Many tourists that visited the Banderas Bay agree that Las Caletas Beach is one of the most beautiful places in the area and cannot be missed. It is a tropical, secluded cove with three small sandy beaches and rock formations accessible only by water, and the best way to enjoy this spot is on a tour starting either from Nuevo Vallarta or from the Maritime Terminal. John Huston chose Las Caletas as his temporary home while making “The Night of Iguana” and fell in love with the place, and we can guarantee that you will share his feelings the moment you reach this hidden paradise.
If you book a tour from November to March it is very possible that you will see a couple of Humpback whales jumping and splashing next to your boat in the stunning scenery of the Mexican Pacific. Although the views of the Caletas Beach will definitely impress you with the steep rocky shores and lush green vegetation, you will be only thinking about the buffet that awaits you at the table next to the ocean. All the food is marvelous and you can choose from different salads, fruit, homemade rolls, paella, BBQ chicken, ribs, onions and much more. The desserts and café de olla with a touch of Kahlua will leave you totally satisfied and happy.
After such a banquet you may want to relax before taking to some more strenuous activities. You can simply bask in the tropical sun on a white-sand beach, chill out in the hammock or take a step further and enjoy a massage or a facial at the hilltop Spa. You will never forget the setting. But be careful not to relax too much and fall asleep because there is plenty of other things to enjoy at Las Caletas Beach. After a while you may decide on some sports and you can choose from snorkeling, paddling, scuba diving and kayaking in the pristine waters of this isolated cove. You can also join one of the hike tours, explore the island and check out on the prolific local fauna and flora. You will love the parrots and monkeys and the variety of orchids in the area is sure to impress you. You may also take some cooking classes and leans how to cook delicious Paella!
If you travel with kids they will love this tour with some unique activities prepared exclusively for them. They will be able to enjoy a specially designed kids canopy that will let them fly safely through the jungle and learn about the tropical trees, birds and vegetation. They can also enjoy a treetop adventure, pain their faces or enjoy a hanging bridge, Tarzan Swing and a climbing net. Everything under the supervision of experienced guides. Las Caletas is definitely a place to visit and relax after strenuous tourist activities. On your way back, with a mouth-watering pina colada in your hand, you will be probably planning your second trip to this tropical, unspoiled paradise.
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