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Address: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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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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Bay Of Banderas: The Jewel In The Crown Of Puerto Vallarta

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Nanaimo, Canada
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 13 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 12 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 16 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 16 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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