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Nuevo Vallarta
In Nuevo Vallarta, you can lounge on the golden-sand beaches of Banderas Bay… or take an ATV tour through the nearby Sierra Madre jungle. A local water park has great twisting slides and sea lion shows… or you could treat the kids to a memorable swim with dolphins. (It'll make for a great "What I did over summer vacation" report.)

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Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures
Dolphin Adventure by Vallarta Adventures
Owner description: Dolphin Adventure, by Vallarta Adventures, provides world- class dolphin experiences in beautiful Vallarta. Located in the Nuevo Vallarta marina, our dolphin center offers an... more Owner description: Dolphin Adventure, by Vallarta Adventures, provides world- class dolphin experiences in beautiful Vallarta. Located in the Nuevo Vallarta marina, our dolphin center offers an unmatched facility to enjoy your marine mammal experience. Designed for guests of all ages and abilities, our award-winning dolphin and sea lion programs offer an intimate encounter and unforgettable experience with some of the ocean’s most incredible animals. During our programs, you will learn about the animals and their behaviors from our expert trainers who are passionate about marine mammals and their work. You will interact with our intelligent, gentle, and playful friends and feel the connection that is created during your encounter. We invite you to join us for the experience of a lifetime. less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Nuevo Vallarta Beach
Attraction type: Beaches
Estudio-Cafe
Estudio-Cafe
Recognized local artists show in studio by café. Outdoor waterside shows Saturday mornings November thru March.
Attraction type: Art galleries
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Sea Life Park Vallarta
Sea Life Park Vallarta
Owner description: Experience speed and excitement on the 10 water toboggans; enjoy relaxing and exotic rides down the river; the smaller ones will have a great time at the children's area, and the... more Owner description: Experience speed and excitement on the 10 water toboggans; enjoy relaxing and exotic rides down the river; the smaller ones will have a great time at the children's area, and the older ones will be able to enjoy the pool area. In addition, you may swim with dolphins and be amazed with the shows of these incredible creatures, as well as the talented sea lions and birds. less
Attraction type: Water parks
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Splash of Glass
Splash of Glass(Bucerias)
Owner description: We are located on corner of Lazaro Cardenas and Calle Morelos in the beautiful town of Bucerias. We are located one block from the ocean! We offer classes in lampwork beads... more Owner description: We are located on corner of Lazaro Cardenas and Calle Morelos in the beautiful town of Bucerias. We are located one block from the ocean! We offer classes in lampwork beads, beginning stained glass, fused glass, suncatchers, fused glass jewellry, and glass mosaics. Come on in and take a class!!! We also carry many beautiful products handmade right here in Mexico. less
Attraction type: Art galleries
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Manao Cebicheria
Manao Cebicheria
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood, Healthy
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Mediterraneo
Mediterraneo
Price: $19 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Lebanese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
3x3 Authentic Food
3x3 Authentic Food
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery
Le Coin des Amis
Le Coin des Amis
Price: $5 - $21
Cuisines: French, International
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Tacos Revolucion
Tacos Revolucion
Price: $2 - $5
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Casa Virgilios
3.0 of 5
Casa Virgilios
$62 - $88
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Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Vallarta
3.5 of 5
Bel Air Collection Resort & Spa Vallarta
$95 - $236
Ranked #10 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Marina Banderas Suites Hotel Boutique
Marina Banderas Suites Hotel Boutique
$78
Ranked #11 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Villa La Estancia
4.5 of 5
Villa La Estancia
$186 - $543
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Villa del Palmar Flamingos
4.0 of 5
Villa del Palmar Flamingos
$127 - $349
Ranked #6 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta
4.0 of 5
Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta
$158 - $331
Ranked #9 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
5.0 of 5
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit
$534 - $1,092
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta Riviera Nayari
4.5 of 5
Marival Residences Luxury Resort Nuevo Vallarta Riviera Nayari
$326 - $1,144
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
4.5 of 5
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta
$312 - $537
Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.