Here is concentrated the main movement, prostrate among the hills and steep sea. Colorful cottages with red tile roofs on downtown streets are now clever galleries, boutiques and crafts, also is the Malecon, where are located the most lively bars and nightclubs. In the modern “Plaza de Las Armas” is located the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe with his signature crown, and the modern City Hall, which is located the tourist office.
From mid-December to the end of March, Banderas Bay offers some of the world's most spectacular whale watching opportunities anywhere. And as Vallarta Adventures is the only tour company in the Banderas Bay area with a spotter plane, we can get you closer than you ever thought possible to witness these awesome creatures in action.
There is a vast array of marine life living in the Mexican Pacific and on the shores of Banderas Bay. On our trip to the Marietas Islands, everyone anxiously awaits the spotting of whales and dolphins but the ocean is also home to a plethora of majestic giant manta rays, sea turtles and exotic tropical fish. This eco tour also plays host to many indigenous feathered friends like the blue footed boobies and red-billed tropicbirds and, sadly, some of the world's last remaining Green Macaws.