What to do and see in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit: The Best Places and Tips
In Nuevo Vallarta, you can lounge on the golden-sand beaches of Banderas Bay… or take an ATV tour through the nearby Sierra Madre jungle. A local water park has great twisting slides and sea lion shows… or you could treat the kids to a memorable swim with dolphins. (It'll make for a great "What I did over summer vacation" report.)
1. Nuevo Vallarta Beach
4.5 based on 3266 reviews
Reviewed By spidermarlowe - Boulder, ColoradoBoulder, Colorado
Flat beach for walking, great sunsets, but river stones are becoming a problem north of the Ameca outlet.
We have been visiting the quiet stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta in front of the Vidanta properties for a dozen years. I'm referring to the lovely stretch of sand along Banderas Bay, about a kilometer long, between the mouth of the Ameca river, once cal
2. Aquaventuras Park
4 based on 490 reviews
Reviewed By layboy - Swindon, United KingdomSwindon, United Kingdom
Good Day Out
Took the wife here for the Royal Dolphin swim. It was a great treat and I would certainly recommend upgrading to the Royal option. Along with ourvten year old we all enjoyed it.The water park which is included was good too, not the biggest but it’s not th
3. Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta
4 based on 733 reviews
Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta invites you to live the dream of swimming with dolphins in paradise! With a range of programs, we have family-friendly adventures for all ages that you will never forget. Located in Aquaventuras Park, you'll enjoy your dolphin experience and a day on the water slides, an adventure full of adrenaline and smiles!
Reviewed By 300joseluisd - Mexico City, MexicoMexico City, Mexico
The visit we made to meet the dolphins was incredible, the feeling of their skin, the one they came up to and we could touch them, is wonderful; the dolphins are animals that general tranquility. The place is accessible, but lacks maintenance. We were many people in the session, I think that the dolphins should also rest. Or perform more sessions with fewer people. or limit the number of people in each session.Dear traveler,Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us at Dolphin Discovery Puerto Vallarta, it has been great to read that the dolphins activity exceed your expectations and you had a memorable day.The interaction with these magnificent mammals is one of the most wonderful experiences in a lifetime and we are so pleased you have lived it with us.We really appreciate your comments about maintenance at our facility and about our dolphins welfare, please de informed that we love dolphins and we love take care of them, dolphins have a physiology very different from other animals, they have the ability to alternate their cerebral hemispheres to reduce your energy consumption or increase it, in addition the bonds of friendship we establish with them result in volunteer interaction sessions, rest assured that we never forced them to do any activity in contrast, they enjoy playing games with us.On behalf of our team we thank you for your preference and we hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon.Warmest regards!
4.5 based on 153 reviews
Recognized local artists show in studio by café. Outdoor waterside shows Saturday mornings November thru March.
Reviewed By Lee D - Winnipeg, CanadaWinnipeg, Canada
Best shrimp lunch tacos!
This is a cute family run restaurant open during lunch and 3x during the week for dinner. We seemed to make it our stopping point for lunches but also had dinner there. I especially enjoyed the shrimp tacos but also liked their quesadillas. I found their
5. Marina Nuevo Vallarta
4.5 based on 82 reviews
Reviewed By mp8625 - Bristol, United KingdomBristol, United Kingdom
nothing really special with this marina, nice to have a stroll around but nothing besides that. a few big boats and some nice houses.
6. Riviera Farmers Market
4.5 based on 49 reviews
Reviewed By Delores65 - Puerto Vallarta, MexicoPuerto Vallarta, Mexico
This is the best place to literally see everything - the sellers are amazing - friendly and are more than happy to help you with anything you need - There selection is almost from soup to nuts - kitchen sinks to shoes.
7. Yelapa y Mahauitas Playa
4.5 based on 52 reviews
Reviewed By Spiteri-Family - Oswaldtwistle, United KingdomOswaldtwistle, United Kingdom
Yelapa is filthy
Yelapa is a filthy hole. Rubbish all over the streets and run down everywhere. Vallarta Adventures takes you to a beach afterwards, you have to wade through a dirty estuary and then to a beach shack. Then surrounded by people trying to sell you everything
8. Splash Water Park
3.5 based on 137 reviews
Reviewed By ioserg - Tlaxcala, MexicoTlaxcala, Mexico
Fun and inexpensive
I've been there 2 times now, and I keep loving it, they have water slides, pools for kids, and a dolphin show, my son got a chance to swim with dolphins for an extra fee.The food and drinks are not overpriced like in many other parks, and the ticket price
9. Grand Odyssey Casino
3.5 based on 205 reviews
Reviewed By Susan M - bay area, californiabay area, california
Love casinos but don't recommend this one
I love doing my share of pulling the one armed bandit & sitting at poker tables but would not suggest doing it here. Leave it to Vegas, Reno, Monte-Carlo or elsewhere. The casino is dark & stuffy and works differently from other casinos I've visited. But
10. Sabal Playa
4.5 based on 3 reviews
A fantastic Beach Club. Our goal is to go beyond your expectations with our unparalleled beachfront location, exclusive facilities, activities, watersports and excelent food. Our restaurant in addition to its fantastic view, offers mexican food, seafood or just a magic sunset. Our charming garden and a infinity pool Our magic touch will make you come back.
Reviewed By Linda P
Great stop for lunch or all day at the beach!
My friend and I drove into Sabal Playa one day and had lunch. Delicious! The setting is beautiful. We came back for their BBQ on Thursdays and loved it. For 600 pesos, you get dinner, wine and music! The service was outstanding each time. Great find.