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

Hampton Inn By Hilton Nuevo Vallarta
Hampton Inn By Hilton Nuevo Vallarta
3 out of 5
Carr. Federal, 200 Tepic-Puerto, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY, 63735
The price is CA $80 per night from Jan 8 to Jan 9
CA $80
per night
Jan 8 - Jan 9
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free valet parking. Popular attractions Cruise Ship Terminal and Splash Water ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (88 reviews)
"Great accommodations. The staff was very helpful and nice. There wasn’t much around the hotel so an Uber or taxi was needed to get to locations such as beach or restaurants. But it never took very long for transportation to arrive."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Hampton Inn By Hilton Nuevo Vallarta
Wyndham Alltra Riviera Nayarit All-Inclusive Resort
Wyndham Alltra Riviera Nayarit All-Inclusive Resort
4 out of 5
Paseo De Los Cocoteros Lotes 32 y 33, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY, 63732
The price is CA $444 per night from Dec 11 to Dec 12
CA $444
per night
Dec 11 - Dec 12
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy free WiFi, 3 outdoor pools, and 7 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (37 reviews)
"Food was excellent except for the Italiano restaurant the food was not hot. A better orientation of the resort upon arrival eg: map of the resort, although there was a screen in the lobby I think a printed map given when checking in would be great. Would definitely like to come back some day I really ..."

Reviewed on Dec. 7, 2022

Wyndham Alltra Riviera Nayarit All-Inclusive Resort
Ocean Breeze Nuevo Vallarta
Ocean Breeze Nuevo Vallarta
3 out of 5
Ave. Paseo las Moras SN, Fracc Náutico Turistico, Nuevo Vallarta, NAY, 63735
The price is CA $135 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
CA $135
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 3-star beach resort in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 restaurants, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4/5 Very Good! (534 reviews)
"Quiet, and well run."

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2022

Ocean Breeze Nuevo Vallarta
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.
Condo Aria Ocean 306
Condo Aria Ocean 306
3.5 out of 5
435 Paseo de los Cocoteros, Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., 63735
Stay at this 3.5-star beach condo in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Flamingos Golf Club and Los Arroyos ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Excelente para disfrutar tus vacaciones!
"Nos encanto la estancia en este lugar!… Todo esta increible tal como se muestra en las fotos.. Si piensan ir en plan relax, esta súper porque la playa esta muy exclusiva, nada más para los hoteles y condominios que hay en la zona. Si piensan salir a conocer es moverse en auto o taxi… no hay de otra! ..."

Reviewed on Jun. 21, 2022

Condo Aria Ocean 306
Beautiful condo private beach. Best sunset in Vallarta Grocery plaza restaurants
Beautiful condo private beach. Best sunset in Vallarta Grocery plaza restaurants
Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
Stay at this family-friendly condo in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy free WiFi, private pools, and a water park. Popular attractions Cruise Ship Terminal and Paradise ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Fun time in Nuevo Vallarta
"This property was Clean, spacious, comfortable, well stocked, nice view over pool and ocean view. Staff was friendly and helpful. Beach was wonderful--palapas, palm trees and walkable. Swimming was fun in ocean and pool."

Reviewed on Dec. 4, 2022

Beautiful condo private beach. Best sunset in Vallarta Grocery plaza restaurants
Luxurious Resort Suite  - 2 Bedrooms with private plunge pool
Luxurious Resort Suite - 2 Bedrooms with private plunge pool
Nuevo Vallarta, NAY
Stay at this aparthotel in Nuevo Vallarta. Enjoy private pools, WiFi, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Cruise Ship Terminal and Malecon are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Our stay was excellent!
"Carson was a great host. He provided all necessary information and had no issues. The 2-bedroom suite exceeded our expectations- it was very spacious and clean!! We would definitely stay here again."

Reviewed on Apr. 23, 2022

Luxurious Resort Suite - 2 Bedrooms with private plunge pool
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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