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Address: South Shores, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Phone Number: 3221169156
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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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Beautiful beach

The food was amazing, the service was even better. We chartered a sailboat for the four of us from Marina Vallarta. We paid about 250 per couple for the boat for 6 hours. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was amazing, the service was even better. We chartered a sailboat for the four of us from Marina Vallarta. We paid about 250 per couple for the boat for 6 hours. We stopped at Los Arcos along the way to snorkel. Then continued here..it was an amazing day. We saw many packed tour boats and felt we had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The beach is very nice as well as the food. You can choose between some activities or just sit and relax!

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beach is great. Several restaurants to choose from while visiting Las Animas. One good restaurant is Los Conos and they accept credit cards. It is worth visiting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took day trip from Mismaloya beach to Los Arcos and settled at Las Animas Beach for a solid 5 hours (20 minute boat ride) with kids (6 and 8). The water was beautiful and the sand was very soft. We enjoyed this beach over many others because there were far less boats here (maybe slower day) - which meant hardly... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach was very nice and the food was good. The service was a bit slow, but I think that is because of the large boat tours that came by. A great place to relax and play in the water.

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Pharr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just visited the area on July 4th and had an awesome time with the family!! We had to travel on a taxi to maritime terminal. $100.00 pesos for all four of us! Around $5.55 American dollars. From there we boarded the boat called the "Sarape". Make sure you take pesos to pay the port fee that no one told... More 

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East Elmhurst, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the boat ride to get there and the beach was very nice. In order to stay at the beach you have to drink or eat something at one of the restaurants. The food was good and the price was okay.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiking to Las Animas is wonderful...but the pangas that take you there are easier! Lovely beach...great restaurants...a fun day!

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived there by 45 minute boat ride which was exhilarating. If you go early you practically have the beach to yourselves. There are beach chairs as well as tables and chairs with umbrellas at the different restaurants. Service, food and facilities were great. People were friendly and very accommodating.

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

What a piece of the real paradise. Bring a good book and veg out for the day. Grab a lounge chair and be served constantly by wondering staff with nice cold beer and yummy Mexican delights. Take a swim in the clear ocean waters on a nice sandy beach with just enough activity to keeps it pleasurable all day long.... More 

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