Things to Do in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Things to Do in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico
Nuevo Vallarta is the lesser-known northern neighbor of Mexico's famous Puerto Vallarta, yet it offers all the same frills and fun. The sun shines bright in Nuevo Vallarta and the ocean is just as shiny, and its proximity to Puerto Vallarta puts visitors close enough to the action, but far enough away to truly enjoy everything this tropical paradise has to offer. Finding things to do in Nuevo Vallarta is like finding sand on the beach.

Aquaventuras Park

Aquaventuras in Nuevo Vallarta has something for everyone; the park offers a whole day of sun-filled entertainment. Visitors can swim with dolphins, pet sea lions, take a dip in the pool and slide down one of the park's 10 waterslides. In addition, the dolphins and sea lions perform special shows that showcase their ability to fly through the air and create a memorable experience. The park is only a 10-minute drive from the Puerto Vallarta airport.

Aquaventuras Park
Carretera a Tepic Km 155 S/N .
Nuevo Vallarta Bahia Banderas
Nayarit, México CP 63732
(866) 393-5158

The Beaches

The seven beaches of Nuevo Vallarta are well kept, clean and beautiful, and lying on them is one of the most popular activities in all of Nuevo Vallarta. The white sand beaches stretch all the way up and down the coast as far as the eye can see. At the beach, visitors can rent jet skis, windsurf boards, boogie boards and bicycles. The beach area is also filled with numerous bars, cafes, restaurants and hotels where visitors can take a break from the sun and relax.

Beach Information

Marina Nuevo Vallarta

The Marina Nuevo Vallarta houses more than 250 ships of varying sizes and shapes. Visitors can walk around the marina and take in the sea air. For those with their own ships, the marina provides electricity, showers, water and security. For those without, the marina and the bay are perfect places to watch the sunset, fish, hire a boat, and whale watch.

Marina Nuevo Vallarta
Paseo de la Marina Lote 46
Manzana 8 Villa 5
Nuevo Vallarta 63765
Bahia de Banderas, Nayarit, Mexico
+52 322 297 7000

Article Written By Patrick M. Lind

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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