Overview Nuevo Vallarta

Visiting Nuevo Vallarta

Fifteen minutes of Puerto Vallarta is the planned resort community of Nuevo Vallarta, an idyllic enclave of luxury resorts specifically catering to the many American and Canadian tourists that flock here constantly.

Travelers to Nuevo Vallarta can choose from any number of resorts like the all-inclusive luxury offerings like the Mayan Palace Beach Resort. Guests here can enjoy a resort golf course, private beach, spa, and six different bars and restaurants. The isolated island of Las Caletas provides a different Nuevo Vallarta experience. Reachable only by boat, Las Caletas features jungle trails, an orchid garden and excellent beaches perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Family fun is omnipresent here, from the fantastic beaches to the wild rides at the Splash Parque Acuatico waterpark. Adventurous offerings also abound, with outfits like ... Read More
Fifteen minutes of Puerto Vallarta is the planned resort community of Nuevo Vallarta, an idyllic enclave of luxury resorts specifically catering to the many American and Canadian tourists that flock here constantly.

Travelers to Nuevo Vallarta can choose from any number of resorts like the all-inclusive luxury offerings like the Mayan Palace Beach Resort. Guests here can enjoy a resort golf course, private beach, spa, and six different bars and restaurants. The isolated island of Las Caletas provides a different Nuevo Vallarta experience. Reachable only by boat, Las Caletas features jungle trails, an orchid garden and excellent beaches perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.

Family fun is omnipresent here, from the fantastic beaches to the wild rides at the Splash Parque Acuatico waterpark. Adventurous offerings also abound, with outfits like Vallarta Adventure, Canopy Tours de Los Veranos and Vallarta Discovery taking visitors on thrilling zip-lining adventures through the forest canopy.

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Stories and Tips Nuevo Vallarta

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Written by doctorsj on 14 Sep, 2005

1. Getting there: We drove our minivan from Mexico City in a little over 10 hours. It is a beautiful drive through rolling hills and the road is good until you reach the coast. Tolls are steep at about $85 each way.…Read More


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Plenty to do; Nuevo Vallarta advice

Written by AirFed on 04 Sep, 2004

Santa Maria Boat Trip: Free for us since we attended a TS sale pitch. Get to the Port at the Marina early (we were 17 & 18 out of 128+). They do a good job of lining…Read More


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Matadors Bullying Animals

Written by getawayguy on 11 Jun, 2005

Having only seen bullfights on television, I hadn't realized that what I had seen were the highlights of the "contest" between man and beast. Judging from the experience we had watching in person in Puerto Vallarta, the reality of the "sport" is that there is…Read More


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Downtown Puerto Vallarta and the Malecon

Written by getawayguy on 11 Jun, 2005

Having never been to Puerto Vallarta before, we weren't sure what to expect. We had heard that a hurricane had "destroyed" the malecon the year before and many of the businesses and resorts along the beach were not repaired yet. We had come to see…Read More


Just a few thoughts

Written by fossr on 29 Apr, 2004

We have been to Mexico many times. This was our first visit to the Puerto Vallarta area. We will return and Mayan Palace is the place we will stay at. Some people commented about the resort being out of the way.…Read More


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Puerto Vallarta - Private Tour Guide and Trip

Written by Neil M on 26 Jul, 2003

We discovered that an exciting and "off the beaten path" way to visit Puerto Vallarta and environs was to use the service of a private tour guide. While on a scuba diving excursion with Vallarta Adventures, we met Damian Aguirre. He was one of the…Read More


Paradise Village Grand Spa

Written by E. B. on 11 Jan, 2004

My sister and I tried to book a spa appointment at the Mayan Palace, but Kaaná was totally booked. Note to those of you who stay at the Mayan Palace, book an appointment as soon as you arrive. If you wait too long, all the…Read More


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Gettiing Around Puerto Vallarta

Written by Cantin2 on 25 Apr, 2006

One day in port on a cruise ship - What to do and how to get around is a major topic of discussion.SHORE EXCURSION: If your stay is short and you want to be totally escorted - the cruise line excursions, although expensive are probably…Read More


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What's Nuevo Vallarta like???

Written by Cantin2 on 10 Sep, 2004

We've been to Puerto Vallarta a number of times and always avoided Nuevo Vallarta - It's about 10 miles or so from downtown - You fly into Puerto Vallarta an old Mexican city on the Bay of Banderas. Recent development has grown to the north…Read More


Booze Cruise Tour

Written by Patrisha on 02 Oct, 2002

When in Nuevo Vallarta, a must is the Booze Cruise Tour! My friend and I took this tour - and wow, what an experience. All you can drink, all you can eat buffets for breakfast, lunch & dinner. We sailed to a private island, where…Read More


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