Saturday, Best Puerto Vallarta Tours, headed to one of our favorite beaches here in Puerto Vallarta, beautiful Las Animas Beach.
Las Animas is on the southern shore of Banderas Bay. Las Animas is a sheltered little cove, perfect for body surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and even pier fishing. You will generally see the local kids running to the end of the pier and jumping into the ocean, over, and over. It is the perfect place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a quiet beach day with your family. Las Animas also has Parasailing, jet-skis, and banana boat rides available.
One of my favorites to order is the Red Snapper, caught fresh daily. Here you can choose the fish that you want, and the way it is prepared. My recommendation, just BBQ it, the flavor of this fish is incredible. Nothing is better than the flavor of fresh caught Red Snapper! The Shrimp Ceviche is also delicious! Ceviche is a traditional Mexican seafood, prepared with diced tomatoes, onions, chiles (if you like it spicy), cilantro, mixed and prepared in lime. The lime acid actually cooks the shrimp the same as boiling it, it is incredible to see the first time. Once the dish arrives, the shrimp start to turn pink right in front you.
Make sure to take some time to go kayaking, you may get lucky enough to see rays. The types of rays you may see are Spotted Rays, giant Manta Rays, or Bat Rays (we do not have Sting Rays here), the Bat Rays are frequently seen skipping across the surface of the water, you can dive with the gentle, giant Manta Rays close to Las Animas Beach as well. When visiting Puerto Vallarta, Las Animas is a must do excursion! You can travel there by Water-Taxi, or take one of the many fairly inexpensive tours to Las Animas Beach and Los Arcos for snorkeling. Water-Taxis run around $200 pesos (about $20 USD) per person, leaving from Los Muertos Pier in Old-Town Puerto Vallarta, and include round-trip. The tours and cruise excursions run around $500 pesos (about $50 USD) and include snorkeling at Los Arcos, Kayaking at Las Animas, a small continental breakfast, a great lunch (served on the beach or on board – depending on the cruise company), and open-bar on board! All-in-All a really great deal! Plus you will have the chance to see beautiful Puerto Vallarta from the ocean, a spectacular sight! Whether you choose a water-taxi, or a snorkeling cruise, we are sure you will love beautiful Las Animas Beach!