Mantamar Beach Club

Adult-Only Beach Club on Los Muertos Beach, Puerto Vallarta

Mantamar Beach Club Pool
••• The pool at Mantamar Beach Club. © Suzanne Barbezat

Located at the southern end of Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta, the Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill offers a fun atmosphere with a fabulous pool and beautiful stretch of beachfront, perfect for swimming. Mantamar is an adult-only, gay-friendly beach club with a hip vibe, and is associated with the Almar Resort, which bills itself as the only LGBT beachfront luxury resort. The beach club has an in-house DJ providing entertainment throughout the day, with disco and techno music, creating a daytime club atmosphere.

The excellent menu, well-designed facilities, and ideal location make this an idyllic place to spend a fun and relaxing day at the beach.

Mantamar's Facilities

From the beach you'll notice the turquoise blue parasols and new, comfortable loungers right away. This is the latest offering among Puerto Vallarta beach clubs, and its facilities stand out since they are brand new. As you approach, you might hear the music thrumming and 

If you prefer to spend your time by the pool, rather than on the beach, this beach club offers the best of both worlds. There is a lovely infinity pool, and day beds around it to enjoy the view while lazing the day away, or making new friends. There is also a salt-water pool, and Jacuzzis. Clean and new lockers, showers and changing rooms allow you to enjoy your beach day in complete comfort. Wifi is included with admission, although the wifi signal may not reach all the way down to the beach loungers.

The VIP section is the spot for those looking to party in a more private environment. The two-floor VIP area includes 21 cabanas with a Balinese bed and pool concierge ready to meet your needs, perfect for those looking to live the ultimate party experience. The cabanas and Balinese beds are located around the pool, the perfect place for those hot summer days.

Food and Drinks at Mantamar

Chef Thierry Blouet, the driving force behind Puerto Vallarta's Gourmet Festival and the highly renowned Café des Artistes restaurant, designed the menu at Mantamar, Here you'll find the chef's innovative take on beachfront dining. This is casual gourmet at its finest, Choose from salads, burgers, sushi, pizza and pastas, or seafood specialties. While you're at it, you can also try some of the inventive cocktails on the menu, such as the club's signature "Mantamargarita" (surprisingly delicious and refreshing, despite the bright blue color) or the "Mantamartini".

Mantamar Activities

Besides swimming in the pool, playing in the surf, or just lounging and enjoying the food and drink, Mantamar also offers some activities for more active clients, such as yoga classes, stand-up paddle boarding, boogie board and diving lessons. Check the beach club Facebook page for scheduled events and details.

Hours and Fees

Mantamar Beach club is open daily from 9 am to 11 pm. A day pass costs 500 pesos and includes 350 pesos of consumption from the restaurant. 

Events at Mantamar Beach Club

Mantamar Beach Club Bar & Grill is a unique venue for Puerto Vallarta weddings, conventions or other events.

This is an easily accessible beachfront, sophisticated venue. There is seating for up to 200 guests in the restaurant and over 240 feet of beachfront which offers spectacular views and sunsets. 

The Bottom Line

Mantamar is more than just a beach club, it's a combination of daytime club, gourmet restaurant and beach club in one. Although it tends to have a party atmosphere with music playing, those seeking tranquility will be very happy on the loungers by the beach.

Contact Mantamar Beach Club

Phone: +52 (322) 222 6260
Address: Malecón #169, Col. Emiliano Zapata
Web Site: Mantamar Puerto Vallarta

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