We are located in Mismaloya—about 7 miles/11 kilometers south of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

ADDRESS
Playa Mismaloya
South Shore Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, MEXICO


HOURS

OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY from 9AM–5PM
WE ARE CLOSED ON MONDAYS
*Or by confirmed reservation

 
 

EMAIL
info@paddle-zone.com


PHONE
Within Mexico (cell) 044 (322) 153-1967
Outside Mexico +52 1 (322) 153-1967

 

DIRECTIONS

What’s the best way to get to-and-from our shop?

If you’re coming from Puerto Vallarta or Nayarit, you have four primary ways to get to us—by private vehicle/rental car, by taxi cab, or by public bus.

Please note: Uber car hires have recently been banned by the governor of our state, Jalisco. Do not rely on Uber to get here.

DRIVING YOUR OWN VEHICLE FROM PUERTO VALLARTA

Head south out of Puerto Vallarta along “Carretera a Barra de Navidad/ Highway 200” towards Mismaloya/Boca de Tomatlan. At around kilometer 11, you will enter Mismaloya, arriving after you pass the islands of Los Arcos. As you drive downhill into Mismaloya, there will be a large resort called Hotel Barceló to your right. Take the first right turn just beyond the big Hotel Barceló sign and follow the public dirt road that runs alongside the south edge of the resort. This road will take you down to the beach. You can find street parking along this road.

Once you're on the beach facing the ocean, walk down the shoreline all the way to the left/south. Depending on the season, you may decide to cross the mouth of the river either by way of the footbridge (found about 50 meters before the shore break), walking the shoreline, or wading through the river. Walk to the far end of the beach, where are found between two massage parlors. Look for the big boards and kayaks out front. We will be waiting for you beneath the palapa thatched roof of our shop at the edge of the bay.

TAKING A TAXI

Ask your driver to take you to “Playa Mismaloya” about 15-20 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. You will arrive to Mismaloya Bay right after you pass the islands of Los Arcos. Your driver should take the first right turn just beyond the sign for Hotel Barceló and follow the street that runs between the river and the south edge of the resort. This dirt road will take you down to the beach.

Once you're on the beach facing the ocean, walk down the shoreline all the way to the left/south. Depending on the season, you may decide to cross the mouth of the river either by way of the footbridge (found about 50 meters before the shore break), by walking the shoreline, or by wading through the river. Walk to the far end of the beach, where are found between two massage parlors. Look for the big boards and kayaks out front. We will be waiting for you beneath the palapa thatched roof of our shop at the edge of the bay.

From Old Town Puerto Vallarta it should take you about 20-25 minutes in total to arrive and cost you around $120 pesos one way. From Nuevo Vallarta, give yourself at least 45 minutes, and the cost will be about $200 pesos. From Bucerias, it will take you at least an hour and cost you $500 pesos. And from Sayulita, it’s around 90 minutes to get here by taxi and will cost you about $1,000-1,100 pesos.

Taking a taxi is the recommended way to get back if you’re here for an evening paddle, as there is a 24-hour taxi station at the entrance of Hotel Barceló.

TAKING THE BUS

The orange public bus line runs from the corner of Basilio Badillo and Constitución in the Zona Romantica area of Puerto Vallarta. Ask the driver to indicate drop you off at “Playa Mismaloya” You will be in the bus about 15-20 minutes when you pass the islands of Los Arcos. A few minutes later, you will arrive in Mismaloya. Get off the bus at a large resort called Hotel Barceló. Follow the street that runs between the river and the south edge of the resort. This dirt road will take you down to the beach.

Once you're on the beach facing the ocean, walk down the shoreline all the way to the left/south. Depending on the season, you may decide to cross the mouth of the river either by way of the footbridge (found about 50 meters before the shore break), by walking the shoreline, or by wading through the river. Walk to the far end of the beach, where are found between two massage parlors. Look for the big boards and kayaks out front. We will be waiting for you beneath the palapa thatched roof of our shop at the edge of the bay.

The orange bus will cost you $12 pesos to ride the bus in one direction. It runs about every 20 minutes during the morning and day. At night, it passes less frequently, around once per hour.

Please note that the bus is not a very reliable way to return to Vallarta after an evening paddle. Taxi is the recommended way to get back. There is a 24-hour taxi station at the entrance of Hotel Barceló.