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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  • October 2, 2017
    Great place to hangout on the beach or in the many beach bars along the beach. Perfect place for people watching.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Stop at hotel Arcos and buy a bottle of beer while you stroll along the beach. DO NOT use any payphones. Eat at El Dorado.  more »
  • September 27, 2017
    I think it's the best beach close to the Centre to take advantage. has several stalls with food and beverage service, some with predominantly gay audience. excellent choice for the day
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Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta

The appropriately named Hotel Zone, at the coastal fringe of the city center, serves as one of the most popular areas to stay, with equally good access to the beach and the amenities within the city. Private rentals are particularly popular, with the Hotel Zone and the equally vibrant hub of Emiliano Zapata to the south offering plenty of condominiums to complement the range of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. Many of the city's best gay-friendly accommodations are found at the southern fringe of the old town.
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