Destination guide

If you like pina coladas and layin' low in the sand

You're in good hands in the bustling beach town of Nuevo Vallarta. This resort on the Pacific coast in the Mexican state of Nayarit was especially built for travelers, so there's always something to do. It's known for its lush, expansive golf courses, large marina, and muy largo playas with endless white sands and warm waters. It's also the perfect place for just kicking back with a pina colada at a beachfront bar. Nuevo Vallarta vacation rentals are just north of Puerto Vallarta, also a perfecto place to swim, dance, and relax.

Things to do

You can't toss a tamale without hitting something fun to do

Because Nuevo Vallarta was built just for travelers who would like to explore Mexico's magnificent coast, you're likely to find something that hits the right spot wherever you are in the area. Par ejemplo, you can visit the carnivorous plant room in the Puerto Vallarta Botanical Gardens. And while you're in Puerto, get a culture dose on an Art Walk through Old Town. You'll probably get an alcohol dose too— because hey, when in Mexico, right? Look but don't touch the crocs at El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary, and you and the kids can make a splash at the awesome water park Aquaventuras.


El agua del Pacific Ocean is perfecta in Nuevo Vallarta

If you have a golfer or 2 in your crew, there are several golf courses where they can tee off. Here for the beach and the ocean? With all of this white sand and perfect Pacific Ocean water, you can do just about anything your heart desires, whether it's snorkeling, diving, boating, kitesurfing, or whale watching. Wave riders can head up the coast for a gnarly surf break. Inland, you can visit the local markets and bars, delight in some Nayarit cuisine like ceviche and shrimp tamales, or take an exhilarating zipline ride through the jungle.


Looking for some hot stuff? Nuevo brings the heat

It'd be a challenge to find a more perfect year-round climate for a beach vacation. The water at its coldest is in the upper 70s, which makes it perfect for swimming. It shoots up to the 80s in summer, basically the same temp as the air. In fact, air temperatures hold steadily in the 80s for the entire year, with highs in the 90s and lows in the 70s. With this weather, it's no surprise many people book Nuevo Vallarta vacation rentals for the winter holidays. Summer's a little less crowded, especially in August and September.

Natural features

Iguanas are to Nuevo what pigeons are to NYC—everywhere

Hello, Pacific Ocean! You'll get a good glimpse of the ocean from most Nuevo Vallarta vacation rentals on this hilly coast. Nuevo's nestled in the middle of the Bay of Banderas, bordered by the Anneca River to the south and Punta de Mita peninsula to the north. Farther inland, there are lush jungles, sparkling waterfalls, and scenic tree canopies that are teeming with cool animals, birds, and insects. Dolphins, humpbacks, and turtles frequent the bay; you might also spot Caguama turtles laying eggs in the winter. And even if you don't see any of those, you'll definitely spy plenty of iguanas.

How to get there

How to get to and around Nuevo Vallarta

The nearest airport is in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (PVR-Licenciado Gustavo Diaz Ordaz Intl.), located 3.2 mi (5.1 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Nuevo Vallarta?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,210 vacation rentals near Nuevo Vallarta. From 2,963 Condos/Apartments to 643 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Nuevo Vallarta are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Nuevo Vallarta?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Nuevo Vallarta:

  • Grand Mayan: 484 vacation rentals
  • Flamingos: 744 vacation rentals
  • Flamingo: 200 vacation rentals
  • Hotel Zone: 672 vacation rentals
  • South Shore Hotel Area: 2,029 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Nuevo Vallarta?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Nuevo Vallarta. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Nayar Vidanta Golf: 4,926 vacation rentals
  • Vallarta Adventures: 4,740 vacation rentals
  • El Tigre Golf Club: 6,263 vacation rentals
  • Mayan Palace Nuevo Vallarta Golf Course: 6,326 vacation rentals
  • Flamingos Golf Club: 6,248 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Nuevo Vallarta listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Nuevo Vallarta?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 2,963 Condos/Apartments in Nuevo Vallarta. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Nuevo Vallarta include:

  • Houses: 643 rentals available
  • Villas: 608 rentals available
  • Resorts: 561 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Nuevo Vallarta?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 4,046 vacation rentals with pool available in Nuevo Vallarta. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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