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As one of Mexico’s most popular coastal destinations, beach clubs in Puerto Vallarta are some of the best in the country.
Puerto Vallarta is known for its golden shores and crystal clear waters, so it’s only natural that it would also have some of the best beach clubs in all of Mexico.
Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and sunbathe or want to party all night long, these Puerto Vallarta beach clubs will deliver.
Best beach clubs in Puerto Vallarta
Majahuitas Beach Club
While getting to Majajuitas is not the easiest, it’s by far my favorite beach club in Puerto Vallarta.
On the weekends, Majahuitas Beach Club is one of the best places to party.
The vibes here are amazing – they have fantastic DJs playing electronic music in a magical jungle setting. There are lights in the trees and Instagram photo ops everywhere.
I love the ambiance here as the sun sets while everyone dances on the beach; it’s always a good time. The food is also world-class.
The downside of Majahuitas is that it’s a bit expensive for Puerto Vallarta. Depending on the event, it’s around 75 USD to enter, but you get most of that back as a tab for eating and drinking.
The other downside is it can be a challenge getting back from there. This secluded beach is only accessible by boat from Boca de Tomatlan.
Getting there is straightforward, but coming back can be chaotic as everyone is trying to get on a boat at the same time.
My advice – leave before the party ends to get on a boat.
Still, even with the downsides, this trendy beach club is absolutely worth visiting at least once.
During the week, you can also visit Majahuitas on a guided tour with Vallarta Adventures.
The beach club won’t have live music, but you can still enjoy the fantastic food, water sports, pristine white sand and crystal clear waters. That tour also visits Yelapa, one of my favorite day trips from PV.
Another secluded beach club near Puerto Vallarta to add to your list is Casitas Maraika, located on Caballo Beach.
I stumbled across Casitas Maraika while hiking from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas and was drawn in by the house music playing.
I stopped in for ‘one drink’ and ended up staying for the rest of the afternoon.
The design here is gorgeous – it’s boho-chic style on one of the most beautiful beaches in the area, offering a serene setting to chill in a jungle setting while sipping on fantastic signature cocktails.
As an added plus, there’s no charge to enter.
Getting there: You can either hike from Boca de Tomaltan (about an hour) or get a water taxi to Las Animas and walk from there (about 20 minutes). Just keep in mind that the water taxis stop around 6 pm, so after that, you’ll have to hire a private one or walk back.
Mangos Beach Club Puerto Vallarta
If you’re looking for a lively beach club in the city center, Mangos Beach Club is the ideal place to go.
Mango’s is on Playa Camarones in the 5 di Diciembre neighborhood and is a popular place for digital nomads to hang out after work.
It’s a more casual beach club with breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and delicious drinks. There is no charge to enter, and you can hang out all day as long as you buy food and beverages which are reasonably priced.
There’s no pool, but it has direct beach access to jump into the ocean. Afterward, chill out on the beach chairs or cabanas.
This club plays music, but it’s not a wild party, making this an excellent option for families.
El Solar Beach Club is another great beach club on Playa Camarones.
They have some of the best mezcal cocktails in Puerto Vallarta – try the Jalapeño mezcal pictured above. They also have a great food menu with Mexican cuisine.
The vibe is a laid-back atmosphere, but they have live DJs on weekend nights.
There’s no charge to enter, so Swell is a great place to chill on the beach and watch the beautiful sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
El Dorado Beach Club
If you’re looking for beach clubs in the Romantic Zone, head to El Dorado beach club.
It’s located on Los Muertos Beach, one of the most popular beaches in town. This is a great place to grab a margarita, fresh ceviche, and people-watch – there’s always something interesting to see here.
El Dorada has sun lounges, chairs, and outdoor tables for dining.
It’s one of the best beach restaurants in Puerto Vallarta, offering an extensive menu of international and Mexican cuisine, including plenty of seafood dishes as well as vegetarian options. Get the guacamole as a starter – they prepare it in front of you on the beach.
The only issue with El Dorado is because it’s in such a popular area, you’ll have locals coming up to you to sell things or play mariachi – but still, it’s a fun place to hang out from day into night.
Swell Beach Bar
Right next door to El Dorada is Swell Beach Bar. It’s one of the best places to hang out on Playa Los Muertos, with excellent service, great cocktails, and delicious food.
After sunset, Swell switches from a beach club to an on-the-beach dining restaurant.
Sun loungers and umbrellas are available on the beach, and there’s no charge to enter as long as you buy food or drinks.
Sapphire Beach Club Puerto Vallarta
Sapphire Ocean Club is another fantastic beach club on Playa Los Muertos with more amenities than Swell or El Dorado.
At Sapphire, you can take a dip in the swimming pool, soak up the sun on the comfortable lounge chairs, or enjoy dining on the fabulous breakfast and lunch menus from an internationally experienced chef. They specialize in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.
Day passes are 300 MXN (15 USD) and include the use of the swimming pool, umbrellas, loungers, and beach towel service.
Sapphire Ocean Club also has suites you can rent.
Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi
Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Sushi is part of the Almar luxury resort – one of Puerto Vallarta’s top gay hotels. It’s on the south side of Los Muertos Beach and is one of PV’s most exclusive beach clubs.
It’s the best beach club in Puerto Vallarta for LGBTQ+ travelers, offering a vibrant atmosphere full of music, luxury, and gourmet dining experiences.
The club has large outdoor areas and offers outdoor activities, including yoga classes, stand-up paddle boarding, and boogie boarding.
Mantamar is famous for its wild pool parties – especially during pride week.
With an infinity pool, beach loungers, and cabanas, this is the place for a luxury beach club experience.
They host special events all the time, so check the website and see if anything’s happening during your holiday. Prices for regular day passes depend if you’re renting a chair, cabana, etc.
Tau Beach Club
Amenities include a gorgeous pool by the ocean, sun loungers with umbrellas, Bali beach beds, showers, lockers, and a pool concierge.
You can get a day pass here for 1700 pesos (85 USD) which includes 800 MXN credit to use on cold drinks or from their fabulous lunch and dinner menu with elevated Mexican fare.
These top beach clubs in Puerto Vallarta are perfect for relaxation and fun.
Whether you’re new to the area or you’ve been visiting Puerto Vallarta for years, you’ll want to check out these spots for your next beach day in Puerto Vallarta.
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