This tourist enclave, just ten minutes from the international airport of Puerto Vallarta, holds numerous attractions for the visitor. It contains 555 slips with full facilities, that can be leased on a long or short term basis, and a range of fivestar hotels, golf course, restaurants with superb views and nightclubs along the romantic Paseo de la Marina.
Marina Vallarta is Mexico's most sophisticated marina and one of the most popular in the country. The 445 acre site not only includes Mexico's largest marina with slips for 500 boats, but also has one and 1/2 miles of beachfront, an excellent 18 hole golf course, and a wide variety of residential accommodations - including hotels, condominiums and homes. The depth and shelter offered by the calm Bay of Banderas is one of the reasons that Vallarta's Marina is popular with boaters from all over the world. Numerous first-class and gold star hotels surround the marina complex.
There is feeling of sophistication and elegance in Marina Vallarta with its sidewalk cafes, wide boardwalk and cobblestoned streets. And beautiful yachts and sailboats, most from California and Canada, provide an ever-changing, but always scenic, view as you stroll along the Malecón. The rigging on the sail boats gently bobbing in the salt water creates music in the very cosmopolitan air surrounding Marina Vallarta.
Be sure to visit El Faro, the Marina Lighthouse, which
offers spectacular panoramic views of not only the marina, but the
whole bay. The marina is also the place to sign up for fishing and
Source: Tips Aeroméxico # 4 Jalisco / summer 1997