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Full-Day Sayulita and Punta Mita from Puerto Vallarta
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay
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The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“whale watching” (34 reviews)
“la cruz” (6 reviews)
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On Monday 16th April we took a speedboat ride across the Bay, from Nuevo Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlan and our return journey as part of our Vallarta Adventures outdoor activities tour. It was a wonderful travelling experience as our boat sped across the top...More

Thank David D
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

After two trips on this bay and 7 nights of sunsets, I found this to be a great experience. When the wind came up in the afternoon I was able to sale a Ketch! When we snorkeled at the island it was clear.

Thank Hal P
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We went on a snorkeling/whale-watching trip, and while the snorkeling wasn't great, the whale watching was amazing! It was mating season so we saw a lot of action. There was a group of about 10 of them in one spot! One whale came right up...More

Thank Jackie H
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

A boat tour of the bay with soo much to see there are whales, dolphins, loads of sea birds and turtles. Also on land looking from the sea there are so many beautiful areas to see. It is well worth a tour of the bay...More

Thank Dave O
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The Bay of Banderas is very scenic and of course houses Puerto Vallarta, Bucerias, La Cruz and more. The whale watching is fantastic.

Thank GaleAS
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Winter is the time of year to see the Hump Backed Whales and Dolphins. Best for Whales is to go to Punta Mita and rent a small boat just for your group. (Speed boats from PV take about an hour to get near to the...More

Thank Stevemex007
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

My friend & I took two day long trips out into Banderas Bay during our 10 day visit. We took a Vallarta Adventures dive trip out to the Marrietas Islands and also a day luxury sailing day trip. When returning from diving we were surrounded...More

4  Thank PaulAK2011
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Banderas Bay is home to a large number of towns and cities. Much of the coastline is building up, but there are still smaller villages scattered about and they are always good to visit. North of Puerto Vallarta, which is the biggest city and just...More

Thank dennis l
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

My husband & I spent over a month enjoying views of Banderas Bay, this winter. We rented a cliff top condo in Conchas Chinas for the first half of of stay..This area was about a five minute bus ride from downtown PV. It was the...More

4  Thank Condu
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

A beautiful spot on the West Coast of Mexico. We went the last 2 weeks of February 2017. The weather was great and the resort we stayed at was fabulous The Marival Resort and Suites is a great place to stay. Close to the airport,...More

1  Thank BrianZack
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Carmel G
19 March 2018|
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Response from GaleAS | Reviewed this property |
When the tide is low it is good for swimming. Lots of people "wave jump" when the tide is high. There was water contamination in the Conchas Chinos area in the fall of 2017 but that problem has been fixed. Lots of people... More
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186402Tallulah
5 May 2017|
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Response from dennis l | Reviewed this property |
The sea is rough in January. February is pretty calm mostly. ....but we can have some wild days. March is normally very calm and it remains that way through the summer. However jellyfish arrive about April orMay. So... More
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