Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta – An Enchanted Hidden Place

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Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta is a 60-acre picture-perfect paradise of beaches, wildlife, groves and tropical plants lining a stretch of miles of coast. Banderas Bay is known for its’ elusive and unique “Lagoon” Island, with an artificial lagoon that creates an air temperature in the water of up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. There are many other little islands surrounding the larger one and it is inaccessible to the wave action of the nearby beaches. When you come to Puerto Vallarta, Banderas Bay is an excellent place to stay, and in addition to an excellent resort area, it is also a great place to tour the surrounding areas and get out on the water, where the waves are nice and strong enough to surf.

Even though there has been a mainland port for years, Puerto Vallarta’s unique bays have been a popular destination. Surfers from all over use the shoreline as a home base for several months each year. And, there are special areas designated for surfers and windsurfers.

Puerto Vallarta is a city within a city. When you visit downtown Puerto Vallarta, you will find numerous shops, galleries and restaurants. However, during your travel to Puerto Vallarta, it is a good idea to take a little time to explore the city. There are many different sights to see and activities to engage in. The beach is the obvious highlight of Puerto Vallarta, as well as the Old City and the Old Town. The Old City has many preserved structures, many of which extend from the original Spanish settlers of the 16th century.

What is interesting to note is that many of these original structures have now been renovated and reopened to the public. Yet, they retain their original Spanish charm. We suggest that you visit these neighborhoods if you are interested in sampling the culture of this unique city.

Sightseeing Attractions

There are many buildings and museums in the Old City of Puerto Vallarta that are interesting to visit. When you first arrive in Puerto Vallarta, however, there are a few buildings that you should definitely see.

The Plaza de la Constitucion is a good place to begin. Throughout the summer months, you will find this fountain very prominently displayed and many tourists and locals are known to visit it. You can also find a beautiful cafés of commercial modular buildings located within this plaza, not to mention a lovely view of the city as well.

The Museum of the Navajos is also a good place to visit. It exhibits many artifacts of historical significance. Once you are done with the museum, you can also proceed to the Conoceran Beach, where you can dine and walk the beach.

On the other hand, if you are interested in taking a historical tour, then stick to Plaza de Padres. You can take a tower-to- sphere float tour in this area. Just be sure to be alert for sharks.

Visiting Sierra Negra

You can also visit Sierra Negra. For over 80 years, Sierra Negra has been a popular tourist spot. People love this place because it offers peace and solitude. The area is incredible, and you can see why it’s become so popular.

On the other hand, there are a lot of people who don’t seem to want to visit Sierra Negra. The reason for this could be because it’s a little difficult to reach the place. However, if you do take the time to visit Sierra Negra, you will not regret it.

To travel to Sierra Negra, you can begin by taking a bus that departs from Playa del Carmen. When you get to Sierra Negra, you will pass by Punta Mita. Once you cross the bridge, you will come to a lovely place of nature, where you can take a nice serene walk.

It is important to remember that you need a valid passport to be able to travel to Sierra Negra.  It’s also a good idea to plan a little bit with the time of your visit because it has peak summer season.  If you don’t want to be crowded, book your stay during non-seasonal months.  Although there are different ways to plan your stay given the convenience of the monument, it’s likely that you will have a lot of choices given the fact that it is a popular tourist destination.


To sum it up, there are many things that you can do when visiting Puerto Vallarta.  If you are looking for a relaxing or exhilarating vacation, then look in the Riviera Nayarit area, an area full of beaches, resorts and exotic, cuisine.