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Best beach in Vallarta!

I always come to this beach when in Vallarta, nice sandy beaches, lots of activities water... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carla R
Campbell, California
Beautiful Beach near El Centro/Zona Romantica

Beautiful Beach south of Los Muertos Pier. As you walk beyond the pier, the initial area is more... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Mark S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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"Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto Vallarta.
El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas), Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I always come to this beach when in Vallarta, nice sandy beaches, lots of activities water activities (banana boat, parasailing, flyboard, etc...), shops and restaurants are nearby if you need a break from the beach.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carla R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful Beach south of Los Muertos Pier. As you walk beyond the pier, the initial area is more family-oriented and suffers occasionally from the gassy fumes from the motor boats that anchor just off the beach. During busy times it tends to be most dense...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this area. Right off the romantic zone with great restaurants. You will have vendors bother you but a great experience. I have been going back here for years.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bisch4real
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Playa Los Muertos extends to either side of the downtown pier and extends towards the Rui Cuale. This very sandy beach boasts moderately high waves to play in, beach chairs to sit and sip at, and a variety of activities including paddle boarding, kayaking,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lorriebrooks3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The division into separate beaches is misleading. Basically from the Rio Cuale down past the pier is all one beach. One lovely beach. If you want, you can walk along the waterfront, or you can walk the Malecon/boardwark until just pass the Swell restaurant. Only...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chowatt
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Nice sand, waves , people sand dogs to watch. Nice expensive beach clubs. Sea glass if you look hard enough. Good time

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jkzoo
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I found Playa Los Muertos to be dirty, crowded and uninviting. I have learned it's worth taking a lancha to any of the private beaches South of town. Escaping the polite but ubiquitous beach vendors is worth the price.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank califcasl
Reviewed 16 September 2018

One of the reasons why I booked a hotel close to the beach was so I could go swimming in the clear, Pacific waters of Puerto Vallarta. Unfortunately, the waters are not clear....they are murky and suspect. For those who are used to the crystal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank billkolida
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This beach has the best sand, sun, and fun in Vallarta. Local food is amazing, beers are cheap, and always a good time.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryan V
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Visited this beach Many times we love this beach ! This time we wanted to walk to the Seahorse statue to take some photos.Its a beautiful place. We bought some fresh Oysters from a seller on the beach Delicious !!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank havanaLeicester
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Deb B
18 May 2017|
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Response from Howard B | Reviewed this property |
Brian C. - I agree with his description of the location and hill challenge. 🙂
Tim B
22 June 2016|
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Response from Exploration695956 |
Hi Tim. Yes it is polluted. Wear shoes and socks while walking on sand. I would not ever swim in that area. For two reasons. February and March 2016 one person perished in rip tides daily. Often the person was only walking... More
5 May 2015|
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Response from 27Nana27 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think so. I know you can arrange a rooftop wedding at Los Cuatro Vientos Hotel up behind the cathedral on Matamoros at sunset. I have witnessed one and it was very beautiful. The hotel has a website where you... More