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Address: El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas), Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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"Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby...

"Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto Vallarta.

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This beach is nice, but pretty busy. If you're looking for quiet, go somewhere else. Good people watching, little shops, beachside bars and restaurants.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Vista, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Don't go to the Playa de los Muertos for a swimming beach which is what my 3 stars represents. The beach is good for relaxing with a drink or food in one of the many waterside restaurants. The restaurants are excellent for that purpose.

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Minnesota
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62 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This beach is nice, but pretty busy. If you're looking for quiet, go somewhere else. Good people watching, little shops, beachside bars and restaurants.

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Thank DadB
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of P.V is of course its gay beach, the water is quite cold and the waves are not so friendly at this part of the bay, yet still is the spot for meeting new friends and relaxing on the beach while enjoying a drink.

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Sun Lakes, Arizona
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195 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've been strolling the area for 15 years and never got our feet wet yet. It's a great beach for local and tourist alike. Great people watching area with great diversity. If you are one of the few remaining people who are uncomfortable or afraid that a gay person might bite you, then stay away from this area. If you... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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442 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In spite of its name, "The Beach of the Dead" is super lively and filled with both locals and tourists (including familes) during the day & evening. The shoreline walkway -- the Malecon -- takes you past the many restaurants, cafes, vendors, and cantinas, and you can listen to musicians, watch performers, etc. while enjoying a stroll, meal, and/or beverages.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We always make this a must stop in PVR, we have to stop at one of the "fish-on-a-stick" places while there, can't beat the made to order fish and shrimp they serve, nice tables with umbrellas, toes in the sand, can't beat that! cheap eats and so delicious! There are a few and we have tried a couple, all have... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is very beautiful but also very dangerous. I saved a man from drowning on tues going down for the 3rd time. The waves are very powerful with rip tides. Not safe for children to swim or older persons when it is rough, but very beautiful

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Los Muertos, it's a super diverse beach with a predominately gay crowd but there are also local families and straight folks. Plenty of room for everyone. The surf isn't too rough and the water can be cold but it is refreshing. The vendors that walk the beach selling everything from jewelry to rugs to fruit are just part... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you don't like constant vendors approaching you then this is not the place to go. If you like people watching, meeting new people, great food, cold drinks, amazing view, a place to swim and a place to sunbathe then this is the place for you. This was our daily go to spot while in PV. Love the beach and... More 

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Thank etmwhite
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Los muertos beach is situated in zona romantica " known as the gay area" . It's a great place to mingle with new friendly gay friends mostly but also with locals who every weekend will take a journey to a well deserved day off . Since a few hotels ( blue and green chairs ) have their own chairs for... More 

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