Penasco Platanitos - Mexico, Nayarit, Otates y Cantarranas

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9Q24+78 Otates y Cantarranas, Nay., Mexico


Located in Otates y Cantarranas, Mexico, Penasco Platanitos is a stunning beach with crystal-clear waters and soft golden sand.


The beach is well-equipped with several amenities, including bathroom access, beach chairs and umbrellas for rent, and food and drink vendors. There are no lifeguards on duty, so it's important to be cautious when swimming. Dogs are allowed on the beach but must be kept on a leash.


With a length of approximately 3 kilometers, there's plenty of space to enjoy the beach activities available, which include swimming, snorkeling, fishing, and sunbathing


There is a free parking lot available at Penasco Platanitos, making it easy to access the beach.

Fun Fact

Fun facts about Penasco Platanitos include that it's a popular nesting spot for sea turtles, and visitors can sometimes spot the hatchlings making their way to the sea. Additionally, the beach is surrounded by lush vegetation, creating a picturesque backdrop for your beach day.


The main attraction of Penasco Platanitos is, of course, the beach itself. However, nearby attractions include the Punta Monterrey Beach Club, which offers various water sports activities, and the small village of Platanitos, where visitors can experience the local culture and cuisine.


There are several restaurants in the nearby village of Platanitos, offering traditional Mexican cuisine such as fresh seafood, ceviche, and tacos. Some popular options include El Patio de Platanitos and Restaurante El Gato.


For those looking to stay nearby, there are several hotels and accommodations in the area, including Platanitos Turtle Camp, which offers eco-friendly accommodations, and Villas Mercedes, a beachfront resort with stunning ocean views.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Sandee Rating: 85/100

Penasco Platanitos does not have dedicated parking but has street parking near the entrance.

No, Penasco Platanitos does not have lifeguards monitoring the beach – please be careful when swimming on this beach.

Penasco Platanitos is not family-friendly and does not have restrooms, lifeguards, and nearby food.

Penasco Platanitos is not generally considered a good swimming beach.

Penasco Platanitos does not have restrooms on or near the beach.

No, Penasco Platanitos maintains a family-friendly atmosphere and does not allow nude bathing.

Penasco Platanitos does not have nearby food options – please plan your beach day accordingly.

Penasco Platanitos is not known for any activities in particular.

Penasco Platanitos does not have accommodations for people with disabilities.

Penasco Platanitos is not dog-friendly.

Penasco Platanitos is not generally considered to be good for surfing.