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Address: South Shores, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Description: If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto...
If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by boat.
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Traveled via bus for 8 pesos, then a water taxi RT for 140 pesos to a white sandy beach. Our water taxi driver was associated with one of the restaurants on the beach (which we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Traveled via bus for 8 pesos, then a water taxi RT for 140 pesos to a white sandy beach. Our water taxi driver was associated with one of the restaurants on the beach (which we didn't know) so that's where the boat dropped us off. The driver waited until we were ready to depart. Great beach for walking and swimming.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Take the bus from El Centro to Boca. Costs 8 pesos each. Once there, you can take a water taxi or a private boat. We elected to take a private boat with Miguel. What an excellent choice. We did pay more than the water taxi, but the experience was priceless. He slowly took us close to the shore showing us... More 

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Parksville, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Caught the local bus from PV for 8 pesos and got off at the stop at Boca de Tomatlan. Walked into the village and over the bridge to the other side of the bay. Hiked the trail to Las Animas Beach. This trail weaves in and out of the jungle and shoreline. You see some spectacular scenery along the way.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

beautiful sand, restaurants when I was there it was very peaceful like an unknown destination and I am very apprehensive about telling anyone about it so as not to spoil a true jewel of the Pacific!

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Rode the local bus to Boca for 20 pesos and caught a water taxi to the beach for a relaxing day. Sand is soft and waves were gentle. We parked ourselves in two very comfortable padded lounge chairs with an umbrella, had a few drinks, fresh guac and chips, and fajitas for very little dinero at a place to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

flat, wide beach, quiet, good for swimming. nice to get out of Puerto Vallarta proper! great adventure taking the bus and then a water taxi.

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Riverside County
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We where able to take a private boat to the beach and enjoy some time there. The beach is perfect for kids as the waves are not rough. The water is very clear and it was a nice place to go and hang out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We took a day trip sailing and stopped here for a few hours. The food was really good and this was probably the best piña Colada I have ever had, they use real coconut and it was delicious. The beach is also really clean and the ocean is safe to swim in here. I only we we would have taken... More 

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Edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you enjoy hiking and are in Puerto Vallarta, this is a dayhike you will enjoy. You take the local bus in the old part of PV to Boca de Tomatlan. Once you are there, head to the water and cross one of the bridges and head south down the coast. There are a few signs that show the way... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The food and cocktails are great,the ocean is turquoise and inviting,one can zip line or simply enjoy the beach.

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