Marina Vallarta is a favourite holiday destination among chic and elegant visitors to Mexico. The resort takes pride of place on the water in Puerto Vallarta, the coastline of which is scattered with decadent boats and yachts. There’s a huge selection of stylish restaurants, shops, terrace cafés and bars in Marina Vallarta as well as a long waterside boardwalk that runs alongside the resort’s port. The boardwalk is a favourite among many visitors and is especially beautiful in the evening and night, when the sun sets over the ocean. Stunning sea views and a tasteful nightlife scene make this an ideal holiday destination for holidaying couples and is perfect for celebrating special events and anniversaries. Families who prefer a more up-market location and a good range of activities and entertainment will also enjoy Marina Vallarta. Group holidays and corporate holidays where superior local amenities like boat trips, golf and yacht charters are a must will also enjoy this location.
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If you’re staying in Marina Vallarta you’ll find yourself ideally placed for visiting and exploring the Puerto Vallarta, which features a historic downtown area with plenty of ancient buildings and the beautiful Banderas Bay, the deepest natural beach in all of Mexico. The town area also has a water park, a seafront boardwalk, bustling central plaza and an amphitheatre. Another popular attraction with holidaymakers is the Marina Vallarta, with its 18-hole golf course located in the resort’s centre. With a tropical setting and picturesque views out over the Sierra Madre and Banderas Bay, golfing in Puerto Vallarta also means sightseeing. An attraction that is popular with people of all ages is the Vallarta Whale, a bronze sculpture at the entrance of the Marina. The sculpture was installed back in 2001 as a tribute piece to the whales that visit the harbour and Banderas Bay every year. The Marina itself is a major attraction, with plenty of yachts and boats to see throughout the days. You can also join an organised excursion or, if you’re an experienced sailor, charter a yacht of your own. Youngsters are catered for too, with the Marina Vallarta water park. The park has slides and a wave pool that children will have hours of fun in.
Wine and Dine
The quaint centre of Puerto Vallarta is a fantastic cluster of scrumptious eating spots for wine and dine aficionados. The resort town’s superb selection of restaurants and bars boasts choices for every palette whether you’re in the mood for fine dining, some traditional Mexican fayre or a succulent steak. What’s best about choosing where to wine and dine during your Puerto Vallarta holiday is that there are a large number of choices in the small central area, so you can stroll at your leisure and just see what takes your fancy. The Vista Grill is a cosy and relaxing choice to eat and mingle in pleasant surroundings, while Daiquiri Dick’s stunning combination of seafood dishes and Pacific Ocean views makes for a truly memorable evening. Kaiser Maximillian is a top choice for fine dining and extensive cocktail menu, or Pancho’s Takos is a family-friendly hive of fun, great tastes and good times. Sea air, delicious food and fabulous cocktails – what more could Puerto Vallarta offer holidaymakers!
Family holidays in Puerto Vallarta are unforgettable experiences. Your Mexican adventure can be as energetic, cultural or serene as you’d like it to be, but we’re guessing that families love action and adventure – and not just the kids! You’ll be top of your tree with the Los Veranos Canopy Tour, and the Extreme Zip Line Adventure will have you buzzing! Quad bike tours through the Central American jungles are just wild, and if you fancy taking the plunge for some diving then the Banderas Scuba Republic offers personal guided experiences around some stunning natural landscapes and coves. Once you’ve finished under the waves, resurface for some whale watching, fishing experiences with Fishing Rebels, or a full-blown sea safari with Vallarta Adventures. You’ll all love the Pirate Ship interactive family show, before winding down a little with an evening stroll around the magnificent Bay of Banderas. The big kids and small kids will go wild for a family holiday in Puerto Vallarta – bring plenty of energy!
Action and Adventure
Action and adventure experiences are in the blood of Puerto Vallarta, and whether you’re on land, sea or up in the sky it’s a wild ride of adrenaline, stamina and just plain mayhem! Canopy tours give a unique perspective on the Central American forest from the views that only birds, or David Attenborough, usually see! If that’s not fast enough for you, buckle into an extreme zip line to get your feet back on the ground in style, before hitting the gears for a quad biking experience through the jungle trails. For those amphibians among us there are diving experiences aplenty and whether you’re a complete beginner or seasoned pro there’s a guide ready to make it an unforgettable experience for you. If diving is slightly too much, fear not as snorkelling or ocean swimming could be the things for you. Surf is also a big part of the Puerto Vallarta waves, with Pacific winds providing superb settings to hit the board. Puerto Vallarta is full throttle, bring coffee!
Life's a Beach
Puerto Vallarta has a large choice of fantastic beaches with clear waters and soft sand. Playa Conchas Chinas is a romantic a beautiful beach with sandy beaches and coves broken up by spectacular rocks jutting out into the sea. For action beachside, Los Muertos Beach is the place to go, where you will find water sports activities and beach volleyball as well cafés and restaurants along the front. Playa Camarones is also an excellent place for water sports, try your hand at paddle boarding or banana boating or simply just lying under an umbrella and soaking up the heat, listening to the waves lap the shore.
Puerto Vallarta’s nightlife scene is a hive of life, good times and fun. The Pacific resort town features a variety of lounges, bars and nightclubs for every occasion and mood, and your holiday will need to be non-stop to get round them all! Swell beach bar is a fun place to start the evening with a cool cocktail up close to the ocean waves, before you head into the centre of town where the main action is! On a stunning summer evening why not try the Twisted Palms Rooftop Lounge for sea and town panoramas, or Bar La Playa for a jump-starting Margherita. When the mood strikes to juice up the evening with some dancefloor groves, the world is your oyster in Puerto Vallarta. Mandala Nightclubs host huge parties of big screens and big-name DJs, Mr. Flamingo is the place for Latin grooves in an atmospheric setting, or Club Roxy is the first port of call for the rock and roller in you! The best advice with the holiday nightlife scene in Puerto Vallarta is to let go and enjoy!
Puerto Vallarta is one of those rare treasures for couples’ holidays – that perfect blend of action and adventure activities for letting off steam during the day, tranquil coves and beaches for when it’s time to chill, and a fantastic town centre bursting with boutique shopping, culture and splendid choices for dining out. If you’re a resort sort, the Hilton Puerto Vallarta is a very, very fine choice for stunning pools, spas and dining while the Villa Del Mar Resort and Spa is a fantastically modern experience that minimalist fans will adore. Vallarta Food Tours is a delicious way to spend an afternoon sampling the town’s finest dishes, or if you feel like hitting the waves why not try your own fishing trip with a personal charter boat! When culture is on the cards, head over to Art VallARTa for an explosion of traditional and modern creations in a creative and inspirational setting. Puerto Vallarta really is a couple’s Pacific paradise holiday destination.
Puerto Vallarta is a splendid show of Mexican culture for you to sample and savour during your holiday. The town’s fusion of Catholic, Spanish and pre-Columbian flair means a seemingly endless of festivals and parades to bask in during the year, with fireworks and parties almost every night! If you’re visiting in December, take in the Procession for the Virgin of Guadalupe – the explosion of bell-ringing, dancing, singing and just plain fun brings in the whole community, and tourists are welcomed with open arms. The Day of the Dead Festival is also a uniquely fantastic experience celebrating the lives of people that have passed through song, dance, poetry and colour. If you can find time between parades and parties, the centre of Puerto Vallarta is a treasure trove of culture – from quaint museums to traditional churches and chapels you’ll capture enough essence of this beautiful Mexican coastal town to bottle up for lifelong memories of your holiday.