Find Your Own Hidden Paradise in Greater Puerto Vallarta

February 11, 2024

The Hidden Beach at Puerto Vallarta's Las Marietas Islands (Hotel Mousai)

While Puerto Vallarta is known for its stunning beaches and lively Malecón, there are still plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered by those who venture off the beaten path. Here are a few of the most unvisited places in Puerto Vallarta:

Vallarta Botanical Gardens: Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, this 64-acre garden is a haven for nature lovers. Hike through lush rainforests, explore a vanilla plantation, and cool off under cascading waterfalls. (Locate on Map)

Cascada Palo Maria: This hidden waterfall is a popular spot with locals, but it's still relatively unknown to tourists. Take a short hike through the jungle to reach the falls, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool below. (Locate on Map)

Boca de Tomatlán: This small fishing village at the southern tip of Banderas Bay offers a glimpse into authentic Mexican life. Enjoy fresh seafood at a beachfront restaurant, or take a boat tour to the secluded beaches nearby. (Locate on Map)

San Pancho: Just north of Sayulita, this charming village has a laid-back vibe and a beautiful beach. Surf the waves, browse the art galleries, or simply relax on the sand. (Locate on Map)

Marietas Islands: This group of uninhabited islands is home to the famous "Hidden Beach," a secluded cove accessible only through a tunnel. Take a boat tour to explore the islands and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters. (Locate on Map)

These are just a few of the many unvisited places in Puerto Vallarta. With a little exploration, you're sure to discover your own hidden gems.

In addition to the above, here are some other ideas for less touristy things to do in Puerto Vallarta:

With a little exploration, you can discover your own unique experiences and create memories that will last a lifetime. Remember to be respectful of the local communities and environment when venturing off the beaten path.

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