Majahuitas Beach: An Insider’s Guide to this Secret Cove

Majahuitas, one of the most beautiful beaches in Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco, is located two km west of the coastal community of Quimixto, about 29 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta.

This gorgeous little cove is the perfect place for those who want to turn off the phone, forget about the pressures of modern life, and submerge themselves completely in relaxation in a paradisiacal environment.

How to get to Majahuitas

The only way to get to Majahuitas Beach is by sea, you can get a water taxi on the pier of Playa de Los Muertos, in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta.

But the trip can also be made by land (or at least get you closer), departing southbound from downtown Puerto Vallarta by bus or cab until reaching Boca de Tomatlán.

The journey by boat from Puerto Vallarta is 35 minutes. From Boca is about 15.

From Boca, you can resume the route in a water taxi, one of the so-called “pangas,” passing by Colomitos, Las Ánimas, Quimixto, and Las Caletas, before finally arriving at Majahuitas.

Can I rent kayaks or paddleboards in Majahuitas?

There are no rentals or other services available at Majahuitas Beach, so bring all the necessary gear, beverages, and snacks for your stay.

However, there is an all-day tour I highly recommend called: Yelapa and Majahuitas Beach Adventure.

This fun tour includes lunch, drinks, snorkeling gear, kayaks, and paddleboards.

Majahuitas, Jalisco: Pure nature to enjoy

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The name of this beach derives from “Majahua” – the original name of this coastal spot – which also refers to a local tree species (Hibiscus pernambucensis), unmistakable for its large leaves that grow along the seashore, especially on the beaches located in the southern area of Banderas Bay.

The local children used its branches to make toy bows because they are soft and easy to handle.

Although Majahuitas is part of an ejido owned by the Chacala Natives, this beach was part of a concession.

It was the home of the Von Rohr family for a long time, who lived in a beautiful house with white walls and a red tile roof.

In addition to the white sand and crystalline waters, Majahuitas’ attractions include several underwater caves and a reef, home to numerous marine plants and animals.

For example, tourists who enjoy scuba diving can observe parrotfish, damselfish, pufferfish, trumpetfish, angelfish, moray eels, and many other deep-sea animals.

It is also a great environment for snorkeling.

From late November to mid-March, you can observe and take pictures of several species of dolphins, manta rays, sea turtles, and humpback whales.

On the other hand, Majahuitas Beach is located in the heart of the Tuito jungle, between the community of Quimixto and the fishing village of Yelapa.

Therefore, multicolored fish and numerous birds fly over the site. It is also an environment full of palm trees and dense vegetation.

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Is there a hotel in Majahuitas?

Not anymore. After the 2020 pandemic, the Majahuitas resort closed its doors. However, the beach remains clean and accessible to anyone who wants to visit.

Majahuitas is a fascinating site with a blanket of clear sand, crystalline waters, and an extremely rocky geographical environment.


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The beauty of this coastal sanctuary is complemented by several coves and an impressive underwater canyon, which includes different caves and reefs inhabited by fish of a thousand colors and several of the so-called eel gardens.

It offers a great logistical advantage as it is located very close to Puerto Vallarta, the main tourist reference in the area.

If you’re already planning on touring Banderas Bay, then you should definitely visit Majahuitas, a beach with everything vacationers wish for and much more.

Ecotourism enthusiasts will enjoy Majahuitas Beach to the fullest since abundant mangrove swamps serve as a habitat for different species of herons and wild ducks.

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