Details for Marina Vallarta

Marina Vallarta

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Average rating 3.1 stars from 7 reviews

Address Paseo de la Marina 430
Puerto Vallarta, JA 48354


After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel

Web site

Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: Perfect hurricane hole, the marina is in a lagoon surrounded by high rise apartments and hotels. Plenty of sport fishing boats and 100 foot yachts with crews. Good security.


Approach like you were a cruise ship, but in the cruise ship turning basin follow the canal to the port side, you'll see the lighthouse looking restaurant, head straight for it. Go ahead and tie up someplace and find the marina management in a small office facing the marina. Fuel docks on the port side as you enter the canal leading to the marina.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - YES
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: This place shows it's age but is clean, safe, and very near the airport.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: 400
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Pemex

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Yes - Bus, taxi, or car ride needed to get to the propane place in Ixtapa (right side of the road you'll see above ground tanks), or just before the Corona bottling plant.

6 Peso bus ride each way, locals are happy to help you find it.

Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info: Crocodiles can be found in the marina. Keep your dog on a leash and you should be fine.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out




Yes - Better to use your own.


Yes - Better to use your own




Yes - Commercial grocery store is a long block towards the airport. Easy walk.



Yes - Restaurants surround the marina.


Yes - In the marina and downtown via the 6 peso buses (blue tops). Go to Blake's Sports Bar about half way to old town. Great people, mostly Canadian but they can point you to anything you need to find. Talk to Mike or Susan.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi is WEP encrypted with one password for everybody. It was reported that WiFi was unreliable and slow when it worked, 2016.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Good access to the 6 peso bus system for trips to town.

Other services

Thursday evening there is a farmers market on the malecon in the marina.


Reviews for Marina Vallarta
Would return without hesitation, 2017-03-18
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens (605)

After reading the last review from 16 months ago I thought we would give it a try because they were rebuilding the marina. The rebuild is nearing completion, but not finished yet. The new docks are well built and very sturdy and there is no surge here which is also a very big plus.The security gates are all working and require a magnetic gate key which requires a refundable deposit. The power is metered and the water costs $3.50 per cubic meter, about 247 gal. The staff is very helpful and we can not say enough about Daniella who really helped us get a part for the generator through the paperwork drill and delivered a day ahead of schedule, she did a very outstanding job. I would return here again for the location with easy access to the airport and town, the staff and the total lack of a surge. There is a evening market here on Thursday nights also that is a lot of fun to attend, it lines the entire marina waterfront.

Marina Vallarta severly lacking..., 2015-02-22
Captain: , Newport Beach, CA (420)

We stayed at Marina Vallarta for a week, we planned on staying for six weeks. Unfortuntely, they wouldn't accept the fact that we were not using their water and insisted on charging for something that we did not receive. When challenged their security guard check to see if we were hooked up to water and it was discovered that the guard thought our power cord was the water... to cover himself, he said we weren't hooked up at the time, but were yesterday. if that wasn't enough, about half of the docks are unusable. They are in the process of rebuilding the marina facilities, but it is a long way from completion... read years! Location was OK, but still a long way from PV... No wifi... We moved and were glad we did, since both nearby marinas offer far superior facilities and service.

Marina Docks are being remodeled, 2014-12-22
Captain: , Long Beach, California (11)

They are not fiinished the dock restoration, but the new docks that are finished look great, with new concrete gangways. They have new security gates with electronic keys, which is quite useless because you can still walk around it and climb over to the other side with little effort. There are frequent visits by the security guard. Still no facilities for bathroom or shower. You need to ask one of the restaurants in the marina to use their bathroom.

Lousy Services, Good Location, 2014-03-30
Captain: , Wilmington, DE (20)

This marina has recently been purchased by new owners, possibly after a bankruptcy. While the location is convenient to PV and restaurants, there are basically no services at this time - no toilets, no showers, no dock carts, no security keys/codes (there ARE security guards that watch the docks though), no help with your lines on arrival, and the docks are in serious disrepair. The water is NOT potable. This marina charges for both water and electric, but since neither is metered - the charge is a standard per foot rate. The daily rate ends up at about 30% more than Paradise Village, where all these services (and more) are provided, but with a less convenient location. Marine personnel say that major renovations are/will be underway, and that the marina will be "first class" sometime in the future.

Being Renovated, 2014-02-04
Captain: , Salpair (30)

The Marina is being renovated at this time, when done this will be a class act. They have several dock fingers that are getting all new electric service and floats redone. It is very convient to get to places in PV.

Big time marina-, 2013-04-17
Captain: , San Rafael (389)

Lots of facilities. Puerto Vallarta will allow you to get anything done you need. Nice town as well. I would have no problem leaving my boat here for an extended period of time.

Marina Vallarta, 2011-09-23
Captain: , Vancouver, Canada (584)

A well-run and clean facility. Good security in a very high traffic area.

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