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Las Caletas Beach (Playa Las Caletas)
Las Caletas Beach (Playa Las Caletas)

Las Caletas Beach (Playa Las Caletas)

Free admission
Puerto Vallarta, 48300

The Basics

As with most stretches of Jalisco coastline—especially in and around Puerto Vallarta—Las Caletas is hemmed on one side by crashing seas and the other by tropical palms, orchids, and lush jungle. Not only will bird-watchers find solace here, sun-worshippers and water babies will be well catered for at this idyllic destination, with guided diving, paddleboarding, and kayaking options.

Unlike most parts of the Jalisco coastline though, Las Caletas is entirely private and can’t be reached independently. So if you’re sold on the thought of a laidback, all-inclusive beach day, you’ll need to book an excursion; they typically involve open bars, cooking classes, and evening shows, among a host of other benefits.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Puerto Vallarta

star-5
Stunning, peaceful, calming
Katelyn_T, Jul 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
The crew was incredible and welcoming. Such a beautiful destination for our relaxing vacation. Would definitely do again.
star-5
lots of fun activities
Stephen_L, Jun 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
The whole tour from the boat ride there and back was so much fun! I loved that they offered so many different activities for you to participate in and at your own time. The only two things that sucked were when the jelly fish would sting you while you’re in the water and that I wish I had more time to do more activities there. Overall, I would do this tour again!
star-5
Loved It!
Mario_C, Jun 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
Loved the staff and the variety of activities. There is plenty to do for anyone and all ages. Everything was awesome!
star-5
Recommend 100000%!! Def...
Crissma_P, Jun 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
Recommend 100000%!! Def worth every dime! The atmosphere, the views, everything. My family loved it!
star-5
Don't miss adventure in Puerto Vallarta!!!
Chad_B, Apr 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
This was hands-down the highlight of our trip!!! My 5 and 8 year old loved riding the donkeys and zip lining while my wife and I enjoyed snorkeling and generous margaritas on the beach. The food was great and there were so many things we still wanted to do I only wish I could have stayed longer!!! Definitely going to rebook this in the near future.
star-5
Stunning beach and great drinks
Beatriz_C, Apr 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
The private beach was beautiful and absolutely worth it. Highly recommend going to the Terrance Bar with Roberto because those drinks were not only delicious but a testament to his craft! Roberto tiene talento! There were plenty of activities to do but honestly not enough time!
star-5
Fun, Fun, and Fun
Chawn_J, Mar 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
The sea lion excursion was wonderful and our photographer Diego did an amazing job, but get ready for a hike. The beach has many things to do and you will be entertained on the boat ride there and back. This is good for couples and families.
star-5
Great trip!
Tara_J, Jan 2022
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
Loved seeing all the animals, the beach was nice and all the staff were incredible! Everyone was having fun including the crew :)
star-5
Fun, fun, fun!
Alison_G, Oct 2021
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
We spent a lot of time swimming and playing with the various animals. The water was perfect! The boat ride was fun, and all of the food and drinks were included, except tips. Great time!
star-5
A very enjoyable and pleasurable day!
Nairda_M, Sep 2021
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
I had a great and varied day together with my family. You have the opportunity to choose the beach activity you want to experience.
star-5
Beautiful and fun
Graham_Y, Aug 2021
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
All of the staff were incredibly friendly; we snorkeled, paddle board, zip lined and rode on the banana boat.. all of it was fun and the area was beautiful! The sea lions should have a larger enclosure.
star-5
Amazing Experience - Best tour in Puerto Vallarta!
Shawn_and_Jodi_Jones, Jul 2021
Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta with Lunch and Open Bar
Sergio and Chai made our entire trip. Chai and his crew were excellent for the transportation and Sergio not only provided us with a great cooking experience, but after we were done, he went above and beyond by giving us an extended private tour. Top Notch Service!
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • There’s an activity to appeal to every age at Las Caletas, from play areas to under-the-sea activities, and free guided walks in the surrounds.

  • Take a change of clothes and other items you’ll need to enjoy a full day at the beach and in the surrounding jungle.

  • Visit Las Caletas as part of an organized, all-inclusive day trip to truly take advantage of both the fun and relaxation this private beach has to offer.

  • Las Caletas is the only private beach on this stretch of shoreline.

  • Non-ambulatory travelers who use a wheelchair may find this destination inaccessible.

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How to Get There

Las Caletas, situated on the south side of the Bay of Banderas, is only accessible by boat. For that reason, visiting Las Caletas as part of an organized excursion is the most hassle-free—and only—way to get there. Tours typically use modern catamarans for the round-trip, often with food and an open bar offered onboard.

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When to Get There

Given the popularity of Las Caletas day trips and the overall exclusivity of the place, spots on organized excursions tend to sell out especially quickly in Puerto Vallarta’s high season, over the winter months. For a quieter—albeit more humid—experience, you’ll want to drop by between roughly June and September. Or, consider a midweek visit.

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Other Puerto Vallarta Beaches

As the only stretch of privately managed beach in the area, Las Caletas offers a unique vibe and the opportunity to try a host of new experiences. However, if you’d like to explore more of the Bay of Banderas, consider taking a speedboat out of Boca de Tomatlán towards Playa las Ánimas or hanging out in laidback Yelapa and Majahuitas.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Las Caletas Beach (Playa Las Caletas)?
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