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Nuevo VallartaMexico

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

Bahía de Banderas

Flamingos

4/5Very Good!(350 area reviews)

While visiting Flamingos, you might make a stop by sights like Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Playa Bucerias.

Flamingos

Top Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 $95 per night

Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, just steps from Nuevo Vallarta Beach and Paradise Plaza Shopping Center. Vallarta ...

4.1/5Very Good! (998 reviews)

"The property was beautiful very kind people who work there."…"

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Paradise Village Beach Resort and Spa
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 $209 per night

Located in Nuevo Vallarta, this beachfront property is on the boardwalk and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuevo Vallarta Beach, Vallarta Adventures, and Nayar Vidanta ...

3.8/5Good! (999 reviews)

"Friendly customer service, Really all the staff were very friendly clean facilities they go above and beyond to really make guest happy"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Marival Emotions Resort & Suites 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 $354 per night

Nestled on the beach, this Nuevo Vallarta property is next to a golf course and within 20 mi (32 km) of Malecon, Playa Gemelas, and Sayulita Square. Los Arcos ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (629 reviews)

"Everything was perfect about this resort. Great room, great food, beautiful beach and the most amazing staff. Highly recommended!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Marival Distinct Luxury Residences All Inclusive

Popular places to visit in Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach

4.5/5(1,099 reviews)

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.

Vallarta Adventures
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Vallarta Adventures

4.5/5(1,272 reviews)

Enjoy a trip to Vallarta Adventures, a well-known attraction in Nuevo Vallarta. Amble around the area's beautiful beaches or seek out the adventure tours.

Malecon
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Malecon

4.5/5(2,970 reviews)

Sip coconut water, eat grilled fish and check out the shopping and entertainment at this beachside promenade.

Bay of Banderas
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Bay of Banderas

4.5/5(1,794 reviews)

This stretch of Mexican coastline has sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages and ideal spots to swim, surf or snorkel.

Playa de los Muertos
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Playa de los Muertos

4.5/5(1,026 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Playa de los Muertos, a popular beach in Puerto Vallarta. Check out the shops and lively bars in this romantic area.

Las Caletas Beach
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Las Caletas Beach

4.5/5(661 reviews)

This secluded beach, once owned by a Hollywood legend, is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the region’s fresh seafood. 

Top things to do in Nuevo Vallarta

Las Marietas Eco Discovery
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Las Marietas Eco Discovery

$89
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Rhythms of the Night - Sunset Cruise, Dinner & Performance at Las Caletas
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Rhythms of the Night - Sunset Cruise, Dinner & Performance at Las Caletas

$139
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Yelapa & Majahuitas Catamaran Tour
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Yelapa & Majahuitas Catamaran Tour

$85
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Las Caletas Beach Hideaway
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Las Caletas Beach Hideaway

$149
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Combo Tour: ATV Ride & Zipline Canopy Adventure
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Combo Tour: ATV Ride & Zipline Canopy Adventure

$115
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Waterfalls, Zipline & Waterslides
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Ultimate Outdoor Adventure Waterfalls, Zipline & Waterslides

$119
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Nuevo Vallarta

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
549
5 - Excellent 54.68127490039841%
4 - Good
355
4 - Good 35.35856573705179%
3 - Okay
76
3 - Okay 7.569721115537849%
2 - Disappointing
15
2 - Disappointing 1.4940239043824701%
1 - Terrible
9
1 - Terrible 0.896414342629482%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 28, 2020

Our trip to Nueva Vallarta was pretty uneventful due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Hard Rock Hotel closed most of their bars and restaurants since so many guests checked out early. Even so, the quality of service did not drop at all.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

Love Occidental, have stayed at this property several times and will continue to stay there in the future!

1/5 - Terrible

n/a

Mar 23, 2020

Again, would not recommend due to food, alcohol, and sleeping situation.

5/5 - Excellent

MN_Traveler

Mar 22, 2020

Safe, clean, convenient, and good food and service.

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

Mar 21, 2020

Expedia is a rip-off....NEVER AGAIN

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Bedbugs infestation!

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