A must see attraction. Los Muertos is certainly the favorite and most traditional beach of the people of Puerto Vallarta. Getting there is fairly easy. Walk along the Malecon, cross the pedestrian bridge over the Cuale River, and continue past Lazaro Cárdenas Park.
Don’t miss the view of the emblematic pier in the distance, with its sail over the sea and multicolored night lights. In 2023, the Los Muertos Pier will celebrate its 10th Anniversary, having been renovated and refurbished. The pier is used to board pangas and water taxis if you want to visit the beaches south of Puerto Vallarta.
The hustle and bustle of local families gathering around Los Muertos Pier is a constant presence throughout the year. Still, the beach is wide and long enough to find a good spot, whether you want to relax in the sun or enjoy a snack from vendors offering grilled fish and shrimp, fresh Tehua oysters, delicious sliced mangoes and cucumbers seasoned with salt, lime and chili, or a thirst-quenching tuba. There are also plenty of strolling musicians who play traditional Mexican tunes for a tip.
The pier, with its strategic location in the middle of Old Vallarta as known as the Romantic Zone has become an important attraction for Francisca Rodríguez street and the surrounding area where both the streets and pedestrian access has been considerably improved.
Boats can dock at the end of the pier and the pier is very functional with a lower ramp closer to the water for passengers embarking/disembarking on the various water taxis, fishing boats and other yachts, a very welcome feature after several years without a docking option in the area.
The beachfront is also home to prestigious fine dining restaurants serving international cuisine, cozy bars with a more casual and relaxed atmosphere, and spas and beauty shops to pamper yourself. On Saturday mornings between November and April, visit the nearby Olas Altas Farmer’s Market and pick up some supplies for your day at the beach.
The southern end of Playa Los Muertos is known for its popular beach clubs that cater to the LGBTQ+ crowd. It is also home to the original sculpture “The Boy on the Seahorse”, by Mexican master artist Rafael Zamarripa. This sculpture has been a worldwide icon of Puerto Vallarta since 1968.
Los Muertos Pier is a pier along Playa de los Muertos in Puerto Vallarta’s Zona Romántica, in the Mexican state of Jalisco. Completed in 2013, the structure replaced an older wooden pier depicted in the 1964 film The Night of the Iguana. It offers views of the Bay of Banderas and features a central metal structure which resembles a ship’s sail
Playa de Los Muertos … “Deadman’s Beach,” named for the bones of the local indigenous people found buried in the sand, or after the legendary pirate raids on the nearby village, it depends who you believe.
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