Beaches in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a premier beach destination among travelers from across the world. It should come as no surprise. With its crystal blue waters and idyllic tropical klaimit , PV is a beach lover’s paradise.
And here are our favorite close beaches where you can have an amazing time on your visit.

Punta Mita

Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta
Punta Mita, Puerto Vallarta

Located 10 miles north of Puerto Vallarta, this isolated luxury getaway, with it is uniquely stunning town. Dotted with ornate mansions and surrounded on three sides by crystal blue waters. Is the perfect place for golfing and enjoying the soft sea breezes and perfect temperatures, The public beach El Anclote is surrounded by restaurants and has a sea with gentle waves, Imagine contemplating the open sea while reading a good book, walking through corridors that seem surrounded by gardens, or delighting your palet while watching, in a privileged view, how the sky merges with the ocean..

El Salado beach

El salado beach
El Salado Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Located on the northern part of Puerto Vallarta’s Hotel Zone,just beyond the famed Plaza Marina Shopping Center.
Playa el Salado (Salty Beach), is where you can really let your hair down and have fun with energetic tourists and locals alike; is one of the Puerto Vallarta beaches that is close to the airport, aside from the vibrant party atmosphere, it is just an excellent place to experience a breathtaking melding of the classic and contemporary. Enjoy traditional Mexican architecture, towering palm trees, and exquisite ocean views.

Camarones Beach

Playa Camarones, a Beautiful Beach to Enjoy in Puerto Vallarta. | Puerto  vallarta, Beautiful beaches, Vallarta
Camarones Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Located in Central Puerto Vallarta, in the heart of the Hotel Zone.
Playa Camarones, or “Shrimp Beach,” is another resort-adjacent destination with gorgeous sand, this is where travelers go to enjoy some peace and quiet without venturing outside the Hotel Zone. The calm waters and limited crowds also make it an ideal beach for swimming and snorkeling.
Though the beach is relatively quiet most of the time, you will want to get there in the morning for the greatest amount of privacy, quiet, and seclusion.

Los Muertos Beach

Los Muerto Beach, Puerto Vallarta
Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Located downtown at the romantic zone, this is easily one of the most famous Puerto Vallarta beaches, and it is a must-see spot, since has something for everybody. Dining options range from five-star steaks to street tacos on the beach, and the selection of activities is unmatched. The party lasts all day and all night, so if you love the late-night beach experience, this spot will not disappoint.

Also here is where you’ll find the iconic sail-shaped pier, and where you can take water taxis to travel to beaches in the south such as Las Animas or Yelapa.

Conchas Chinas

Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta
Conchas Chinas, Puerto Vallarta

Located south the Romantic Zone, just at the end of Playa los Muertos, this amazing beach is noted for being one of the top wedding destinations in PV, Conchas Chinas is one of the most romantic beaches in the region, because it offers some of the most pristine, picturesque landscapes you will find, all while being located just minutes from all the excitement of downtown. The beauty is almost indescribable, thanks to the combination of turqois ocean waters and pure sand set against natural pools created by towering rock formations. You can even take a swim in the natural pools, which are warm year-round.

Colomitos Beach

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Colomitos Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Colomitos Beach is the smallest beach in Mexico, located between the clear emerald sea waves, rounded rocks, and a waterfall that sneaks out of the tropical jungle lush
You can get to the small town of Boca the Tomatlan and walk thru a gorgeos jungle trail with unobstructed views of the bay and walk to Colomitos Beach or get there by water taxi, from Marina, Los Muertos Beach or Boca de Tomatlan.
Colomitos Beach offers crystal clear water, white sand and is an ideal place for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, or just sunbathing, and is without a doubt a small piece of paradise for those who love the outdoors, wildlife nature and calm, relaxing experiences.
If you are vacationing in the area, visiting it is highly recommended, whether you are there with your family, your friends, or your partner.

Las Animas Beach

Las Animas Beach - Puerto Vallarta
Las Animas beach, Puerto Vallarta

As you exit Puerto Vallarta to the south, you may stumble upon the hidden gem known as Playa Las Animas. it is the most secluded beach on our list.
This beach is only available by boat, water taxi, or hike. It is the perfect beach for hikers because it takes you through scenic jungle terrain and pass several other secluded beaches.
Upon arrival you will be greeted by people with a giant iguana for the representative souvenir photo, and there are a variety of restaurants to choose from. The beauty of the jungle vegetation and the calm tide are ideal to relax and eat a typical cheesecake.

Yelapa Beach

Yelapa Beach, Puerto Vallarta
Yelapa Beach, Puerto Vallarta

A small town just 40 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta (by boat), at the foot of the majestic mountains of the Sierra Madre, the word Yelapa is Purepecha for “the place where waters come together.”
This place has so many things to enjoy, the thick and beautiful jungle is the home to all kinds of creatures, parrots, land crabs, frogs, scorpions, iguanas, many different birds, and you can take a horse ride to cross the Tuito river and get to and impressive waterfall.


Mismaloya Beach Puerto Vallarta
Mismaloya Beach, Puerto Vallarta.

This is the famous beach in Puerto Vallarta, which served as the setting for the famous movie “The Night of the Iguana”, started by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and later, the movie “Predator” started by Arnold Swarzeneger . However, beyond these references, Mismaloya is a beach with crystal clear waters and abundant vegetation, it is an incredible spot for diving, sailing and water skiing.
It has palapas and a vast offer of fun, as well as handicrafts, art and jewelry stores.

So whichever you choose, Puerto Vallarta has top world beaches in the Mexican Pacific, to rest calmly, under the shade of a palapa, a palm tree or an umbrella, they are also perfect for swimming or sunbathing, lying on a towel in order to get a perfect tan, while enjoying cold beer or delicious coconut with tequila!

If you have any questions about accommodations in Puerto Vallarta, please visit our website for more information. Sunset Rentals Vallarta

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