Local Puerto Vallarta Beaches to Love

Written by Tropicasa Realty
February 19th, 2024

Puerto Vallarta, with an unmatched location on the Pacific coast of Mexico, is home to some truly breathtaking beaches that attract visitors from all over the world. One of the nicest things about living in Puerto Vallarta, is that there’s several beaches to visit and each offer a different vibe  

Playa Los Muertos: One of the most popular and famous beaches in Puerto Vallarta with a lively atmosphere, this is a great spot for swimming, sunbathing, and enjoying water sports. You’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, and beach clubs, so there is always something to do for those that like lots of action.  

Playa de Oro: Located in the Marina Vallarta area. this is a great spot for those looking for a quieter, more relaxed beach experience, but with plenty of beachfront restaurants to enjoy a meal or a drink. 

Playa Las Animas: Accessible only by boat, this beach day is an adventure of its own. You can catch a water taxi around the Los Muertos Pier and have lunch at one of the beach restaurants that specialize in fresh seafood.  

Playa Mismaloya: Made famous by the filming of the movie "The Night of the Iguana," this beach is surrounded by jungle-covered hills and offers a stunning natural backdrop. It's a great spot for snorkeling and the nearby Mismaloya River provides opportunities for eco-tourism and wildlife spotting. 

Playa Conchas Chinas: A truly beautiful little beach known for its clear blue waters and picturesque rock formations. It's a great spot for swimming and sunbathing, and the nearby Conchas Chinas neighborhood offers a more upscale and quieter beach experience. 

No matter which beach you visit in Puerto Vallarta, remember to use good beach sense, and watch for flag warnings, to reapply sunscreen frequently, and do not beach swim at night.  

Check with us next week for some other great beaches to explore in Riviera Nayarit!  

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