- About Vallarta
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Wonderful Bay Cruises of Bahia Banderas, the third largest bay in the world. It has a coastline of about 100K (62 miles). Puerto Vallarta is located at the middle of that coastline in the State of Jalisco, just north of the PVR airport the State of Nayarit starts and covers the northern part of the bay.
South of Puerto Vallarta the mountains come right down to the beach and at Boca de Tomatlan, the coast road #200 has to turn inland. This leaves several villages and beaches cut off from road access and are only accessible by boat. There’s a regular Water Taxi Service for this to Yelapa and Las Animas. You can also go on a Private Bay Cruise out of Boca de Tomatlan.
The tours listed below go to these remote beaches and also to the Marietas Islands at the mouth of the bay. If you prefer a classic sailboat to explore the bay, see further down the page.