|The Mega-Resorts of Banderas Bay|
Puerto Vallarta's safe and clean environment, favorable year round climate, and easy accessibility to North America, South America and Europe has many vacationers exploring the endless supply of luxury hotels and resorts in the Banderas Bay area.
Puerto Vallarta offers the very best of Mexico's beach vacations, and Banderas Bay's many mega-resorts provide everything you need for a fun-filled vacation. Resort amenities vary from one resort to the next, but most of these mega-resorts offer beach and watersports, restaurants and lounges, shopping, golf and tennis, exercise equipment and spa treatments, as well as concierge and maid services.
|NORTH OF PUERTO VALLARTA|
| Four Seasons Residence Club - As an owner at Four Seasons Residence Club Punta Mita, you are transforming one of life’s rare experiences into an everyday pleasure. All around you is the primitive beauty of one of the last unspoiled corners on earth. Yet, steps from your home are the modern luxuries of one of the world’s finest resorts – including a Four Seasons spa and Jack Nicklaus oceanside golf – all 40 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Preview Sales begin Summer 2004|
Rancho Banderas - Just a few minutes north of Puerto Vallarta is where you'll find this secluded beachfront resort. Soak up some sun on the resort's soft white sandy beach and swim in the crystal clear Pacific. Play in the surf or lounge beside the cascading swimming pools. Waterslide to a palapa pool bar or enjoy a stunning sunset view from the garden terraces. Pamper yourself in the spa or play a set of tennis. Visit the resort's restaurants, lounges and sports bar.
Royal Decameron - The Royal Decameron is a secluded resort located on Banderas Bay in the resort community of Nuevo Vallarta. All-inclusive packages feature hotel accommodations, all meals, snacks and unlimited domestic drinks, six restaurants and six bars, live entertainment and disco, four swimming pools, a children's pool, three tennis courts/clinics, kayaks, sailing boogie boards, windsurfing, scuba clinics, and a daily activities program.
| Paradise Village - Paradise Village is a 5-star beach resort and spa, located conveniently north of Puerto Vallarta in the state of Nayarit. Resort features two lagoon pools, kids club, water sports, tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, European style spa, 3 restaurants, night club, outdoor theater, wild life preserve, private marina, and BBQ facilities. Nearby you will find deep sea fishing, golfing, Para sailing, kayaking, plus tours and beautiful sightseeing.|
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Mayan Island - Escape to a tropical hideaway near Puerto Vallarta on the magnificent Banderas Bay. Brilliant blue sea, golden sand, lavish rooms, superb service, pampering spa, championship golf...your vacation oasis awaits. On-site amenities: beach, child care, exercise equipment, games room, golf, grocery store, health club, housekeeping, lake, laundry, restaurant, sauna, shopping, snack bar, spa, swimming pool.
Allegro Resort - A luxury resort on the Bahia de Banderas, the largest stretch of beach in Nuevo Vallarta, a short 15 minute ride north of the airport, and 25 minutes from Puerto Vallarta's downtown. Surrounded by tranquil waters and lush vegetation, the resort is the perfect setting of colorful days and romantic sunsets. The resort features a daily activities program, nightly entertainment, scuba clinics, two tennis courts, workout room,two swimming pools, and on site restaurants and lounges.
Sun Club/Sierra Nuevo Vallarta - Rated as one of the top "100 All Inclusive Resorts in the World," this Gold Crown resort is the gem of the Sun Club chain. Beautiful architecture, gorgeous manicured gardens, and free form pools make the resort visually stunning. On-site, enjoy beachfront access, outdoor pools, hot tub, tennis courts, two restaurants for fine dining, and indoor and outdoor clubs.
| Mayan Palace - A yacht-lover's delight, Vidafel Marina-Vallarta is on Puerto Vallarta's sparkling harbor, moments from the marina. For golfers, the famous Campo de Golf is less than a half-mile away. Enjoy the nearby beach or plan a day of fun at the water park with slides and three pools on site.|
Club Velas Vallarta - Club Velas, at the Velas Grand Suite Resort, is the new way to relax with all the enchantment of Mexico combined with the comforts of home. On-site amenities: auto rental, beach, children's pool, conference facilities, exercise equipment, grocery store, hairdresser, laundry, live entertainment, medical facilities, playground area, restaurant, snack bar, sauna & spa, swimming pool, and tennis courts.
