Nuevo Vallarta is a charming sister resort to Puerto Vallarta located only a few kilometres from the airport. With almost 4 miles of fine sandy beaches, a lagoon surrounded with piers and lush vegetation, Nuevo Vallarta offers the ideal surroundings for an energetic Mexican vacation or a simple hideaway for complete relaxation.
One of the unique features of Nuevo Vallarta is the huge 300 slip marina with about 7 miles of shippable water channels. Some have referred to it as “little Venice”. The area features not only some of the most luxury vacation home rentals Mexico can offer, but also well known hotels such as Mayan Palace, Grand Villas, Riu and Paradise Village. The many restaurants will suit anybody’s need after a hard day on the beach!
Looking to be entertained? Nuevo Vallarta provides everything modern tourism is expecting. From water to land sports, Humpback Whales to free living dolphins or even a visit to the turtle reserve, you can be sure to get in touch with Mother Nature at her finest. Wildlife preservation is of the utmost, especially in the area surrounding the lagoon.
If you like golfing in Nuevo Vallarta, you will enjoy gorgeous championship courses developed by famous designers such as Jack Nicklaus and Robert Von Hass, among others. The state of Nayarit realized in Nuevo Vallarta a highly attractive vacation destination! Along or near the wide stretched sandy beaches is a great selection of restaurants ranging from upscale to simple & quaint. Lots to do here!
Marina Nuevo Vallarta - Spend an entire day or evening!
Enjoy the Marina front restaurants, stage theater, cafe's & art walks or attend the Art Festival (Saturdays). Every Saturday you can stroll along the Malecón (Boardwalk) to see paintingings, sculptures and music among many other artistic talents in a fun, family atmosphere. The meeting point is at the Estudio Café.
MARINA NUEVO VALLARTA - NOT JUST A MARINA
Spend the late afternoon strolling down the boardwalk enjoying the stunning scenery and beauty.
Reserve ahead and book dinner at Wine & Burger Bar & Grill (This casual elegant restaurant has a beautiful view of the marina and selected evenings offer live-Latin jazz entertainment).
Nuevo Vallarta has all the comforts to make your vacation complete!
Nuevo Vallarta is situated within the Bay of Banderas
This 100-km horseshoe-shaped coastline of Banderas Bay (Bahía de Banderas) is divided between two states – Jalisco and Nayarit. Approximately 10 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta (State of Jalisco) is the Ameca River Bridge, this river splits the 2 states. Nuevo Vallarta, on the other side of that river is in the State of Nayarit.
The bay itself is Mexico’s largest and one of the world’s deepest, with recorded depths of more than 3,000 feet. Offering superb sport fishing for sailfish, marlin, tuna and other game fish, its home to dolphins, manta rays and even little seahorses.
Current Time & Time Zone
Nuevo Vallarta - Central Standard Time (CST)
This an adjustment as of April 4, 2010 and is now the same time as Puerto Vallarta and airport!
Most of Nayarit have made the adjustment including Bucerias, Nuevo Vallarta, Mescales, La Cruz Huanacaxtle, Punta de Mita, Sayulita, Lo de Marcos, San Pancho, La Penita. Tepic will stay on Mountain Standard Time (MST)
Mexico Daylight Saving Time Start & End Dates
DST Begins at 2 a.m.
DST Ends at 2 a.m.
DST’s Advantage in Mexico?DST is applied in most of Mexico on a yearly basis to save energy by promoting the rational use of electricity. Many people in Mexico have access to electricity and live in urban areas, where peak electricity demand occurs after sunset. DST allows for extra hour of sunlight in the afternoon to counter peak electricity demand, in which more natural sunlight is used instead of artificial lighting.
Seasonal peaks of interest
Whale Watching - See Humpback Whales and their families - November through March
Sea Turtles - June through December. Release protected baby turtles back to the ocean
Deep Sea Fishing – Great fishing all year long, enjoy some of the deep sea fish varieties
Blue Footed Booby – Only a few places in the world can this unique bird be found.
The Islas Marietas Nearby
Only 20 minutes by boat is full of underwater caves, reefs and neat tunnels. It is also home to the Blue Footed Booby and great snorkeling. On the way there you will likely encounter dolphins, whales, sea turtles, manta rays, sea snakes and jumping fish. You can get there by hiring a boat – it’s a great excursion!
Local things you will see:
Everything around seems teaming with life. The Iquana's are fun to watch and come in every sort of color and size. The sunsets of course are incredible making every evening a treat. Boogie boarding, surfing nearby, dolphins and lots of variety of interesting bugs too!
Some of the nicest accommodations are here in Bucerias, Boutique Hotels, Condos, or houses to rent, you will find a peice of paradise no matter where you go. We have been to so many locations throughout Bucerias, there is no shortage of views, ambiance and presentation.
Beachside, All inclusive, Short term or Long term
Nuevo Vallarta and nearby Bucerias is also a great place for investment property, with some of the most spectacular ocean views or secluded affordable housing. Pricing market seems to always be going up here, but take a look at some of the developments nearby or an agent if you prefer to talk with an agent.
Beachside, Inland, along one of the many canals or marinas.