Playa de los Muertos - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2
N 20° 35.829 W 105° 14.369
13Q E 475044 N 2277582
Quick Description: The name of this beach, Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) is based on an old legend.
Location: Mexico
Date Posted: 1/14/2011 9:56:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMAGWB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This is Puerto Vallarta's largest and most popular beach. Much of the beach is a gay hangout- most notably- the Blue Chairs Resort, a beach-front gay hotel. Most straight folks hang out north of the Blue Chairs. The hotel and other nearby establishments rent out a chair and umbrella for about $3 a day...and a waiter brings you your favorite drink, snack or lunch. Music is blaring while the local peddlers try to sell you sunglasses, blankets, shells, jewelry, etc.
At the south side of the beach is found the iconic statue of Vallarta- a young naked boy riding a seahorse. (A larger version of the statue is also on the malecon...but which one came first?)
In the Winter, the water may be a little chilly...but in the Summer, the water is either perfect to too warm.
Wikipedia's article (visit link) on Vallarta includes this brief blurb about the beach:

" Legend has it the beach's name (Dead Men's Beach) stems from a battle between pirates and local miners after which bodies remained strewn on the beach, but it's a legend, since there were never any miners in Vallarta The South Side of the beach is a popular gathering spot for gay and lesbian tourists. The North end is frequented mostly by locals, and national tourists. The city has recently tried to change the name of the beach to Playa del Sol.[33]"
Type of beach: Natural

Location of beach: Seashore

Beach surface type: Fine sand

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