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Playa de los Muertos

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 village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto Vallarta.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great beach” (66 reviews)
“people watching” (60 reviews)
“green chairs” (27 reviews)
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El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas), Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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"great beach"
in 66 reviews
"people watching"
in 60 reviews
"green chairs"
in 27 reviews
"beach vendors"
in 29 reviews
"gay beach"
in 19 reviews
"popular beach"
in 16 reviews
"favorite beach"
in 11 reviews
"clean beach"
in 9 reviews
"body surfing"
in 8 reviews
"big waves"
in 10 reviews
"no gracias"
in 18 reviews
"shrimp"
in 20 reviews
"mexican families"
in 8 reviews
"south end"
in 8 reviews
"romantic zone"
in 20 reviews
"zona romantica"
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"pier"
in 67 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This stretch of sandy beach runs a very long length and is a draw for people of all types. There are bars and restaurants along the way and some have umbrellas and chairs to use for patrons only. The businesses can be protective of their...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Located near the South End of Puerto Vallarta malecon the Playa Muertos Beach and Pier with its sail statue in the water are a must-see for all visitors. This is a great destination to watch the sunset and then the changing lights inside the sale...More

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

It is a nice beach. A little hard to walk because it slopes a lot towards the water. It is a tourist attraction so be prepared to be asked to buy just about anything. A simple "No gracias" and it's all good. Highly recommend bringing...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

This is the beach to be at. We always meet a lot of nice people, so enjoy the great view and relax!!! Caution!! the surf can be a little rough at times, but don't let ruin your day

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Reviewed May 3, 2018

The snorkeling was ok, but loved seeing the birds. Also went to a private beach. We went with Vallarto Adventures and they were great. A very fun day!

Thank Christy M
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

Playa de los Muertos is the old "original" beach in Puerto Vallarta. The pier is a mecca of activity, where you can book a panga to Boca de Tomatlan or Yelapa. The beach has gotten quite busy since the large influx of tourists, but still...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

Love all the locals, tourists, Gay and straight all mingled playing on the beach March 2018 We have been going for the last 11 years

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

We came down to Playa de los Muertos every day of our 6 day stay in PV. Never made it to the water though. It was the beginning of the Mexican holiday for Holy Week and Easter so it was extremely crowded. We did enjoy...More

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

We stayed a block away from this wonderful beach for one week and loved our time spent on the beach. The entirety of the beach is public with beachfront hotels and condos staking claims for chairs and umbrellas for their guests. The vendors that work...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

It was a nice at the beach, even though there wasn’t any place to stay or have a nice sun bed, a lot of people were all day around and round! The restaurants are pretty nice though! And, definitely a light atmosphere and some music...More

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Deb B
May 17, 2017|
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Response from Brian C | Reviewed this property |
This is a fairly easy walk to the beach or anywhere else in the Zona Romantica, but the trip back up the hill can be challenging, especially after a day at the beach. We found that it kept us in shape. There is a short... More
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Tim B
June 22, 2016|
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Hi Tim. Yes it is polluted. Wear shoes and socks while walking on sand. I would not ever swim in that area. For two reasons. February and March 2016 one person perished in rip tides daily. Often the person was only walking... More
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May 5, 2015|
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Response from 27Nana27 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't think so. I know you can arrange a rooftop wedding at Los Cuatro Vientos Hotel up behind the cathedral on Matamoros at sunset. I have witnessed one and it was very beautiful. The hotel has a website where you... More
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