AYes. Located in beautiful Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is only a 25-minute drive from downtown Puerto Vallarta and El Malecón, where you'll find lively markets, restaurants, bars, shopping, and the city's natural and cultural landmarks. The resort offers VIP shuttle service for an additional fee and the concierge can arrange a taxi, private van, or rental car so it's easy to explore.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is located in Nuevo Vallarta, only 25 minutes from Downtown Puerto Vallarta. A resort community on Mexico's Pacific coast, Nuevo Vallarta is just north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay. Nuevo Vallarta is a breathtaking destination loved for championship golf courses, 3,000 slip marina, and 5 miles of white sandy beach.
Just off the coast, the Marieta Islands is a biodiverse sanctuary for dolphins, turtles and humpback whales, and an amazing place for scuba diving and snorkeling. Northwest is the village of Sayulita, known for its surfing culture. Allow our resort concierge to arrange for a taxi ride to Puerto Vallarta, or rent a car and spend the day exploring this beautiful coastline.
In general, there are two main seasons in Riviera Nayarit. The rainy season runs from May through mid-October. The dry season runs from mid-October through April. During the rainy season, guests can expect frequent heavy rain showers on most days, with showers typically in the late afternoon and lasting only a few hours. If you are visiting during the summer, afternoon showers cool down this 200-mile Pacific coastline, giving travelers a break from average temperatures in the 90's.
The best time of year to visit Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit is between April and June when the weather is pleasant. During these months, the rain is scarce and there are fewer tourists and crowds. If you're interested in whale watching trips, the best time to see these amazing creatures is from January to March.
AGrand Velas Riviera Nayarit offers a diversity of activities at the resort and a concierge to help you book Puerto Vallarta tours and adventures. You can book local excursions through our Activities Desk, including scuba diving and snorkeling tours, whale watching adventures, golf outings, bay cruises, boat trips to remote beaches and coves, and sightseeing tours to mountain villages.We also offer complimentary kayak, snorkel and boogie board rentals so you can explore the beautiful bay right from our beach.