Marina Vallarta in Puerto Vallarta is Mexico's most sophisticated marina and one of the most popular attractions in the country. Marina Vallarta features a modern 500-slip boat marina, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a beautiful beach. Lining the Marina boardwalk are numerous shops, boutiques, galleries, cafes, restaurants and the famous landmark El Faro (the Lighthouse).
Los Arcos Amphitheater
Los Arcos Amphitheater, or Aquiles Serdan Theater, is known for its four stone arches which have become a symbol of Puerto Vallarta. At this beautiful open-air theater, you can enjoy festive nightly performances, street venders that offer an array of native food and artisans. It is the perfect spot to watch the sun set behind the natural arches of Los Arcos and beyond to the horizon of Banderas Bay.
The largest and deepest natural bay in Mexico, Banderas Bay (Bay of Flags) is a horseshoe-shaped bay with gentle, emerald waters. Measuring 20 miles across with over 40 miles of coastline, the Bay is one of the deepest bays in the world with depths up to two miles. Framed by the Sierra Madre Mountains, the waters of Banderas Bay are protected from the open seas.
El Malecon (Boardwalk)
El Malecon is one of the most beautiful miles on Earth. This famous mile-long oceanfront boardwalk follows the beach and runs along the main street in downtown Puerto Vallarta. El Malecon begins at Hotel Rosita and ends at a beautiful open-air theater. This attraction is perfect for strolling and sightseeing, where art, culture, shopping and dining are at your fingertips.
Yelapa is nestled in the southernmost cove of Banderas Bay. This peaceful fishing village is one of the best things to do for tourists and is most accessible by boat. Covered in a blanket of golden sand, the beautiful beach attracts tourists looking for a superb place to swim, snorkel, or parasail. Relax in one of the numerous beach chairs, soak up the sun and enjoy a cold drink.