Right on Banderas Bay, two miles south of Puerto Vallarta is the lovely Solamar condo building. The amenities at this Puerto Vallarta condo building include a restaurant and bar with ocean views, a sunny terrace and a shaded pool overlooking the water. The panoramic view over the bay from your accommodation is spectacular. To the south is Los Arcos, a natural arch-shaped rock formation. To the north you can watch the twinkling lights of Puerto Vallarta come out after enjoying the sunset from your condo balcony.
Steps away from Solamar accommodations is the private beach of Los Venados. The large breakwater provides a protected area for snorkeling, fishing and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Banderas Bay. Further north from Solamar is Playa Los Muertos, which is the most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta. It is lined with restaurants and bars and is frequented by local vendors selling handmade food and crafts.
A trip to Los Muertos from your vacation rental would not be complete without a visit the Los Muertos pier. This hub of activity is a favourite place for locals to gather. Watch them fishing or rent your own equipment to try your hand at it yourself. Deep sea fishing charters operate from the pier if you would like to go further out to sea.
Puerto Vallarta’s Old Town is minutes away from Solamar. This cobblestoned area is a popular destination for visitors looking for traditional Mexican culture, interesting local crafts and wonderful restaurants. In Old Town you will find the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Built in the Spanish Colonial style, the beauty of the architecture makes this church worth a visit even if you are not a regular church-goer. On weekends you can come from your cond to the weekend farmer’s market. This wonderful market sells products grown and created by farmers and artisans living within 50 kilometres of Puerto Vallarta. Take some fresh produce back to your accommodation and cook up a gourmet meal in your own fully equipped kitchen.
There are many activities for people in the area with varying degrees of excitement. Between December and March you can take a whale watching tour to see the humpback whales. From Solamar vacation rentals you might even see them from your balcony. For more adrenaline you can soar over the trees on a zipline or fly through the jungle on the ground on an ATV.
After a day in the sun there is nothing like returning to your condo that give you a view of the ocean, spectacular sunsets and the sound of the waves against the shore.
Amenities: Beach front condo complex. 24 hour security, mini market and restaurant on site. Activities: Pool with deck chairs and tables. Games room, kiddie pool. Hot Tub for Complex: Outdoor jacuzzi. Distances: Easy bus and taxi access. Sector: South Shore Vallarta