Area Amenities

Area Amenities

The Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit area in the Bay of Banderas is home to a wide variety of amenities and activities. You can be immersed in the beauty of the Mexican culture, or feel like you’re in Florida or California: it’s up to you. Just about anything you want to see or do, you can within a 45-minute drive or less.

Here are just a few of the area amenities

  • 7 World Class Golf courses
  • 3 marina’s
  • World class fishing (from fishing off the beaches or peers, to deep sea: Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Red Snapper, Rooster Fish, Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Grouper, Yellowfin Tuna, and a dozen more depending on
  • the time of year)
  • International Airport including a private plane hanger
  • 9 different car rental companies (Gecko, Amigo, Budget, Payless, Sixt, etc)
  • 2 Casino’s (one in Puerto Vallarta, one in Nuevo Vallarta)
  • Tour companies (Vallarta Adventures, JD’s Tours, Scott’s Bucerias Tours, Bici Tours, Nuevo Vallarta Tours)
  • Vallarta Zoo
  • Kid’s Clubs
  • Golf and Country Clubs
  • Dozens of gyms, and yoga studio’s
  • Hand made jewelry
  • Artwalk’s and dozens of Galleries showcasing different types of original artwork (sculpture, pottery, painting, mixed media and more)
  • Designer clothing and hand made clothing
  • Dozens of furniture stores and several large department stores
  • Excellent interior designers, woodworkers for custom furniture
  • 4 Movie Theaters
  • Performing Arts Theaters
  • Conference Center
  • Newspapers and magazines in English and Spanish
  • High speed wifi
  • Satellite TV, and local TV companies with English channels
  • 2 public waterparks that include many different slides, pools, restaurants, swimming with the dolphins, sea lion show, leaning about aquatic mammals
  • Dozens of beautiful beaches safe for swimming with a gradual slope
  • Sierra Madre Mountain Range
  • Lots of activities in the Lakes, rivers, and the warm central Pacific ocean (fishing, kayaking, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing, banana boat rides)
  • Endangered sea turtle rescue program (learn about the lifecycles and species in the area, how to protect them, and if you’re lucky participate in a release if baby turtles have hatched)
  • Amazing events such as the Sand Castle competition, Surf competition, Stand up Paddle Board competition, Windsurfing Competition, Sailing Races, Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration, Independence Day (September 16th), Revolution Day (November 20th), 5th of May (Victory at Puebla), local festivals and events like the Chili Cookoff
  • Full services from personal concierge’s, driver’s, chef’s, and housekeepers all at reasonable prices


  • Dozens of smaller plaza’s
  •  Thousands of stores
  • 3 Walmart’s
  • 2 Sam’s Clubs
  • Home Depot
  • Costco
  • Dozens of street markets on different days of the week


  • Over 600 restaurants from tacos to 5 star dining
  • Dozens of Clubs and Bars
  •  Massive grocery stores (MEGA Commercial, Chedraui, Walmart, Soriano’s)
  • Health food stores and health food sections in grocery stores
  • Organic farms that deliver!
  • Grow your own: we have over 300 days of sunshine, just add water
  • Butcher shops (yes, I said it: butcher shops like from the 1960’s where you go tell the butcher what type of meat, cut, and get it fresh)
  •  Riviera Nayarit Fish Market (buy it direct from the fisherman, it doesn’t get any fresher than this!)


Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit has many towns with a great sense of community. You can choose to participate with or contribute to over 50 different community organizations to choose from, a variety of religious groups and church’s, and a variety of clubs to belong to (book club, writing club, bridge clubs, tennis clubs, and many more). Contact us with your favorite activities and we can help you find where you need to go.

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