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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.

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Day Sailing on Banderas Bay

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My Favourite Place :-)

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2016
Regina, Canada
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Regina, Canada
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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143 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Our hotel was on this bay so we loved eating lunch and watching the bay. The views of the mountains are amazing. There are some watersports going on and also you can watch the huge cruise ships coming in to the Marina. Apparently, sometimes you might see whales or dolphins, but we weren't so lucky.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

The bay is quite large as far as bays are concerned, but provides protection to all the resorts that border the bay due to its position from the open Pacific. As a result the resorts that front the bay in most cases have great beaches. Also, for those that visit Puerto Vallarta in late Nov. and Dec. will probably be... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

A seashore town that has a lot of "old" Mexico with US conveniences. The bay is the centerpiece withvabout everyvwater activity you could want.

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Champaign, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Our resort, Now Amber is situation on this bay. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Water is fairly clear. Was able to parasail over the bay and it was spectacular! Already trying to get back to it and Puerto Vallarta. Just a note, since this is a on the Pacific Ocean side, the sand will NOT be as fine as on Atlanta... More 

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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Beautiful bay. Could walk down the beach and watch conservationists release baby turtles back into the see. Beautiful sunsets.

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Brotton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Our first time in Mexico and stayed in the Riu Palace Pacifico which is on the north side of the Bay. This location was excellent for us to explore the many different areas and seek out the most popular places to eat, shop and cultural sights. Taxis run all over this area and it was so nice to go and... More 

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