The Beach of the Dead - or Playa de los Muertos - may not sound like the most promising place for a day by the sand, but for an authentic and truly lively Puerto Vallarta beach experience, it can’t be beat.
The gay-friendly stretch of sand fronts a pier and moored excursion boats, and is lined with bars and cafes. Locals and families also love this beach, and the diversity of the crowd is part of its appeal.
The swimming can be good at Los Muertos, and out of the water the ambiance, beach volleyball and people-watching will keep you entertained.
The Beach of the Dead, or Playa de los Muertos, is in the southern section of downtown Puerto Vallarta, bordered by the Cuale River and Conchas Chinas.