This entryway into the Riviera Nayarit also has the second highest number of hotels in the country, with a first class infrastructure easily seen in the impeccable and vast golf courses, luxurious condominiums, exclusive restaurants and two of the country’s most important marinas.
Nuevo Vallarta is a lively destination with it five kilometer (three-mile) shoreline of golden beaches, where visitors can delight in the turquoise-blue ocean and fine sands as well as the various activities offered in this unbeatable climate.And of course, there is no better way to enjoy the late afternoon than by taking in a breathtaking sunset accompanied by the crashing waves as you read a great book.
The par-three sixth hole is a marvelous treat as it is comprised of a green inside a Scottish pot bunker on an island, a true challenge. Open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, this course also has an exclusive 45,000-squarefoot Spanish-style clubhouse complete with an exclusive restaurant, lockers, a break room, boutiques and a spa.
Equally spectacular is the Nayar Golf Club, located inside the Gran Mayan development.
The course was designed by Jim Lipe and is currently being redesigned by famous golfer Jack Nicklaus. The course covers 6,936 yards and includes nine holes covering 6,400 meters (20,997 feet) of fine Bermuda 417 grass where players can practice their best shots in a beachfront environment sheltered by the Western Sierra Madre Mountains. And what better way to relax after a round of golf than by enjoying a delicious meal in the clubhouse restaurant where you will be tempted by the finest in Mediterranean cuisine.
You can also unwind in the pristine spa, where you can enjoy a well deserved spa treatment to round out your day at this course, which is open practically all day from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Nuevo Vallarta is home to two of the most important marinas in the country: Nuevo Vallarta Marina and Paradise Village Marina, which can accommodate close to 500 vessels and offer numerous services such as drinking water, security, pump out stations, concierge…in short, everything you need to enjoy a pleasant stay in this tropical paradise.
In the Paradise Village Marina, certified as Mexico’s cleanest, ships are docked in a protected natural area alongside luxurious properties.
Adventurous visitors can admire an important variety of flora and fauna of the region such as white herons, iguanas and a variety of fish species. When touring the piers, you can observe beautiful ships displaying flags from remote countries and foreign sailors milling about. These visitors have discovered this paradise, and deemed it one of the most glorious of destinations on their globetrotting itinerary.
The natural wealth of Nuevo Vallarta is one of its most appealing treasures. With a warm, sub-humid tropical climate, Nuevo Vallarta is located where the fresh water of the Ameca River meets the salty waves of the Pacific, thus providing the ideal environment for a variety of bird species such as herons, ducks, pelicans and seagulls as well as numerous impressive reptiles that choose to make this their home.
With the Sierra de Vallejo —inhabited by the jaguar and belonging to the State Biosphere Reserve— as another natural boundary of the area of Nuevo Vallarta, a variety of mangrove swamps and more than a dozen navigable canals are found in the region.
These natural wonders allow tourists to appreciate the local beauty of nature up close. And as if that weren’t enough, true nature lovers will rejoice with the arrival year after year of hawksbill, Olive Ridley and leatherback turtles on the shores of Nuevo Vallarta. These incredible animals come to these golden sands to lay their eggs and in turn, preserve their species. For this reason, a turtle sanctuary has been established to guarantee protection for these turtles and their young from the dangers that they may encounter on their way back to the ocean.
And as the sun sinks below the horizon and paints the skies with luminous tones of orange, pink and purple, the festive nightlife calls to those visitors eager to continue their adventures in one of the exclusive bars and restaurants located in area hotels or fashionable independent establishments.
Dance to the rhythms of Latin classics or pop music as you sip a delicious drink or enjoy friendly conversation with your friends and family.
There is something for everyone. And if a party atmosphere is not your choice for the evening, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the beach as you take in a breathtaking sunset and the intensely shining stars, the best way to conclude your day filled with sun, sand, waves and lots of fun!
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Oficina de Visitantes y Convenciones de la Riviera Nayarit
Asociación de Hoteles y Moteles de Bahía de Banderas
Fideicomiso de Promoción Turística – Zona Bahía de Banderas
Centro Empresarial, Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros #55, Local 2112, Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico, C.P. 63732
Call: (322) 297-2516