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Nuevo Vallarta

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

If you're planning your holidays to Mexico, why not consider spending them in Nuevo Vallarta? It's located halfway up Mexico's Pacific Coast and is purpose-built for tourism. Nuevo Vallarta holidays are all about days spent relaxing on the beach, trying adrenaline-packed watersports, and checking out the night-life in the evening. Surely this should be what holidays are all about?

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Soak up the sunsets

Nuevo Vallarta is one of the most popular beach destinations in Mexico. Located a 20-minute drive from Puerto Vallarta Airport, it's been built with holiday-makers in mind. You'll find everything you need within easy reach – luxury hotels, great restaurants, lots of green spaces and plenty of activities on offer.

One of the best things about Nuevo Vallarta is its beachfront location. A three-mile long beach lines the length of the resort. You'll be wowed by this stretch of gleaming, golden sand, which leads down to brilliant-aquamarine waters. It would be easy to spend your entire holidays in Nuevo Vallarta sitting on the shore, soaking up the sun. The sunsets here are out of this world.

Quick Tips

  • Roman Catholic
  • Mexican Peso
  • Spanish
  • GMT -6

Have fun on the water

Considering its beach-side location, you won't be surprised to know that Nuevo Vallarta is a great spot for watersports. Even so, you'll be impressed by exactly how much is on offer. You can try out sea kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking and fishing. Jet-boat riding is an adrenaline-packed activity that the whole family will enjoy. Kids will also love the nearby Aquapark, with its large collection of slides.

There are also lots of different boat tours available. You can travel down the coast on a whale-watching tour, or head off on a cruise to a private beach. If you're feeling romantic, it's possible to charter a boat for an idyllic sunset cruise. There are even party cruises, where you sail across the water, drinking and dancing to your heart's content.

Meet the most amazing wildlife

Nuevo Vallarta is a renowned wildlife destination. It's located near Sierra de Vallejo, a stunning biosphere reserve of forests, mountains and mangroves. It's home to the elusive jaguar and lots of tropical bird species. These include green kingfishers, hawks and pigmy owls. Take an eco-tour and you can hunt for them yourself.

On Nuevo Vallarta holidays, you also have a chance to see hawksbill, Olive Ridley and leatherback turtles. These beautiful creatures come ashore each year from August to January to lay their eggs. Efforts are being made to conserve these turtles and watch over their eggs in a local turtle sanctuary. Tourists can visit here to learn more about it, and even help release turtles into the sea. If you're game, you can also see crocodiles here too!

Eat, drink and be merry!

Nuevo Vallarta is crammed full of restaurants, catering to all different palates. You can enjoy French haute-cuisine or Mediterranean seafood specials in chic ocean-front restaurants. There are also Italian and Japanese restaurants. Best of all, you'll find lots of authentic Mexican restaurants selling classics like tacos and quesadillas.

Once the sun goes down, the fun really starts. Head to Sky Bar for a cocktail, or check out one of several clubs at the resort. There's also Collage, a multi-purpose entertainment venue offering everything from bowling to foam parties.

For even more options, head to nearby Puerto Vallarta, a 25-minute taxi ride away. This city is renowned for its colonial architecture, but it's even more well-known for its nightlife. Here you'll find everything from lively local bars pumping out reggae music, to hip jazz lounges. Many more venues are located on the Malecon, the lively seafront promenade. You'll be totally spoilt for choice.

Holidays to Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico's most stunning beach resort, truly tick all the boxes. Lazy beach days and nights of partying make it a great destination for groups. But families will also love the wildlife-spotting tours and watersports on offer. And couples will love the dreamy location too. There's even the opportunity to head into nearby Puerto Vallarta for more sightseeing and nightlife to enjoy. You simply can't go wrong with holidays in Nuevo Vallarta – book your tickets today.