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The best 5 beaches in Puerto Vallarta

I wouldn’t be discovering anything new by saying that México is one of the most beautiful and interesting countries to visit in the world. It has an incredible gastronomy that has kept its traditions over the years and it is loved by everybody. The history of Mexico is spectacular, its civilizations and empires have thousands of years sharing knowledge and customs generation to generation. Besides, this amazing country has real natural paradises to be visited; mountains, lakes, jungles, desert, and beaches. We are going to talk about these last ones, Mexican beaches are truly gems. If we have to make a list of the best beaches in México we will definitely have to add some from Puerto Vallarta. So today in this post we are going to talk about the best 5 beaches of Puerto Vallarta.

Colomitos

It is a true hidden treasure between the mountains; it’s a small beach located 17 kilometers away from Puerto Vallarta, on the West side of Boca de Tomatlán. Its water has a turquoise green that makes this place very special. Besides, it has a small creek tha falls into the ocean. It is just a dreamed beach. To get there you can take a water taxi for about 5 minutes ride or do a spectacular trekking all the way walking through the nature.

Colomitos is one of the first choices when it comes to scuba diving, people from everywhere comes to the incredible underwater life that this place has to offer.

Something important to know, is that this beach has no public WC neither restaurants or bars, so you should bring all you need.

Conchas Chinas

Its clear and warm water plus its location near downtown, make this beach one of the best in Puerto Vallarta. Conchas Chinas it is known for being a quiet beach, its rock formations, white sand and the colour of the water. This beach is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the amazing sunset.

Get there is really easy, you can go by car and walk a bit, walk the whole way on the beach or take the public transport. Remember to take all you need with you before going there, again, there are nos services.

Playa Los Muertos

The most popular beach in Puerto Vallarta where you will find a nice place with all the additional complimetns that you will need to have great vacations; bars, restaurants, front beach hotels, discos and more, everything in a walking distance from the beach. Here you are going to know all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer. Besides, from Playa los Muertos is the spot where you will find all the water taxis.

Mismaloya

The beach owes its name to its small size, Mismaloya in the náhuatl language means the place to capture fishes with the hands. It is a really beautiful and touristic place where you can find Hotels and restaurants. Mismaloya became very popular because it was the place chosen to make the film La noche de la iguana cast by Richard Burton and Liz Taylor.

One of its best atractions is that in front of Mismaloya it is located the Maritim Park Los Arcos, an excellent spot for scuba diving.

Quimixto

It’s a little fishing town full of magic, located on the south of Puerto Vallarta. The only way to get there is by boat or water taxi. The beach is beautiful, it has some good waves for surf and has an incredible sunset. If you want to do other kind of activity, Quimixto offers great trekking though the mountains and an amazing cascade that you can visit while riding a horse. The town has all you need to have some good vacations.

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The best 5 spots to scuba dive in Puerto Vallarta

Why people try so hard to reach to the moon and other planet while there are still a lot to be discovered in the ocean? Did you know that the 70% of the Earth is covered by water? Under the surface, there is a whole new world, different from everything you have seen before: in this world there is life everywhere, thousands of different species lives down there with amazing colours and shapes, it´s the only places where you can feel like flying, and it is where you will always want to come back.

This has a been a pretty tough selection as there are tens of great places to scuba dive in Puerto Vallarta; for beginners, middle level or professionals, the range of options is wide. Here you will find spots like a sunken ship, underwater mountains, clear water and plenty of fish swimming around. Do you want to know which are the best 5 places? Keep reading and you will find out.

Los Arcos 

The Maritim National Park Los Arcos is a beautiful protected zone, full of life and colours, located between Mismaloya beach and Las Gemelas beach, 11 kilometers away from Puerto Vallarta. It has 5 spots to scuba dive.

  • El Acuario, it has a Depth of 40 feet where you can see all kinds of tropical fishes: seahorses, surgeonfish, stingrays, anguillas, lobsters, octopus and much mores cool species.
  • El Cañón y La Quijada del Diablo, they are located in West of Los Arcos and both are for experts. The immersion is about 80 feet and can reach 100 feet deep. Here you will have the chance of seeing great shcool of fish, turtles and mantas.
  • El Bajo Cristo, with a deph of 80 feet this place is the perfect to find the parrotfish and some other surprises. /span>
  • El Paredón, it is the ideal spot to see the big manta!
 Parque Nacional Marino Los Arcos
Parque Nacional Marino Los Arcos

Las Marietas 

It is one of the most popular places to scuba dive on the Mexican Pacific coast. Considered as a tropical paradise, in these amazing islands live more tan 30 species of birds and you could also find dolphins, killer whales and depending on the season you may be lucky enough to see a humpback whale. The depths reach 40 feet and you can enjoy diving between underwater tunnels, reefs and caves.

Barco Hundido Princesa Vallarta 

For all the scuba divers that looks for an adventure this sunken ship is a great option. The Princesa Vallarta is located near the coasts of Mismaloya and is a cruiser that sank in 2017. The maximum depth is about 25 meters what makes this spot perfect for beginners with PADI Certification.

Las Marietas 
Las Marietas

 

Mismaloya  

At the same beach, if you go towards the rocks that surrounds the bay you will find really good spots to go underwater with your equipment. The depths are between 40 feet and 100 feet. Here you can find colourful nudibranchs, big lobsters and crabs.

