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Nuevo Vallarta
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This purpose-built coastal resort features a long sandy beach, family-friendly hotels, golf, water sports and wildlife.

Encompassing beaches and forest-clad hills, Nuevo Vallarta is an attractive resort with an abundance of opportunities for outdoor fun. Frequented by families, honeymooners and adventure seekers, this area is one of the most popular vacation spots on the south coast of Nayarit. Enjoy a relaxed beach getaway or an activity-filled escape with hiking, water sports and more.

Extending for several miles along the resort’s coastline is Nuevo Vallarta Beach. Throw down a towel or sit beneath the shade of a palm tree or umbrella and gaze out across the glistening Pacific Ocean. Go for an invigorating swim in the mild water or try water sports such as bodyboarding, parasailing and windsurfing. The nearby Aquaventuras Park features waterslides, a lazy river and the chance to swim with dolphins.

Join an excursion to the Marieta Islands, a dedicated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a fantastic location for scuba diving and snorkeling. While here, swim through a water tunnel to access the idyllic Hidden Beach.

Banderas Bay is populated with a plethora of sea creatures. Between December and March, boat tours take passengers out on the sea in search of humpback whales. Look for nesting sea turtles at Flamingos Beach between July and December.

Out of the water, all-inclusive hotels, budget accommodations and spas frame the resort’s palm-lined streets. Browse the stores at Paradise Plaza Shopping Center or choose between the pristine greens and fairways of four excellent golf courses. Within the resort are El Tigre Golf Club, Mayan Palace Golf Course and Vidanta Golf Nayar, while Flamingos Golf Club is just a 15-minute drive north.

Embark on daytrips to other atmospheric beach villages on the south coast of Nayarit. Head north to Bucerías, celebrity haunt Punta Mita and surfer’s paradise Sayulita. Find Mismaloya and Yelapa south of Puerto Vallarta.

Reach Nuevo Vallarta by flying to Puerto Vallarta International Airport and rent a car from there. Many hotels also operate shuttle services to and from the airport. With blue skies and consistently warm temperatures, Nuevo Vallarta is a year-round destination though rain showers are more frequent in summer.

Where to stay in Nuevo Vallarta

Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa
Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa
4 out of 5
Paseo De Los Cocoteros 001, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
Free Cancellation
The price is $117 per night from Jul 19 to Jul 19
Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, just steps from Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Paradise Plaza Shopping Center. Aquaventuras ...
4.1/5Very Good! (971 reviews)
"Location, installations and security are pretty good"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa
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
Nestled on the beach, this Flamingos property is within 2 mi (3 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Bucerias. Nayar Vidanta Golf and Bay of Banderas are also ...
4/5Very Good! (965 reviews)
"Wish they had more music playing till late hours and some dancing music for guests to dance like a club"

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2021

Riu Vallarta 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 $341 per night from Jun 21 to Jun 21
Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 1 mi (2 km) of Paradise Plaza Shopping Center and Nuevo Vallarta Beach. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (767 reviews)
"This place saved our family vacation! We checked in here after having a horrible experience at a resort 5 minutes down the beach. We were lucky to get the last room in the resort available. From the minute we got out of the cab, it was 5 star service. All the amenities you expect from a nice resort ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

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.
Aria Ocean
Aria Ocean
3 out of 5
Av. de los Cocoteros 435, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
The price is $140 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
Nestled on the beach, this Flamingos apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and Playa Bucerias. Flamingos ...
4/5Very Good! (3 reviews)
Amazing pools and beach
"Excellent location, beautiful pool and beach. Construction next door so a little noisy during the day but were out and about so not a problem."

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Aria Ocean
Apartment for 7 People Pool, Golf Acces to Vidanta Attractions Grand Mayan Level
Apartment for 7 People Pool, Golf Acces to Vidanta Attractions Grand Mayan Level
3.5 out of 5
Paseo de Las Moras, Edificio Balancan depto 504, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
Situated in Nuevo Vallarta, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Nayar Vidanta Golf. Paradise Plaza Shopping Center ...
Apartment for 7 People Pool, Golf Acces to Vidanta Attractions Grand Mayan Level
Stay On The Beach, Not At The Beach! 2 Bikes & 2 Massages Included!
Stay On The Beach, Not At The Beach! 2 Bikes & 2 Massages Included!
Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
Located in Flamingos, this beachfront condo building is in the city center, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Playa Bucerias, and 1.2 mi (2 km) from Nuevo Vallarta Beach. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (24 reviews)
Amazing views!
"Just spend 8 days at this location! Everything was very nice!"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Stay On The Beach, Not At The Beach! 2 Bikes & 2 Massages Included!
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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