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Nuevo Vallarta is a charming sister resort to Puerto Vallarta located only MINUTES from the airport. With BEAUTIFUL, FINE SANDY BEACHES and lagoons surrounding piers boatss and lush vegetation, Nuevo Vallarta offers the ideal surroundings for an energetic Mexican vacation or a simple hideaway for complete relaxation.

Nuevo Vallarta Is Unique

One of the unique features of Nuevo Vallarta is the huge 300 slip marina with about 7 miles of shippable water channels. Some have referred to it as “little Venice”. The area features not only some of the most luxury vacation home rentals Mexico can offer, but also well known hotels such as Mayan Palace, Grand Villas, Riu and Paradise Village. The many restaurants will suit anybody’s need after a hard day on the beach!

Looking to be entertained? Nuevo Vallarta provides everything modern tourism is expecting. From water to land sports, Humpback Whales to free living dolphins or even a visit to the turtle reserve, you can be sure to get in touch with Mother Nature at her finest. Wildlife preservation is of the utmost, especially in the area surrounding the lagoon.

If you like golfing in Nuevo Vallarta, you will enjoy gorgeous championship courses developed by famous designers such as Jack Nicklaus and Robert Von Hass, among others. The state of Nayarit realized in Nuevo Vallarta a highly attractive vacation destination! Along or near the wide stretched sandy beaches is a great selection of restaurants ranging from upscale to simple & quaint.


Enjoy the Marina front restaurants, stage theater, cafe's & art walks or attend the Art Festival (Saturdays). Stroll along the Malecón (Boardwalk) to see paintings, sculptures and music among many other artistic talents in a fun, family atmosphere.


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What better way to cap off the evening with a glass of wine overlooking the ambient marina as the lights glow over the water!



Nuevo Vallarta has all the comforts to make your vacation complete!


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Nuevo Vallarta - Bay
of Banderas

This 100-km horseshoe-shaped coastline of Banderas Bay (Bahía de Banderas) is divided between two states – Jalisco and Nayarit. Approximately 10 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta (State of Jalisco) is the Ameca River Bridge, this river splits the 2 states. Nuevo Vallarta, on the other side of that river is in the State of Nayarit.

The bay itself is Mexico’s largest and one of the world’s deepest, with recorded depths of more than 3,000 feet. Offering superb sport fishing for sailfish, marlin, tuna and other game fish, its home to dolphins, manta rays and even little seahorses.

Seasonal peaks of interest

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Whale Watching - See Humpback Whales and their families - November through March


Sea Turtles Puerto Vallarta

Sea Turtles - June through December. Release protected baby turtles back to the ocean


Deep Sea Fishing Puerto Vallarta

Deep Sea Fishing – Great fishing all year long, enjoy some of the deep sea fish varieties


Blue Footed Booby

Blue Footed Booby – Only a few places in the world can this unique bird be found.

Islas Marietas Nearby

Only 20 minutes by boat is full of underwater caves, reefs and neat tunnels. It is also home to the Blue Footed Booby and great snorkeling. On the way there you will likely encounter dolphins, whales, sea turtles, manta rays, sea snakes and jumping fish. You can get there by hiring a boat – it’s a great excursion!

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Local things you will see:

Everything around seems teaming with life. The Iquana's are fun to watch and come in every sort of color and size. The sunsets of course are incredible making every evening a treat. Boogie boarding, surfing nearby, dolphins and lots of variety of interesting bugs too!

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Staying Here

Some of the nicest accommodations are here. Boutique Hotels, Condos, or houses to rent, Beachside, All inclusive, Short term or Long term. You will find a peice of paradise no matter where you go. We have been to so many locations throughout Bucerias, there is no shortage of views, ambiance and presentation.

Living Here

Nuevo Vallarta and nearby Bucerias are great for investment properties with some of the most spectacular ocean views and affordable housingPricing market seems to always be going up here. Choose Beachside, Inland or along one of the many canals or Marinas.