Secret Beaches and Hidden Treasures on the Coast of Jalisco

Although it is not common to hear about them, these beaches in Jalisco are attractive in the tourism sector, as they have a lot to offer.

Secret Beaches and Hidden Treasures on the Coast of Jalisco
Cuastecomates inaugurates the first inclusive beach and town in the Pacific. Credit: SIOP

The state of Jalisco can be distinguished for many things, from the famous tortas ahogadas (drowned cakes) to being internationally recognized for its delicious tequila. However, it is also known for its tourism sector and its beautiful beaches, the most famous of which is Puerto Vallarta, however, there are some hidden gems here that you will want to see.

If you are looking for a weekend getaway or are planning your next vacation, check out these places, more than one will catch your attention. Prepare your calendar and your notes for your next vacation, don't forget the sunscreen and a good company to tour the coasts of Jalisco.


This beach is located on the Costalegre tourist corridor, 25 minutes from Tomatlán. It is a beach with crystal clear waters, which you can enter without any problem. You can drive from Barra de Navidad to Puerto Vallarta. The place is full of impressive fauna and flora, as it has a lot of mangroves and the sand is so clear that you can see everything that passes through the sea. Fortunately, the place has no hotels or service constructions, so the beach is considered virgin and is recognized for its turtle rescue work.


Located in Cabo Corrientes, this is another place in Jalisco that has the perfect combination of jungle and beach. This place is ideal for those who like adventures, from snorkeling in the crystal clear waters to hiking in the jungle and visiting its large and popular waterfall.


This beach is located in the municipality of Cihuatlán and like Chalacatepec is a protected bay. The place has calm waves and lends itself to water sports and activities. It is also considered to be one of the most inclusive beaches in the country, as it has the infrastructure and training to cater to seniors and people with disabilities. This is the perfect place to take our grandparents on an unforgettable trip.

Chamela Bay

It is recognized for having a total of 11 islands in its interior, recognized nationally. Along its 13 kilometers of coast, it has a great space for its fauna, where sea turtles, balloon fish, manta rays, sea cucumbers, and different species of birds stand out. This place is ideal for diving because as we already mentioned the aquatic flora and fauna are something you must know.

Serena Point

This beach is one of the least known in Jalisco, which is located in Tenacatita Bay and offers an incredible natural environment, with a unique ocean view. The place has several establishments to spend a delicious vacation as a couple or family. Likewise, the vegetation is something that makes the place special, as it has different types of flora, from palm trees to papaya and banana trees.