More than 5 nautical activities to enjoy in the bay
To know the magic of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, you have to live the experience. Full of natural riches that include a fusion of sea, mountains and lush green landscapes, our destination is the ideal paradise for those looking for a dose of adrenaline.
Fortunately, along the more than 60 miles that make up Banderas Bay (the approximate distance between Punta de Mita and Cabo Corrientes), you can find plenty of water activities that will feed your adventurous spirit and, incidentally, will remain in your memory for years to come. years. If what you are looking for is excitement, experiences and dizziness, the Vallarta Lifestyles the editorial staff offers the following options to enjoy on the beaches of our destination.
One of the activities that is gaining popularity on the beaches of our destination is the flyboard, a water sport practiced with a propulsion system placed on the feet, which allows you to rise above the water, dive there and do all kinds of twirls (depending on skill and experience).
Is it difficult to get up with a flyboard?
Ninety-five percent of people who try to keep their balance on the water in less than five minutes. Although it is not necessary to be in great physical shape, it is ideal to have a good balance.
This extreme sport combines surfing, kite flying and water skiing. It consists of gliding through the water on a special board, assisted by a wind-powered traction kite, which is attached to the body with ropes, allowing the participant to perform spectacular jumps and twists in the air. .
Who can practice it?
Although it is considered a high risk sport, anyone over the age of 18 in good physical condition can take classes and start mastering this exciting extreme sport in no time.
- STAND UP PADDLEBOARD (SUP)
This fabulous and entertaining sport is gaining more and more fans every day around the world. Standing on a special board, paddling towards the horizon and feeling one with the sea is a relaxing experience that fills you with energy at the same time. This activity is ideal for the whole family, but it is very useful for having a certain sense of balance.
What are the best conditions to start practicing SUP?
This is usually extremely easy if you choose a day when the sea is calm and there is not a lot of wind. Having the time against you can make your experience very frustrating.
Without a doubt, snorkeling is one of the most popular activities in Vallarta · Nayarit. It is about getting on a boat and going to one of the many points of the bay to dive, explore and appreciate the great diversity of the marine flora and fauna of our sea. The equipment is relatively simple of use, and once underwater, in an environment foreign to humans, you will never want to leave.
Where to snorkel?
Although there are several spots, the most popular are Los Arcos de Mismaloya, El Cañón, La Quijada del Diablo, El Acuario, Las Lajas and El Bajo del Cristo, as well as around Islas Marietas and Isla Coral.
In this combination of stand-up paddleboarding and traditional yoga, the poses and sequences are adapted to be practiced while you are floating on a board above the sea. Due to its benefits for the mind and body, it has become one of the favorite water activities to be practiced on the most famous and exclusive beaches in the world, our destination standing out.
What are the advantages of playing this sport?
While beginners develop a better sense of balance, strengthen the abdominal region and lower back and have a greater awareness of their body, for the more advanced, this sport represents a new challenge, performing the poses they do on land but on a board balanced by the natural movement of the sea.
Before heading to the beach to enjoy any of the aforementioned water activities, be sure to take the following items with you as they will help you enjoy the activities well and avoid accidents:
- An additional change of clothes
- Solar cream
- Safety jacket
- Sun glasses
- Bottled water
- Motion sickness pills
- A special waterproof case for your cell phone or camera (in case you want to take photos and / or videos of the experience)
Although it is very useful to know how to swim, it is not necessary for all activities. Whatever adventure you choose to share with your friends and / or family members, we are sure it will be so rewarding that you will seriously consider becoming a regular participant during your stay in Vallarta · Nayarit. Enjoy!