Area Activities

Area Activities

Nearby, opportunities for adventures abound, including swimming with dolphins, deep-sea fishing, jeep safaris, four wheeling tours, Two Jack Nicklaus signature golf courses nearby, horseback riding, and zip-lining through the jungle canopy of the Sierra Madres.

Whale-Watching - Diving/Snorkeling - Fishing, with renowned surf breaks.

The Activities

Each day will be filled with unique moments that will recharge your energy. Whether it's indoors or out, the list is almost endless. No matter what your age, energy or personality, the Nayarit Riviera, Puerto Vallarta and Los Veneros have something to offer.


The beaches of the Mexican Pacific are among the most beautiful and ideal for the daring and impassioned fans that ride the waves on their surfboards. If you, too, have the desire to challenge the surf, you can do so in some of the most popular locations in the area, including Boca de Tomates, Playa de Oro, and of course the beach in front of Los Veneros that has one of the best breaks of the bay.

Kitesuf & Windsurf

To feel the ocean water as you walk in the sand is both pleasing and relaxing, but to feel that water as you skim atop it at dizzying speeds, hooked to a giant airfoil... that's something different. Or, if you'd prefer another way of powering your ride with the wind, you could choose a sail and go windsurfing. The beautiful beaches of the Nayarit Riviera in front of Los Veneros provide the perfect conditions for practicing these adrenaline-charging sports.

Diving & Snorkeling

Certain environmental conditions are necessary for snorkeling and diving. And Banderas Bay has the perfect ecosystem for both, including a shallow clear coast, lukewarm waters and diverse marine vegetation. The most popular areas for practicing both sports are: Las Ánimas, Los Arcos, Quimixto, Punta de Mita, and the Marietas and El Morro islands. To dive or snorkel in Banderas Bay is to experience a fascinating underwater adventure where it's possible to see giant manta rays, turtles, dolphins and tropical fish.


In recent years, the world-class golf courses located amidst the exuberant tropical jungle framed by the Sierra Madre and the Pacific Ocean at Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita, have earned the special interest of golf lovers. Just a few minutes from Los Veneros, you will be able to select from diverse courses for play, including the noteworthy:

Vista Vallarta Jack Nicklaus

Course: 18 holes, par 72

Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Vista Vallarta Tom Weiskopf

Course: 18 holes, par 72

Designer: Tom Weiskopf

Paradise Village Golf Course "El Tigre"

Course: 18 holes, par 72

Designer: Robert Von Hagge

Flamingos Golf Course

Course: 18 holes, par 72

Designer: Percy J. Clifford

Marina Vallarta Golf Course

Course: 18 holes, par 71

Designer: Joe Finger

Mayan Resorts Golf Nuevo Vallarta

Course: 18 holes, par 71

Designer: Jim Lipe


The great diversity of fish indigenous to Banderas Bay have made Puerto Vallarta one of the most attractive destinations for sport fishermen. In addition to sailfish and marlin, Puerto Vallarta's fishing includes red snapper, roosterfish, sea bass, dorado, swordfish, tuna and other species. Banderas Bay also features important fishing tournaments from November to May. Among the most important is the Puerto Vallarta International Sailfish and Marlin Tournament that has taken place since 1956 and today attracts sport fishermen worldwide.


Puerta Vallarta's marina provides all of the services, facilities and assistance needed for departing and arriving cruise ships and for boating and yachting. Various local marinas also provide opportunities for boat trips and excursions for getting to know the many beautiful corners of the bay accessible only by boat. Only 5 minutes away from Los Veneros, at the Cruz de Huanacaxtle, is "Marina Riviera Nayarit", the new landmark on Banderas Bay that will have close to 369 slips that will give form to a world-class complex.


Settle into your seat, begin to paddle and get ready to know the most beautiful and least explored corners of Banderas Bay from the unique perspective that only kayaking can provide. The warm, crystalline waters of the bay are ideal for practicing this fascinating water sport that truly puts you in contact with nature.



Sailing on Banderas Bay is to have the opportunity to come into closer contact with nature as well as explore hidden beaches, sun yourself on deck, swim in crystalline waters and admire the sunset. Sailing along the coast of Puerta Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerías, and Punta de Mita is an experience that enriches the spirit. Only 5 minutes away from Los Veneros, at the Cruz de Huanacaxtle, is Marina Rivera Nayarit, the new landmark on Banderas Bay that will have close to 369 slips that will give form to a world-class complex.


To play a double match under blue skies at Punta de Mita, with the sea breeze refreshing your every movement is relaxing, competitive exercise - perfect for making new friends. At Los Veneros, lovers of this sport have professional courts at their disposal surrounded by lush gardens that offer a pleasing atmosphere for playing tennis.


If you prefer to escape the stress and pressure of everyday life, Los Veneros beach and Punta de Mita are the perfect location to rest and relax. As you lie on the soft sand, let the ocean waves lull you to sleep, or take the time to meditate in one of the exuberant and tranquil gardens.

Whale Watching

Every year, humpback whale migrate from the cold waters of Antarctica north to reproduce and raise their young in the warm waters of the Pacific. From the end of fall to the beginning of spring, hundreds of these wonderful creatures populate Banderas Bay. Observing them off the Mexican coast is a spectacular event worth taking advantage of.