Framed by the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and embellished by the mountains of the Sierra Madre, Vallarta boasts beautiful landscapes, forests, exuberant flora and fauna, gorgeous beaches and many inland and aquatic activities.
The Pacific is home to numerous marine species, like whales, dolphins, stingrays and multicolored fishes. The area features breathtaking submarine sceneries, being an incredible spot for all scuba diving fanatics.
Puerto Vallarta is one of the most bohemian and colorful tourist destinations to visit in our country. Plan your next family vacations in a calm site, with warm local people and the essence of Mexican villages as a highlight.
Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful colonial city located in the Mexican state of Jalisco, well-known around the world for its culture, art and traditions: the "charros", the "mariachis" and the "tequila".
Nuevo Vallarta is the small sister city, a luxury district located in the state of Nayarit, where marinas, deluxe hotels, aquatic parks, golf courses, restaurants and shopping places are located.
Nuevo Vallarta, where Aquaventuras Park is located, is just a few minutes away from Puerto Vallarta. However, due to their proximity, we could say that both spots belong to the same area: Bahia de Banderas, the largest bay in Mexico and the second in North America.
Starting the great Vallarta Adventure
Near Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta there are many places hidden in the beauty of the Sierra Madre mountains perfect for hiking, biking or horse riding, extreme sports and eco-tours. Along the coast of Banderas Bay, there are amazing places, like the villages of Las Animas, Quimixto, Majahuitas and Yelapa as well as the beach of Mismaloya that boasts the famous island of the two arches.
In the surrounding areas you will find villages full of art and crafts with the Mexican magic touch, like “huichol” art, full of color and shapes. Shopping and golf are other great tourist activities in the area.
On the beautiful beaches you can sunbathe, practice kayaking in the lagoon or explore the magic undersea world. Undoubtedly, the main attraction of this place is the marine life, like the spectacular natural show of whales migrating to Puerto Vallarta shores or the swim with dolphins programs.
“Seeing is believing. You have made a believer out of me. Thanks.”
“I will never again doubt an animal´s intelligence. This experience was an eye opener. Thank you.”
“My trip was fantastic but the best was the dolphin experience.”
“Dancing in the water with a dolphin was unbelievable. I will never forget today!.”
“Today a lifetime dream came true. Pinch me!!.“