Playa Los Muertos

#5 in Best Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta
Playa Los Muertos
Playa Los Muertos
1 of 3
Soyazur/Getty Images

Key Info

El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas)

Price & Hours

Free
24/7 daily

Details

Beaches, Free Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
4.0scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.0Atmosphere

The most popular shoreline in Puerto Vallarta, Playa los Muertos (Dead Man's Beach) in the Zona Romantica, offers opportunities to Jet Ski, windsurf and even parasail and an assortment of excellent restaurants and bars. Try out some of the land sports as well, such as beach volleyball, which can be equally fun but cheaper than the water sports.  

Travelers generally say that Playa Los Muertos is a nice area with plenty of space and a great spot for people-watching. Visitors also note that, unlike elsewhere in the Zona Romantica, beachside peddlers can be particularly aggressive in selling small items to tourists. A simple "no, gracias" should allow you to avoid any haggling. Because of the high concentration of gay-friendly accommodations along the shore, Playa Los Muertos is also considered a party haven for PV's LGBT travelers. 

Access to the beach is free 24/7. You'll find Playa Los Muertos running along El Malecon.

See all Hotels in Puerto Vallarta »

More Best Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta

Los Arcos and El Malecón
Zona Romantica
Type
Time to Spend
1 of 11
#1 Los Arcos and El Malecón

Stretching for more than a mile along Bahía de Banderas (Banderas Bay),ElMalecónis a great place to stroll any time of day, but especially in the evenings. Along the way, visitors will see everything from sand sculptures and bronze sculptures to the iconicChurch of Our Lady of Guadalupe. El Malecón is

Read more
Westend61/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta »

Explore More of Puerto Vallarta

Recommended

The 20 Best Michigan State Parks

Two peninsulas, four Great Lakes and innumerable natural highlights elevate Michigan's state parks.

Zach WatsonApril 18, 2019

50 Awesome Vacation Ideas for Every Type of Traveler

Consider these vacation ideas for your next getaway.

Holly JohnsonApril 11, 2019

The 13 Best National Parks in California

You won't regret adding one of these national parks to your California itinerary.

Rachel CenterApril 10, 2019

10 Beautiful Places to Visit in the South of France

Plan a getaway to these special destinations to soak up culture, cuisine and quaint atmospheres.

Gwen PratesiApril 8, 2019

Best Carry-on Luggage of 2019

U.S. News rated the best carry-on luggage, considering recommendations from experts and consumers.

Lyn MettlerApril 3, 2019

The 11 Best Utah National Parks and Monuments to Visit

From birding to bouldering to boating, Utah's national parks have it all.

Zach WatsonApril 2, 2019

The 30 Best Zoos in the U.S.

Get an up-close look at wild creatures in natural settings at America's top animal parks.

Kyle McCarthyMarch 28, 2019

15 Scenic Train Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

Climb aboard these locomotives for jaw-dropping views.

Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019

13 Top Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the crowded streets of Rome or Milan and head to Italy's picturesque countryside.

Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019

10 Excellent Educational Vacations for Families

Make sure your next getaway is both enjoyable and informative.

Holly JohnsonMarch 14, 2019