Neighboring Destinations

Neighboring Destinations

Mexico's Riviera Nayarit is a diverse region, dotted with quaint seaside villages, such as nearby Sayulita, as well as vibrant Puerto Vallarta with its enduring charms-as well as shopping, galleries, abundant dining options and sizzling nightlife.

At Los Veneros Villa Blanca Resort, everything begins with Banderas Bay, the largest natural bay in Mexico and the seventh largest in the world. Both the states of Nayarit and Jalisco border the Pacific Ocean at Banderas Bay, making it home to one of the most important destinations in all of Mexico: Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit. The surprising scenery of her coast and the rich variety of marine fauna in her waters have earned the bay recognition from UNESCO as one of the most beautiful in the world. Nestled at the edge of the Pacific, the entrance to Banderas Bay is marked by the imposing presence of the Marietas Islands. This group of three small islands makes up a federally protected nature reserve that is home to diverse species of birds, hunchback whales, dolphins, turtles and tropical fish. All along its coast, Banderas Bay is endowed with exceptional places that today are concentrated in three regions worth getting to know: Puerto Vallarta, the Costa Sur and the Costa Norte.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a multi-colored mosaic of extraordinary climate, spectacular beaches bordered by mountains, exuberant vegetation, a variety of stores, restaurants, bars, walkways, festivals and the magic of an unmatched native Mexican population rich in fascinating traditions and customs.

Every world-class destination has its own list of must-see items, and Puerta Vallarta is no exception. This destination, growing in popularity, offers visitors a variety of places capable of satisfying all tastes and interests.

Marina Vallarta

Without a doubt, the Marina hosts the best hotels, the most chic restaurants and the most exclusive stores in Puerto Vallarta. Boating lovers should not miss the Marina. With its capacity for more than 400 yachts, it provides docking capabilities worthy of admiration as you walk down its principal street or enjoy a delicious drink on the terrace of one of its more than 60 restaurants.

El Malecón (Boardwalk)

Located in Puerta Vallarta's central zone, the famous Malecón (Boardwalk) is a fun place that captures the essence of the city and the vitality of its warm people. The sculptures of famous local and foreign artists guide you along and enliven a revitalizing walk along the ocean's edge. Take time to visit the picturesque galleries, browse the storefronts and enjoy the stupendous and internationally recognized local cuisine. And when night falls in Puerto Vallarta, check out the clubs and bars that open their doors to lovers of nightlife in search of fun and diversion.

Zona Romántica
Zona Romántica—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

In the Zona Romántica, also known as ‘Old Vallarta’ the essence of the city's traditional Mexican population fills the air. As you walk along its stone-paved streets, let your gaze settle upon the white adobe walls, the tiled gabled roofs, and the balconies with steel railings covered in bougainvillea of all colors. To complete your tour of Puerto Vallarta, don't forget to visit its picturesque arts and crafts markets and enjoy a cool drink at one of its sidewalk cafes.

Southern Coast

The Southern Coast of the bay is distinguished by tranquil waters, abundant vegetation and beautiful beaches framed by the Sierra Madre. In this region can be found the small towns of Mismaloya and Boca de Tomatlán, along with hidden beaches far from the hustle and bustle, such as Yelapa, Las Ánimas, Quimixto and the spectacular Los Arcos maritime reserve.

Mismaloya—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

With its peaceful coastal waters, thick vegetation and rustic beach, Mismaloya is far from the hustle and bustle of Puerta Vallarta's central zone. Mismaloya has a unique view of the maritime reserve known as "Los Arcos" and the Sierra Madre, and was made famous by such films as The Night of the Iguana in the 1960s, and Predator in the 1980s among other great Hollywood productions.

Los Arcos
Los Arcos—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

Approaching these majestic rock formations that appear to float on the bay is a complete experience. Inside, a naturally formed tunnel 82 feet high is the perfect invitation for diving and snorkeling.

Las Ánimas
Las Ánimas—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

Las Ánimas is a beautiful beach with clear waters accessible only by boat where you will find restaurants with typical cuisine offering delicious food and refreshing drinks. Some of the restaurants have their own beach clubs. Las Ánimas, too, offers opportunities for diverse kinds of excursions and aquatic activities.

Northern Coast

The bay's northern coast offers the best of both worlds. From world-class golf courses to exclusive developments and resorts, there are typical small towns and abandoned beaches. The north coast is home to Los Veneros and is made up of the Nuevo Vallarta, Bucerías, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta Mita zones.

Nuevo Vallarta
Nuevo Vallarta—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

A modern tourist complex with three miles of beach and soft surf, here you can find navigable canals for small boats and yachts with medium draught. This is also an exclusive residential zone that includes golf courses and a commercial center.

Bucer—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

A pretty town with typical stone-paved streets and a wide, extensive beach. Perfect for walking, admiring the scenery or horse riding. Honoring its name ‘land of divers’Bucerias is ideal for diving and all physical activity and here you can also enjoy delicious food at its scenic restaurants facing the sea.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
La Cruz—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

A rustic and charming town filled with peace and tranquility that one day will be home to one of the largest marinas on the Pacific Ocean with 1.2 miles of seaside walkways, an open-air theater and of course, a yacht club.

Punta de Mita

Punta de Mita—Los Veneros Luxury Condo Rentals

This dramatically enthralling peninsula owns absolutely exquisite beaches and breathtaking sweeping views of both the Banderas Bay and open water. This privileged land is home to world-class golf courses and luxurious developments like Los Veneros.



A small town and fishing port with a small cove lined by beaches. Sayulita is a favorite beach for surfers and an excellent alternative for those that like to camp with an area specifically reserved for that purpose.