Westin Club Regina - Enjoy elegance and style in Mexico's most traditional beach resort. Its cosmopolitan touch blends in perfectly with Puerto Vallarta's rich heritage. Units have equipped kitchens and sea or marina views. Spectacular swimming pools, a gym, tennis courts, a deli and a restaurant are offered.
Melia Vacation Club - The newly renovated Melia Puerto Vallarta exudes sophistication and romance. This ultra-modern resort is located in the new marina section on Banderas Bay, five miles from the airport and two miles from the city. Enjoy swimming in one of the most spectacular pools in Puerto Vallarta, try your hand at windsurfing, or play an invigorating game of tennis or golf.
|NORTH PUERTO VALLARTA|
| Krystal Vallarta - This is a GOLD CROWN resort on 32 acres. Amenities: maid service, tennis and racquetball courts, 5 restaurants, activities and entertainment, plus several swimming pools and a lovely beach.|
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Canto del Sol - The Canto del Sol Plaza Vallarta is a superior-class resort located six miles from Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Set on the beautiful beach of Banderas Bay, Canto del Sol is a gorgeous spot for a luxurious Mexican vacation. On-site amenities include a fine-dining restaurant and 8 lighted tennis court.
Plaza Pelicanos Grand Beach Resort - The resort has a large pool adjacent to the beach as well as a private adult only pool, two lighted tennis courts and a jogging track within beautiful park-like grounds. Enjoy a drink in the snack bar areas or have dinner at Las Pergolas restaurant or at the buffet-style La Guerta restaurant.
Villa del Palmar - This modern Mediterranean style resort occupies 8 acres of lavishly landscaped beachfront with 100 yards of white sandy beach. It boasts free form pools, a water slide, beach and water sports and is set in lush tropical gardens. Other amenities include a grocery store, deli, restaurant & bar. A complete array of water sports, two pools, three tennis courts, a gym, spa, award-winning activities program, and nearby golf course will keep you busy from morning to night.
|SOUTH PUERTO VALLARTA|
| Playa del Sol - A condominium resort on Los Muertos Beach, the first and most famous of Vallarta's beach areas. Located in the Zona Romantica. Playa del Sol offers its guests immediate access to Vallarta's best area for shopping and dining, with Basilio Badillo ("Restaurant Row") only a few blocks away.|
Villas Loma Linda - Villas Loma Linda can provide you one of the best resort experiences in Mexico. Two large sundecks, Olympic size swimming pool, separate children's wading pool, activities room with satellite TV, card tables, and games. The resort is small and quiet with friendly, courteous staff.
| Lindo Mar - Named for the "pretty sea" unfolding at its feet, Lindo Mar Resort is classic Mexico style on Conchas Chinas Beach, in the exclusive southern section of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy delicious Mexican dishes, glorious sunsets and superb staff at La Playa beach restaurant. Also offered are pool and spa and wonderful swimming beach.|
Garza Blanca - A resort of authentic Mexican design and decor. The chalet suites are nestled into a hillside and overlook the ocean. The 2-story villas have a private swimming pool surrounded by tropical foliage. The beachfront, 2-story thatch roof units have a terrace with an excellent view of the beach.
|SOUTH OF PUERTO VALLARTA|
| Costa Vida Vallarta - A high-rise building surrounded by tropical gardens and situated on a Pacific beach. Private terraces provide panoramic ocean views. The resort offers a continental restaurant, lounges, and a swimming pool. Golf, tennis, shopping, deep-sea fishing, parasailing, and nightclubs can be enjoyed nearby.|
Mismaloya All Suites Resort - At La Jolla de Mismaloya, you will discover nature's own sanctuary just outside Puerto Vallarta. Come live the unforgettable experience of this fantastic tropical adventure as you relax in four alluring pools, enjoy 5 restaurants, or be pampered in a full-service spa.
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