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Address: El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas), Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Description: "Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village...
"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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Everything at Your Feet

This beach area offers so many things it is hard to pass it up when you're in PV. We like to hangout at one of the beachfront restaurants/bars and people watch. Sipping a piña... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Murphy, Texas
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Murphy, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This beach area offers so many things it is hard to pass it up when you're in PV. We like to hangout at one of the beachfront restaurants/bars and people watch. Sipping a piña colada or margarita is such an inexpensive treat. We also sat under a palapa on the beach and took in the sights. We like shopping along... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This beach has it all! You can swim in the ocean, you can have lunch at one of the cutesy restaurants on the beach, you can sit in a chair under an umbrella or lay on a lounge and drink beer or Margaritas on this beach. If you want to swim in a pool ask the hotels if they have... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was a great beach. Our family arrived around noon and it was pretty crowded, but it was easy to walk and find a beach restaurant that had available sun chairs and an umbrella. Most places have a minimum, but the place we found just required that you buy something. Our kids played in the sand and my husband and... More 

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Idyllwild, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Whether you're into blue or green chairs, people watching here is a plus. New beach clubs and an enhanced malacon boardwalk have continued to improve the offerings and keep this in my top spots in Mexico for beaching.

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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The Beach of the Dead - or Playa de los Muertos - may not sound like the most promising place for a day by the sand, but for an authentic and truly lively Puerto Vallarta beach experience, it can’t be beat. The gay-friendly stretch of sand fronts a pier and moored excursion boats, and is lined with bars and cafes.... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Beautiful work of art. Picture spot during the day or to sit at night with your loved one right off the beach. You can watch the fishing boats and waves crash.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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92 reviews 92 reviews
45 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Legend says that Playa de los Muertos was named after a bloody battle between pirates and local indians.

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susanmix
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108 reviews 108 reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is like many of the other beaches in PV, very clean, somewhat crowded, and just a very nice beach. There are many juice bars, shops, restaurants and vendors, like anywhere. There is a pier that people hang out at and fish from.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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689 reviews 689 reviews
153 attraction reviews
300 helpful votes 300 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Despite its ironic name of Playa de los Muertos, everyone is quite lively. Muertos is a happening place, smack in the middle of Vallarta.

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vancouver
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Whether you are staying at a beach-front hotel, or just want to go to the beach, Los Muertos is for everyone and a lovely, friendly place to be at. Restaurants, bars, music, entertainment, vendors, gay, straight its all happening here. Sundays are family days at the beach, so if you like busy, enjoy a few cervezas on the beach!

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