Nuevo Vallarta
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  • From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

    1. From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

    Board your catamaran and ride out to the magnificent Islas Marietas National Park on a top-of-the-line catamaran. Explore the rocky caverns and archways by kayak or paddleboard. Get up close and personal with the many natural wonders of the Marieta Islands. Snorkel or scuba dive and see the rich marine life below the surface. Look for giant manta rays, sea turtles, and abundant multi-colored fish. Make use of complimentary snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks. Sail to Majahuitas Beach. Swim and sunbathe at this white sand beach. Experience one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches along Mexico's Pacific coast.  Soak up the sun and relax on board a comfortable catamaran. Sip a drink from the open bar. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast. In the afternoon, you can sit down for a deli-style lunch. Your knowledgable onboard tour guides will see to it that you have a comfortable a...

  • Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

    2. Vallarta: Yelapa Waterfall & Majahuitas Snorkel Adventure

    Depart from Puerto Vallarta and set off on a boat cruise towards the tropical paradise coves of Yelapa and Majahuitas. Admire the picturesque coastal scenery, where dolphin encounters and humpback whale sightings (in winter) are common occurrences.  Make your first stop at the breathtaking shores of Majahuitas Cove. With its untouched sandy beach and crystal clear water, it's the perfect hideaway for a day of snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking with an expert guide. Accessible only by boat, Majahuitas Cove features spectacular marine wildlife protected from the human hustle and bustle of nearby Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel here with all equipment included by the crew. Then, head over to Yelapa, which offers another incredible option for a scenic beach retreat. Nestled in a stunning natural cove, this tiny community is free of any roads and surrounded by breat...

    Loved this trip! Was not sure what to expect and they did not tell us ahead of time what the plan was. 1st island you have a choice of snorkeling first or going straight to the island to do whatever you want ie. kayak, banana boat, order drinks, lounge, explore. Second island options: to hike to a waterfall first or hang at a different beach with shopping and a restaurant. The waterfall was AMAZING! and refreshing with a little bar to order drinks. I recommend you bring your $$ to souvenir shop. Wish I would have planned for shopping on Yelepa out of all places. Also eat breakfast before going if you need it. They don't really have a continental bk, just juice and coffee. Lunch was cold sandwiches and salads with fruit and was good. The trip back was entertaining with music and dancing and open bar. The crew was amazing and took great pictures for us to purchase if we wanted. I would definitely go again more prepared with plenty of pesos on hand.

  • Puerto Vallarta: Luxury Day Sailing Tour of Bay of Banderas

    3. Puerto Vallarta: Luxury Day Sailing Tour of Bay of Banderas

    Experience a unique sailing tour of the Vallarta coastline aboard a luxurious sailboat or catamaran. Designed for maximum comfort and maneuverability, the sailboats and sailing catamarans in the fleet give you a luxury-level atmosphere and are staffed by an expert crew. Escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city and discover the region's peaceful waters and secret coves. Enjoy the chance to jump into the water yourself. Swim, snorkel, or paddleboard with complimentary equipment at some of Vallarta's most beautiful hotspots. You can even take the helm and try sailing for yourself!

    Our Captain, Carlos was great, personable, and knowledgable about what there is to do in PV. The crew was great as well (Chistian and Alex). The food was authentically out of this world. The sun however bites if you are on the deck without sun screen. When you get to the cove where you can swim, snorkel, paddle board, or hang on the boat, you can go to shore and buy a coconut with a straw in it. This adventure was well worth the time and the money. It isa must do.

  • Puerto Vallarta: Thriller Jet Boat Ride

    4. Puerto Vallarta: Thriller Jet Boat Ride

    Climb aboard the world-famous Thriller Jet Boat for the ride of your lifetime and explore Banderas Bay like never before. Feel the wind in your face and experience the rush of adrenaline as you reach mind-bending speeds. Thriller is the latest craze in adventure water sports - a unique speed boat propelled by a jet stream of water, making it capable of high speed drifting, flying along hairpin turns and incredible 360° spins. The impressive captains ensure that you have not only a thrilling ride but also a safe adventure in Puerto Vallarta. You’ll be strapped in for the duration of the ride and know all the signals the captain will use to indicate what’s coming next. It is recommended that guests wear dry-fit clothing because even on warm days you’re going to feel a little wind chill as our Thriller Jet Boat rockets through the waves. And because this ride will take you on several inve...

  • Puerto Vallarta: Scuba Dive in Las Caletas

    5. Puerto Vallarta: Scuba Dive in Las Caletas

    Las Caletas Beach Hideaway is a private, protected beach located on the Southern shore of Banderas Bay. This shore dive will put you eye-to-eye with garden eels, jawfish, rays, large schools of colorful tropical fish, and a resident sea turtle. Explore one of the finest dive sites on the Pacific Coast of Mexico famed for abundant marine life, and it's vibrant natural reef. Join a dive if you’re an experienced diver, or even learn to scuba dive in Las Caletas with PADI certified instructors. This beachside underwater paradise is a truly wonderful place to breathe underwater for the very first time. Certified divers who’ve completed their PADI training, and have scuba diving experience will enjoy two dives with guides. Enjoy more time to observe the marine life, explore the shipwrecks, and check out the interesting drop-offs that are part of this site.

  • Vallarta: Outdoor Zipline Adventure & Speedboat Ride

    6. Vallarta: Outdoor Zipline Adventure & Speedboat Ride

    Speed across the bay on a comfortable inflatable boat and then take a 4x4 Unimog into the heart of the Sierra Madre. Mount a mule for a slow and steady trek up the mountainside to your first 1000-foot zip line — 200 feet high over the treetops. Rappel beside crashing waterfalls, hike through the jungle and ride a series of 9 zip lines through the rainforest for an unparalleled adventure. Designed for maximum adventure, this experience takes place in a remote tropical forest where scenic beauty and rich ecological habitats create a true paradise. Your safety is the tour operator's primary focus. They offer double-security wire zip lines which comply with international ACCT Standards.

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What people are saying about Nuevo Vallarta

Overall rating

3.3 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Loved this trip! Was not sure what to expect and they did not tell us ahead of time what the plan was. 1st island you have a choice of snorkeling first or going straight to the island to do whatever you want ie. kayak, banana boat, order drinks, lounge, explore. Second island options: to hike to a waterfall first or hang at a different beach with shopping and a restaurant. The waterfall was AMAZING! and refreshing with a little bar to order drinks. I recommend you bring your $$ to souvenir shop. Wish I would have planned for shopping on Yelepa out of all places. Also eat breakfast before going if you need it. They don't really have a continental bk, just juice and coffee. Lunch was cold sandwiches and salads with fruit and was good. The trip back was entertaining with music and dancing and open bar. The crew was amazing and took great pictures for us to purchase if we wanted. I would definitely go again more prepared with plenty of pesos on hand.

Our Captain, Carlos was great, personable, and knowledgable about what there is to do in PV. The crew was great as well (Chistian and Alex). The food was authentically out of this world. The sun however bites if you are on the deck without sun screen. When you get to the cove where you can swim, snorkel, paddle board, or hang on the boat, you can go to shore and buy a coconut with a straw in it. This adventure was well worth the time and the money. It isa must do.

Absolutely amazing! The boat staff was attentive, personable and entertaining! Definitely would make the trip again!

Great Safe Walking is a little strenuous Don’t need bathing suits River is too dirty to enter

This was an amazing experience!! The tour guides were better than ever!!!