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“busy but fun” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playa Las Animas

Playa Las Animas
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Owner description: If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by boat.
Gibsons
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“busy but fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

We took a boat from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas to go snorkling but the surf was a bit to rough for good visibility. Instead we hiked along to narrow trail along the coast to the next beach. It took about a half hour and could be challenging in spots. It was fun. We had a swim and then headed back. We had lunch at one of the restaurants on the beach. Watched the world go by and then took the boat back to Boca. The boat trip was inexpensive out of Boca and a lot of fun. No frills.

Visited February 2014
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Corsham, United Kingdom
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“Great Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2014

If you want to relax or have a nice time with the family this is a very nice beach. Of course there is nothing like Puerto Vallrtas sunsets you can enjoy one of the best ones from here, have fun!

Visited February 2014
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews
“Tourist Trap”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We took a boat tour which included snorkeling and some time on Las Animas beach. We were left for 3-4 hours on the beach while they tried to sell us expensive buckets of beer and cheap trinkets. There was nothing special about the beach, the same as the beach right outside our hotel in Puerto Vallarta. A definite pass in my opinion.

Visited February 2014
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Cordoba, Argentina
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13 reviews
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“The best beach on the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

I went to this beach in one of the tours and only stayed there for 2 hours, but if I go to Puerto Vallarta again I would definitely go back again on my own to stay the entire day. It has a natural luxury stile that I didn´t find at Sayulita (one of the most recommended beaches around there).
You can rent a "water taxi" to go there on the morning and enjoy the hole day.
There are a few restaurants in front of the beach and some activities like water scooters for rental.

Visited February 2014
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Las Animas”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Just a lovely beach with amenities and restroom available. Watch for whales going and coming. I think you can only reach the beach by boat and I think it was only about a 40 minute trip. (Can't say for sure as the boat I took stopped along the route to pick up passengers at the new pier at the Malecon.)

Visited February 2014
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