The Bay of Banderas is home to some beautiful natural scenery. One of my favorite areas of exceptional beauty has to be the southshore beaches. From Puerto Vallarta which is located in the middle of the bay, to the southern tip of the bay are some spectacular beaches! The southern part of the bay is known for it’s mountainous landscape. “Where the Jungle Meets the Sea” is the perfect tagline for these southshore beaches. Small coves with unique rock formations make for amazing snorkelling or photoshoots. So grab your suit and towel and check out one of these unique beaches on your next trip to PV.
Playa Las Gemelas
I absoutely love this little beach! Located 15 minutes south of PV (by car). Playa Las Gemelas has clear, clean water perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Here you will see a variety of fish swimming about in the calm waters. There is an amazing old tree that gives shade all day. Pro Tip: get there early to get a spot in the shade, but be aware that the shade under the tree gets crowded. You will need to walk down (and up!) a set of fairly steep stairs to access this gem.
Punta Negra has been my family’s long time go to beach for Sundays. It is slightly closer that Playa Las Gemelas and access is easier. The beach is longer and fits more people. Depending on ocean conditions, swimming can be really nice here. There is a center section of the beach where the rocks create a breakwater where the waves are more mellow. They have built a really nice restuarant here as well which makes for a full service option. There are stand up paddle boards and kayaks for rent as well.
What are some of your favorite southshore beaches in Puerto Vallarta? I would love to hear from you in the comments below! -Christina
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