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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.

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Marieta Island Snorkel Tour from Sayulita
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Scuba Dive Tour in Marietas Island from Sayulita
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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

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one of the worlds most beautiful bays & city setting

My friend & I took two day long trips out into Banderas Bay during our 10 day visit. We took a Vallarta Adventures dive trip out to the Marrietas Islands and also a day luxury... read more

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Anchorage, Alaska
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334 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend & I took two day long trips out into Banderas Bay during our 10 day visit. We took a Vallarta Adventures dive trip out to the Marrietas Islands and also a day luxury sailing day trip. When returning from diving we were surrounded by the biggest school of dolphins I ever saw. There were hundreds, and the captain... More 

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southern VA, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Banderas Bay is home to a large number of towns and cities. Much of the coastline is building up, but there are still smaller villages scattered about and they are always good to visit. North of Puerto Vallarta, which is the biggest city and just about center of the bay, you can drive to the smaller villages and towns. Punta... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed March 24, 2017

My husband & I spent over a month enjoying views of Banderas Bay, this winter. We rented a cliff top condo in Conchas Chinas for the first half of of stay..This area was about a five minute bus ride from downtown PV. It was the area where the Sierra Madre Mountains cascaded down to meet the waters of Banderas Bay.... More 

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Slave Lake, Canada
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Reviewed March 13, 2017

A beautiful spot on the West Coast of Mexico. We went the last 2 weeks of February 2017. The weather was great and the resort we stayed at was fabulous The Marival Resort and Suites is a great place to stay. Close to the airport, right and the beach and not far from Puerto Vallarta.

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Penticton
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

This has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. The weather is so stable and to sit on you deck and watch dolphins and whales is truly spectacular.We have been scuba diving and as long as the water is calm the diving is wonderful.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017

beautiful place to just watch people or the ships coming and going. a lot of peddlers though, so buyer beware lol.....bring peso's most do not do us or canadian.

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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

It was cold! The sea was rough. Walked down to the Main Pier 3x each day. It is an extremely tranquil place. The Best for the :-) ♡ Shelleen strength.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

The bay of Banderas is beautiful. The beaches are golden sand covered in people trying to sell you souvenirs. If your a surfer after big waves not typically going to find them here. They are adequate for some boogie boarding. Bigger waves are in Sayulita and San Pancho. There are plenty of different things to do, Kite boarding, parasailing, tubing,... More 

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2016

Very beautiful area with one of the deepest bays on earth....3000 feet deep in some areas. this is why the humpbacks love this area

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed March 15, 2016

Puerto Vallarta sits in the center of the Bay of Banderas. There are so many beautiful places on the bay. By far the best attraction is whale watching. You can see them from the shore or go on a whale watching excursion.

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