Los Muertos one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta

Los Muertos one of the most popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta

July 15 2011

Los Muertos is without a doubt one of Puerto Vallarta’s most visited beaches. A simple 15-minute walk from downtown, Los Muertos is located in the heart of the Romantic Zone and stretches to more than 2 kilometers in length.

Here you’ll find all sorts of water activities; from the traditional “Banana” (an inflatable banana-shaped ride able to fit up to 5 people at a time, is dragged by a speedboat via thick rope), to Jet Skis, to the Parachute (takes you on a tour around the bay pulled by a boat).

Restaurants are lined up all along the beach; most specialties entailing fresh seafood. You can choose to enjoy your meal directly inside your desired establishment, or right on the beach, with your feet in the sand.

Locals offering all sorts of souvenirs frequent the beach: sarongs, shirts, dresses, key chains, jewelry, toys, and small keepsakes.

The story behind the name Los Muertos dates many years back. At one point, an old commentary laid beneath the beach. It used to be called Playa de Sol, but the name never caught on; Los Muertos seemed more fitting, and it’s been called the same ever since.

The City’s Public Safety Department, along with Civil Defense, Firefighters, HOA, Lifeguards and Public and Private Volunteer Groups help keep the beach clean and safe.

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