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4 Beaches Near Hotel Mousai that Can Only be Reached by Boat

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If you are looking for something out of the ordinary to enjoy on your next visit to Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta, there are a number of small, charming beaches near the 5-Diamond ranked adults only hotel that can only be reached by boat. The intimate settings and the rich culture and heritage will fill your mind with long lasting memories and completely melt your heart. When you arrive you will think that you have stepped back in time, because of the appearance and appeal that the towns represent. Las Animas, Yelapa, and Quimixto provide visitors with opportunities for hiking along the coastline, taking boat rides, relaxing, and lounging on secluded beaches.

Boca de Tomatlán

boca de tomatlan beach

In order to reach the beaches along the south coast from Puerto Vallarta while staying at Hotel Mousai, the most convenient way is to head to the small coastal town of Boca de Tomatlan which is located about 10 minutes by taxi from the hotel. From there you can take regular water taxis or hire a private speedboat to take you to where you wish to go. Those guests seeking a more luxurious experience may choose to charter a yacht for the day or join an organized tour.

Las Animas Beach

Las Animas beach

Las Animas is the first destination you will reach along the south shore. This beach will charm visitors with this rustic appeal, delicious restaurants, and the colorful beach chairs that provide hours of entertainment and activities that young and old can entertain themselves all day long. Visitors can enjoy relaxing under the palapas or just sunbathing on the golden, sandy beaches, then going for a nice dip in the waters that are calm. The way to access this town is by taking water taxi, but if you’re into adventure and you are fit, then you can hike from Boca de Tomatlan on the winding trail that can take up to two hours.

Quimixto Beach


Another charming town just further south provides visitors with more seclusion on its beaches, which is great for those wanting to getaway. The charming town is Quimixto and it looks the same today as it has for many years, so don’t expect to dine at fancy restaurants or shop in fancy shops, because there is only authentic Mexican charm located in this town (you may even wish to take a picnic). Visitors may choose to take a twenty-five minute hike to the waterfall that cascades down the mountains or just lounge on the beach or go surfing, depending on the time of the year.

Yelapa Beach


One of the most well-known south shore towns is Yelapa. It is a little cove where visitors can escape without sacrificing any comfort, because there are plenty of shops and basic restaurants located here. If you are looking for an exciting experience, then start off by going on the paths that wind through town, then go hiking to the waterfalls. If you are hungry, then you can take a bite or two from the pies that the local ladies prepare on the beach, then relax, kick back on a hammock and truly enjoy the traditional Mexican specialties flavors of raicilla and mezcal.


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