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Playa Las Animas

South Shores, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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Type: Beaches
Description: If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by boat.
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elpaso
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151 reviews 151 reviews
22 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very clean beach, enjoyed the jet ski, and para sailing. Very clean water, very calm and safe for the kids.

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Bucerias, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not much to it. I love hiking there with 5 boys who enjoyed diving off of the pier. But the food is all pretty boring and over priced. I won't bother going back.

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Tarnowskie Góry, Polska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

we go the by walk from boca with small child, in few places is a litte dengerous, but the views are great. In Las Animas is a lot of frendly restaurant, good food and drinks,

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It is a beautiful beach, only reachable by boat. You can also visit the nature park or the waterfalls.

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We visited this beach as part of an excursion from hell, thankfully this was the saving grace. Beautiful beach with crystal water and soft sand. Compared to the other beaches In PV, this one doesn't have rivers running into it so thw water was much clearer, and it was even flecked with what looked like glitter... amazing and beautiful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I took the bus to Boca de Tomatlan and enjoyed the challenging hike down the coast to Las Animas past excellent scenery. Las Animas beach is beautiful and I had a great healthy mahi-mahi lunch at El Coral restaurant on the sand. The price was higher than some places, but they have to bring all their supplies in by boat.... More

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100 Mile House, British Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Yikes we were dropped off for an hour to enjoy the sand. Instead we were told to get out of the sun we would have to buy some sort of drinks and then we were constantly accosted by vendors. These are not normal vendors they come by every few seconds to see if you'll buy something. It was down right... More

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los angeles
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Take a water taxi from Boca for 30 pesos & enjoy serenity plus great local food . rooms are available to rent if you want to spend a night or two peacefully . I enjoyed a simply prepared ( grilled ) whole Red Snapper that was bursting with flavor & freshness .

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We took the bus to Boca and crossed the river to begin the hike to Las Animas. although a very short jaunty by water taxi, the hike took 1 hour and 45 minutes, but was worth every second. It was challenging, but not too hard and each time you came upon another beach, the scene before us left us breathless!... More

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Gibsons
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We took a boat from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas to go snorkling but the surf was a bit to rough for good visibility. Instead we hiked along to narrow trail along the coast to the next beach. It took about a half hour and could be challenging in spots. It was fun. We had a swim and then... More

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