Marina Vallarta is the area just north of Puerto Vallarta, bordering Banderas Bay and very close to the airport. A new cruise pier accommodates two ships and commercial vessels (tour boats, fishing fleet, party boats, etc.), and shops in the area are open when cruise ships are docked.
Hotels along this section of the Bay of Banderas are a mix of All-Inclusives, international name-brand hotels (Marriott, Westin), European-plan hotels, and timeshare resorts built 15 to 20 years ago. Condos line the golf course and marina area. The center of activity is the nice-sized marina filled with pleasure boats. Restaurants, shops, bars, and small spas cater to vacationers from early morning to late night. It'...Read More