Whale Watching In Puerto Vallarta: A Spectacle For Nature Lovers

With its location in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean, Puerto Vallarta and the Bay of Banderas is one of the world’s best locations for marine wildlife. Whales, in particular, are the star attraction, and from December through March, as many as 500 humpback whales make the bay of flags their home, along with dolphins, orca, manta rays, and sea turtles. 

The position and formation of the bay make it the ideal place for the whales to rear their young during their first few months before they migrate north to the colder waters of the Arctic and the west coast of Canada and the United States. As such, whale watching is one of the most popular vacation activities during the high season, with tour operators selling nature lovers a close-up view of the ocean’s most majestic creatures. 

While hiring an experienced tour operator is the best way to Puerto Vallarta whale watch, you can also view them from the relatively close quarters of the shoreline. Alternatively, there are many vacation rentals or houses for sale in Puerto Vallarta with a birds-eye view of the ocean.


Here are a few properties for sale within Marina Vallarta, ideally situated for the best show in town. 

Puesta Del Sol 2208

With stunning views of the marina, Puesta Del Sol comprises two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, a living room, and a spacious terrace for those special evenings enjoying the sun as it sets below the horizon. Common areas include parking, a basketball/tennis court, a children’s play area, and a garden.

Los Caracoles 901

This newly renovated junior penthouse has polished marble floors and parota wood finishings. Four luxury bedrooms open up to stunning panoramic views of the ocean and the marina, offering the perfect opportunity to watch whales breach the surface, all from the comfort of your own home. Property amenities include beach access, pool, gym, kids area, picnic area, tennis and basketball courts, and 24-hour security. 

Condo Katia 35-A

A spacious 1-bed, 1-bath condo is tastefully decorated and designed throughout. Enjoy your own private balcony, or socialize with neighbors within the common areas, including a pool and a picnic area. There Is parking within the development and 24-hour security. Condo Katia 35-A is ideal for one or two persons or an investment opportunity. 

Condo Vista Golf 20-A

Situated close to Plaza Marina, this aesthetically pleasing 3-bed, 3-bath apartment is just a few minutes from the marina and the ultra-modern La Isla shopping mall. With primary views of the golf course, condo owners can enjoy the tranquil location away from nearby bars and restaurants. Parking is available on the property, and common areas include a large swimming pool and seated terrace. 

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate

While whale watching season lasts for a few spectacular months each year, Puerto Vallarta has a vast array of wildlife and marine activities year-round. 


Whether it’s the wonders of the natural world or local tradition and heritage, choosing to purchase a property for sale in Puerto Vallarta allows long-term vacationers the opportunity to enjoy the very best that the area has to offer. At Puerto Vallarta Villas, you can find your dream second home within our extensive portfolio of luxury apartments and condos.  


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