This past weekend Best Puerto Vallarta Tours spent the day at Nuevo Vallarta’s beautiful beach. Nuevo Vallarta is part of Riviera Nayarit. Riviera Nayarit starts just north of Puerto Vallarta to approximately 5 1/2 hours north and end at the little beach Pueblo of Playa Novilleros.
Puerto Vallarta is blessed with 11 rivers in Banderas Bay, and more than 15 beautiful beaches. Some of these are located in Riviera Nayarit. A few of the more famous beaches in the area surrounding Puerto Vallarta, would of course be Sayulita, famous for surfing, and San Blas home to the Whale Shark.
One of my favorite beaches, the more secluded ‘Playa Distiladeras’. This beautiful beach is wonderful for Boogie Boarding and Body Surfing, with a more relaxed atmosphere, as it is far from Puerto Vallarta and even from Nuevo Vallarta. Although, La Cruz de Hanaxtle (pronounced wanna-cast-lay) is fairly close, approximately 10 minutes by car. The public bus also stops right in front of this, and nearly all the beaches in Riviera Nayarit. Another bonus for people visiting that may be staying in a private home (and for locals), is that Riviera Nayarit has more ‘windows’ to the ocean. ‘Windows’ are passages to walk through or around privately held property for public access to the beach. While all beaches in ALL of Mexico are federally owned, and technically you cannot be prevented from access to the beach, Puerto Vallarta seems to turn a blind eye to this rule. There are very few ‘windows’ to the beaches that are close to town, and some of the best beaches are completely surrounded by property that is privately owned (generally by hotels). The hotels that own the property around the beaches do not permit access to these beaches.
Nuevo Vallarta has several ‘windows’ to it’s beautiful beach. One of my favorite spots is at Etc. Beach Club. The beach here is incredibly beautiful, long and flat, the waves and depth is very child friendly, but with a fantastic breeze perfect for the now famous Kiteboarding, and Windsurfing. A short distance out, and the break is also great for Boogie Boarding. ETC. Beach Club is also one of the restaurants participating in Best Puerto Vallarta Tours’ promotional card, when you purchase your tours with us, you receive your card automatically with your tickets in your email. Just present your card at all the restaurants listed on our website, and receive promotions and discounts. Etc. Beach Club offers a 10% discount with the presentation of our card (offer valid with cash payment only and not valid with anyother promotions).
Also, in Whale Watching season, you will quite often see them only a few hundred feet off shore. One of the most ecological, awe inspiring and amazing tours, is the Swim with the Wild Dolphins.
Banderas Bay has 3 types of dolphins, Pacific Bottlenosed Dolphins,
Spinner Dolphins, and Spotted Dolphins. Dolphins are territorial, the
Spotted Dolphins live off of the south shore of Banderas Bay, the
Spinner Dolphins a located primarily in the center of the bay, and off
of the north shore are the Pacific Bottlenosed Dolphins, this is the pod that is part of the Wild Dolphin Swim with Wildlife Connection, available at: Best Puerto Vallarta Tours.
The Humpback Whales are also a spectacular activity available seasonally (Dec. 15 – Mar. 15, approximately)
here, in Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta.
The Whales return yearly and when the babies start jumping it is truly amazing to see. Make sure to see these amazing creatures and enjoy all of Banderas Bay’s spectacular variety of wildlife and wonderful ecological tours. So whether you are vacationing in Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, or further north in Riviera Nayarit, Best Puerto Vallarta Tours (check our activities and tours page) has a wonderful tour or activity just to fit your lifestyle. Whether that lifestyle is extreme sporting like Kiteboarding, windsurfing, or just boogie boarding, or that lifestyle is laid back and relaxing with a cold cerveza on the beach and enjoying watching your children play in the waves, check our family activities webpage, Best Puerto Vallarta Tours has just the tour for you! Only the best, with Best Puerto Vallarta Tours!