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Bay of Banderas

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Activities: Birdwatching, Scuba diving
Description: The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great views and relatively calm waters. We really enjoyed the views of land and mountains from the bay.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We booked a sunset cruise around the bay (via Vallarta Adventures) and fortunately the night was mild and we managed to actually see the sunset due to a break in the clouds on the horizon. Managed to get some lovely photos.

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Sunnyvale, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

we love staying at Costa Sur for the last 20+ years. Wonderful being right on the bay. Beautiful day or night.

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Summerland, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the night cruise on the pirate ship. It was so much fun. Great entertainment & great food. They put on an awesome play for the audience which also involved some of the people in the audience. Lots of laughs. The washrooms on the ship are one of a kind. A must see. We will be doing it again... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

so beautiful, beach changes from sand to rock to stones to sand etc....take good beach shoes for the rocky bits.

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Timbuktu, Mali
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Got to see a few dolphins, sea turtles, and lots of sea gulls. Got to snorkel and did some Kayaking too. The views from this expansive bay are pristine!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This bay is gorgeous. There are multiple spots where you can get a boat and go out onto the water. You can often surf and always paddle board. Dolphins and whales frequent the bay and are always beautiful to watch.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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117 reviews 117 reviews
63 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Banderas Bay is stunningly beautiful, with a huge selection of boating outings that allow one to enjoy the views of the bay , high mountains lining the bay, and scenic setting of Puerto Vallarta on the shore. It seems a shame to visit Puerto Vallarta without experiencing a day on Banderas Bay. Whether you only enjoy a cruise and party... More

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Bishopton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

One of the largest bays in the world (42km across). Stunning views of the sunset every night, unbelievable lightening storms and amazing wildlife. Loved it!

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San Luis Obispo, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The bay is warm and enjoyable. Perfect for body surfing or boogy boarding depending on where you are. Kayaking is great too.

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