Las Animas Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Best and safest swimmable beaches

Playa Garza Blanca Puerto Vallarta

Garza Blanca Beach

Puerto Vallarta is a world-renowned resort town with miles of pristine beaches, but sometimes it’s hard to find the best spot for you. Here are six of the best swimming beaches in Puerto Vallarta & the Banderas Bay area that will make your time on the beach even better!

Garza Blanca

Playa de Oro

Las Animas

Playa Camarones

Boca de Tomatlan


Best beaches for snorkeling

Conchas Chinas Beach in Puerto Vallarta

Conchas Chinas Beach, Puerto Vallarta

If you’re looking for the best beaches to snorkel, look no further. This is a list of the seven best beaches/locations in Puerto Vallarta and the nearby Bay area that are perfect for snorkeling and guaranteed to provide you with an incredible experience.

Conchas Chinas




Marietas Islands

Las Gemelas


Best beaches for kitesurfing and windsurfing

Bucerias Beach Nayarit

Bucerias Beach Nayarit

If you’re looking for the best beaches for kitesurfing and windsurfing, Bucerias and La Manzanilla in the town of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in the neighboring Nayarit, but still in the Banderas Bay area are where you should go. These two towns offer some of the best sand beaches and winds for sailors and kiters. If you’re looking for some of the most dependable spots on Mexico’s Pacific coast, then these two towns might be your perfect match. It doesn’t matter if you prefer to catch some waves or fly high through the air with a kite; these destinations offer up an array of gorgeous beaches that will keep any water sports lover happy.


La Manzanilla (La Cruz de Huanacaxtle)

Best hidden beaches

Hidden Beach (Lover's Beach) seen from the tunnel, Marietas Islands, Nayarit, Mexico

Hidden Beach (Lovers Beach) Marietas Islands

Puerto Vallarta is known for its beautiful beaches, but that doesn’t mean every inch of sand is good. Here are our recommendations on where to find the best hidden beach in Puerto Vallarta! Lover’s Beach at the Marietas Islands is certainly a one-of-a-kind experience. You’ll need to take an authorized tour though and getting to this crater beach will take a good part of your day. If you are looking for a beach that is hidden and on the mainland, then the Colomitos Beach South of Puerto Vallarta might be your perfect spot. read more about them in the full articles linked below.

Lover’s Beach (Marietas Island)


Most beautiful beaches

Las Caletas Puerto Vallarta

Las Caletas Beach, Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, Mexico

Take a dip in the beautiful blue water of Vallarta. Explore Mexico’s natural beauty by exploring these five beaches! Las Caletas, Conchas Chinas, Las Animas, Colomitos and Mismaloya. There are many breathtaking places to explore in this amazing country. From the beachside towns to the jungles full of life and color- there is nowhere else quite like it. Either way, your experience will be unforgettable so pack your bags because here are five stunning beaches worth checking out while you’re down south!

Las Caletas

 Las Animas

Conchas Chinas




Best beaches for walking

Nuevo Vallarta South Beach

Nuevo Vallarta South Beach

When it comes to beaches, Vallarta is one of the best spots in Mexico. The resort city offers six miles of beachfront that has something for eve