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Best Way to Visit Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta

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Wondering about visiting Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta? Let me help you! I live in Puerto Vallarta, and going to Majahuitas Beach Club is one of my favorite things to do on the weekends.

As far as beaches around the Bay of Banderas go, it doesn’t get much better than Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta.

This dreamy beach is full of golden sand, turquoise blue waters, and one of Puerto Vallartas’ hottest beach clubs.

Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Majahuitas from Puerto Vallarta and what to do there.

If you want to experience Majahuitas Beach Club, the easiest way is to book this full-day experience which includes round-trip transportation, entry, and food/drink credit to use!

Where is Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta?

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Majahuitas is a gorgeous secluded beach 18 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, between Quimixto and Yelapa.

There’s no road to these beaches, so the only way to get there is by sea. The easiest way to get there is by one of the tours below.

Best Majahuitas Tours

#1. Yelapa and Majahuitas snorkeling tour

iguana on Yelapa beach
Yelapa beach

⭐️ 4.5/5 (500+ reviews) | 🕛 7 hours | Check availability here

This highly-rated tour with Vallarta Adventures takes you on an adventure to Majahuitas and Yelapa – another of my favorite beach towns near Puerto Vallarta.

There are two options for departure points, either from Nuevo Vallarta or Puerto Magico in Marina Vallarta.

The tour starts with a ride to Yelapa, where you’ll cruise through the Bay of Banderas, soaking up the gorgeous scenery along the way.

Upon arrival at Yelapa, you can hike to a natural waterfall or just lay back on the beach for one hour.

From there, you’ll get on the boat and head to Playa Majahuitas, with time for snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding. You’ll also get to spend time at Majahuitas Beah Club, where you’ll enjoy lunch and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

What’s included on this tour?

  • Boat ride from Puerto Vallarta
  • Two stops at Yelapa and Majahuitas
  • Lunch
  • Snorkeling and kayaking equipment
  • All beverages aboard the boat and at Majahuitas beach club

So much more than we expected! Crew was so fun and helpful. Had a blast, loved the smaller towns near PV.

– Addison (read more reviews here)

#2. Mahajuitas Pirate Ship Adventure

pirate ship
Pirate ship tour | Photo from Viator

⭐️ 5/5 on Viator | 🕛 7.5 hours | Check availability here

The pirate ship is one of Puerto Vallarta’s top things to do – so this experience that combines it with Majahuitas beach is a perfect duo!

This tour starts with breakfast on the sea onboard the 700-ton Galleon. Then, you’ll head towards Majajuitas island, where you’ll have the option for different beach activities, including snorkeling, kayaking, banana boar tides, beach volleyball, treasure hunts, and more.

After you return to the boat, you’ll enjoy a fantastic dinner with the pirate show that consistently receives rave reviews. And since it has a luxury open bar, you know this tour will be a good time!

Great service!!! Lots of laughs, lots of dancing and lots of drinking!!!! This excursion came highly recommended so we thought we would give it a try. Have to say I had a blast, meal was great and so was the music!

– TripAdvisor review (Read more reviews here)

#3. Majahuitas Music Festival

people dancing on beach at sunset
Majahuitas music festival

⭐️ 5/5 on Viator | 🕛 10 hours | Check availability here

Every weekend, Playa Majahuitas becomes a mini music festival, which is a magical experience. Acclaimed names in electronic music perform weekly, set in a magical jungle setting with twinkling lights in the tres.

The only issue with going… is that it’s kind of complicated to get there and back on your way (more information below). That’s why this tour is the best option for going, as it includes round-trip transportation by boat, as well as 90 USD credit to use for food and beverages at Majahuitas beach club.

How to get to Majahuitas Mexico without a tour

The only way to get to Majahuitas is by boat, either from the pier at Los Muertos Beach in Zona Romantica or Boca de Tomatlan.

Boca is the central hub for taking water taxis (pangas) to the beaches along the coast. You can get there by public bus, taxi/uber, or driving about 20 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta.

boats at boca de tomatlan
Boca de Tomatlan

If you take a public water taxi (called pangas) from Boca, it will pass Colomitos, Las Animas, Quimixto, and Las Caletas before arriving at Majahuitas.

The shared water taxis usually cost 200-300 pesos (5-15 USD) round-trip. You can check the taxi schedule here.

One essential thing to know is that the pangas only run until 6 pm, so if you’re planning to stay longer at Majahuitas beach cub (which you should), you’ll have to arrange a private water taxi to Majahuitas, book this tour, or try to get on one at the end of the night.

Going to Majahuitas and staying past 6 pm is best done with friends, as it can be pricey. But, of course, the price depends on your negotiation skills.

I recently went with a friend, and we arranged a private boat with round-trip transportation for 1500 pesos (75 USD) from a guy at the pier in Boca.

Majahuitas beach club
Majahuitas beach Puerto Vallarta

Getting back from Majahuitas

This is very important! If you plan to stay at Majahuitas until close (10 pm), getting back can be a bit of a shit show.

On my first experience there, we arranged a transfer with a boat driver in Boca who agreed to pick us up.

We saw him at the event earlier in the evening, but when we left after the DJ ended, he was nowhere to be found. My guess is that someone offered him more money to take them back.

