Puerto Vallarta is one of the best beach destination in México because it’s unique architecture that seems to the old mexican colonial towns, and of course, it’s magic bay, one of the biggest and beautiful bays in the world. Come to discover what our bay offer you, is not only beach, sun, pools and dance floor. There’s a lot of activities where you can have a great time.
Puerto Vallarta is certainly a great place to spend an unforgettable time. Here you can explore the charms of a traditional Mexican town where going from one place to another will take 10 to 20 minutes max. The ultimate destination has everything you need to enjoy from a romantic sunset, relax in a spa day, sharing with children their first contact with dolphins, slip between the trees, of the canopy in the mountains of the Sierra Madre or just a refreshing drink in the shade of a palm tree on the beach.
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12 activities you can do in town
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Located at 5 minutes from the International Airport, Marina Vallarta is an exclusive zone represented by a famous lighthouse, has a golf club with 18 holes of world class. This sophisticated marina attracts luxurious yachts and boats from all over the world and has full service 500 piers that can be rented for short or long term. Marina Vallarta also has luxurious and prestigious hotels, condominiums, tennis courts, fine restaurants, shopping centers and a small boardwalk where you can walk and have a great time. It’s 15 minutes from Paloma del Mar Hotel on a taxi cab.
Just 10 minutes from the International Airport, is located on the main avenue leading from Marina Vallarta to downtown Puerto Vallarta, in this area is concentrated most of hotels, stores, shopping malls, condos and restaurants. Here you will find no difficulty to get malls, grocery supermarkets, cinemas, cafes, crafts, all kinds of restaurants and several kilometers of beach where you can do any water sport. It’s just 5 minutes from Paloma del Mar Hotel, you can get there by taxi or by bus.
Downtown and the Romantic Zone
The heart and soul of the city are located in downtown Puerto Vallarta just 20 minutes from PVR International Airport; It is right here where tradition, culture ocean, typical cobblestone streets and the warmth of our people come together to offer a magical experience in a beautiful Mexican town. Where you can find activities for all ages, from admiring the main icons of the city as the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the arches of “El Malecon”, local artists, music, sand sculptures, an extraordinary gallery of outdoor art, delicious restaurants overlooking the bay, fine food, seafood and traditional Mexican cuisine. Significantly, the distances in downtwon are relatively short so you can spend some time enjoying a hike from the boardwalk to the area where the passage Romanesque find Rio Cuale Island crafts market and the famous Playa de los Muertos. These areas are also home to the best nightlife, bars, trendy clubs and the amazing party atmosphere. Our hotel, Paloma del Mar is locate at the beginning of the fun, you can get there just walking a few streets and back also on your feet.
The magic South area
Located just 30 minutes from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport, is the South, where the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and the warm waters of Banderas Bay combine to form beautiful beaches at the foot of the mountains whose main characteristics are, its clear waters and fine sand ideal for diving; also you will find rivers, waterfalls, jungle trails and scenic worthy of tours to admire the variety of flora and fauna which houses the magical south, go this reason here is carried out many activities adventure air you and ecotourism, this area has with fun attractions such as the Botanical Garden, the Zoo or the National Marine park “Los Arcos” considering nature reserve. As well as wide variety of luxury hotels, private villas and condominiums, They enjoy great exclusivity and tranquility in the surrounding area
Beaches and Lands
Las Caletas beach
A remote and almost hidden beach, located in a cove to which you can access by sea, where you can indulge and rejuvenate, for those tourists who prefer more action, you can make activities like diving, kayaking or guided nature walks spaces. Nearby you will find beautiful beaches such as Las Animas and Quimixto and waterfalls during the rainy season. You can get a trip to Las Caletas, or well, go to Los Muertos pier and take a Water Taxi, this pier is located 15 minutes walking from Paloma del Mar.
It consists of a beach of fine white sand that is clean, warm and deep water of Banderas Bay. This beach is accessed only by boat, is located just 15 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta, is ideal for those seeking the Eco tourism and who enjoyed the abundance of wildlife, many species of ajaros and reptiles They inhabit the area, along with dolphins, stingrays, from November to April the bay is filled with gray and humpback whales. As for Caletas, you must take a Water Taxi from Los Muertos pier. Ask at frontdesk how you can get it.
This beautiful picturesque village considered a paradise for its small beach is located 2 hours drive south of Puerto Vallarta, out of town this place is ideal for relaxing, diving, meet with nature and enjoy delicious fresh seafood seashore. Rent a car at the frontdesk, check your map and drive to the south, is only one road, drive in the middle of the jungle, stop at El Tuito village, get into the town and find the signs to Tehuamixtle. Enjoy the fresh seafood, right from the sea to your table.
An almost virgin beach extended area, located at the same road to Tehuamixtle, getting in from El Tuito village. An incredible paradise where you can find virgin beachs, a couple rustic hotels, 2 small restaurants and a small village. An incredible adventure that you can miss it!
Another beautiful and paradisiac village on the beach. Located and the extreme south of the bay, you can access only by sea, taking a water taxi or a boat trip from the marina harbor. Through a short trip, a water taxi can move to this small fishing village which is located south of Puerto Vallarta where you will find a relaxing atmosphere with beautiful paradisiacal scenarios.
This rocky island empties into the Bay of Banderas and form a natural park where many endemic species, including turtles, dolphins, tropical fish and birds take refuge. This place has become popular for the development of sports such as snorkeling and diving.