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A Puerto Vallarta Resort on the Riviera Nayarit Coast

Nestled on the northern edge of Banderas Bay, Grand Velas enjoys the tranquility of Riviera Nayarit's beautiful waterways, beaches and coastal ambiance. Our breathtaking Nuevo Vallarta resort is surrounded by pristine sand beaches, championship golf courses, the deep blue Mexican Pacific and majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Just 15 minutes to Marina Vallarta, 25 minutes to historic downtown Puerto Vallarta and El Malecón, and 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, our luxury resort is in the perfect location.

Downtown Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Downtown Puerto Vallarta is a colorful destination with restaurants, bars, cafés, shops, art galleries, and markets. Savor radiant sunsets over the azure waters of the bay on El Malecón, an oceanfront boardwalk and one of the most beautiful miles on Earth. See famous landmarks, such as the Virgin of Guadalupe Church and Los Arcos Amphitheater, with evening performances. Walk to Plaza Principal to enjoy concerts and an open-air market with local artists and native foods.

Riviera Nayarit Beach Resort

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Beach Resort
Our Riviera Nayarit resort edges miles of spectacular coastline and gorgeous beaches for swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, surfing, and sea fishing on Banderas Bay. Enjoy outdoor adventures like hiking, biking, parachuting, horseback riding, whale watching, canopy tours, sunset cruises, mountain plane rides and even have the chance to swim with dolphins.

Puerto Vallarta Golf Getaways

Play on Puerto Vallarta's spectacular golf courses, including Vista Vallarta Golf Club, Marina Vallarta Golf Club, El Tigre Golf Club, Flamingos Golf Club, Four Seasons Golf Club, and Mayan Palace Country Club. Tee off into palm-lined fairways and tropical bay breezes.

Riviera Nayarit Attractions

  • Nuevo Vallarta Beaches - At Grand Velas
  • Vallarta Adventure Tours
  • Boat Tours to Yelapa, Caletas, Marietas & Majahuitas Islands
  • Helicopter Tours to Huichol Villages in Mountains
  • Pirate Ship Tours
  • Canopy Tour
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Vallarta Gallerias Shopping Mall - 15 minutes away
  • Bucerias Art Walk - 15 minutes away
  • Marina Vallarta - 15 minutes away
  • Downtown Puerto Vallarta - 30 minutes away
  • El Malecón Boardwalk- 30 minutes away
  • Mismaloya (Town with Hiking Trails & Waterfalls) - 50 minutes away
  • San Pancho Polo Field - 30 minutes away
  • Sayulita Surfing - 30 minutes away

Golf Courses

  • El Tigre Golf Course - 5 minutes away
  • Marina Vallarta Golf Courses - 15 minutes away
  • Vista Vallarta Golf Club - 20 minutes away
  • Flamingos Golf Club - 20 minutes away

Festivals & Events

  • Art & Wine Festival
  • International Fishing Tournament
  • International Festival Gourmet Puerto Vallarta
  • Wellness Week
  • PGA Golf Tournament
  • MEXORC International Sailing Tournament
  • Chocolate Festival


  • Puerto Vallarta International Airport - 15 minutes away
  • Puerto Vallarta Bus Terminal - 15 minutes away
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