Sailing in Puerto Vallarta on a Sailo Boat Rental

Splendid sandy beaches, shimmering blue Pacific waters and amazing sunsets

Sailing Puerto Vallarta has been a growing attraction, as more tourists are flocking to the west side of Mexico by a yacht charter to escape the crowds and nightlife of Cancun. Not that Puerto Vallarta is a sleepy town in comparison - far from it! Located on the Pacific Coast, this resort town is a bustling and lively destination. Since it boasts a wide range of restaurants, boutique shops, bars, night clubs, and of course, the breathtaking beach promenade of El Malecón, there is never a lack of things to do or sailing trips to go on from Puerto Vallarta.

Due to its location, a boat rental in Puerto Vallarta is often at the top of visitors’ lists. Whether you are interested in renting a yacht, sailboat, or catamaran, Sailo offers a wide range of vessels to choose from, at any time of year. Renting a private yacht to go sailing from Puerto Vallarta is particularly popular, due to the wide expanse of stunning oceanic space which surrounds the town.

If you’re chasing the best weather, we recommend booking your sailing vacation in Puerto Vallarta between April and June, when there is virtually no rain and less tourists than during the winter season of December to March. However, no matter what time of year you decide to visit this city, you are sure to find numerous things to do by on your privbate charter from Sailo. To get you started, here are our top suggestions!

Sail to Islas Marietas


When you are planning your sailing from Puerto Vallarta, it’s definitely worth including a trip to Islas Marietas - home to the infamous circular hidden beach, which pictured from above looks like an underground water pool! The closest point on the mainland to the islands is Punta de Mita. Although there are many day trip ferries which depart from the mainland to take groups to Marietas, it’s always much more of an adventure to explore from the comfort of your own charter. 

Anchor at el Malecón


The Malecón is the main promenade in Puerto Vallarta. When it comes to things you have to do when you come to go sailing around Puerto Vallarta, visiting Los Arcos, the row of standing arches in the Plaza Morelos, and the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, are a must on your itinerary! These locations are also very accessible by boat: anchor near the promenade, and spend as much time as you like strolling along the water.

Playa Los Muertos & Playa Mismaloya


Due to its shoe horse shape, the bay and coastline offers visitors, sailors, and tourists a perfect stretch of stunning beaches to choose from when planning a sailing trip in Puerto Vallarta. Playa Los Muertos is one of the closest beaches to the central square, so anchor your boat if you want to take a stroll in this popular area. Here you can admire the Los Arcos Marine Park, a rocky group of islands which make up a designated protected national park. Mismaloya is sandy and palm-lined, surrounded by a jungle environment.

Playa Camarones & Playa Yelapa


Even though this beach is located in the center of Puerto Vallarta hotel zone, Playa Camarones offers one of the quietest and calmest sandy shores in the town. A great option if you’re looking for some peace and quiet while enjoying the sun and tranquil waters on your sailing trip in Puerto Vallarta. 

Yelapa beach is perfect for swimming and water-sports. There are some stunning, clear-water rocky spots, perfect for snorkeling and viewing interesting fish and coral. The bay itself has a private, secluded feel, and is surrounded by lush green scenery.

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