Lined with sprawling resort hotels, this gorgeous, wide sandy beach hugs Nuevo Vallarta for as far as the eye can see. This peaceful beach is a beautiful spot to soak up the sun, swim and relax. The area also offers a wealth of diversions from the sun and sand, including three professional golf courses, a water park, a yacht club, marinas, shopping and many excellent restaurants.
Puerto Vallarta Hotel Zone Beach
Lined with resort hotels, this beautiful, wide sandy beach stretching from Marina Vallarta to the beginning of downtown is a tourist playground. This beach offers every amenity and water sport - from parasailing to whale watching. It's easy to have an adventure on this beach, simply by strolling and stopping into whichever beach-front bar, restaurant or venue that catches your eye.
Golden sands stretching for miles and gentle waves make this an ideal family beach with oceanfront palapa restaurants and an interesting small town to explore. Boasting the longest beach on the bay, "The Place of the Divers" is known for its freshly shucked giant oysters and sublime seafood. Catch some rays in front of the beach restaurants and enjoy the constant breeze.
San Francisco/San Pancho Beach
This pristine beach set on open sea is gorgeous, windswept, long and primitive with deep creamy sand and rougher waters than inside the Bay. A long-established adventure resort attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world, offering activities like surfing, kayaking, sport fishing, horseback riding and more. The town's main street is really cool, with an Internet Café and great restaurants.
A surfing Mecca of international renown, the shoreline of this picturesque village is dotted with coves and beaches where surfers hang ten. Riding the gentle breakers to shore, most of the action happens off the main town beach, with lessons and board rentals available. Well known in the surfing world, the long, wide beach boasts a women only surfing school and small covers perfect for privacy.