Top 5 Beaches in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is situated near the Pacific Ocean, with its impressibly beautiful beaches and amazing colors of the ocean. While visiting the town, don’t forget to write on your bucket list at least 5 beaches that must see while you’re here.

Where are the most beautiful beaches in the entire region?

1.- Playa Los Muertos

Although it might have a frightening name, Playa Los Muertos (the Beach of the Dead) is one of the most appreciated beaches for its views and characteristics. Situated very close to the central square, the beach has had this name since it was used as a cemetery.

However, in spite of its weird name, the beach is now good for beach volleyball, watersports and the perfect place for a family who wants to spend their time together. Even though there are hundreds of beaches you can go to inside Puerto Vallarta, make sure you do not forget to visit this one.

2.- Boca de Tomatlan

Located in a tranquil spot, just a 10-km drive from the center of Puerto Vallarta, this beach is perfect for those who want to spend their time in a quiet place and relax while listening to the sea waves. Although this beach is very popular, there are not hundreds of people who visit it daily as is common for other beaches. Boca de Tomatlan is recognized for being a quiet place where you only come in order to charge your batteries before going to work again.

If you’re getting hungry, do not forget to try some Tacos from the stands set near the beach… they’re incredible tasteful and cheap.

3.- Playa Yelapa

Being one of the most beautiful and authentic beaches, Playa Yalapa has been isolated from the rest of the region in a charming village where tourists barely come. Due to the lack of paved roads that connects the beach with the main roads from Puerto Vallarta, this place can only be accessed by boat. This is what makes it special and attracts the adventurers to rent a small boat and sail here.

4.- Playa Camarones

Situated in the center of Puerto Vallarta’s hotel zone, Playa Playa Camarones is a quiet small place perfect for families who come here in order to have some fun on a wonderful beach.

If you want to do some swimming or build some sandcastles, then this beach is the perfect choice for you.

Playa Camarones is very popular for its activities such as watersports and different excursions in the Ocean.

You can do some parasailing, take a banana boat excursion or rent a small boat and drive along the beach.

5.- Playa Sayulita

If you love watersports and you’re addicted to surfing, then this place is perfect for you. Beloved by all the surfers, this small beach is situated in the Centre of a small town in Puerto Vallarta.

With lots of restaurants and friendly people that are always ready to give you a piece of advice, this place would surely introduce you to a great atmosphere you would never like to get out from.

For those who want to try surfing for the first time, there are places where the water it has the perfect size for them to start learning about balance and movements.

Puerto Vallarta is the perfect place when it comes about lying on a beach being surrounded by incredible views and sounds. As there are hundreds of beaches you can visityou will never get bored when visitng this magnificent region.

Best Time to Go Fishing in Puerto Vallarta

Many travelers crave fishing in a country that is situated near of the ocean. Fishing is not as easy as it might look from the beginning. Before catching your first small aquatic animal, you need to be trained how to use the fishing equipment and how to be patient enough in order wait for your prospective catch to appear…

If you want to go fishing in Puerto Vallarta you have to adapt to the type of fish you would like to catch. As Puerto Vallarta is situated near the Pacific Ocean, you’ll be surprised to see that there are millions of fish and other aquatic creatures living there.

Here are a few tips that will help you chose the period to go fishing in Puerto Vallarta in order to catch the type you are looking for.

a) Be aware of weather conditions

As Puerto Vallarta is a tropical region, fishing is a pleasant activity doing the entire year as the temperatures are not as low as in other regions. However, the perfect fishing temperature is generally 27 ◦ C during the day and cooler at night.

b) Try an expedition charter

If you want to include fishing in your list of “to do” activities in Puerto Vallarta then you have to know that fishing costs usually 10% / 15% of the cost of the charter. This fee could be paid using the local currency or with US dollars.

c) Check the list of available fish during the chosen period

As the fishing season in Puerto Vallarta lasts the entire year, you have to choose one period and try to catch some types of fisher you were dreaming about. If you want to catch the large tuna fish, then February is the perfect month when you have the higher chances to get it.


During the summer or spring season, you could fish for the black, blue or striped marlin.

If your aim is to catch the sailfish, the best season is the winter, although this fish could be also catcher during the entire year.

If you decide to go in a holiday in Puerto Vallarta inn June or July, then except finding the Yellow Fish Tuna or a Dorado.



d) Chose the most suitable fishing place for you

Apart from just fishing in Puerto Vallarta, you have the opportunity of doing it on the beaches of Banderas Bay which is a large area or in the Sierra Madre mountains where you can both fish and admire the impressive views.

Remember that there are lots of opportunities to go fishing in Puerto Vallarta. The trips are not so expensive and all the equipment is included so there is nothing you should worry about.

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