Puerto Vallarta Beaches

The main natural attractions that make Puerto Vallarta a truly magical place are three:

  • The Sierra Madre mountain range.
  • Rivers flowing down from the mountains,
  • The Pacific Ocean, its tropical beaches, and the Banderas Bay.

They can all be found and enjoyed in Vallarta, making it an astounding and picturesque travel destination.

You can also check out our PV Beach Guide with photos, images, and panoramas.

Complete List of Beaches (N to S)

Part of the beauty and fun of traveling to a new place is having the opportunity to enjoy the beauties the local nature offers.

In the case of Vallarta, one of the main attractions are the beaches in the area. Many of them offer a suite of activities to partake in, from scuba diving and snorkeling to just strolling down the golden sands.

Where you have a view you can enjoy the frolicking humpback whales and dolphins in the bay, meditate to the soothing and relaxing sound of the waves or enjoy one of the beautiful and romantic sunsets.

Here we list the best ones in the area and it’s up to you to choose the one that is best based on your taste and interests.

Beach Location Maps for PV & Banderas Bay

Beaches North Zone, Lo De Marcos to Destiladeras

North Zone Beaches from Lo De Marcos to Destiladeras

North Zone Beaches from La Manzanilla to Marina Vallarta

North Zone Beaches between La Manzanilla and Marina Vallarta