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  • Address: Malecon, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Admission: Free

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Banderas Bay (Bahia de Banderas)

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.

Practical Info

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.

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Marietas Islands: Cavern Swim and Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, null
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Marietas Islands: Cavern Swim and Snorkel Cruise from Puerto Vallarta

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

The Bay of Banderas and the Mexican Pacific offer a vast array of wildlife and are available for you to explore during this exciting day tour. You'll have the ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.99
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Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show, Puerto Vallarta, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Puerto Vallarta Sunset Cruise and Candlelight Dinner Show

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

By night, Las Caletas is transformed into a magical paradise and the perfect setting for this exclusive evening excursion. Rhythms of the Night is an amazing ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $128.99
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Sunset Cruises
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Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

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Explore Mexico's answer to the Garden of Eden on this Las Caletas day trip from Puerto Vallarta. This day trip to the exclusive and enchanting coastal haven ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.99
Day Sailing on Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Day Trips
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This wonderful sailing tour is the perfect way to spend a day in Puerto Vallarta! Relax on board, sail into the wind, swim in crystal clear blue water and ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $98.99
Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Sailing Trips
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Sunset Sailing on Banderas Bay

Puerto Vallarta is known for beautiful sunsets and there is nothing more tranquil and romantic than sailing across Banderas Bay as the crimson sun dips into ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.99
Private Tour: Fishing Trip Aboard the 'Isabella' Boat in Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Sailing ... 
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Private Tour: Fishing Trip Aboard the 'Isabella' Boat in Banderas Bay

Enjoy sailing and fishing in  Banderas Bay on board the "Isabela" boat. You'll have a professional crew for just you and your party and have an ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $841.00
Learn to Dive - Puerto Vallarta Beginners Scuba Course, Puerto Vallarta, Fishing Charters & Tours
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Learn to Dive - Puerto Vallarta Beginners Scuba Course

Have you ever dreamed of seeing the marvels of the underwater world? Would you like the opportunity to explore the spectacular variety of underwater reefs, ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $158.99
Dedicated Dives for Certified Divers from Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Scuba Diving
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Dedicated Dives for Certified Divers from Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta is considered to be one of Mexico's top dive destinations. This scuba diving experience gives certified divers the chance to explore some of ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $88.99

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