Puerto Vallarta Beaches
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Puerto Vallarta Beaches, Mexico
From Nuevo Vallarta beaches Nayarit to Mismaloya
Puerto Vallarta Beaches:
Puerto Vallarta is more about quiet secluded beaches and ecotourism than Mexico’s other beach vacation destinations.
Banderas bay itself is approximately 34 miles in length containing 26 distinctly different beaches which cover nearly 80% of it’s shoreline.
South of PV the mountains almost fall into the sea. Therefor there are many small coves and intimate secluded hidden beach spots. On Sundays many Mexicans take their families out to the beaches and have a real day of bask in the beauty of the Bay.
Los Muertos Puerto Vallarta Beach: Located in old town, 5 min from downtown. If you know Spanish, don’t be afraid. This Puerto Vallarta beach is actually the most visited. For those of you who don’t know Spanish, Playa los Muertos, means beach of the dead and actually refers to when the Spaniards entered the Bay of Banderas. A battle between neighboring tribes was under way and the concentration of fallen warriors was highest along this beach.
Hotel Zone Puerto Vallarta beach
There are several public access points to the hotel zone since it literally stretches for miles and some streets even come to an end right in front of the beach. This is where most tourists are everyday, you can do everything from parasailing to windsurfing,banana boating, jet skiing and more.
You can enjoy great views of Old Town which is not even ten minutes away. The most used entrances are by the Krystal Hotel, the Sheraton Hotel and the Buenaventura.
Boca de Tomates is a great beach if you are a fan of ecotourism. Crocodiles, sea turtles and exotic birds are what this Puerto Vallarta beach is known for. It is also a very popular beach among boogie boarders. Boca de Tomates is accessible by foot along the beach or by car at the turnoff between the airport and the bridge leading to nuevo vallarta.
Piedra Blanca beach. Location: 40 minutes north from Puerto Vallarta by public bus. Piedra Blanca beach is separated into 2 sections by rocks as white as snow which is exactly where the name Piedra Blanca (white stone) comes from. The 1st section is only about 200 feet long and 80 feet wide. The second section is longer at 300 feet in length and 60 feet in width. This section is home to the Piedra Blanca Hotel. The finely textured white sand plus smooth waters of both ports give this beach the tranquility you are looking for and makes it a great location for diving and snorkeling.
Destiladeras beach, located 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta by public bus, 30 minutes by car (pay parking lote available). A favorite with many Vallartans especially families on Sundays, when they flock here to enjoy the wide white sand beach and fresh seafood at its outdoor palapa-shaded restaurants at the edge of the water. Alternately, the large flat rocks found here can be used as picnic tables. Surfers appreciate its two- to five-foot swells, while others enjoy strolling its seemingly endless beach. During the week you pretty much get the place to yourself as local Vallartans will mostly be working. The timid and parents alike appreciate the gradual dropp-off of the coast: you can wade a long way out into the water before it even reaches your waist.
Punta de Mita, Nayarit beach, located 35 min. north of Puerto Vallarta, at the northernmost tip of Banderas Bay. Punta de Mita is quickly growing into the prime Real Estate location within the bay.
Two great beaches and seafood galore make this a must see. Make sure you have a chance to see it for yourself before Real Estate companies change the face of Punta de Mita forever.
Sayulita, Nayarit Beach: Sayulita Nayarit beach is without question the main surfing spot in Puerto Vallarta. Sayulita is a fishing village similar to Puerto Vallarta some decades ago. It is very popular among the American visitors, it takes less than 45 minutes to get there from the hotel zone. Great seafood can be found on the beach for all budgets. Many free spirits from Canada and the US have made Sayulita their home. If your heart still lives in the sixties you’ll love this quiet beach community.
Come and enjoy the Puerto Vallarta beaches on your Mexico vacation!