Las Caletas Day Adventure
- Visit to the Privately Owned Beach Paradise On the South Shores of Banderas Bay (Only Accessible by Sea)
- Snorkel or Kayak in the Clear Shallow Waters
- Take Part in Other Activities Including a Paella Lesson, a Yoga Lesson, or Simply Explore the Beautiful Gardens or Interactive Parrot Center
- Ideal Way to Both Relax and Enjoy Leisure Outdoor Activities
- Spa Treatments, Scuba Diving, and Sea Lion Programs are Available at Additional Cost
Join us for a cruise to Las Caletas, an exclusive tropical beach that will make you feel like you are in paradise. Relax on the beach, go scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking, learn how to male paella, explore the area or visit the hilltop Spa Center. The possibilities are endless. We invite you to accompany us on our cruise to Las Caletas, the tropical paradise on Banderas Bay.
Las Caletas, formerly the home of film director John Huston, is one of the most beautiful places on earth and we assure you that you, too, will be enchanted by this exclusive beach. This will be a fun-filled day of relaxation, exploration, and beach adventure. Our high-end catamarans will take you to our exclusive destination along the beautiful coast of Puerto Vallarta. Upon arrival, endless opportunities to make this an unforgettable day await you. Relax at the beach or with a facial or massage at the hilltop Spa Center. Or explore the natural beauty of Banderas Bay on foot with a nature walk led by a professional guide or check out the natural amphitheater and Mayan pyramid. Take a tour per kayak or go underwater snorkeling and scuba diving.
Our bilingual guides will be happy to assist you with your customized explorative adventure. If you want to stay on land, try Paella cooking lessons, explore the flora and wildlife of the jungle, enjoy the beauty of orchid gardens or interact with parrots.
Q: Where is Las Caletas?
Las Caletas is a private cove approximately 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta in the Bay of Banderas. You can only get there by sea as there are no roads in the last 3rd of the bay from Boca de Tomatlan to Yelapa.
Q: How do I get to Las Caletas?
The only way in and out is by boat, and because it is a private cove, the only boats allowed in are those owned by Vallarta Adventures. This means that there are no street vendors or other tourists there, making it a true paradise hideaway.
Q: What tours go to Las Caletas?
The day tour "Las Caletas" and the evening tour "Rhythms of the Night".
Q: Can I book both the day tour and Rhythms of the Night on the same day?
You could but you would have to come back to Vallarta on the boat in between tours. Unfortunately we don't allow guests to stay at Caletas after the day tour has finished as the area must be cleaned and prepared for the evening show.
Q: What activities are available at Las Caletas and how much do they cost?
The activities are only available during the day time tour and most are included in the price of your day:
- Stand-up Paddle Boarding
- Kids Adventure Park and Zoo
- Nature Trail
- Parrot Encounter
- Cooking lessons
Other activities cost extra:
- Spa treatments - $35 - $70 USD
- Clay Modeling - $6 USD
- Scuba Lessons - $50 USD
- Scuba Diving - $50 USD
Q: How big is Las Caletas?
Caletas has approximately 3/4 mile of coastline and over 1,000 hectares of tropical forest. It has a pier, 4 beaches, a hill top spa, 4 dining areas and a 1.5 mile nature trail in the forest. There is also the open-air amphitheater tucked away in the forest with seating for 500 people.
Q: Drinks are included in the price - but does that mean everything?
Open bar includes bottled water, fruit juices, sodas, beer, Bacardi, tequila, Smirnoff vodka, margaritas and wine during your meal. You don't need to pay for any drinks. In the evenings, we also have a wine list so that you can choose a special bottle of wine to accompany your dinner with prices ranging from $25 USD and up per bottle. However, the table wine is free, so you don't have to pay extra for wine if you don't want to.
Q: I'm a vegetarian, will there be anything for me to eat?
Of course! Our buffet style lunch includes a large selection of salads, pasta and grilled vegetables, as well as seafood paella during the day and grilled fish at night. For carnivores there is also grilled chicken and steak or ribs. You can help yourselves as many times as you like and the food at Caletas really is delicious!
Q: Is Caletas wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately not. The nature of the area means that there are a number of inclines and some steps. Caletas is a very natural place and most of the paths are sandy or with an uneven surface. Wheelchairs would not be able to get over to the beaches, spa or to the areas where we have activities.
Q: It looks as though everything is included in the tour - what should I bring and are there any lockers to leave my gear?
Bring a towel, your swimming gear, sunscreen and a hat. You may want to bring some money to leave as tips for the crew or staff or if you want to take a massage. There is also a small gift shop at Caletas where you can buy waterproof cameras, t-shirts and things like that. There are lockers at Caletas so you can store your things safely while you go snorkeling or kayaking - you will need to leave an ID or hotel key as deposit for this.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
- Tour does not operate on Sundays
- All children using the Kid’s Adventure Park must be between the ages of 4 and 11 and must be at least 1 meter tall (about 3’3’’)
- Cruise ship passengers must book directly with cruise ship