The Puerto Vallarta Marina is an area filled with luxury boats and yachts, restaurants and bars, shops and even a top-notch golf course. The Puerto Vallarta Marina has undergone quite a transition in the last 5 years, with many new restaurants and bars establishing the area as a hot spot for visitors and locals alike. During the high season, there is a large farmer’s market that is set up every Thursday from 6 pm where you can find everything from unique jewelry to baked goods to designer clothing. Let’s discuss some of the top things to do at the Puerto Vallarta Marina.
Something For Everything Taste
If you’re hungry, look no further than the Puerto Vallarta marina. If you are in the mood for a steak, try Sonora Prime Grill for delicious cuts and refreshing cocktails. If you want Chinese, the newly established P Chan has a simple yet fulfilling menu of Chinese favorites like spring lettuce chicken wraps and Mongolian beef. If you are craving Mexican, try Victor’s Tacuba Cafe which recently moved locations from the end of the marina to a more central location. The serving sizes are generous and priced well, it is often full. The complimentary tequila shots and banana Kahlua dessert drink make it a popular choice. Almacen Gourmet is another place to try… beautifully hip decor and a tasty menu including oven baked pizza and tuna sashimi salads will please your palate. If you are in the mood for Italian, make sure to book a reservation ahead of time at La Terraza di Roma which is the only restaurant that has seating directly above the water. A wide array of pasta, pizzas and main dish items are available and don’t miss the delicious arancini rice balls to start. Provecho!
World Class Golf Course
If you are in the mood for golf, Vista Vallarta’s Jack Nicklaus Golf Course is a Signature Design by Jack Nicklaus. Golfers enjoy playing golf as they take in amazing views of the Bay and Marina Vallarta. The par-72 course is beautifully landscaped with ficus trees, natural creeks, and palm forests. What better way to get in some exercise and enjoy Puerto Vallarta’s beautiful weather than to book your tee time.
Bars and Nightlife
Marina Vallarta is a great spot if you’re looking for some after hours fun. Starting with happy hour specials at various restaurants and bars, the close proximity of such a wide variety of nightlife options makes it an excellent choice for bar hopping with your friends. La Condesa is a cozy spot that plays great music and has daily drink specials. If you want a late night bite, they have an extensive and tasty bar food menu that is very well priced. If you want a quieter evening, check out the El Faro lighthouse. You can walk the stairs or take a small elevator to the top where you can enjoy a drink at the El Faro Bar while you take in the fantastic views of the Marina and the Sierra Madre mountains. They often have live music at night which can be heard and enjoyed throughout the marina.
Whether you are in the mood to play or indulge, the Puerto Vallarta Marina has something for everyone. Make sure to pay a visit next time you are in town!