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Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit

Come and Visit Bahía de Banderas in Nayarit

Bahía de Banderas is the municipality with the highest economic growth and development in Nayarit, as well as the ultimate tourist destination in the region.

In addition to its paradisiacal beaches, you can find accommodations of all kinds, including all-inclusive resorts, favorites among families.

Noteworthy are the offerings of luxury and super-luxury hotels, which are visited by national and foreign celebrities.

Being a municipality adjacent to Puerto Vallarta, it offers a wide range of services and experiences just a few minutes away: sun and sea tourism, nightlife, gourmet restaurants, and food chains from around the world, cinemas, bars, and golf courses.

On Federal Highway 200, the main communication route within the municipality, you can find picturesque villages that showcase the more traditional side of Bahía de Banderas, such as Lo de Marcos, San Francisco, San Ignacio, Sayulita, and Bucerías, each with their own patronal festivals throughout the year.

Points of Interest

Distance from Tepic
154 km
165 meters above sea level
Ideal if you enjoy
Beaches, Gastronomy, Adventure

How to Get to Bahía de Banderas

Arriving at Bahía de Banderas can be done through the Puerto Vallarta International Airport, which is located 20 minutes from the hotel zone by car.

You can also reach it by road from Tepic or Guadalajara, with travel times ranging from 3 to 5 hours, depending on traffic.

Main Attractions

Its Beaches: Along the bay, you will find beautiful turquoise beaches, some almost deserted, and others that can only be accessed by boat or after a half-hour jungle walk. This is undoubtedly the ideal experience for hiking and exploration enthusiasts.
Punta Mita offers, in addition to its beaches, a vast gastronomic offering in the area’s restaurants and hotels, with fresh seafood and the best seafood cuisine from Nayarit.
Bucerías: It’s the best option to experience the daily life of the municipality and visit local businesses, where the sale of handicrafts and clothing predominates.
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle is located between Bucerías and Punta Mita, offering the perfect balance between exclusivity and everyday life. It has dozens of local restaurants, a marina, and a Sunday market where you can enjoy local products.
Sayulita: A beautiful fishing village turned into a Magical Town, a destination for international tourists who like to settle in the area for a few months a year. It has art galleries, restaurants, bars, and a beautiful beach. It has a relaxed atmosphere where artists of all kinds find the perfect inspiration.
Islas Marietas: These are a beautiful archipelago consisting of two islands, the most famous of which has a crater in the center that forms the famous “Playa del Amor,” visited daily by hundreds of tourists. It is also a beautiful sanctuary for seabirds such as boobies, pelicans, and golden-billed gulls.
Regarding its natural beauty, the most unique spectacle that Bahía de Banderas offers is the annual visit of humpback whales that come from the Arctic to give birth and stay here between December and March, playing with their calves. However, it’s equally exciting to see dolphins and sea turtles that arrive in the summer and depart in the fall.

Main Attractions

  • Nuevo Vallarta Beaches
  • Punta de Mita
  • Bucerías
  • Estiladeras
  • Flamingos Nayarita
  • Corral del Risco
  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Jarretaderas
  • El Anclote
  • Islas Marietas

Climate in Bahía de Banderas

Bahía de Banderas has a tropical savanna climate. It’s hot every month, both in the dry and wet seasons. The average annual temperature in Bahía de Banderas is 28°C, and the average annual precipitation is 605 mm. It doesn’t rain for 196 days a year, the average humidity is 73%, and the UV index is 6.

Accommodation in Bahía de Banderas

The hotel offer is extensive, from hostel-type hotels in the towns of the municipality, such as La Cruz de Huanacaxtle or Sayulita, to luxury hotels in Punta de Mita, Huanacaxtle, Litibú, etc. The entire bay is full of beautiful venues, condos, and spectacular beaches. Visitors can choose from cozy boutique hotels to comfortable resorts.