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Secrets Vallarta Bay

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Secrets Vallarta Bay

5 star hotel
David Alfaro Siqueiros 164,, Zona Hotelera,, Las Glorias,, Puerto Vallarta, Jal. 48333, Mexico
271 rooms
FREE Internet

Vallarta Adventures

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

Las Palmas 39, Nuevo Vallarta, Nay. 63732, Mexico

Package highlights

  • Located on the Pacific coast's golden beaches, Secrets Vallarta Bay offers a high-end experience within walking distance of the famous El Malecón boardwalk
  • Everything from gourmet dining to top-shelf spirits and 24 hour room service is included in your stay, wristband free, with Secrets' Unlimited-Luxury® concept
  • This large resort can be found in one of Mexico's top diving destinations and, with a PADI 5* center a short drive away, you're well-located for stunning underwater adventures
  • If you're into big pelagics, you're in for a treat: there's lot to be seen in these coastal waters, including whales, turtles and big mantas
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 37 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • Cancellations received more than 9 days prior to arrival will be entitled to a 95% refund of the total booking value. Cancellations received less than 9 days prior to arrival will not receive a refund. 
  • For bookings made between 23rd December and 31st December, cancellations must be received 52 days prior to arrival. If cancellations are received before this time, a 95% refund will be due. If cancellations are made after this date, no refund will be issued. 

Explore diving around the Secrets Vallarta Bay

Best dive sites in Pacific Coast of Mexico

In Puerto Vallarta, Los Arcos is the most popular stop for dive operators. Majahuitas is a close second as it features a coral-covered wall off a remote and beautiful beach. Further afield from the Bahia de Banderas, the Marietas Islands, Chimo and El Morro attract advanced divers. Here you can see larger species who ride the currents from the distant blue, including mantas and whale sharks. Further south, Manzanillo is home to the San Luciano wreck. This ship sank during a hurricane in 1959. Today, the top of the wreck is just 4 feet (1 meter) below the surface, making it a perfect wreck for beginners. Finally in the Revillagigedo Islands, Roca Partida is often a favorite among divers. This is where you’ll meet the most important actors of the Revillagigedo Islands. Mantas, humpback whales, schooling hammerheads and whale sharks often make appearances near the vertical walls of Roca Partida. Other stops in the Pacific Coast of Mexico don’t have as many famous sites, but there are plenty of areas to explore. You never know when you’ll stumble across your new favorite dive area.
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Snorkeling in Pacific Coast of Mexico

While somewhat limited due to visibility in the region, snorkeling is a possibility for anyone not scuba certified. In particular, the San Luciano Wreck can be explored to the surface. It begins just 4 feet (1 meter) below the surface. In Puerto Vallarta, the Banderas Bay is a protected area full of fish flitting along the rocky bottom. No matter where you find yourself, snorkeling tours will abound in these southern waters.

Marieta Islands

In terms of pristine natural beauty and scenic seaside vistas, few areas in the world are richer than the Marieta Islands. Protected as part of Marieta State Park, these natural wonders are home to a number of native wildlife species, as well as some of the most breathtaking landscapes in all of Mexico.

What to see

Overview

The Central Pacific Coast of Mexico has it all. From tiny to huge, your log books will be full of interesting creatures. In terms of pelagic species, frequently reported sightings include humpback whales, whale sharks, oceanic white tips, manta rays, hammerheads, reef sharks and dolphins. You might also see schools of grunts, puffer fish and hawksbill turtles around the brightly colored sponges and stony corals. The seahorses and octopus love to hide out in the walls, reefs and wrecks. The Central Pacific Coast certainly doesn’t disappoint in the marine life category.

Vallarta

The Vallarta region boasts a diverse ecology, including scattered reef systems and the chance to see blue whales and dolphins.

Head to the Marietas Islands, home to an underwater mountain range and first championed by Jacques Cousteau (godfather of scuba). Expect clear waters, volcanic formations, arches, spires, tunnels and caves.

Visibility here is around 40ft/12m on average.

Explore the Princesa Shipwreck, part of a cemetery of small shipwrecks off the beach of Mismaloya.

Get up close and personal with large pelagics like rays, sharks, sailfish, manta rays, whale sharks. You can also see lobsters and turtles, octopuses and seahorses, jacks and yellowtails along with huge eels, sponges, colourful nudibranchs and shrimp!

Baja Peninsula

Ensenada – Experience diving through a kelp forest, through canyons and volcanic vents, dramatic walls, caves. Spot sea lions as you swim.

Guadeloupe Island – A volcanic island located just off the coast where there are great white sharks, fur seals, and tuna in abundance. The cage diving is arguably best in world.

Diving from La Paz – Swim with hammerheads, mantas, seamounts, amber jacks and tuna, and spot schools of sardines around Los Islotes. Whale shark and whale watching cruises are on offer, in season.

Cabo San Lucas – Large schools of tuna, barracuda, sharks, baitfish and steep reef walls dropping from 15 feet down to 500 feet!

Socorro Islands – Dive with humpback whales between Jan and March.


Dive Center

Highlights

  • Vallarta Adventures is an established PADI 5* IDC with loads of experience diving the diverse sites around Puerto Vallarta, including wrecks and rocky bottoms
  • If you're into big pelagics, there's lot to be seen in these coastal waters, including whales, turtles and big mantas
  • Between mid-December and the end of March, enjoy a whale-watching adventure - with a spotter plane making a sighting almost guaranteed so you don't miss out
  • Upgrade your pre-booked dives on site with a huge range of options, including beach dives off a private beach and pier and stunning wrecks

Description

Vallarta Adventures is a PADI 5* IDC center offering a huge range of diving around Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, including stunning wrecks and rocky bottoms.

Once on-site, you can upgrade your pre-booked dives to a range of other options, including Caletas, where you'll take a catamaran to a private beach and enjoy a beach dive from a private pier, then a boat dive. Alternatively, check out one of the fantastic local wrecks, such as the Princesa.

If you're staying between mid-December to the end of March, you'll find the local waters offer world-class whale watching and you'll want to make sure your experience is with Vallarta Adventures. They're the only company in the Banderas Bay area with a spotter plane, which is in constant radio contact with the boat captains to ensure you don't miss out.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

PADI® Courses Available

  • Refresher Dive
  • Reactivate Program
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Wreck Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Dry Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment (Free)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Jet Skiing

Sports & Watersports

  • Archery
  • Football (Soccer)
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Beach Volleyball

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Secrets Vallarta Bay redefines all-inclusive with its Unlimited-Luxury® concept, bringing you gourmet dining, top-shelf spirits and 24-hour room service - plus lots more - all included.

This is a large resort with loads to do and see, with a great spa, archery, tennis, yoga, soccer, non-motorized water sports, water polo and more. There's also an open-air theatre with live events and shows as well as theme party nights and big screen moves on the beach.

If you're into swimming, you'll love this resort, with two outdoor whirlpools, a large primary pool and an activity pool. There's also a well-equipped fitness center if you fancy working up a sweat.

The resort is well-located for diving, with the PADI 5* center a short drive away, offering a huge number of activities including large pelagics such as whales and turtles as well as whale watch between mid-December and March.

How to get there

Arrival 

  • Licenciado Gustavo Daz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) is about a 15 minute taxi ride from the resort. 
  • Ask the driver to take you to 'Secrets Vallarta Bay' and agree a price before setting off.
  • Check-in time is 3 pm. 

Departure

  • Check-out time is 12 pm. 
  • Following check-out, the front desk will call a taxi to take you back to the airport. It is still advisable to confirm the cost of the ride with the driver before setting off.

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