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Lunch stop

I was riding an orange bus to The Botanical Gardens from Puerto Vallarta and decided to get off at... read more

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Dennis T
Beautiful Beach

Came to Mismaloya for a sunset kayaking adventure with Paddle Zone. Wish we would have come earlier... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

I was riding an orange bus to The Botanical Gardens from Puerto Vallarta and decided to get off at Mismaloya for a quick lunch. I walked down to the waterfront, selected a cozy cantina and was met by a friendly waiter who offered some suggestions...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the bus to Mismaloya from Puerto Vallarta. On the beach we met Daniel Rodriguez, one of the captains of the Jack Sparrow, who runs local day trips by boat. Our boat trip took us to Los Arcos, where we enjoyed snorkelling and swimming...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone selling trinkets is pretty good about only asking once if you want something. There is 4 massage places that charge $20 US for an hour. They did a great job. We choose the 3rd last one that is upstairs. Perfect for couples. Use the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Shane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great beach for food friendly staff. Good if you like jet ski and boat tours. As for a swim I wouldn’t attempt it surf is aggressive and lots of undertow. Not a good place for kids. There is a lagoon but it has many boats...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Bruernst
Reviewed February 19, 2019

For years we have walked to this beach area from our uphill visiting "residence". Water is reasonably calm as are less-persistent hustlers of jewelry and woven goods. Plenty of beer available as well as decent (and adventurous) food and o.k. massage opportunities. I love to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathie F
Reviewed January 25, 2019

We have always spent day at least one day at Playa Mismaloya. Lounge out on the beach, eat ,drink and have a great time. Be sure you ask for Roger,the Dodger. Trust me, Roger is the best and he will stay with you as long...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jerry1941
Reviewed January 19, 2019

On our recent trip to the Puerto Vallarta area, we spent a fabulous day with Capitan Ulises (who spoke very good English) and crew on their boat "Jack Sparrow". We departed a 9 AM from Playa Mismaloya and returned at around 6 PM that evening....More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Water-Folks
Reviewed January 13, 2019

We have been coming to PV for about 20 years now and this beach has changed a lot. There used to be a decent walking path to the Night of the Iguana set and you could walk around and explore the set ruins. Now, it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank mom22Saskatchewan
Reviewed December 31, 2018

We hired a panga boat from this beach to visit a bunch of beaches that are only accessible by boat. There are tons of boats so talk to the captains and negotiate your rate. We ended spending the entire day visiting Los Arcos and beaching...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank johnny5ice
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Came to Mismaloya for a sunset kayaking adventure with Paddle Zone. Wish we would have come earlier to be able to enjoy a swim at this beach. The waves are much more manageable than those at Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta, and the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank magistrarose
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February 13, 2019|
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Response from micrabits | Reviewed this property |
If you can get to Walmart, catch a bus on the main drag that has “Centro” as its destination. Ask the driver when he reaches the end of the line for a bus to Mismolaya. The buses look different. They are orange and white... More
February 6, 2018|
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Response from LeeLeeLovesFood | Reviewed this property |
There are several palapa bars on the beach as soon as u arrive. They all serve food and the food is excellent. Be prepared with cash. Most don’t accept card.
Monica E
November 9, 2017|
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Response from spamfam | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried the hotel itself? Unfortunately when it rains it carries many things from the mountains onto the ocean. Also maybe a pharmacy might have seen the reaction before and can possibly give you some information as... More