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Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Summer/Fall 2009 issue.

It’s impossible to paint all of Banderas Bay with the same brush, so to help you get a taste of the different neighborhoods around the bay (“colonias” in Spanish), we’ve created this handy list of some of the most popular. Whether you are looking for a place to live, browsing through a Puerto Vallarta travel guide or hoping to catch up with friends later for a restaurant adventure, this overview will help you get your bearings.

Riviera Nayarit

San Pancho

Sayulita

Punta de Mita

This spectacular area encompasses the entire peninsula on the northern tip of Banderas Bay and is also the gateway to the Marietas Islands and some of the best surfing, diving and deep sea fishing in the region.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Bucerias

Nuevo Vallarta/Flamingos

Jarretaderas

Puerto Vallarta

Marina Vallarta

El Pitillal

Hotel Zone

Versalles

El Centro

Gringo Gulch

Emiliano Zapata

Paso Ancho

South Shore

Conchas Chinas

Mismaloya

Boca de Tomatlán

Further South