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Best beaches around Banderas Bay and Puerto Vallarta

The best beaches in Puerto Vallarta

There are a slew of amazing beaches in Puerto Vallarta and, all overlooking the pristine waters of Banderas Bay and showing off the natural beauty that abounds throughout the region.  Some back up to emerald green mountains that blanket the coast, some lay in the heart of the city and some are so exclusive that you’ll feel privileged to have spent the day galavanting in its soft sands.  While each provides an exemplary way to spend the day, there is something unique and special about the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta that sets them apart from all the rest.

Best Beaches in Puerto Vallarta to enjoy when staying at Hotel Mousai

Best Beach for Relaxing – Playa Garza Blanca

Playa Garza Blanca - Puerto Vallarta

Hotel Mousai’s own beach, Playa Garza Blanca will take your breath away. Not only is it one of the only white sand beaches in the region, but its proximity to Los Arcos makes it a great place for snorkeling and SUP (stand-up paddle boarding).  Hotel Mousai guests can revel in the serene beauty and exclusivity of Playa Garza Blanca, which is exclusive for hotel guests.

Best Beach for Romance – Conchas Chinas

Playa Conchas Chinas Puerto Vallarta

This stunning beach on the south side of town just minutes from Hotel Mousai is a great place to escape with a loved one.  The many rock formations at Conchas Chinas Beach that pepper the beach create private inlets and natural pools where couples can escape for a romantic embrace or a bit of privacy.

Best Beach for People Watching – Los Muertos Beach

Los Muertos Beach - Puerto Vallarta

Visiting Puerto Vallarta just wouldn’t be the same without taking a stroll down Los Muertos Beach.  Situated in the heart of the action in the romantic zone of Puerto Vallarta, this spectacular beach is the ideal place to bury your feet in the sand and tip back a cold beer, while you observe, admire and mingle with the people of Puerto Vallarta and other visitors.  Just a 10 minute taxi ride from Hotel Mousai.

Best Beach for Adventure – Lover’s Beach (Islas Marietas)

Hidden Beach at Marietas Islands in Riviera Nayarit

Situated in the middle of the Marietas Islands, Lover’s Beach is an adventure waiting to be discovered.  Often nicknamed the Hidden Beach for its location in the middle of a crater, this beach can only be reached by first taking a boat ride to Las Marietas Islands and then by swimming through the small cavern which is the only access to the beach. A trip well worth the time when vacationing at Hotel Mousai.

Best Beach for Water Activities – Las Animas

The lively beach on the southern end of Banderas Bay which can only be reached by boat is bustling with guides waiting to take you on a water adventure.  Get a group together for a banana boat excursion, brace yourself for parasailing or simply spend the day swimming around in the shallow waters that meet the shores of this sandy beach.

Best Beach for Swimming – Flamingos Beach

Playa Camarones Puerto Vallarta

This large strip of sandy beach in Nuevo Vallarta about 45 minutes from Hotel Mousai is the perfect spot for swimming the day away.  The calm shores and shallow waters make it safe for swimmers of all ages and its sheer size makes it ideal for escaping the swarms of people at other beaches in the area.

Best Beach for Surfing – Sayulita

Sayulita Beach Riviera Nayarit, México

This trendy surfer town is a great place to spend the day for those looking to try their hand at surfing or stand-up paddle.  The gentle waves that continuously roll in are perfect for beginners or surfers of all ages. Just over an hour from Hotel Mousai, Sayulita makes a great day trip and adventure.