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Address: El Centro (Off Calle Olas Atlas), Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico

"Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby...

"Deadmen's Beach," named for legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, is one of the most-frequented beaches in Puerto Vallarta.

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Swimming beach in central Puerto Vallarta

This is the most swimmable beach in the city of Puerto Vallarta itself. Surprisingly it is right in central Puerto Vallarta along the malecon, which allows you to have walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Victoria, BC, Canada
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Victoria, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the most swimmable beach in the city of Puerto Vallarta itself. Surprisingly it is right in central Puerto Vallarta along the malecon, which allows you to have walking access to the beach and water activities and be just steps away from restaurants and other amenities. Great for walking, swimming, water activities, people watching, and simply relaxing.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

good god, this is a no brainer ! Men, near naked men, hairy men, young men, hunky men. Oh, did I mention lots and lots of men............lol lol lol The sand is soft, the water is cool, the men are hot. Its ALL good here !!! This is the gay section of the beach. Lots of eye candy here !

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Green and blue chairs are gay HQ in PV. Grab a bucket (or three) of beers or some margaritas, order delicious beach food and settle in for the day. The waves can be a little rough - but the sand is white and the eye candy is great. Must do!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best beaches for locals and tourists alike. Great for people watching, socializing, and just chilling under one of the many palapas. Many vendors work the beach, yet they are not bothersome. Fresh BBQ'd mahi mahi fish, and shrimp are readily available to purchase on the beach....no need to leave the beach to go eat!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the Beach on 1/3/2017 . We took the local Bus (centro bus) from Marina Vallarta (8peso) and got off at the last stop and the beach was two block walk . Nice beach ( a little rocky ) you can get a tent &chairs for 400 peso from a hotel or order food from restaurant and they will provide... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Too busy for this small area of beach. Too many people trying to sell the same thing Too many deck chairs and loungers hogging the area! But there is very little beach area downtown Puerto Vallarta so it needs the tourism department to improve the area by the Puerto Vallarta sign to make it a beach area to off load... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

for all the sights and sounds of old vallarta visit lod muertos beach there is great food from fish on a stick to fancy sit down restaurants mariachi bands wander the beach and can be hired to seranade your group The venders pass by offering souvenirs and edibles but are not bothersome

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk the small Malecon, intermittent sand, pavement or wood decking for a leisurely stroll up and down the Playa de los Muertos, stopping along the way in beach bar/restaurant kind of way ... this niehborhood is much more laid-back than the Playa in Centro .... touristy, but enough local and expat to keep in real. We love it.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Pretty beach with warm waters and a clean coast line. Lots of restaurants and bars to chill out and sip margaritas. Family friendly. You'll like the adjoining promenade which takes you right into Old Town for shopping and sightseeing. Only drawback are the beach vendors. They never give up!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have spent many days at the beach here and have had great times swimming, body surfing, paddle boarding, para sailing, and my favourite Fly Boarding. This beach is usually a great place to swim but BEWARE sometimes the water is rough and you have to watch the water, waves, undertow- sometimes people die here. We still love this beach... More 

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