Playa Mismaloya

Jalisco

Mismaloya Beach's claim to fame is this is where it all began when John Huston and his stable of top Hollywood stars arrived in 1963 to film Tennessee William's...

  • Public beach
  • Cultural & Historical
  • Water fun
  • 4.5
  • 1

Playa Palmares

Puerto Vallarta South

In 2014, Playa Palmares became the first beach in the state of Jalisco to fly the prestigious Blue Flag, signifying international certification of quality. The...

  • Public beach
  • Walking
  • Water fun
  • 5
  • 1

Playa Destiladeras

Punta de Mita

On the southern end of Riviera Nayarit, Playa Destiladeras has three miles of fine white sand good for walking and just enough surf for boogie boarding and body...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Walking
  • 5
  • 1

Playa Los Muertos

Zona Romantica

Playa Los Muertos is the most popular and busiest of Puerto Vallarta's beaches. The southern end is a longtime gay beach known as "blue chairs," because of the...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Boca de Tomatlán

Cabo Corrientes

Boca de Tomatlan, a picturesque fishing where river meets sea, is located 11 miles (17 km) from Puerto Vallarta (15-20 minutes by car). The last beach south of...

  • Public beach
  • Food & drink
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Water fun

Hidden Beach

Islas Marietas

The Hidden or Lovers Beach in Los Islas Marietas National Park off the coast is a beach in a crater created by bombing exercises in the early 1900s...

  • Wild beach
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Eco Tourism
  • Water sport & adventure

Las Caletas

Cabo Corrientes

John Huston so loved Puerto Vallarta when filming "Night of the Iguana" that he bought a house there, later leasing La Caletas, an undeveloped island owned by an...

  • Private beach
  • Eco Tourism
  • Hiking
  • Night tour
  • Performing arts
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Outdoor Adventure

Playa Conchas Chinas

Zona Romantica

Playa Conchas Chinas is just 2 minutes south of the Zona Romantica and can be reached by walking from Playa los Muertos along the sand or on paths. Reputed to be one...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Playa de Oro

Hotel Zone

In the Hotel Zone 10 minutes from downtown, Playa de Oro - or Golden Beach - has rocks at each end, creating a little bay safe for swimming, parasailing and...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure

Playa Dorada

Zona Romantica

Playa Dorada with semi-strong waves is the most popular and easiest to reach beach in the city. Its golden sands, bordered by restaurants, bars and nightclubs, are...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun
  • Fun & games

Playa El Salado

Marina Vallarta

El Salado at Marina Vallarta is an attractive mile-long (1.5 km) beach with windsurfing, kayaking, jet-skiing, banana boating and other water fun. Resorts along...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure

Playa Las Ánimas

Cabo Corrientes

A favorite day trip from Puerto Vallata, Playa Las Animas de Quimixto is a golden-sand beach, neatly divided into very public and very private by a line of stones....

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Amusement Park

Playa Las Gemelas

South Vallarta

Playa Las Gemelas (twin beaches), as the name suggests, is really two small beaches, known for fine white sand, clear waters and an absence of hustle and bustle. It...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Playa Las Glorias

Centro

Just north of downtown behind a string of hotels, Las Glorias is one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta with water sports, volleyball tournaments and...

  • Public beach
  • Water sport & adventure

Playa Majahuitas

Cabo Corrientes

Playa Majahuitas, on the south end of Bahia de Banderas between the town of Quimixto and the fishing village of Yalapa, backs up on the jungle and has white sand...

  • Wild beach
  • Eco Tourism

Playa Olas Altas

Zona Romantica

Playa Olas Altas is an urban beach just north of the gay beach at Los Muertos. Despite its name, which translates "high waves," the most energy-demanding pastimes...

  • Public beach
  • Water fun

Playa Quimixto

Capo Corrientes

Quimixto is one of those lazy-day beaches on the southern end of the bay that can only be reached by water taxi or private boat. Between Las Ánimas and Majahuitas,...

  • Public beach
  • Eco Tourism
  • Walking
  • Water fun
  • Food & drink
  • Hiking

Yelapa

Cabo Corrientes

Yelapa, the last in a string of beaches along the Bay of Banderos below Puerto Vellata, is a fishing village with a white sandy beach. It's good for diving,...

  • Public beach
  • Outdoor Adventure
  • Hiking
  • Water sport & adventure