Playa de los Muertos, Puerto Vallarta

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Step onto the remote and otherworldly Playa de los Muertos, whose name translates as "Beach of the Dead." Bordered by martian-esque hills, and with a coarse mosaic of sand, the beach's bizarre rock formations contrast sharply against the blue, wavy sea in the background. Secluded and unspoiled, the beach sits at the bottom of a fairly steep and rugged path leading down from the parking lot. Don’t forget to bring plenty of water, sunscreen, and your own shade if required, as well as your camera to capture images of the desolate-looking paradise. With our world travel planner, Puerto Vallarta attractions like Playa de los Muertos can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Everyone I spoke to this beach so we went ... Full of restaurants but the beach itself is too crowded and is overrated. Even the sea with Caribbean colours. CMQ for a day with friends can also do the trick
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  • This isn't a terribly long stretch of beach for strolling so I'm pretty sure that's why the Malecon is so popular as a walk along the ocean. The surf is a beautiful sight as you dine in the many beach...  more »
  • Most of the restaurants are set up on the beach. A few of them offer lounges and umbrellas for hire or if you buy food and drinks for free. There are other beaches close by that are open and free  more »
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  • This beach seems very safe during the day, many families come here. It's outside of town, which is nice, a bit away from all the tourists and noise. I stayed here for a couple nights in my tent for a small sum of money. The guy who runs the place at first seemed to be nice and welcoming. Then after some heavy drinking one night, he became very irate and aggressive. I thought he was going to stab me with a knife for no obvious reason. I do not recommend staying here. This experience was very scary.
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  • Lovely place, but beach is the best beach on the side
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  • It is nice, but if you walk a little more you find more beautiful beaches.
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  • Very beautiful beach
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