W ith a pleasant tropical year-round climate, beautiful beaches and captivating views of lush greenery and mountains, Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit in Pacific Mexico offer ample opportunities for adventure and discovery, from world-class golfing and discovering the landscape on horseback or zipline to exciting performances like a popular pirate show that takes place on a real pirate galleon. The best part is that Sunwing makes it easy to head to this tropical oasis with regular flights from 11 gateways across Canada. Travellers can experience all these destinations have to offer with an array of Sunwing Experiences led by local destination experts.

Beautiful nature with city charm

Situated at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, Puerto Vallarta is one of Mexico’s most exciting coastal destinations and offers some of the best views of the Bay of Banderas. Divided by River Cuale, the south end offers picturesque beaches with romantic views of the horizon, while the north side is home to a range of cosmopolitan resorts, a marina, an array of dining opportunities and entertainment. For those who love to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature, Riviera Nayarit offers miles of stunning Pacific coastline and ecological reserves to explore. Vast areas of jungle remain untouched, providing a well-protected home to many impressive species such as jaguars.

Experience thrills in Puerto Vallarta

Travellers looking to get their adrenaline rush will have no shortage of options in Puerto Vallarta, and they can take advantage of various zipline experiences to see incredible views of areas including the Higuera Blanca mountains and Punta Mita. Those who prefer to keep their feet closer to the ground can zoom across the landscape on an ATV to visit charming villages, pass through old streets by River Cuale and possibly see some wildlife that in the area around the Sierra Madre Mountains. Vacationers can also experience lots of exciting eco-adventures such as a hike through the forest along River Cuale that will cross over two bridges and ends with a rappel down a 27m cliff.

Enjoy leisure and relaxation in Riviera Nayarit

For travellers who enjoy experiencing their destination at a slower pace, Riviera Nayarit is a great choice. Avid golfers can tee-off at various world-class courses including El Tigre Golf Course, a popular 18-hole Championship course designed by Von Haggen Group that incorporates special features like 5 to 6 tees per hole, extra wide fairways, “beach” bunkers and several lakes. Vacationers can also explore the southern side of Banderas Bay on a sailing adventure that will take them to the native fishing village of Yelapa for some snorkelling, and food and music on the beach.

For those who love animals, December to March is migrating season, when travellers can go whale watching to spot for gray, humpback and even blue whales. June to November is when turtle lay their eggs on the beaches and there are numerous conservation projects that allow visitors to get involved and watch the hatchlings make their journey to the ocean for the first time.

Sunwing makes planning any visit to Puerto Vallarta-Riviera Nayarit simple, arranging airport transfers and handpicked experiences to suit every traveller preference.

 

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