We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Anclote

Av. Los Redes #70 Nuevo Corral del Risco Colonia, Punta de Mita, Mexico
Improve this listing
Type: Beaches
Description: Remote beach area north of Puerto Vallarta accessible by a long winding road along mango groves.
Write a Review

49 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    29
    15
    2
    2
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

I take the bus up the coastal road from Bucerias to El Anclote. It's easy to get to, the bus rout stops there! El Corral is a great restaurant where you can spend the afternoon. No waiters rushing you. Eat, drink, take a swim, the come back for more. You actually have to ask for the bill. So stay and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Punta de Mita, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Dined there many times. Always good with nice presentation. Friendly staff! Have had our fresh fish prepared there to perfection. Recommend trying it! Many nice restaurants along the main road with great ocean / sunset views!! Comfortable and pet friendly!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whistler, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Great food and great service! The server gave a 10% off coupon to use during our stay! Would definitely go back!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Pros: the Beach is really nice for surfing and paddle board. The sand is whiter, not like Vallarta. Cons: you only get access to the beach in certain areas. Most of the peninsula is closed. So if you are not staying at a hotel inside or going to the golf course then you have to stay in the restaurants and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Carlsbad, California, United States
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Swell takes a strong hurricane swell or macking southern swell to come alive but when it works, it makes for long rides off the point, great vibe in the crowds and is ideally suited for a longboard.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexico City, Mexico
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Nice calm beach with a good variety of local food restaurants on the cheap side but with good homemade seafood dishes. Gets a bit crowded on weekends

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

little spot out of the way... great 'beach' access club... (only pay about $1.30 per beer) and great food (just no chicken or beef) everything seafood. Very nice people... had a great massage next door at 'Remy's' ... the water is MUCH cleaner and more blue there... (no idea why)... great day trip!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Houston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A buddy and I dropped in here for a couple of cervezas and a little snack. Great friendly staff. Outstanding shrimp cocktail. Cold beer. Beautiful view. Dirt cheap. Worth it!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

El Anclote is located at the entrance to Punta Mita. There are several restaurants, a fun beginner surf spot, a few surf rental shops, and people renting fishing boats. We highly recommend Mictlan Surf School. We rented surfboards, standup paddle boards, and took multiple boat trips with them. The staff at Mictlan Surf School are all amazing. They are knowledgable... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vail, Colorado, United States
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

location on the beach, thought it was just a beach bar but it is more than that friendly staff and owner, food surprisingly good, will definitely go back

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Anclote also viewed

Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit
 
Sayulita, Riviera Nayarit
Punta de Mita, Riviera Nayarit
 

Been to El Anclote? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing