Nuevo Vallarta Beach

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Nuevo Vallarta Beach featuring a beach and tropical scenes

Choose from a variety of water sports, watch dramatic sunsets and, in the right season, spot nesting sea turtles and migrating whales at this beach on Banderas Bay.

Nuevo Vallarta Beach is the main beach in the purpose-built resort of Nuevo Vallarta. The soft, clean sand and tepid blue water make it a favorite with families and perfect for practicing watersports. Join other beachgoers on the sand for a day of lounging, swimming and strolling. Stay until evening to witness an incredible sunset.

Nuevo Vallarta Beach stretches for several miles around Banderas Bay. Lay down your towel on the golden sand and feel the Mexican sun slowly warming your skin. Relax beneath the shade of a rented palapa (thatch umbrella). Rows of recliners line sections of the beach, though the majority of these belong to the resort’s hotels. Stay in one of the hotels here to take advantage of the waiter service and order light meals and refreshments direct to the sands.

Paddle in the seashore or seize the opportunity to enjoy a rejuvenating swim in the inviting Pacific Ocean. Active beachgoers can try a number of exhilarating water-based pursuits, such as Jet Skiing, banana boating, parasailing and windsurfing. Deep-sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkeling excursions are available with the adventure centers located within the resort.

If you are keen to travel farther from the main beach, head to the unspoiled Marieta Islands, which are inhabited by a kaleidoscope of exotic birds and sea life. From December to March, boat trips to the surrounding waters bring visitors close to humpback whales.

Get some gentle exercise by walking north to Flamingos Beach. Here, between July and December, it’s possible to see nesting sea turtles. Venture south of the beach to the mouth of the Ameca River and look for tropical birds from the tree-lined riverbanks.

Notable attractions near the beach include Aquaventuras Park, which features waterslides and dolphin shows and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Mayan Palace Golf Course. Find Nuevo Vallarta Beach just a short walk away from the guesthouses, hotels and self-catering accommodations of Nuevo Vallarta.

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Top Hotels Close to Nuevo Vallarta Beach

Occidental Nuevo Vallarta- All inclusive
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta- All inclusive
4 out of 5
Paseo De Los Cocoteros No 18, Villa 8 Fraccionamiento Náutico, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $147 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Nestled on the beach, this Nuevo Vallarta property is within a 5-minute walk of Paradise Plaza Shopping Center and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Nayar Vidanta Golf and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (971 reviews)
"Great location, amazing food, nice personnel"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Occidental Nuevo Vallarta- All inclusive
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Av. de los Cocoteros s/n, Lote LL-Cond-Maestro FI, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $176 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Nestled on the beach, this Flamingos property is within 1 mi (2 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Bucerias. Nayar Vidanta Golf and Bay of Banderas are also ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (976 reviews)
"good ambience"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
Marival Emotions Resort & Suites All Inclusive
Marival Emotions Resort & Suites All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta y Paseo Cocoteros, S/N, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
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The price is $230 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this beachfront property is on the boardwalk and within 2 mi (3 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach, El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary, and Paradise ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (979 reviews)
"The upgrade to an ocean view suite was definitely worth it. Both of the large rooms had sliding glass doors that opened to a furnished patio with a beautiful ocean view and a wrap around with a view of the pool areas. The sunsets from the hotel are spectacular. The ocean water was very warm and perfect ..."

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Marival Emotions Resort & Suites All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Best Lodging Options Near Nuevo Vallarta Beach

Occidental Nuevo Vallarta- All inclusive
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta- All inclusive
4 out of 5
Paseo De Los Cocoteros No 18, Villa 8 Fraccionamiento Náutico, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $147 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
Occidental Nuevo Vallarta- All inclusive
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
3.5 out of 5
Av. de los Cocoteros s/n, Lote LL-Cond-Maestro FI, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $176 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Riu Vallarta All Inclusive
Marival Emotions Resort & Suites All Inclusive
Marival Emotions Resort & Suites All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta y Paseo Cocoteros, S/N, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $230 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Marival Emotions Resort & Suites All Inclusive
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta - All Inclusive
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Paseo De Los Cocoteros Lotes 32 y 33, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $301 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Dreams Villamagna Nuevo Vallarta - All Inclusive
Marival Distinct Luxury Residences All Inclusive
Marival Distinct Luxury Residences All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Paseo de Los Cocoteros 53, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $538 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Marival Distinct Luxury Residences All Inclusive
Suites by Marival Emotions All Inclusive
Suites by Marival Emotions All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Avenida Paseo Cocoteros, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $230 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Suites by Marival Emotions All Inclusive
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Av. Cocoteros, 98 Sur, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $806 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 28
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - All Inclusive
Riu Palace Pacifico All Inclusive
Riu Palace Pacifico All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Av de los Cocoteros - Lote 2, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $193 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Riu Palace Pacifico All Inclusive
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta - All Inclusive
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta - All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Paseo de los Cocoteros 19, Villa 8, Bahia de Banderas, Riviera Nayarit, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $339 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta - All Inclusive
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.