6 days in Puerto Vallarta, Barra de Navidad & Manzanillo Itinerary

6 days in Puerto Vallarta, Barra de Navidad & Manzanillo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Vallarta
— 2 nights
2
Barra de Navidad
— 1 night
3
Manzanillo
— 2 nights

2
nights
Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta ©
Boasting a coastline made for perfectly framed photographs of romantic sunsets, Puerto Vallarta continuously ranks among the world's top tourist resorts.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): stop by El Centro and then get to know the fascinating history of Old Vallarta. On your second day here, head off the coast to Isla Cuale, thenhead outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Vallarta trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barra de Navidad.

Things to do in Puerto Vallarta

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Swim with Dolphins
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El Centro ©
El Centro
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Swim with Dolphins

1
night
Barra de Navidad

Barra de Navidad ©
Barra de Navidad is a small town located on the western coastline of the Mexican state of Jalisco.The town of Barra de Navidad (Christmas Sandbar) with a population of 7000+ is a small farming and fishing community located on the east end of the Bahía de Navidad, 60 km north of Manzanillo. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cuastecomates Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Melaque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Barra de Navidad tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Puerto Vallarta to Barra de Navidad in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in March, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manzanillo.

Things to do in Barra de Navidad

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Cuastecomates Beach
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Melaque ©
Melaque

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nights
Manzanillo

Manzanillo ©
Manzanillo is a city, seat of Manzanillo Municipality, in the Mexican state of Colima. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Barra Navidad and Spas. Escape the urban bustle at Playa La Boquita and Isla Navidad Golf Course. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and wander the streets of El Centro.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Manzanillo trip planner.

Getting from Barra de Navidad to Manzanillo by car takes about an hour. In March in Manzanillo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manzanillo

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Barra Navidad ©
Barra Navidad
Scuba & Snorkeling
El Centro ©
El Centro