21 photos + video to inspire you to explore Playa Punta Negra in Mexico

Playa Punta Negra in Puerto Vallarta

The secrets out! One of Puerto Vallarta's lesser known beaches has some of the best snorkeling in the area! This is because the hotels surrounding this beach have created a man-made rock wall to protect a swimming hole that has since blossomed with coral reef, bright tropical fish, sea urchins and stingrays hiding in the sand! 

Check out the pics & video below to see what it's like exploring Punta Negra from above the land & unda da sea! 

The sunnier the day, the more crystal clear the water is

The sunnier the day, the more crystal clear the water is

Check out the Video!


Facing the southern end of Playa Punta Negra 

Facing the southern end of Playa Punta Negra 


Got my gear, ready to dive! 

Got my gear, ready to dive! 


Facing the northern end of Playa Punta Negra 

Facing the northern end of Playa Punta Negra 


Puffer fish 

Puffer fish 


Unda da sea! 

Unda da sea! 


He's making a duck face for this shot 

He's making a duck face for this shot 


These spiny creatures shatter like glass under the skin! Watch your step! 

These spiny creatures shatter like glass under the skin! Watch your step! 


"I am not afraid of crocs, I am not afraid of crocs!" A statement I keep whispering to myself as I share the sea with the Crocodiles that swim in the fresh & salty waters of Banderas Bay!

"I am not afraid of crocs, I am not afraid of crocs!" A statement I keep whispering to myself as I share the sea with the Crocodiles that swim in the fresh & salty waters of Banderas Bay!


Snorkel tip: Always use the buddy system when snorkeling! 

Snorkel tip: Always use the buddy system when snorkeling! 


Finding treasures hiding in the coral

Finding treasures hiding in the coral


Seahawks Rock! 

Seahawks Rock! 


Suns out, buns out! 

Suns out, buns out! 


Just another self-less selfie

Just another self-less selfie


A small waterfall hidden in the rocks on the playa 

A small waterfall hidden in the rocks on the playa 


Hunting for eel

Hunting for eel


The deep blue sea

The deep blue sea


Say Cheese! 

Say Cheese! 


Sea caves & sea urchins 

Sea caves & sea urchins 


Cotton Candy Skies

Cotton Candy Skies

I've snorkeled some of the most breathtaking, crystal clear waters in the world, and I'm super stoked to check Playa Punta Negra in Mexico off my bucket list! 

Stay tuned for more blog posts created to inspire YOU to explore Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! 

Thanks for reading!


Living Abroad: Mexico