This wide sandy beach stretching from Marina Vallarta to the Rosita is lined with resort hotels, Puerto Vallarta's original and still growing tourist playground. Offering every amenity and water sport, parasailing and more, just a block away are cars and motorbikes for rent and anything else you might be looking for, this area catering to every conceivable desire a visitor might have, both day and night. And certainly you can easily find sun tan lotion, a flattering bathing suit and anything else beach related right here. It's easy to have an adventure on this beach, simply by strolling it and stopping into whichever beach-front bar, restaurant or other venue that catches your eye, pausing there, and then continuing on with your discovery. And if you're paying attention, you just might see whales breach not all that far away.

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