Sunday is beach day in Puerto Vallarta for tourists and residents alike. Playa Los Muertos and the town beaches get quite crowded on this day, so it can be lots of fun to take off to one of the many close by playas for some fun-in-the-sun.
Playa Mismaloya is located 20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta and you can get there by bus, taxi or car. Take Carratera a Mismaloya south – you access the public beach on the road just to the south of the Barcelo Resort.
Playa Mismaloya is located within a small bay that is fed by the Rio Mismaloya and it is a fantastic place for swimming as there is no strong tide or undertow. You can hire a small fisherman’s boat to go fishing or to take a trip around the Los Arcos rock formations. Jet skis and parasailing are available for adventure enthusiasts. There are several beachfront restaurants with serving fresh seafood and traditional Mexican dishes, with waterfront table service along the sandy beach. You can take a stroll scenic stroll along the beach and get a glimpse of what remains of the “Night of the Iguanas” movie set that was filmed in this very location in 1963