If you’ve chosen to vacation in Riviera Nayarit, then you’re probably aware that there are few places that are more relaxed or beautiful than Bahia de Banderas, or Banderas Bay. Being the largest bay in Mexico, you’ll find a slew of things to do and countless places to stay, but when you want safe, quiet, and family-friendly options, the best choice you can make is to stay at one of the best Nuevo Vallarta resorts.
If your research into the Bay of Banderas has just begun, you may be asking yourself, “where is Nuevo Vallarta?” Nuevo Vallarta is in the state of Nayarit, located on the Pacific coast of Mexico just twenty minutes north of the airport in Puerto Vallarta, which is in the bordering state of Jalisco. They share the same bay with slightly different vibes. While Puerto Vallarta is a colonial city that is constantly growing and changing to fit the demands of tourism, Nuevo Vallarta is the quiet and much younger cousin. Having a little less of the spotlight, it may have you wondering is Nuevo Vallarta safe?
Yes. Nuevo Vallarta is very safe. Arguably, it is one of the safest places to visit in the whole of Bahia de Banderas. It’s also more relaxed, considerably more tranquil, and offers a different experience to the pumping clubs and nightlife of the city.
You settle into Nuevo Vallarta resorts, like Villa del Palmar Flamingos, and let them introduce you to the magic of Riviera Nayarit. When you can walk out your room and relax at the Beach Club all day while watching the waves or enjoy family time at the pools with some water volley, an aqua fitness class, or a belly flop contest with the kids, your water and sun vacation is already off to a great start.
To really soak in the relaxation, set up a day at the Tatewari Spa with massages and facials followed by hair and nail treatments. If active relaxation is more your style, head to the golf course or book a tour that highlights the best of Bahia de Banderas.
In Nuevo Vallarta, you have your choice of some of the best culinary experiences in Riviera Nayarit from El Patron’s traditional flavors to Parrilla El Carbón for the freshest surf and turf options. Or you may choose to take a cooking class and walk your own flavors back to your suite for a private treat.
The beauty of Nuevo Vallarta is not only at your resort but the many restaurants and cafes that can be found by simply walking around. Dozens of cute places can easily be found for brunch while numerous options from Italian to Asian food are ready to serve up delicious dinners.
For a touch of nightlife, head over to El Nuevo Vallarta Sports Bar and Grill or any of the other relaxed bars in the area. While you won’t find night clubs or pounding music, you will find good drinks with friendly people.
Back to the thought, “is Nuevo Vallarta safe?” It is known for soothing beaches with gentle waves that can still be heard because there is no loud music or heavy traffic. Tucked just a little north of Puerto Vallarta, you can step out to quiet streets where people go running every morning along the "andador de los cocos." When you walk the beach with your family at sunset, it will be the safe and relaxing vacation you were planning. And only the best is offered in Nuevo Vallarta resorts to create memories for everyone.