Destiladeras (Nahui) Beach, Mexico



Destiladeras (Nahui) Beach is just a few miles north of Puerto Vallarta and La Cruz Mexico, on ocean 200 highway, that hugs the Pacific Ocean.

For all you “beach babies” who love to spend a day at the beach, don’t miss Destiladeras Beach, if you are in the Puerto Vallarta/Bucerias Mexico area – it is the perfect hideaway destination.

Where Is Destiladeras Beach?

This is how simple it is to find this beach. 

If you are staying in Bucerias Mexico, as thousands of gringos do every winter, stand along the side of the coastal highway 200 and wait for a local bus that is traveling to Punta de Mita. 

Destiladeras (Nahui) Beach Mexico

It will cost you 14 pesos (about $1.20) to reach this beach. 

The bus will pass through La Cruz, and bump its way along the old road hugging the Pacific.  

Just on the other side of the small town of La Cruz, they are in the process of constructing a new road that will bypass Destiladeras, so be careful. 

You might travel past this beautiful beach if you don’t tell the bus driver where you are going. 

After winding around many curves in the road, you will be dropped off at the side of the road overlooking the wide white sandy beach below. 

This part of the coast has long wide white beaches that go forever. The water is warm and crystal clear. Take your camera because it is very picturesque. 

The waves are exciting, and tons of fun to surf and boogie board, or maybe even sand surfing. This is for beginners so give it a try. 

Destiladeras (Nahui) Beach Mexico

This beach stretch is free to the public, but there are about 10 umbrellas with tables and chairs, each to rent from a Mexican man who will also provide you with some delicious and refreshing beach treats for a very low cost. 

Destiladeras (Nahui) Beach Mexico
Young surfer in the shallows of Destiladeras Beach, Mexico

If you go, and want one of those shade tables, get there before 10 a.m. otherwise, you will have to carry your own shade supplies.  

This beach has had a facelift in 2016.  There are now trees, and even grass to pitch your blanket.

Lots of new sun shelters exist, and the food service has also been upgraded.  You don’t really need to take a lunch.  

Oh, I almost forgot … there is a new washroom.  It is a free public beach, but take some pesos and enjoy the paradise that awaits you.

The sand is hard and flat, making it a great space for baseball, hopscotch, or Bocce ball.   You might even want to make a sand sculpture.

Take a picnic lunch, and plan on staying the day, because it is loads of fun. 

Don’t worry about fetching a bus back to La Cruz, Bucerias, or even all the way to Puerto Vallarta, because they come along the highway every 30 minutes. 

Just wave at the bus driver and off you go!

About the author: Robert is a former teacher and travel buff, and has spent the last 30 years travelling to different parts of the world including all over North America, South America, Africa, and Europe.  He loves trying new cultural cuisine, zip-lining through the Amazon jungle, and his cat, Twyla-Mae.