Which beach will you choose?
If you love finding hidden beaches and discovering new sand? Then Puerto Vallarta´s South Shore is mother nature´s gift to you.
When we say South Shore Beaches we mean any beach that starts from the far south end of Los Muertos beach all the way to Cabo Corrientes at the south tip of the Bay.
Whether you have a vehicle or will be taking Vallarta´s ever so efficient and affordable public transportation, some of the best beaches have very easy access.
Here are some of our favorites and remember, Sundays is a day off in the Bay of Banderas so if you wish for peace and quiet, pick any other day of the week to beach hop.
Conchas Chinas 7 minutes South of Hacienda San Angel. Located by taking Easy Street off the highway Carretera de Barra de Navidad and following a short cobble stone road downwards, Conchas Chinas has various coves filled with white sand so take your pick and enjoy! Pack a cooler as this is a residential area and there are no food venues except for the odd person selling fish or mango on a stick. The sand is white beige and water conditions are fabulous. On a calm day you can share a cracker with the fish. Tidal pools are fun for the kids.
Playas Gemelas 12 minutes South of Hacienda San Angel this hidden beauty of a beach is accessed off highway by taking a set of very steep stairs. The sand is powdery white and the ocean is glorious for a swim. Take your picnic as there are no restaurant venues on the beach. Air mattresses can be greatly appreciated to use too!
Punta Negra 10 minutes South of Hacienda San Angel this gorgeous stretch of sand is home to a couple of condominium developments. It is notorious for its rocks that sometimes cover the beach and then out of the blue………..just sand. If you like to surf cast bring your fishing rod. The turquoise water is a sight to be seen. Bring your own lunch as there are no restaurant venues on the beach.
Mismaloya 15 minutes South of Hacienda is a bustling hub of beach activity. Play in the river that rushes into the pacific, rent a small boat to fish, enjoy some gorgeous water conditions, clean beige sand, Eat in one of numerous restaurants. Watch Pelicans plunge or walk to the old movie set of the night of the Iguana and jump off of the rocks if you get to hot.
Boca de Tomatlan 25 minutes South of Hacienda San Angel, this sleepy fishing village offers a unique beach experience to those seeking out of the ordinary. Eat fresh bbq fish and a cold beer while you watch the water taxis come and go to the so many non-road accessed beaches that lay South! Quimixto, Las Animas and Yelapa
And at the end of your beach experience, come home to Hacienda San Angel to chill out in one of our three refreshing pools. Don´t forget to order your customized to choice box lunch from your resident concierge who will make sure you will never need anything.