognized brands in the market, condominiums and restaurants.
All this marine and fishing charm could not be complete without the golden beach of La Cruz, which stretches for five kilometers divided into five sections: El Tizate, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, La Manzanilla, Piedra Blanca and Arena Blanca. Here you will find, in addition to the pleasures of the beach, various restaurants where you can taste dishes prepared with fresh fish of the day, creations that are inserted in a culinary tradition of more than fifty years.
Enjoy activities such as snorkeling, diving and surfing (in winter the waves reach sufficient height to practice this sport), and of course fishing, one of the main activities of La Cruz thanks to the abundance of species such as tuna, marlin and mahi-mahi.
Imagine fishing tournaments in the light of the full moon, colorful parties with the sea as another guest, or anchoring your yacht in a town that still smells of tradition. All this and more awaits you in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, in the “hearing tree” wanting to hear your voice.
Stepping on Punta de Mita and facing the immense ocean on white sands of this peninsula, it will give you a feeling of complete tranquility. You will feel that you are far from the world, like on a desert island, in a refuge. And that is precisely Punta de Mita: an exclusive and luxurious shelter that was built on a peninsula that stretches for almost ten kilometers of virgin beaches, surrounded by green hills.
Here, where the Pacific opens up in front of visitors, who never tire of observing the endless turquoise blue of the sea. In a land that out of artisans, merchants and fishermen has developed one of the most sophisticated and select destinations in the Riviera Nayarit.
On the shore of the beaches of Corral del Risco and El Anclote, which stretch 500 meters long, luxury hotels and resorts have been built with all the necessary services for the most demanding of visitors.
Imagine contemplating the open sea while reviewing the letters of a good book, walking through corridors that seem to be surrounded by Babylonian gardens, or delighting your palate while observing, in a privileged view, how the sky merges with the sea. And in this exclusive paradise, golf could not be missed, another of Punta de Mita’s treasures.
When you arrive in Bucerías, the first thing that will catch you is its charm of a typical Mexican town: its cobbled streets, its brightly painted facades with huge wooden doors and the tranquility of its environment.
Bucerías is one of the most visited destinations in the Riviera Nayarit, both by national and foreign tourists, who seek to have fun and relax in this place of fine sand, colorful hotels and calm waves where children have fun floating by the sea in curious inflatables, young people practicing sailing, kayaking or jetsky, and tourists of all ages enjoying the wonders of the beach while resting in a palapa.
At the corners of these alleys there are restaurants and bars with a relaxed atmosphere where you can relax while sipping a lemonade or trying a delicious ceviche tostada or a shrimp cocktail.
In the Main Square you will appreciate the daily life of its inhabitants as you enter its picturesque church and walk a few meters to find one of the safest beaches in the area, which was recently certified among the cleanest of the Mexican coasts by the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT).
All this makes Bucerías such an attractive destination that many of its visitors, especially foreigners, decide to establish their second residence in this charming town. Smells, flavors and sounds that will leave you pleasantly satisfied, with the feeling of living the tradition of a typical town on the seashore.
Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful place that surprises and inspires every day: a beautiful blue sky that frames spectacular moons as well as incredible orange suns. A warm and generous sea that relaxes and imposes, complemented with sunsets that deserve a break in our day and in our breath.
A city with sea, sun and beach recognized worldwide for its beautiful historic center, a beautiful parish and a boardwalk full of activities. Its geographical location is privileged, since it is framed by one of the most beautiful bays in the world (Bahía de Banderas) and the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental.
The historic center of Puerto Vallarta has charming cobbled streets, urban art on its walls, sculptures, murals, architecture that retains its essence from its beginnings, colorful parks, art galleries and museums, restaurants, bars, cafes and iconic places like the Parroquia of Our Lady of Guadalupe. For this and more it is a Cultural Heritage of the State of Jalisco.
In the heart of Puerto Vallarta, you will find a place that you cannot miss. The Malecón in Puerto Vallarta is a walkway with a length of around 800 meters, where a magical atmosphere is created, full of culture, art, entertainment and history.
Starting with the historic Hotel Rosita, being the oldest hotel in the Port and a relic of the city, it was inaugurated in 1948, its typical architecture, location and history make it an unmissable place to visit. This hotel hosted on several occasions the actress Elizabeth Taylor and the actor Richard Burton, in the filming of the movie “The Night of the Iguana”, who are said to have fallen in love of the destination.
The Malecón is a pleasant and entertaining place due to the many artistic expressions that can be observed, such as the Voladores de Papantla show, the sculptures, interesting art galleries and the iconic Naval Museum that tells us about Mexico’s close relationship with the sea, from the time of the Conquest to present times.
We recommend you eat a snack from the sea or a la carte in one of the restaurants that are nearby or visit a nightclub or dive to enjoy the night in style.
Puerto Vallarta offers a wide variety of water activities to spend a spectacular day full of emotions and refreshing moments, from a boat ride, to flyboarding, windsurfing, surfing, parasailing, diving, jet skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, and many beaches to make all this possible.
Also here you can practice more professional sports such as diving, this exciting activity that will take you to discover the richness of the marine flora and fauna that inhabit these seas, a whole spectacle of nature, made up of different species of fish, we recommend the encounters with dolphins to interact with them and swim with them, as well as tours to meet the imposing humpback whales that arrive in mid-December until the end of March.
Enjoy this sanctuary of the Pacific Ocean and surprise yourself living unforgettable moments, in a privileged place with a splendid climate and a great diversity of marine life.
Boca de Tomatlán is a small and picturesque traditional fishing village, the locals know it as “Boca”. A small town with houses on both sides of the Horcones River that flows from the Sierra Madre mountains through the lush semi-tropical jungles of Jalisco, Mexico.
It is also the preferred port of departure for pangas (water taxis) that go to the southern part of Banderas Bay and isolated beaches such as Playa Las Animas, Playa Colomitos, Playa Quimixto, Playa Majahuitas, Yelapa and others further afield.
There is a hiking trail that starts from Boca to Quimixto along a path through the jungle that for the most part borders the sea (only suitable hiking shoes!).
Boca is an authentic Mexican fishing village, 17 km south of Puerto Vallarta, crossing the jungle and beautiful landscapes of the southern area where the Horcones River flows into a beautiful bay surrounded by bougainvilleas, hibiscus, bananas, papayas, with hills covered with palm trees. Enjoy its soft sand beach, gentle waves, excellent food and friendly people.
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