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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  • very familiar a beach excellent to see a sunset or do a castillito of sand with the children. It offers a variety of restaurants and a good long walk
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  • 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 sunse...  more »
  • 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 al...  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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