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Marina Vallarta

Marina Vallarta is a modern planned community centered around the 500 slip marina. The smooth roads and oceanfront boardwalk beckon you to take a leisurely stroll, a jog or run or even a bike ride and explore the area. The Marina area is home to luxury accommodations including hotels, condominiums, and luxury villas and a wide variety of dining and shopping options. Water is the focus and you'll have the opportunity to book fishing or sailing excursions or opt for a day on a luxury yacht.

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About Marina Vallarta

Marina Vallarta Lighthouse, El Faro


Marina Vallarta is located about 15 minutes south of the Puerto Vallarta airport making it a great place for vacationers but there are many things in the area for local residents as well. There are many options for accommodations whether you are on holiday or living here - luxury condominiums for rent, homes and villas and upscale hotels for visitors.

You'll find a great assortment of shops, boutiques, clothing shops and art galleries. If you are designing or furnishing a home this area is a must with its interior design galleries and furniture and home d?cor shops you are sure to find what you want to make your house a home.

The Marina itself is filled with luxury yachts, sailboats, fishing boats and many are available for charter so stop into one of the tour companies and line up a day on a luxury yacht or a fishing excursion to one of the many world famous fishing spots around Banderas Bay. Or perhaps sit at one of the many restaurants located around the water and enjoy a beverage while watching the boats come and go. An evening stop at the bar at the top of the lighthouse (El Faro) offers a great view of the area with the evening lights.

Watersports abound in the area given its location on the water, but golfers won't want to to miss the Marina Golf Club a great 18 hole course home to many tournaments throughout the year. You'll also find several tennis courts in the area.

Don't forget the food - restaurants, cafes and bars of all sizes, types of cuisine and price ranges fill the Marina area from the local Starbucks to upscale fine dining options.

What more can we say - the Marina area is a great place to be, for visitors and residents alike with its casual yet upscale atmosphere and vast array of options you'll want to visit the area often and get to know it well.

Activities & Tours

The majority of Banderas Bay tour providers -- such as fishing charter companies, snorkeling and scuba diving operators, and whale watching vendors -- departs from Marina Vallarta. Cruise ship travelers can merely wander down the dock from their ship to depart on a thrilling Deep Sea Fishing charter.

Dining Out

Whatever food choices you are looking for can most likely be found in, or around, the Marina Vallarta area. Dining and eating options range from cafes and delis to fine dining. You’ll find some familiar names from the north but make a point to sample the local cuisine. There are great seafood restaurants, Mexican and International cuisine as well as Asian, Italian and Mediterranean options just to name a few. The upscale hotels in Marina Vallarta are also home to some great fine dining options. If you’re looking for a more relaxed atmosphere there are a number of options in the Marina Vallarta including sports bars, neighborhood type bars and beachfront restaurants. Whether you want a fine dining experience or just a place to kick back and share a few drinks with your fishing buddies there are plenty of options in the area from which to choose.


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Where To Stay

Hotels, Resorts & Rentals

You'll find many options for accommodations in Marina Vallarta and all will be close to the water, shopping and dining options. The size of hotels ranges from small boutique hotels to large well known names like the Marriott or Westin and many other options in between. There are also many vacation homes available for rent - condominiums, homes and luxury villas. Whether you are travelling alone or with a large group, there are options to meet your every need.


Where To Eat & Drink

Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, etc

The options in Marina Vallarta are impressive. The variety of cuisine is excellent and the types of restaurants cafes and bars offer a wide range of options. From casual to fine dining, you are sure to find a favorite place or 2 in the area. Come often to try them all.


Where To Shop

Shops & Boutiques

If you love to shop - Marina Vallarta should be high on your list of places to see. With its proximity to luxury residences you will find a plethora of design and home decor related shops complimented by art galleries. They don't stop with the home, you'll also find shops and boutiques with unique clothing, jewelry and accessories for you.