The Vallarta area is the second-most visited resort destination in all of Mexico, attracting 2.2 million tourists per year! The area has long-served as a relaxing refuge for travelers seeking more than just a beautiful beach. The sun-drenched colonial seaside town of Puerto Vallarta is both dramatic in setting and diverse in its appeal.
The newer resort of Nuevo Vallarta lies North of Puerto Vallarta. Nuevo Vallarta is a well planned newer area where you will find quality complexes and less crowded beaches. Located in the heart of Mexico's Pacific coastline, Vallarta is within easy reach of the US and Canada. It is encircled by the rugged, tropical Sierra Madre mountains to the east and fronted by the Bay of Banderas, Mexico's largest natural bay.
In addition to all of the shopping in Puerto Vallarta, there are shops at some of the new complexes in Neuvo Vallarta. Almost all of the complexes have restaurants and night clubs.
Blessed with 25 miles of golden beaches within spectacular Banderas Bay, Vallarta presents limitless possibilities for enjoying the Pacific. The never-ending beach is safe for swimming, body surfing, etc. There is very little rock on the entire length of beach.
The Malecon is a must see if you are visiting the Vallarta area. The beautiful seawall walkway or boardwalk stretches the length of downtown Vallarta along the Playa de los Muertos beach and provides a way to take in the beauty of the ocean, the bay, the beaches, the downtown area as well as the mountains. Features of the boardwalk include permanent art exhibits, street performers and some of the best places to dine and drink in town. Enjoy people watching, boutique shopping, or street performances from the Malecon or one of the many great restaurants and bars that line this memorable strip. The Malecon is very popular in the evening as it gives you the best unobstructed view of the spectacular sunsets.
Vallarta enjoys a warm, tropical climate year-round, with average daytime temperatures of 80º F (27º C), and cooler evening temperatures in the winter months. Summers are sunny, with afternoon rains - just enough to cool off the air for evening activities
There are dozens of daily tours that will take you to good snorkeling areas.
In Nuevo Vallarta you will find a variety of restaurants with International cuisine, steak cuts, Italian cuisine and sea food. Covered restaurants with a/a and ceiling fans, or terraces facing a lake to enjoy the landscape. From familiar atmosphere until mystical and romantic ambiance perfecto to share in couple. Don't miss the gastronomy this destination has for you!
Horseback riding on the beach can be found by asking the locals in front of your complex.