Central Pacific Coast – what to see and do

Adventure and relaxation on the beautiful Pacific Coast
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Costa Careyes

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Puerto Vallarta

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San Sebastian del Oeste

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Puerto Vallarta

Mexico’s Central Pacific Coast includes major resorts such as Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, plus miles of unspoiled coastline dotted with fishing towns, surfing villages and remote hideaways.


There’s plenty to see and do, both on the coast or inland:


  • Golf – There are some spectacular courses in this region, including the Jack Nicklaus course at the Four Seasons Punta Mita (the optional 19th hole is on a natural island) and the breathtakingly scenic course at the Tamarindo near Manzanillo.
  • Fishing – Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo are excellent destinations for sports fishermen. Some of the best sailfish fishing in the world is said to be found around Manzanillo, with November to March being the best season for sailfish. Dorado, marlin and other fish can be caught year-round.
  • Snorkeling and diving – The deep blue waters off the Pacific coast offer some excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities. The most popular location for diving is Puerto Vallarta, where many dive schools operate from the marina or downtown areas. Snorkeling tours depart from the town daily and take in some of the scenic bays where you can observe the abundant marine life.
  • Exclusive hideways  – Hollywood stars and business tycoons (we can’t mention any names!) escape the limelight by visiting some of this regions exclusive hideaway hotels. Join the jet set at our favorites of these secluded resorts. You’ll experience outstanding service, privacy and tranquility. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation and don’t need much in the way of nightlife, this could be for you.  Check out Cuixmala and Las Alamandas.
  • Sunsets – here on the Pacific coast you’ll find that great sunsets mark the start of wonderful evenings. Sip a margarita as you watch the sun slide down over the ocean, then enjoy some of the region’s great nightlife, or maybe a romantic dinner for two.



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