Puerto Vallarta is a beautiful resort town located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Banderas Bay, the largest bay in Mexico, is found there which is also one of the most biodiverse locations in the country. The area has amazing beaches, a wonderful climate, and small town charm. If you have a Puerto Vallarta vacation in mind, check out the Villa Group Resorts. The award winning provider has multiple resorts located throughout Banderas Bay. They also have a high quality COVID safety protocols are in place to keep resort guests, vacation club members, and staff safe. Right now, special deals are available on all-inclusive travel packages to Puerto Vallarta. In the meantime, read more to get to know the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta.
Best Beaches in Puerto Vallarta:
#1 Playa Los Muertos
For starters, no visit to Puerto Vallarta is complete without checking out the city’s main beach, Playa Los Muertos. Conveniently located just steps from the iconic Malecon boardwalk, Playa Los Muertos is the town’s most popular beach. It’s easy to access from Old Town Vallarta where many of the most popular restaurants, shops and art galleries are located. Visitors will be able to find tons of great restaurants lining the beach with indoor and outdoor seating and comfy chaise loungers right on the sand. Whether you want an upscale gourmet dining experience, or tacos, you can find it all at Playa Los Muertos. Plus, if you’re in the mood for adventurous water sports, you can rent a jet ski or go parasailing there. Make sure to visit the impressive Puerto Vallarta pier next to the beach, too. It’s especially stunning in the evening when the sailboat shaped pier lights up.
#2 Colomitos Beach
Next, Colomitos beach is a petite beauty that can only be accessed by hiking or water taxi. If you stay in Puerto Vallarta, take a taxi, bus, or uber to Boca de Tomatlan, which is about twenty minutes south of Old Town PV. From there, you can hike along the shore or take a water taxi to get to the beach. When you arrive at this beach, you will be enchanted by the vibrant blue and green water colors. It’s a great spot to swim and soak up the sun. If you’re hungry, plan ahead and make reservations at Ocean Grill restaurant. This restaurant is located right beside Playa Colomitos and has delicious food to match the amazing views.
#3 Conchas Chinas
Thirdly, Conchas Chinas beach is an ideal spot if you want a quiet and peaceful place to enjoy Mexico’s sunny days on the sand. Named for “conchas chinas”, or “tiny seashells,”Conchas Chinas beach has some of the clearest water in Banderas Bay. Located just south of downtown PV, the breathtaking turquoise color water is beautiful and the sand is soft and white. The beach is also ideal for swimming unless there is an undercurrent, so always proceed with caution. Also, children will love the shallow tide pools that are located on the southern end of the beach.
#4 Punta Mita
Next, located just north of PV, Punta Mita is a beautiful spot to visit if you don’t mind driving a bit. Situated in the neighboring state of Riviera Nayarit, Punta Mita is home to some of the most high-end resorts and luxury properties in Banderas Bay. Many of the resorts have private beaches, but the public beach is simply stunning, too. lined with wonderful Mexican and seafood restaurants, Punta Mita beach is surrounded on three sides by dazzling aquamarine waters. In fact, many people consider the beaches to be the most pristine and unspoiled in the area. As a result, the swimmable beaches are ideal for a variety of water sports such as surfing, scuba diving, windsurfing, paddle-boarding, and more.
#5 Boca de Tomates
Last but not least, a visit to Boca de Tomates Beach is a unique experience for visitors. Just 5 miles north of the Puerto Vallarta Airport, you pass through a crocodile habitat to reach the black sand beach. To get to this beach, you will take a bumpy dirt road that is located off of the main road and you won’t miss the swampy spots and signs that warn the area has crocodiles. Make sure to use caution and always stay behind the fenced areas. At the beach, there are numerous locally run restaurants that serve some of the best ceviche and Pescado Sarandeo in Puerto Vallarta.
Are you ready to come visit the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta? If so, remember to book your stay at the Villa Group Resorts. They have low cost travel packages that won’t break the bank. Plus, qualified applicants can join their quality vacation club, too. Members get to save money over time and always know that every vacation will be just perfect. Plus, they have a wonderful Beachfront Rewards program where members can earn referral credits when they get a friend or family member to join. It’s a great way to have a comfortable space to create unforgettable vacation memories with your loved ones. Call and book your dream vacation to Puerto Vallarta today…you deserve to be relaxing on the sand drinking a cocktail!