When you think of Puerto Vallarta, what’s the very first thing that pops into your head? The beach, the sun and the eternal summer vibes are probably one of them or all of them. Puerto Vallarta is one of the locations in Mexico that are not only preferred by tourists, but it’s also very popular amongst nationals and this is because of its beautiful beaches.
We are here to tell you all that you need to know about the best beaches in town and how to get to them.
Going from North to South – the first beach that you need to visit is our beautiful San Francisco – or locally known as San Pancho – located less than an hour away from Puerto Vallarta, and surrounded by the jungle and the mountains, this destination truly offers something worth seeing. This beautiful beach town has less than 2,000 habitants – and it’s a place that you’re more than likely to fall in love with.
If you’re looking to experience the culture and nature all at once, this beach is ideal to visit. San Pancho not only offers blue waters and a wide beach, it also gives the vibe of the old town that it used to be, but this doesn’t mean you can’t find gourmet restaurants, art galleries, among other interesting things. Plus, its waves are just perfect for surfing.
To get to San Pancho you need to take the main road in Puerto Vallarta, which is Francisco Medina Ascencio towards the freeway of Puerto Vallarta/Tepic – from Nima Bay you will follow this road for about 50 minutes and you will have take a left turn in Av. Tercer Mundo, and you will be there, in beautiful San Pancho.