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Playa Las Animas, Puerto Vallarta

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Take a water taxi to Playa Las Animas, a secluded beach near the town of Boca de Tomatlan. A favorite day tour destination, the beach can get crowded on weekends and holidays, but the soft white sand, calm blue water, and picturesque views more than make up for the crowds. Swim and snorkel among colorful tropical fish, sunbathe, or relax with a refreshing drink and enjoy the scenery. You can rent jetskis and banana boats, try parasailing, or sample the area's delicious fresh seafood. Put Playa Las Animas on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Puerto Vallarta travel itinerary planner.
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  • Absolutely loved this beach! Not as crowded-take a water taxi instead of buying into a "tour", that way you can stay as long as you want. Gorgeous, clean beach! 
  • You can only get here by boat and we suggest the private panga. We paid $40 each for 15 of us to have a private snorkel trip, whale watch adventure and delicious lunch and play in the ocean. The iguan...  more »
  • We found Las Animas beach really crowded. There are tons of restaurants lining the shore, and the beach and water and packed with people and boats. We liked Playa Caballo much more than Las Animas. We...  more »