5 Hidden Beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita and Sayulita

By Aline Zuber

You probably know Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding area for its beautiful beaches and landscapes. But when you want to enjoy them in high season, it's a bit of a struggle. It's not necessarily pleasant to be tightly packed onto the only square meter of free beach without the possibility of relaxing in the calm sound of the ocean waves. That's why we've compiled a small selection of the best hidden beaches in Puerto Vallarta, Punta de Mita and Sayulita.

2 Hidden Beaches in Puerto Vallarta : 

The first one, playa las Gemelas, located between Puerto Vallarta and Mismaloya, is in fact divided into two parts. In the background of these two clear-water beaches are hills of vegetation with private beachfront residences, allowing you to feel truly isolated from city life, in the calm of nature.

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The next, playa Colomitos, is still close to Puerto Vallarta and can be accessed in two ways, either by a short hike from Boca de Tomatlán or by boat. Once again, this small beach offers the ultimate in peace and quiet, thanks to its natural landscape, lost between vegetation and clear water.

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Hidden Beach in Punta de Mita : 

The Islas Marietas, located in the middle of the Bahía de Banderas, is a protected national park in which an entire ecosystem thrives. The Hidden Beach or Playa del Amor is not accessible by boat. These ones have to land at a distance of the islands, and the rest of the way is by swimming. Once you've reached your destination, you can enjoy a beach set in a collapsed volcanic crater. 

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2 Hidden Beaches in Sayulita :

La Playa Pátzcuaro is located close to Sayulita. To reach this beach, you have to cross the jungle. That's why you need to be prepared for a short hike. As with the other beaches, this one is hidden between a hill of vegetation with several private residences high up and the ocean.

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Once again, Playa Mal Paso can only be reached via the jungle or the ocean, which means hiking from Sayulita or San Pancho, or arriving by boat. When you reach this beach, you're guaranteed to be immersed in nature, as there are no buildings.

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