Located 30 minutes south of Punta Mita. These two adjacent areas are very popular tourist spots in Mexico. Although it is quite Americanized with malls and restaurants there is a wonderful Marina with many, many boats to ooh and ahh at. There is really great shopping at the Marina center & has very relaxing scenery to enjoy a lunch or brunch, while watching the boats move in and out of their slips, of which there are 555 of them! There are also some activities that are not only fun, but informative about the nautical, ecological vegetation, and there is a bird estuary that offers boat rides thru the area. Nuevo Vallarta has canals Marina Vallarta is the most attractive and best planned marina in Mexico, although there is a new one in La Cruz that is not quite as big. Allot of big time deep sea, bill and Tuna fishing is.