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What you should know about Marina Vallarta

Marina Vallarta is an exclusive waterfront area in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta. The quays of Marina Vallarta were constructed in the 1980s as an upscale alternative to the bars and clubs of the downtown area. Home to luxury condos, hotels, and resorts, the neighborhood also provides safe and convenient berths for yacht owners and charter boats. Situated less than 5 kilometers north along the Bay of Banderas from the city center, Marina Vallarta is easily accessible and brimming with beautiful beaches and fantastic restaurants.

Hotels in Marina Vallarta

There’s a wide selection of hotels in Marina Vallarta ranging from high-end to mid-range establishments. The area was designed as an upmarket neighborhood, and alongside the many exclusive villas is an array of top-class hotels. One such luxury Marina Vallarta hotel is the Casa Velas Luxury Boutique for Adults Only - All Inclusive, complete with a spectacular poolside bar and gourmet restaurant. The Velas Vallarta Suites Resort All Inclusive is another top-rated luxury hotel in Marina Vallarta, where you can pamper yourself at the full-service spa before hitting the adjacent beach. Those looking to spend a little less should check out the Comfort Inn Puerto Vallarta, a 3-star hotel providing comfortable and affordable lodgings.

Things to see in Marina Vallarta

The Marina Vallarta neighborhood is known as a playground for Puerto Vallarta’s wealthier residents, but there are also a number of popular hotspots that won’t break the bank. One of the most visible attractions in Marina Vallarta is the Marina Lighthouse. This 110-foot structure is a favorite spot to visit on the waterfront, and it’s worth climbing the stairs to the bar at the summit to admire the stunning views across the Bay of Banderas and the Sierra Madres Mountains. Sports enthusiasts will find plenty to keep them entertained during their stay in Marina Vallarta. The beautifully designed, 18-hole Marina Vallarta Golf Club is Puerto Vallarta’s only urban course, and features a pro shop, hacienda-style clubhouse, and a restaurant. For an even more active experience, take part in one of the huge selection of adrenaline-fueled activities on offer in Marina Vallarta, including ziplining, abseiling, and swimming with dolphins.

Good for watersports lovers and adventure seekers

Along with its top-class hotels, luxury condos, and great range of restaurants, Marina Vallarta is also popular for its excellent watersport facilities. There are a number of operators in the area offering a wide range of water-based activities along the coastline around Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta Undersea is a scuba diving school that offers lessons, trips, and thrilling excursions for divers of all abilities, including whale-watching tours. For something a bit different, try out some surfing, sailing, or flyboarding in the waters off Marina Vallarta before kicking back in one of the neighborhood’s many bars and restaurants.

How to get to Marina Vallarta

At just a 5-minute taxi ride away, the neighborhood is conveniently located adjacent to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport, so you can get from the plane to your Marina Vallarta hotel in double-quick time. The center of Puerto Vallarta is just a 15-minute drive from Marina Vallarta, making day trips to the city very easy. There is also a regular public bus service that runs from Marina Vallarta to Puerto Vallarta from early morning to late in the evening. Getting around Marina Vallarta itself is also easy, with most people opting to travel on foot.

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