Lose Yourself In The Sheer Luxury Of Our Nuevo Vallarta Hotels
Lapped by the waters of the beautiful Banderas Bay and sheltered by the spectacular Sierra Madre is Nuevo Vallarta, on the Nayarit Riviera, one of Mexico’s most sought-after tourist destinations. On top of excellent beaches and water sports, this place also offers the possibility of coming into contact with some splendid animals: dolphins, whales and sea turtles. Staying at Riu Hotels you will be in a great position to get to the beaches of the Nayarit Riviera, see its most interesting sights and enjoy the best it has to offer in the way of food and drink.
Day 1: A Stroll through Nuevo Vallarta
ClubHotel Riu Jalisco, Hotel Riu Palace Pacifico and the Hotel Riu Vallarta are all located on the Playa de los Flamingos beach. This is an ideal place for all those who want to relax in the sun and take a dip in the transparent waters of the bay, and we suggest you start your stay in Nuevo Vallarta in this way. If you are one of those who like to keep on the move, this is the place for you: why not try bodyboarding? It is the most popular water sport along this coast, and with good reason.
After trying the best in Mexican cuisine at your Nayarit Riviera-Vallarta RIU hotel we suggest a stroll in the town. Don’t miss the Malecón, a beautiful seafront promenade where you can enjoy a series of fascinating sculptures. If you walk right along the promenade, at the end you will find the ruins of the colonial architecture raised when this area was first built up. You can also visit the downtown area, around the Church of Guadalupe, where you will find stores of all kinds. This is the perfect time to go to Cuale Island, on the river of the same name, whose waters separate the old town from the Emiliano Zapata district. It has a lovely park with impressive trees and small restaurants and souvenir shops. Another option is going to the famous Calle Matamoros lighthouse.
If you want to spend the evening here, the downtown area offers plenty of traditional Mexican cantinas open until the early morning.
Day 2: Nature and Culture in Nayarit
If you like nature, this is a great spot to find out about certain species. We propose taking a boat trip from the port in search of whales and dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. If you prefer, there is a dolphinarium located on the Bahía de Banderas bay, where you can swim with these gentle animals and even feed them. Another option is to hire a tour to take you to a crocodile reserve or a turtle liberation area. In the afternoon, we recommend seeing the traditional town of Bucerías and spending some time at its craft market, where you can buy some fine souvenirs of your stay.
After dinner in the evening you can go to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, known for its range of live music venues, where you will be able to enjoy a concert in almost any style that takes your fancy.
Day 3: Beaches Close to Puerto Vallarta
If you want to see a beach from paradise, take a boat to Yelapa. The long beach is near a former fishing village that is surrounded by tracks leading into the jungle. Taking one will let you experience the leafy local vegetation up close. Another possibility is to visit the nearby Marietas Islands to see the famous hidden beach here. This splendid protected area has restricted access for organized tours.
After a morning enjoying all the pleasures of sunbathing, in the afternoon you might feel like something more exciting, so we recommend the facilities at the Nuevo Vallarta bowling center. If you are looking for some outdoor sport, you can try some zip-lining or a quad ride.
In the evening, relax with a romantic dinner at one of the theme restaurants of your RIU hotel in Nayarit Riviera-Vallarta, and then enjoy its evening entertainment program and the lively nightclub at the Hotel Riu Vallarta and the ClubHotel Riu Jalisco.