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Playa de Oro

Mexico

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Space and Solitude

When it’s time to escape the crowds at the more popular beaches in Puerto Vallarta, locals and tourists alike know to head north to a serene stretch of beach that offers a little more space and solitude. At Playa de Oro, visitors will find a wide beachfront backed by high-rise hotels, where hotel guests relax under umbrellas but still leave plenty of room for other beach visitors.

Fun in the Sun (and Water)

Playa de Oro is a primary place for beachgoers to experience the waters of the Pacific, and it’s therefore a hotspot for water sports enthusiasts. The waves here are divine, according to the surfers and bodyboarders.

Operators in the area can help get you set up to try a new activity or revisit an old one, whether it’s kayaking, waterskiing or parasailing. If you decide to go for a swim, be careful—the surf here is quite strong.

Evening Activities

Later, after you’ve fully exerted yourself, stretch out on the sand or walk along the beach and watch the sun slowly disappear in the horizon.

Though all of Puerta Vallarta boasts amazing sunset views, Playa de Oro’s laid-back vibe lets you experience it with very few distractions. Afterward, unwind even more with a cocktail by candlelight.

Playa de Oro at a Glance

City:Puerto Vallarta

Country or State:Mexico

Length of Beach:.5 miles

Access:By car, by taxi, on foot

High Season:April to June, or October - best weather and hotel rates

Low Season:November to March

Beach Hours:May to October

Facilities:

  • A few nearby restaurants and bars
  • Rentals: water sports equipment

Beach Type:

  • Brown sand
  • Saltwater
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