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Nuevo Vallarta is quickly becoming one of the most alluring destinations in Mexico. While the area is lined with luxury accommodation options and world-class dining opportunities, there is a backcountry that has remained preserved amidst regional developments. Lush vegetation, untouched beaches, and the sustained culture of the Huichol Indians qualifies Nuevo Vallarta as more than just a trendy vacation destination. Visit the ruins of the Fort San Basilio, explore La Tavora Springs, and catch some waves off of Matanchen Bay. Not to say that we don’t want you to laze your vacation away, but it’d be a shame if you didn’t get out and meet the locals.
If you’re in to highflying adventures, add the windy season in Nuevo Vallarta to your bucket list. From January to June, kitesurfers crowd Banderas Bay and take advantage of the perfect Pacific breeze.
Riviera Nayarit is home to seven championship golf courses with the most scenic of views. Grand Velas can arrange for tee times at Marine Vallarta Golf Club, Vista Golf Club, El Tigre Golf Course, and the Flamingos Golf Club.
SCUBA diving enthusiasts rejoice. Nuevo Vallarta is notorious for its diverse scuba diving locations and incredible marine life sightings. Grand Velas offers daily scuba diving clinics for the entire family.
Indigenous goods and authentic souvenirs can be found all over the island. Vibrant representations of gods of sun and rain, hats adorned with feathers, and embroidered garments are brought to you by the Huichol and Cora Indians.
Isla Isabel is a paradise for bird enthusiasts. Hundreds of species of birds including the blue-footed booby, pelicans, sea doves, and more than 200 total species of wild and marine life coexist is this little oasis.
Kayaking is a common and relaxing way to navigate Banderas Bay. Glide past pristine beaches, explore coves inhabited by wildlife, and admire the azure waters. Grand Velas offers daily lessons and tours.
If your schedule doesn’t limit you to vacationing during the peak Spring Break season, April through June are optimal months to stay in Nuevo Vallarta. The temperatures are never too high and the restaurants and beaches will undoubtedly be less congested.
The Grand Velas resort is an ideal getaway for families, especially considering the resort’s famed Kids Club. Innovative activities and cultural programs are available for children ages 5 to 12, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Grand Velas on-site restaurant, Frida, is not to be missed. Dishes ranging from fresh seared tuna to duck breast marinated in regional honey has earned Frida Four Diamonds by AAA - the highest standard in fine dining.
Take advantage of all the services and amenities that Grand Velas offers. Unprecedented culinary options, resort activities and entertainment, a Kid’s and Teen’s Club, and advanced fitness equipment and programs just begin to skim the surface.
Located on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Nuevo Vallarta’s tropical and sub-humid climate is ideal. The average temperature is 77 degrees with fluctuations of only 4 to 6 degrees depending on the season. The rainy season consists of mild afternoon showers between June and November. Expect cooler evenings from December to May as that tends to be the dry season.
Google Maps satellite images are not always up-to-date, especially in non-U.S. destinations. Some Inspirato accommodations are located in developments built after images were last updated. Our pin placements represent our best location estimates, but actual locations may vary.