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Bay of Banderas, Puerto Vallarta
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Lounge on the beaches of Bay of Banderas on Mexico's Pacific coast. Surrounded by tall mountains, the bay is known for being a humpback whale breeding ground, as the whales make the annual pilgrimage here to mate and give birth. Explore the bay's pristine beaches, go swimming or snorkeling, or visit the bay’s largest port city. Take a boat tour to discover the bay's isolated beaches; if you're lucky, you may spot dolphins, stingrays, turtles, and whales. Using our international travel planner, Puerto Vallarta attractions like Bay of Banderas can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It was cold! The sea was rough. Walked down to the Main Pier 3x each day. It is an extremely tranquil place. The Best for the :-) ♡ Shelleen strength. 
  • The bay of Banderas is beautiful. The beaches are golden sand covered in people trying to sell you souvenirs. If your a surfer after big waves not typically going to find them here. They are adequate ...  more »
  • Very beautiful area with one of the deepest bays on earth....3000 feet deep in some areas. this is why the humpbacks love this area