This Riviera includes all the towns and beaches north of Nuevo Vallarta in the state of Nayarit, all the way to places that fall outside the Banderas Bay, such as San Pancho, Sayulita, San Blas and places even further north.
Nuevo Vallarta offers mostly All Inclusive Resorts and High-end Hotels, but now little by little also offers a good sized mall close to Paradise Village and a large one close by with cinemas at Lago Real, some smaller ones around the area and some quite good restaurants too.
Flamingos Golf Club
Flamingo Golf is located in the northern part of Banderas Bay, just eight miles from the airport, this picturesque 18-hole, 71-par course offers a driving range, putting green, snack bar, golf lessons, and tennis courts. It boasts a handsome, stucco clubhouse and pro-shop which overlooks rolling hills that fade toward the ocean.
It's a public course and no reservations are necessary; players are served on a first-come, first- served basis.
The Flamingo Beach and Golf Resort offers a bus service starting at 7:30 a.m. from the bus stop in front of Hotel Sheraton Buganvilias (http://www.sheratonpuertovallarta.com).
Call the course directly to confirm hours of operation when you arrive in Vallarta. Green fees start at around $75 in summer months, golf cart included, check current rates on the Flamingos website.
Phone: (329) 296-5006
Vallarta Adventure is the best-known tour operator in the Bay area. They've always strived to offer the best, both in tours, activities as well as in service.
Their tours are safe learning experiences designed for people who want to have fun exploring all that nature in Puerto Vallarta has to offer.
Their Dolphin Adventure provides a world-class dolphin experience in beautiful Vallarta. They are located in the Nuevo Vallarta marina, and their dolphin center offers a great place to enjoy a dolphin experience. Caters to visitors of all ages and abilities. An award-winning dolphin and sea lion programs that offer you the chance to enjoy a lifetime experience with some of the ocean’s most incredible animals.
You can reserve Dolphin Adventures on our tours section
Address: Las Palmas 39
63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit, Mexico
Phone: (322) 297-1212
Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Golf Course
While the open fairways play well for recreational golfers, even the most experienced will find the seven lakes challenging, there is also a river and of course the ocean right beside the golf course.
Hole number 14 is the signature hole, a 153-yard par 3 with the Pacific Ocean on the left, and a pretty lake that surrounds the front and right of the green.
It's a busy golf course and the staff makes an effort to keep things moving. Caddy and cart are mandatory, plus the caddy will help you avoid the pitfalls along the way and enjoy the natural surroundings without stepping on the local crocodiles.
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Nuevo Vallarta Beach is a great family beach, it's wide, clean, long, not steep, soft sand and offers everything you'd want from a beach. Waves are just the right size, you can boogie board, surf, practice wakeboard on the wet beach edge and many other activities.
The beach is clean, pristine white sand, the water is warm and welcoming. Beach vendors will come by and offer their goods, have fun bartering or just chat with them, they are friendly and enjoy a good talk just as much as they enjoy selling their stuff.
The beach offers breathtaking views of the mountains, the sea, and the beautiful sunsets. You can walk all along the beach and if you are a real walker, you can even reach the small towns along the way, all the way to Bucerías.
You can also enjoy nature, search for shells, starfish and sand dollars, watch the seabirds and if you're lucky you can see dolphins and even whales in the bay.
Aquaventuras Park is located close to Nuevo Vallarta, enjoy a full day of family fun, you can relax floating around the lazy river or zoom down the many different exciting water slides.
Get your adrenaline rush on one of the 10 water slides. Kids have fun on their special playground while parents enjoy the swimming pool area. Swimming with Dolphins, another option available, will be an unforgettable moment for your vacations. You can also enjoy a show presented by both dolphins and charming sea lions.
You'll find Aquaventuras Water Park right by the entrance to Nuevo Vallarta, Bahía de Banderas Nayarit tourist Zone km.155, just a 10-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta's International Airport.
Aquaventuras on Google Maps.