Mismaloya
Mismaloya

 

Colomitos  

This beach is located on the south of Bahía Banderas. It is a highly recommended place to scuba dive beacuse no matter the weather conditions it always has really good visibility. Then, it gets progressively deeper from 20 feet to 120 making this spot a great option for every kind of scuba diver. Plus, here is the perfect place to find the Big Manta!

For more information you can always visit thePuerto Vallarta offcial site. 

Colomitos  
Colomitos

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Energetic Fruits

  • Sweet or semi-sweet fruit: papaya, mamey, persimmons, figs, mangos, peaches, apples, pears, apricots, guavas, pomegranates, and bananas.
  • You can combine two kinds of these fruits with whole wheat bread and honey or agave nectar
  • Oatmeal atole, prepared with water instead of milk. You can add raisins, blueberries, prunes, or dates

Detox Fruits

  • Citrus fruits: tangerines, pineapple, oranges, grapefruits, limes, lemons, kiwis, raspberries, and blackberries
  • You can combine two kinds of these fruits with walnuts or almonds

Cleansing Fruits 

  • Watermelon, melon, nances, grapes, cherries, plums, pitayas, prickly pears, or currants.
  • We recommend not combining these fruits with other fruits

Neutral Fruits

  • Strawberry, jicama, avocado, coconut, or nectarine

Deep tissue massage:

Massage is one of the most effective treatments, helping to release muscle tension, stress, and helps blood circulation.

Colon cleanse:

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  • This service can be performed with 1 liter of flaxseed, natural, lemon, coffee, or garlic water
  • First, we’ll apply one liter of water and wait for you to go to the bathroom
  • Then, we’ll perform the irrigation with the recommended water for your specific case

Deep Colonic Irrigation:

Intensive cleaning of the entire body through the colon. Through a semi-fasting process, your intention is to eliminate the waste that exists in the intestine.

20 liter cleanse.

* Therapy is an additional cost. Authorization and prior consultation with the iridologist are required.

Aerobic Exercise:

Our lymphatic system is an essential part of our immune system, and through aerobic exercise, we aim to help it detox your body.

We recommend:

  • Wearing comfortable clothes and suitable footwear to carry out your exercise routine
  • If you’ve never exercised before, start with a 5-10-minute walk and gradually increase the time
  • Practice low-impact exercises like walking, cycling, swimming, etc.

This is an essential therapy that helps your body effectively detox by activating your elimination organs.

Laughing is also an essential part of this therapy because laughter stimulates our entire body to function better.

How does it help?

  • Laughing for at least one continuous minute every day gives you a sense of well-being and happiness
  • The vibrations caused by laughter will help you maintain a stable emotional system, free of depression or anxiety, and a healthy immune system

Hot Onion Compresses:

  • We blend 200 grams of onion, add boiling water, mix well and let it rest for ten minutes
  • We then strain it and use the water to soak a cotton cloth and create compresses to put on your skin
  • The compresses are covered with a woolen cloth, and left for five minutes, (they’re renewed three to five times)
  • When finished, you’ll receive a cold-water rub

For our mud poultice, we use soil from the region, without chemicals or fertilizers.

  • First, we moist the soil with water and allow it to rest for a few minutes, then we stir it with a piece of wood or a spatula until its texture is like a balm
  • Next, we spread the mud on several newspaper sheets (previously cut to the size of the desired body part) and spread a uniform layer of mud on these
  • If applied to the stomach, the thickness shouldn’t be more than half a centimeter. If used anywhere else, the thickness can be up to 5 centimeters

Stinging nettle therapy  

  • Soak a cotton cloth or towel in cold water and squeeze the excess water
  • Apply stinging nettles to the skin to reduce inflammation 
  • Apply it onto your hot skin (on the desired area) by covering it with a dry wool stick
  • Wrap it loosely with a cotton cloth (raincoat, linen, or blanket)

This bath is prepared similarly to the genital bath.

Once you’re sitting on the table:

  • We’ll give you a moistened, thick cotton or linen cloth (facial towel) to gently rub your lower abdomen for 15 minutes
  • Make sure only to rub your lower abdomen and exclude your genitals
  • When finished, get dress without drying yourself

To apply the derivative baths (seating, genital, vital, etc.), we recommend you follow these instructions:

  • Before your bath: walk exposing yourself to the sun for a minimum of five minutes, to warm your skin
  • After your bath: walk exposing yourself to the sun for five to ten minutes
  • What cures is not the cold water but your body’s reaction to the heat

This service involves:

  • Putting water in a tub so that when you sit in it, the water covers up to your groins
  • You’ll then take water with one hand and use it to rub your lower abdomen from right to left and from top to bottom, on both sides
  • When finished, shake off the excess water and get dress without drying yourself

Our steam bath, also known as blood washing, requires a unique cabinet, so in this practice, we will only indicate blood washing in the sun.

During this service:

  • You’ll be lying on the ground with your head in the shade
  • Your naked body will be covered with a sheet, or wool blanket, and exposed to the sun to sweat for 20 minutes to an hour
  • This services are combined with whole-body cold-water ablution, as indicated in the cold-water rub.

It’s only applied between 11 am and 1 pm every day.