Nuevo Vallarta located just 20 minutes North of Puerto Vallarta was recently granted a certificate for being a “Clean Tourism Destination” on May 19th 2016, the first destination in Mexico to receive this award.

FIBBA Compliance

Nuevo Vallarta fulfilled the quality certification thanks to FIBBA’s compliance in the fields of integrated water and waste management and urban infrastructure. Nuevo Vallarta has experienced rapid growth over the past three decades yet has maintained a high quality of urban planning. Its lovely avenues lined with lush well kept foliage along with natural waterways provide a home away from home for foreigners and nationals alike who enjoy a quality of life not found anywhere else in the world.

Clean Tourism Destination

The governor of Nayarit Roberto Sandoval Castañeda proudly received the “Clean Tourism Destination” certification from Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, head of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) making Nuevo Vallarta the first destination in Mexico to receive this title and recognition. Local officials were honored to acknowledge that the municipality of the Bay of Banderas had gone above and beyond the requirements of the law making sure this area is kept impeccable and well planned for future and sustainable growth.

Why is Nuevo Vallarta so popular?

If you have yet to explore Nuevo Vallarta and are considering spending an afternoon or enjoying a vacation in this beautiful area, here are some favorite activities that one can enjoy:

  • Beach Strolling

    Start at Villa La Estancia and walk all the way to La Cruz de Huanacaxtle along the beach. Pass by lovely hotels and enjoy walking on hard packed sand and the sound of soft rolling surf. This is a favorite pastime for locals and vacationers.

  • Boogie or Skim Boarding

    Nuevo Vallarta offers the perfect sets of waves for those learning to boogie board or those who are passionate about the feel of gliding with the wave on a soft or hard board.

  • Ride a Bike

    Nuevo Vallarta is a biker’s paradise for all ages ranging for those using training wheels to the retirees in geriatric care at the San Javier Hospital who truly enjoy the laid back yet quality of life Nuevo Vallarta holds.

  • Walk the marina malecon

    Nuevo Vallarta boasts two marinas where you can enjoy viewing million dollar yachts or getting involved in the local sailboat community or take a sailing class.