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Bay of Banderas

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The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a taxi from our Hotel the Riu Palace Pacifico to a nearby hotel to complete a quick refresher for Scuba diving as I haven’t dived for a few years. After I finished Ana suggested saving the taxi fare and walk back on the beach,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

We took a private catamaran ride around the Banderas Bay. It was amazing! The crew was awesome. They prepared fresh guacamole, ceviche and sandwiches. We stopped twice and got in the water. I don't swim, but I could not pass up this opportunity. I'm so...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

My husband and I had the good fortune to have three wonderful children who married fantastic people. They took us to Puerta Vallarta for my 80th birthday and our 60th anniversary. They rented a Villa, Villa Ventura, a beautiful Haciendo with seven bedrooms, a chef,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 24, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful bay that has so much to offer. Beaches, water taxis, water animals and fishes to view and mature at its finest.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

The Bay of Banderas is absolutely breathtaking and beautiful and is even more stunning if you travel up the mountain side to one of the restaurants or tequila factories and see it from that angle...though the bus rides up into the mountains on those tiny...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peggy V
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

My husband came across the details of this excursion while booking our other ones and immediately captured his eyes!!!! This was our last excursion in Puerto Vallarta and we convinced friends to join us on this excursion!! We were greeted by Miguel and his amazing...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

The Bay of Banderas is huge and clean. Of course, the best way to see it is to hop in a boat, with a qualified crew and look for whales, dolphins, Blue Footed Boobies and tortoises. On a recent trip with Natours Thalia Martinez, we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 13, 2019

The water was ruff , red flagged and appeared to be dirty, beautiful sunsets. Sand was not fine grain, but with little stones mixed within.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Larry H
Reviewed November 25, 2018

You can’t visit Puerto Vallarta and not visit the Malecon or any of the beaches or restaurants in the area.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

It's not that it rains that much during the day, in fact it was great weather until about 6:30pm at night during our July visit. It's the fact that it rains in the mountains, travels to the muddy rivers that empty out into the Bay....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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mbzanders1
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Jackie H | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in Playa Mita.
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Carmel G
March 18, 2018|
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Last year I observed raw sewage in the river that flows into the ocean at Punta de Mita. I guess the little towns up river don't have treatment facilities. We now just use the pool at our condo!
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