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Best beaches Around Nuevo Vallarta

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Nuevo Vallarta is found on the Bahia de Banderas: a tourist area encompassing hotels, condominiums, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. There are many beautiful beaches worth visiting along this stretch of Mexican coastline — Nuevo Vallarta's beach is about five kilometers long and has a marina with private docks.

Good for
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller

10 Places

4 City Tips

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10 Places

Destiladeras Beach

Beaches

Punta De Mita

Beaches

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle

Destinations

Bucerias

Beaches

Nuevo Vallarta Beach

Beaches

Playa de los Muertos

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Boca de Tomatlan

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Playa Las Animas

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Majahuitas Beach

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Yelapa

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Nayz_Ftz's City Tips

  • Don't forget to use sunscreen!
  • You can reach most of the beaches by land but there are some where it's better to take a boat.
  • The bay beaches are quite close together.
  • Hotels in Nuevo Vallarta are five-star so if you want to find a wider range of options, you could choose to stay just outside Puerto Vallarta.
  • Destiladeras Beach
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Destiladeras beach is ideal for relaxation. There very few shops, so is nice and quiet, perfect for sunbathing, and the waves are ideal for surfers. It has a special beauty you won't want to miss.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A there are few shops here, so it is recommended that you bring snacks and drinks with you.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Changed 25/11/2018
    • The best secret in Puerto Vallarta 16/09/2018
    • Destiladeras Beach
  • Punta De Mita
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Punta de Mita is an exclusive area, which houses beautiful beaches and some of the top hotels, restaurants, and golf courses in the area.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can pay by credit/debit card in most stores here.
    • This is one of the most expensive destinations in the region.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 109 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    • Paddle board surfing 24/11/2018
    • Must visit 07/11/2018
    • Punta De Mita
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    This town — home to the Marina Riviera Nayarit — has been expanding and has taken on greater importance in recent years. You'll find plenty of different shops and beaches, the best known being La Manzanilla for its calm waves.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • As well as the beaches, you can visit the seafood market here.
    • Come to La Manzanilla to enjoy the sea and local dishes from the restaurants.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle
  • Bucerias
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Bucerias Beach is a nice place to spend the day enjoying seafood from the restaurants, sunbathing, and walking through the quiet local village.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can buy souvenirs in the flea market here.
    • Restaurants here have tables and umbrellas right on the beach.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #54 of 450 things to do in Jalisco
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Love this town! 01/12/2018
    • FISH and CHIP 20/11/2018
    • Bucerias
    Phone:
    +52 322 356 4902
    Other:
  • Nuevo Vallarta Beach
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Nuevo Vallarta beach has a beautiful landscape that everyone will enjoy, along with restaurants and water sports. It is also one of the starting points to get to other beaches via the marina.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can tour around Nuevo Vallarta by utilizing the cycling track.
    • Near the public entrance there is a pool that you can use for a small fee.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 9 things to do in Nuevo Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Day at the Beach 09/12/2018
    • great Beach 09/12/2018
    • Nuevo Vallarta Beach
    Address:
    Av. Paseo de los Cocoteros 1, Nuevo Vallarta
    Nuevo Vallarta 63735
    Mexico
    Phone:
    +52 322 226 6770
  • Playa de los Muertos
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    This beach is divided into two areas: an exclusive area for hotels and an area for the general public. In either area you can enjoy the sun, the sand, water sports, and the great views.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • You can also enjoy the view from the dock that lights up at night.
    • Since it is near the boardwalk, you'll find a variety of shops and restaurants.
    • Ideal for a day or evening visit.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #20 of 109 things to do in Puerto Vallarta
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great place to have a beer in the sand before sunset 09/12/2018
    • People watching 24/11/2018
    • Playa de los Muertos
    Address:
    El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas)
    Puerto Vallarta 48380
    Mexico
  • Boca de Tomatlan
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    This is a small village at the edge of the jungle. The sea here produces very gentle waves, and you'll find cozy restaurants all along this beach; plus you can take water taxis to other beaches from here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Keep bus and boat schedules in mind for the return journey.
    • There are collective and private water taxis.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    • Boca de Tomatlan
  • Playa Las Animas
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    This beach can be reached only by sea and is known foremost for relaxation, sunbathing, enjoying the sea (with calm waves) and for dining at one of its restaurants.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Keep the schedules of bus and boats in mind for the return journey.
    • If you're looking for something a little more energetic, you can also visit the park of the same name here.
    • Credit cards are not accepted so you'd better bring cash!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Cabo Corrientes
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fishing and snorkeling trip 10/12/2018
    • Hike to Colomitos/Las Animas is fun and scenic 09/11/2018
    • Playa Las Animas
  • Majahuitas Beach
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Playa Las Animas is accessible only by sea, and great if you want to relax, admire, and enjoy nature. Its crystal clear water makes it such a beautiful place for diving and snorkeling — you'll definitely want to stay here longer!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • This beach also offers hosting services.
    • If you use a water taxi remember to ask for the return schedule.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Majahuitas
    • Picturesque - very little there 18/04/2018
    • No thanks 11/03/2018
    • Majahuitas Beach
  • Yelapa
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    Nayz_Ftz Says:

    Yelapa is a beautiful village that combines beach and jungle, and has a waterfall and a river where you can take a refreshing dip. From here you can make a short but beautiful journey through the streets to the beach, and spend the day in one of the restaurants enjoying the landscape.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • On the way to the waterfall you will find artisans selling their products.
    • There is a hosting service.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    • Yelapa
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