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Beach walk with friends

Playa Los Camarones is a beautiful sandy beach to walk just north of the Malecon. Nice long open... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
william l
via mobile
Bigger, better, cleaner and more private than the other major beaches in PV

Aside from the rock, which can be annoying, this is the best beach in the "downtown" area. Just... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Also known as "Shrimp Beach," this is a quieter place to relax in the sun as it's further away from downtown than most beaches.
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
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“el barracuda” (2 reviews)
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Playa Los Camarones is a beautiful sandy beach to walk just north of the Malecon. Nice long open beach with many little beach bars and restaurants. You can sit at any of them and have a beverage or food and enjoy the beach. Lots of...More

Thank william l
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Aside from the rock, which can be annoying, this is the best beach in the "downtown" area. Just north of Centro, leading right into the Malecon, this beach is great when trying to find a bit of sand to call your own.

Thank TourVallarta
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Playa Los Camarones is north of Playa Los Muertos on Banderas Bay. It is a very quiet beach on week days. It has very few beach vendors, restaurants, bars, or people. There a couple of nice beach restaurants: El Barracuda's & Mangos. They are both...More

Thank condu
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Quieter area of beach than some. El Barracuda Restaurant is overlooking it. Not usually crowded. Few if any vendors

Thank bezerk
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great beach with two of our favorite restaurants, El Barracuda and Mango Beach Club. Great place to take pictures of the sunset.

Thank Allen P
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Excellent beach. While there are lifeguards, they are not always on duty. Easy to grab a blanket or towel, some beverages, and hit the beach.

1  Thank CJRvallarta2013
Reviewed 16 December 2015

This is MY beach in PV - where locals convene on weekends, bringing their tables, chairs, coolers, umbrellas, boom boxes, and families. During the week, it is very serene, with dog walkers (now on leash on this beach), and a handful of swimmers (this is...More

2  Thank queenbarb
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Nice little beach in the heart of el centro we usually stop there instead of going to los Muertos where the waves are stronger we like it more quiet and peaceful also nice to have a little walk on the beach about quarter mile nice...More

3  Thank Marie H
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We always stay in Old Town Puerto Vallarta and divide our beach time between Playa Los Muertos in the south end and Playa Camarones, the beach just north of the Malecon. Getting there from the old town takes about 10 minutes and 7.5 pesos by...More

5  Thank lisaannem
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Very mellow, you can catch all the sunsets and enjoy a brown paper bag beverage. Very family friendly and less vendors.

3  Thank Suzanne K
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