Vallarta-Nayarit is Mexico's Pacific paradise with endless choices and incredible value. This region is one of Mexico´s most popular tourist destinations because of its great climate and incredible diversity. Transat offer all-inclusive packages with frequent direct flights to Puerto Vallarta airport from both Toronto and Montreal, plus a range of accommodation and excursions to allow you to make the most of this exciting destination.
Vallarta-Nayarit stretches over 300 kms along pristine Pacific coast, framed by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains and just ten minutes north of accessible Puerto Vallarta International Airport. It comprises the lively city of Puerto Vallarta, known for its historic downtown, and Riviera Nayarit, located further up the coast and known for relaxation, spas and golf
The tourist region extends from Puerto Vallarta along the entire coast of the Mexican state of Nayarit. It includes the resorts of Puerto Vallarta’s South, its historic colonial center, marina and hotel zone. Beyond the city is Nuevo Vallarta, the historic colonial town of San Blas, exclusive Punta Mita, picturesque fishing villages, long stretches of serene beaches and spectacular Banderas Bay.
Famous for its glorious beaches you can also discover the area's treasures at very affordable prices. The region attracts vacationers of all tastes and budgets with its wide range of accommodation that includes both chic luxury resorts and smaller eco-tourism boutique hotels.
This beautiful Mexican destination is a great choice for a destination wedding. It provides spectacular beaches, superb cuisine and romantic resorts that are also experienced in the myriad details of organizing a wedding. In addition to beautiful wedding locations, there is a wide choice of activities for wedding guests and honeymooners in Vallarta-Nayarit.
There is boundless diversity and a range of unique experiences in Vallarta-Nayarit - so many that it is impossible to describe them all. You really have to live it to believe it! Transat have 17 excursions to choose from – with everything from whale watching, sunset cruises and dolphin swims to zip lining and ATV tours.
There are currently six major golf courses in Vallarta-Nayarit, developed by high profile names such as Jack Nicklaus, Percy Clifford, Robert Von Hagge and Greg Norman. The area also offers many luxury spas. Boutiques found throughout the coast of Nayarit offer crafts and popular souvenirs, fine jewelry and designer clothing from all over the world.
From charming beachfront restaurants in tiny fishing villages offering authentic Mexican seaside cuisine, to elegantly sophisticated gourmet restaurants with international chefs - the dining experience in Vallarta-Nayarit is a unique fusion of tradition, contemporary innovation and local products.
The main nightlife scene along the coast of Riviera Nayarit is focused on quaint and eclectic bars, pubs and cantinas as well as in the Resorts. Travelers looking to party all night long will surely have a blast in Puerto Vallarta - famous for its high energy nightlife party scene at the Malecón/board walk or in the historic downtown of Puerto Vallarta.
There is a wide selection of adventure-based tours and excursions with things to do for people of all ages. The area is well known for its excellent snorkeling and scuba diving and the area has Dive Centres that offer professional diving instructors and scuba lessons for every level of PADI Certification.
Nature lovers will find many things to interest them in Vallarta-Nayarit. During the summer and fall months, travelers can visit Grupo Ecológico de la Costa Verde's marine turtle nursery, located in the San Francisco area of Vallarta-Nayarit. Turtle hatchlings are released just after sundown, and each Wednesday evening during the nesting season.
La Tovara National Park and mangrove eco-region in San Blas is a paradise for bird enthusiasts with a concentration of migratory birds and over 250 species altogether. The Crocodile Reserve in El Manantial of La Camelota allows visitors to see baby crocodiles and huge full-grown crocodiles.
Hundreds of Humpbacked whales visit Banderas Bay each year from November through April. Visitors can see these majestic giants who raise their calves in the protected waters of Banderas Bay and the Pacific coastline of Vallarta-Nayarit. Friendly wild dolphins inhabit these waters year-round and the ocean is also home to a plethora of majestic giant manta rays, sea turtles and exotic tropical fish.
In addition, Vallarta-Nayarit offers both authentic cultural heritage and a dynamic contemporary art scene. Mexican handicraft artisans and many contemporary Mexican and international artists are drawn to the area. Visitors can find their artwork in galleries, boutiques and open air markets.
The Huichol Indians of Vallarta-Nayarit are an indigenous ethnic group living high in the Sierra Madre Mountains who escaped both conquest by the Spaniards and being changed by Mexican culture. They are one of the last tribes of people in North America who still live as they did in pre-Colombian times, still maintaining their same rituals and beliefs.
Transat offer around 42 hotels as part of their all-inclusive packages. This provides a huge range of choice and ensures there are, for example, resorts suitable for families, single travelers, vacationers seeking an adults only escape and everything from budget conscious accommodation to high end luxury. To help you choose the right hotel for you, Transat has created “Collections” which group like hotels into categories such as family friendly or adults only.
With Transat you get a complete vacation package that starts at the airport with your flight on the award winning airline Air Transat. And the tone of your flight matches your needs as a traveler. Families enjoy touches like free seat selection for kids, kids meals, pre-boarding and a Limo! Stroller service to the baggage claim to pick up your checked stroller and baggage. As part of your Luxury Collection vacation you are automatically upgraded to Option Plus service on the plane, bringing you included seat selection, extra baggage allowance, priority check-in, inflight perks such as wine and snacks and so much more!
Here are some examples of resorts on offer in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit in the Transat brochures. For more information check out www.transat.com and consult with your local Travel Agent.