-  Fresh catch is the specialty at The Blue Shrimp, a Puerto Vallarta classic with a newer location along the scenic and tranquil lagoon in Nuevo Vallarta. Not only does it offer shrimp prepared 30 different ways, the restaurant also serves fresh lobster, fish and oysters delivered everyday by local fisherman, as well as authentic Mexican specialties. OR HERE - A local favorite specializing in “mercadito-style” seafood, El Barracuda is surrounded by lush vegetation, steps from the Nuevo Vallarta Marina. Ceviche, seafood tacos and surf and turf combinations are served alongside fresh, locally grown produce in a casual, laid back atmosphere with stellar service. OR HERE - If you’d like a break from Mexican cuisine, La Dolce Vita is a popular Italian restaurant on the Nuevo Vallarta culinary scene. The diverse menu features fresh, authentic pastas, seafood dishes and gourmet pizzas served inside or on the outdoor patio under a leafy tree canopy.

SIP HERE - You can’t experience Mexico without a taste of Mezcal. El Alquimista Cocktail Room is the creation of Israel Diaz, the mixology ambassador of Riviera Nayarit. The chic hotspot offers a wide variety of mezcal and cocktails, blended with fruits, herbs, essences and even grasshoppers if you’re feeling adventurous! OR HERE - Another local favorite is La Negra, which boasts a relaxed casual atmosphere, situated under a tree canopy in the oldest house in its Bucerías neighborhood. La Negra serves an array of mezcal and raicilla, as well as experimental cocktails and craft beers and features live music on the adult-only rooftop terrace.  

SEEK ADVENTURE HERE - Nuevo Vallarta offers an incredible array of experiences for adventure enthusiasts, taking guests from the pristine ocean waters to the region’s lush jungles. Vallarta Adventures has been creating unique experiences for more than two decades, offering everything from yacht tours to jungle zipline adventures, ATV excursions to scuba diving.

TEE OFF HERE - Four championship golf courses in Nuevo Vallarta include the famed, Jack Nicklaus-designed The Nayar Course at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, lush jungle and the Sierra Madre Mountains, the 70 par course features seven lakes, 49 strategically placed bunkers and ocean crosswinds that challenge novice and advanced players alike. Also at Vidanta is The Norman Signature Course, which winds along the Ameca River, providing mountain views from every hole.

BEACH IT HERE - Nuevo Vallarta features a three-mile stretch of long, sandy beach, nestled along the picturesque Banderas Bay. Perfect for swimming and boogie boarding, the golden beach captures far-reaching mountain views and incredible sunsets, with palm trees providing ample shade along the way.

LIVE HERE - Condo Isla Palmares D-305, listed by Alejandro Aldrete and Alejandra Wulff, is a spacious condominium located on the fifth fairway of El Tigre Golf Course and within moments of Nuevo Vallarta’s best shopping, dining and beachfront. Boasting three bedrooms, three baths and modern Mexican architecture, the home captures fantastic lake and fairway views, while offering a range of lifestyle amenities.  

RENT HERE - A stunning private residences situated on the Nuevo Vallarta oceanfront, Casa Areka features nine bedrooms, ten baths, thoughtful contemporary interiors and fantastic ocean views from nearly every room. Amenities include an infinity-edged pool, tennis court, dining palapa with 14-person table, media room and oceanfront lounge. A spectacular retreat on the picturesque Banderas Bay, Casa Areka is offered at $9,000 per night.