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Playa Mismaloya


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About Playa Mismaloya

Playa Mismaloya Sanctuary.  Located in the State of Tamaulipas, this sanctuary protects the nesting beaches where 70% of the world's Kemp's ridley turtle females are co...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    La Cruz de Loreto, Tomatlán, Jalisco.

  • Airport

    Puerto Vallarta International Airport 'Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz' - Jalisco

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From Guadalajara to the nearest town which is La Cruz de Loreto, Tomatlan Jalisco is 397.7 Km 6 hours.
    You can arrive by highway Tepic- ...

  • Transportation facilities

    Bus Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta Plane Guadalajara-Puerto Vallarta

  • Mobility within the protected area


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  • Schedules

    From 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid

Playa Mismaloya in Mexico

Activities and recommendations


  • Sea turtles nesting


  • The recommended months to visit are from July to November.
  • Comfortable walking clothes, shorts, cotton t-shirts, hats, sunglasses and a hat are recommended.


Services within the PA

Sea turtle nest hatchery pens

Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Food stalls of local people

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Food stalls and shops
Hotel with less than 15 rooms

Nearest locality to the PA

La Cruz de Loreto, Tomatlán, Jalisco.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

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Interesting facts

Mismaloya is one of the most beautiful beaches in Puerto Vallarta, being the coastal area where the tourist impulse of this Jalisco resort b...

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Sighting of sea turtles and release of Olive Ridley hatchlings.

Representative species of PA

Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris), White-nosed Coati (Nasua narica), Olive Ridley Sea Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea), Leatherback Sea Tu...

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You can see more representative species of Playa Mismaloya on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Avoid the use of vehicles on the beach. 2. Avoid introducing electrical generators and speakers.


  • PA office address

    Without information

  • Phone

    +52 (322) 135 53 23

  • Email

    Without information

PA social networks
Gobierno de México
Medio Ambiente