Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore Beaches to Visit by Boat

When you live in paradise, every day you are presented with more and new golden opportunities for you to enjoy your surroundings; even more so when you hop on private luxurious yacht charters in Puerto Vallarta. You can be sure that your free time will be spent creating unforgettable memories in Banderas Bay.

Yacht Charters Puerto Vallarta

Stretching around the sparkling blue Bahía de Banderas and backed by lush palm-covered mountains, Puerto Vallarta (or just 'Vallarta' to many) is one of Mexico's most enticing coastal destinations. Each year millions come to laze on the dazzling sandy beaches, browse in the quirky shops, nosh in the stylish restaurants and wander the picturesque central streets and enticing malecón.

South Shore Beaches To Visit By Yacht Charters

The small beach towns like Las Animas, Quimixto and Yelapa are charming places to visit and are accessible via private boat charters. Let’s take a look at these popular beauty spots that you can visit on the southern shore of Puerto Vallarta.

LAS ANIMAS – The nearest of the three beauty spots is the family-friendly Las Animas Beach. Here you will find a number of great outdoor fun activities to enjoy. Indulge in simple luxuries, relaxing beneath the shade of its many palapas or taking a swim in the calm waters. You can reach Las Animas from Boca de Tomatlán, either by water taxi or by walking along a fabulous coastal trail (about an hour and a half hike).

Sail to Las Animas Beach, surrounded by palm trees, and dive in for an up-close look at the underwater world. One of the favorite local snorkeling spots, this secluded paradise offers blue and clear waters, excellent visibility, and an ideal temperature for snorkeling. Next, at Las Animas Beach, you can relax in the sand, enjoy optional activities such as parasailing, or continue a short distance to the village of Quimixto.

QUIMIXTO – If you want to enjoy a near-virgin beach, head further south to the beautiful Quimixto town. This beach is unspoiled with fewer touristic facilities. Be sure to bring a beach towel and any other equipment you require for your adventure as there are available only limited services here which is part of its charm and appeal. It is home to natural wonders brought by the sea and the nearby mountains. Great winds are suitable for water sports like surfing and windsurfing, and you will more than likely spot many locals enjoying these activities. It also features a beautiful waterfall that you can reach by following a tropical trail, either by foot or on horseback.

While here you can embark on an unforgettable experience to swim and interact with friendly dolphins. Develop a meaningful bond with the fascinating mammals as they perform incredible tricks. Experience an adrenaline rush like never before on an ultimate adventure of Puerto Vallarta's land and sea. Feel the heart-dropping plunge of swooshing across the longest and highest zipline in Mexico. If you like to commune with nature, be adventurous and explore the rainforest, become acquainted with its vegetation and run across some animals and watch the birds, then this is the place for you.

YELAPA – Yelapa is considered to be one of the most beautiful locations on the south shore for a visit. This quaint fishing town retains its old-world Mexican charm, having only recently been connected to the grid to enjoy modern electrical comforts. You can plan an overnight stay or weekend getaway at this south shore beach of Puerto Vallarta. You can engage in every day enjoyable things such as taking short walks on its sandy beach, kayaking on its gentle waters, eating delicacies sold by ambulant vendors or basking under the warm rays of the afternoon sun. One thing you should try is a taste of the local liquors like mescal and raicilla. You can only arrive here by chartering a yacht.

If you enjoy fishing, you will love Yelapa. Moreover, it is a highly recommended place for this activity. From November to May one can spot sailfish, marlin, mahi-mahi and tuna; the remainder of the year you can get sawfish and snapper. If you want to feel a rush, we recommend parasailing. Fly with an experienced pilot and enjoy the spectacular tropical scenery offered by the mountains, the beach and the Pacific Ocean together. It will surely be an experience you will never forget.

Planning an excursion or vacation in Puerto Vallarta as it can provide countless benefits!! A private yacht charter in Puerto Vallarta gives you time to explore different experiences each and every day. There is always more to discover on Banderas Bay!