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Tehuamixtle, also known as Tehua, is a great out of the way place about 3 km south of the Mayto Beach area often visited by many locals for a weekend getaway. It takes a little to get there but you are definitely out of the tourist area, making it well worth an overnight trip from Puerto Vallarta. Depending on the season you could see dolphins, manta rays or sea turtles. There’s also a hidden beach nearby known to locals as the “little beach of love”.
Tehuamixtle lies on the slopes of mountainous terrain that forms a small bay overlooked by cliffs. It is a laid back easy going authentic fishing village, where you will generally find local fishermen, pelicans, and maybe a few other tourists. This little fishing village is famous for its seafood, and in particular, its oysters.
The fine sand beach is perfect for those who are nervous about a strong tide, having smooth clear waters and white sand. It’s ideal for relaxing walks, snorkeling, or just basking in the sun, and water activities such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding are available.
The wild area surrounding Tehuamixtle is one of the last with a virgin coastal area, making it ideal for those who want to forget about their daily life and enjoy one of the most attractive places on the Mexican Pacific.
Within the small town of Tehua there is a church and a few small stores selling beers and packaged goods, and not much else. You can also find modest hotels and places to camp on the beach to enjoy the sound of the waves.
Tehuamixtle is about a 2 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta, and about 16 miles from Cabo Corrientes. Monday through Saturday, you can catch a bus from the plaza in El Tuito at 2pm. The return bus departs at 7am.