Everyone is trying to get on a water taxi at the end of the night, so it’s chaotic. We ended up getting on a boat with some new friends who told us they were going to PV, but we actually ended up at Nuevo Vallarta. At least from there, we were on land and could get a taxi back to the city.

In my second experience going to Majahutitas beach club, we took a private yacht there for my friend’s birthday and planned to return via water taxi. However, we were one of the last groups to leave, and once again, it was complete chaos.

We eventually got on a water taxi, which tried to charge 1000 pesos per person (50 USD). But, again, this is why you need to negotiate. We eventually got them down to 4000 pesos for nine people to Los Muertos pier and even got to stop and swim with bioluminescence on the way back!

My best advice would be to go where the water taxis are around 9-9:30 (the dance floor starts to clear out around then). If you leave it until after the DJ ends, it’s just a mess.

To avoid this chaos, you can book this tour, which includes round-trip transportation to and from Majahuitas and your entry and food/drink credit.

Things to do in Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta

Majahuitas Beach

Majahuitas beach club
Majahuitas beach club Puerto Vallarta

What to do in Majahuitas depends on if you’re going during the weekday or weekend (when the beach club is open). They both offer completely different but amazing experiences!

With the club not open, Majahuitas is the perfect place to relax and soak in the fantastic tropical vibes of Puerto Vallarta. Simply relax on the beach and enjoy the breathtaking scenery of turquoise water, lush palm trees, and Sierra Madre mountains.

Since the beach is somewhat difficult to reach, it means there aren’t many other people around, so it’s perfect for relaxing.

If you feel like something more active, you can also go kayaking, paddle boarding, or snorkeling in the water. It’s one of the best places for snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta, where you can see a variety of fish, including parrotfish, pufferfish, trumpet fish, moray eels, angelfish, and more!

Snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta
Snorkeling in PV

If you’re lucky, you may also spot turtles, manta rays, dolphins, and whales during the whale-watching season from November to mid-March.

There are also some hidden waterfalls that you can hike to.

Majahuitas Beach Club Puerto Vallarta

lora in Majahuitas puerto vallarta

On the weekends (and special events), Majahuitas beach club is open, which is a reason to visit alone. It’s easily one of the best beach clubs in Puerto Vallarta.

This incredible beach club is the first thing you’ll see when you get off the boat at Majahuitas. It’s basically an Instagram thirst trap, with swings, lights, and mirrors everywhere. But I love it.

lora looking in mirror reflecting in ocean

The beach club is open from 2:30 to 10:30 on Saturdays and Sundays, with a line-up of 3 amazing DJs. They change every weekend – you can see the schedule on their website.

There’s usually a minimum spend of 1500-2000 pesos (depending on the event), but you get that back as credit for drinks and food. The cocktails are fantastic, as is the food.

sunset at Majahuitas beach club
Sunset at Majahuitas beach club

I loved my experience at the beach club. It was so much fun dancing the night away with the gorgeous backdrop of the swaying palm trees as you watch the tropical sunset turn into a beautiful starry night sky. They also light up the trees at night and have fire displays, creating this incredible atmosphere.

lora by lights on majahuitas beach
Majahuitas at night

I also love how this beach club has a commitment to the sustainability and protection of this natural area with reforestation projects, beach clean-ups, and marine mammal rescue projects.

If you want to visit Majahuitas, you need to make a reservation in advance, which you can do via WhatsApp or by booking this tour.

There is nowhere to stay overnight on Majahuitas, so you’ll have to make this a day trip. Don’t forget to arrange transportation back if you’re staying past 6 pm, or trying to get back will be a nightmare. The easiest way is to book this experience which includes round-trip transportation and entry.

FAQ: Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta

Can you stay overnight at Majahuitas beach?

No, there is no accommodation available on Majahuitas Beach. There used to be Majahuitas resort, but it closed down in 2018, as per a statement on their Facebook page.

How to get to Majahuitas Puerto Vallarta?

The only way to get to Majahuitas is by boat. The easiest way is to join one of these tours from Puerto Vallarta, or you can take a water taxi from Boca de Tomatlan.

Where is Majahuitas Beach?

Majahuitas Beach is nestled along the southern coastline of Banderas Bay, just south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. It is situated between the towns of Quimixto and Yelapa, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and crystal-clear waters.

What’s the best way to see Majahuitas Beach?

The best way to see Majahuitas Beach is by taking a boat tour or hiring a private boat from Puerto Vallarta. This allows you to enjoy the scenic coastal views and access the beach directly.

Do you need to book in advance to visit Majahuitas Beach?

Booking in advance is recommended to secure your spot at the beach club, especially during peak tourist seasons.

How far is Majahuitas from Puerto Vallarta?

Majahuitas Beach is located approximately 9 miles (14 kilometers) south of Puerto Vallarta. The journey by boat takes around 30-45 minutes from Boca, depending on sea conditions.

Majauhitas is one of the best day trips from Puerto Vallarta. If you’re looking for a place to party on the weekend, this is the spot.

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  • Lora Pope

    Lora Pope is a travel content creator who’s been wandering solo for over a decade. In 2021, she moved to Puerto Vallarta and fell in love at first sight. After visiting 70+ countries, she decided to make it her base and now helps travelers like you make the most of your time in PV.

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