Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Resort Beaches
Puerto Vallarta Beaches Near Marina Vallarta
Nuevo Vallarta Beach -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. Nuevo Vallarta 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 Puerto Vallarta beach stretching from Marina Vallarta to the beginning of donwntown 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 in Puerto Vallarta, simply by strolling and stopping into whichever beach-front bar, restaurant or venue that catches your eye.
Bucerias Beach -Golden sands stretching for miles and gentle waves make this an ideal family beach in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - 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 Puerto Vallarta beach restaurants and enjoy the constant breeze that makes the beach feel fresher and cooler. The town offers many waterfront restaurants and a colorful outdoor market by the main plaza, which is a fun way to absorb the local flavor.
San Francisco/San Pancho Beach -This pristine Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 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 every activity you can imagine, including surfing, kayaking, sport fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, and tours to Matachen Bay, which boasts the world's longest surfable wave. The town's main street is really cool, with an Internet Café and great restaurants.
Sayulita Surfing -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. Those looking for privacy will likely find it in one of the area's small coves, each conveying the sense it is yours alone. After a day of swimming and sunning, you'll find palapa restaurants on the beach, comida-corrida spots, as well as gourmet dining. A funky fishing village with dramatic wild beauty, Sayulita offers an appealing town square, as well as trendy shops and businesses.
Punta de Mita Beach -One of two Puerto Vallarta area beaches on this pretty peninsula at the northern tip of Banderas Bay, Punta de Mita is the ideal beach for strolling and absorbing the incredible beauty and tangy
El Anclote Beach -One of two public Puerto Vallarta beaches at Punta de Mita, El Anclote is a bustling beach and seaside community with great swimming and surfing. Since the waves break right in front of the shallow, shelving beach, it's an excellent surfing spot. A favorite weekend getaway for Vallartans, this soft sand beach offers nice restaurants, activities, such as kayaking, catamaraning, snorkeling and kayak/boogie board rentals. Rent a boat and guide to take you to Las Marietas Islands nature preserve just offshore where snorkeling and diving are excellent. Hire a panga to take you whale watching in the Bay.
Destiladeras Beach -A local favorite with families and surfers, Destiladeras offers a wide white sand beach, large waves, and fresh seafood at outdoor palapa-shaded restaurants at the water's edge. Surfers and boogie boarders flock to its long, five-foot swells, while others enjoy strolling the long, sandy stretch. This is a wonderful beach for relaxing and savoring the beautiful sunsets. The large flat rocks found here can be used as picnic tables.
Boca de Tomates Beach -A half hour north of Puerto Vallarta, Boca de Tomates is a peaceful, long sandy retreat where you'll see more crocodiles, sea turtles and exotic birds than sun worshippers.
An ecologist's paradise, the Tomates estuary is one of this area's most important refuges for wildlife. This beach in the Puerto Vallarta area is popular with boogie boarders and offers funky palapa restaurants.