Aquatic adventures in Banderas Bay

When you arrive to Puerto Vallarta, you are only steps away from the Cobble Stone streets of Old town.  The seaside villages are Located between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains.  Just North of Puerto Vallarta, the state of Riviera Nayarit includes popular tourist destinations such as Nuevo Vallarta, Sayulita, Punta de Mita, and Bucerias on Banderas Bay.

Sayulita is a sunny, sea-side surfer’s paradise. Roving Surfers were the first foreigners to discover Sayulita in the late 1960’s and even today it is one of best locations for surfers of all levels. There are endless surf spots throughout Banderas bay that cater to surfers looking to score the wave of their life! In addition to surfing, stand up paddle (SUP) is a growing sport that is becoming more popular in all surf and water-sport loving communities. SUP is ideal for visitors who want to explore the beautiful bays.

A few miles off the coast of the state of Nayarit, you will find the Marieta Islands, a group of small uninhabited islands.  Designated as a world heritage site in 2004, this eco adventure offers the opportunity to experience a Hidden beach with ecologically diverse wonders of nature while bird watching, swimming and snorkeling in the warm clear waters.

There is also Las Caletas, which was originally discovered by famous film director John Huston, who made it his private home for many years. Accessible only by sea, Las Caletas is surrounded by a steep, jungle-clad mountain backdrop, making it a truly secluded tropical sanctuary, rich in wildlife and filled with scenic vistas and fun activities.

Banderas Bay is known for its protective waters which dolphins inhabit year-round.  On many of the sea excursions, you are likely to see dolphins in their natural habitat and you can also experience personal interaction swimming with dolphins on a variety of different programs highlighting education and dolphin behavior.

Sunsets on Banderas bay should not be missed and you can enjoy a peaceful sail in the bay’s waters, aboard a luxury sail boat with premium enhancements. Lie back on the deck and toast the sunset as the pink and gold rays sink into the horizon.

Riviera Nayarit and Punta de Mita are some of Mexico’s top scuba diving destinations.  Certified divers can explore popular dive sites in Banderas Bay such as El Morro, Anegados and Marietas.

As you can see, there are endless options to explore in these amazing waters that can cater to groups of any size.  Contact an expert today to learn more.

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