Beautiful Banderas Bay - or Bahia de Banderas - is just one of the reasons why Puerto Vallarta is such a highly sought-after beach resort destination.
The Pacific Ocean bay is Mexico’s largest, lapping the two Mexican states of Jalisco and Nayarit. Its long beautiful coastline runs for 42 miles (68 km), 25 (40) of them in Puerto Vallarta.
Banderas Bay is the number-one location for sports and eco adventures on the water, from parasailing and surfing to yachting from the port’s ritzy marina.
Whale-watching in these waters is also popular, especially December to April when the whales come here to calve.
Get out on the water of Banderas Bay in a sea-kayak, or cruise to one of the many islands dotting the bay.
Review by Melinda L, October 2012
Doing what: Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show
From the time we got picked up until the time we got delivered back, everything was taken care of efficiently and all the staff made it a FUN, FABULOUS experience for all of us
It was nice and relaxing.
What a great experience. We had a wonderful crew both by the name of Carlos. They were quick, attentive, nice and showed our group a great time. We ended up needing two boats to accommodate our group and their crew was equally as great. We saw dolphins right away, and had a great day of sailing.
The food was beautifully presented (while I am weary of seafood - they served shrimp and some sushi rolls). The chips and guac were great and the rest of lunch was nice.
There are no complaints - the entire process was seamless - the check in desk was friendly and quick.
OVERALL HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! worth the money.
In the Pacific Ocean, Banderas Bay laps Puerto Vallarta’s west coast, and stretches between Punta Mita to the north and Cape Corrientes to the south.