Puerto Vallarta is famous for its fun, beachy atmosphere. Downtown PV offers plenty of options if you’re looking to casually walk up to a beachfront restaurant with 20 of your closest friends and spend your day in the comfort of a chaise lounge under an umbrella. But what about those looking for a more off- the-beaten-path experience? The best remote beaches PV has to offer are not widely known, and today I’d love to give you a little insider’s information. I hope you get the chance to visit one of these amazing beaches on your next trip to Puerto Vallarta!
This is an incredibly beautiful little beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta. Located in between Boca de Tomatlan and Las Animas, Colomitos is only accessible by foot or boat. It is mostly frequented by hikers that are en route to the Las Animas. It’s the perfect spot to stop and catch your breath and go for a refeshing dip in the sea. Tour boats do stop in this tiny cove as well. It is common to see passengers dive off yachts or catamarans to snorkel in the cristalline emerald waters this beach is famous for. There is a famous restaurant called Ocean Grill that is perched on the rocks adjacent to Colomitos Beach. It is absolutely delicious and the views are out of this world! I highly recommend spending the day in this tiny nook of beauty.
Palito Verde is definitely one of the Best Remote Beaches PV has to offer. Located North of Puerto Vallarta in between La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and Punta de Mita, this lovely beach is hard to find! Parking is along the side of the old highway to Punta de Mita. You then hike down about 5 minutes on a dirt road to a beautiful secluded cove with shady trees. The water is calm and clear and you have a beautiful view out across the Bay towards Valalrta.