Bay of Banderas
Bay of Banderas
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The Pacific Ocean's largest and deepest inlet.
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skipper
Victoria, Canada1,121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Love it here such a beautiful place to see. Awesome weather and such friendly people. Love this bay.
Written May 31, 2023
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KATHY O.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We own two boats in PV, and sail at least once a week. The weather in "the season" Nov.-June is perfect.
Written May 7, 2023
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Bob W
Newport Beach, CA105 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Banderas bay is one of the biggest bays on the Pacific Coast ( both North and South America) It is teaming with sea life. It is also a whale breeding ground and a sanctuary for them. There are many tour operators offering cruises on the bay. There is a pirate boat that has a 4 hour cruise complete with a great dinner menu plus free all you can drink booze and a very entertaining show. The Malacon (seaside boardwalk) has hundreds of shops and a lot of restaurants. There are over 600 restaurants in the town, from street vendors to a top of the line restaurant up on a hillside street. The bay and surrounding town has it all!. If you can't find it here, it probably doesn't exist!
Written May 6, 2023
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,814 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
With such amazing views and scenery on the water, we never get tired of being there. From small fishing boats to huge cruise ships coming into port and the nightly pirate ship that sails out, there is always something different to see. There are many hotels and resorts all along the Bahia de Banderas in Puerto Vallarta and up to Nayarit. You can see whales and dolphins, sea turtles and various sea birds. The sandy beaches are nice for long walks, picnics, or watching sunsets. Each evening, fireworks light up the sky somewhere along the bay making it feel magical.
Written April 18, 2023
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Nicholas F
Edmonton, Canada54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A great place to visit with a wealth of experiences on the Bay.
From restaurants, watersports, entertainment, restaurants, tours and great beaches ( except for a few rocky spots) there is always something to do while enjoying the spectactular views. When we were there in January, the whales were performing offshore and breaching throughout the day.
Written February 4, 2023
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Chris M
Dallas, TX1,569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
I could just sit on the beach and stare at the Bay all day. Hoping to see a whale or dolphin jump. You just never know what you might see!
Written December 11, 2022
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LKGore
Atlanta, GA11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
the view from our hotel was this! It is looks like this exactly! We saw dolphins hunting along the shore. It was AWESOME
Written November 2, 2022
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KIMBERLY N
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The only concern I had is the fact that there are a few fresh water rivers that run into the bay, and crocodile and alligators tend to swim into bay during the hot summer season. We actually had a Kayak tour cancelled for safety reasons as a large alligator was spotted nearby our beach.
Written August 9, 2022
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Cindy805Lompoc
Lompoc, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We did 2 boat rides (for Rythems of the Night and Los Veranos Zip line Tour) and did a snorkel. Our Resort was on the bay too. Bay of Banderas is my kind of place. Beautiful.
Written July 9, 2022
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Aaron H
Calgary, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The waves are nice and there is marked places to swim. No lifeguards on duty though. The sun gets hot by 10 am so the water is your friend.
Written April 8, 2022
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