Puerto Vallarta is nestled between the Sierra Madre mountains and the Pacific ocean. is known for its bustling ‘Malecon’ main street, the seasonal whale watching in the bay of banderas and its LGBT tourism. Nuevo Vallarta is a planned, residential resort area located only 15 minutes from Puerto Vallarta airport. Areas with shopping malls, golf courses are easily available and its beaches welcome turtle nesting in the winter. A newer area in Bahia Mita is popping up offering new resorts and luxury destination wedding options.