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Nice quiet bar.

This bar means "the anchor". We went there because we have an "anchor bar" back home. We had to... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
Buffalo, New York
Nice little beach restaurant in El Anclote.

Good prices, good Mexican style menu. They have both indoor and out door seating. No reservations... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2018
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Remote beach area north of Puerto Vallarta accessible by a long winding road along mango groves.
Av. Los Redes #70 Nuevo Corral del Risco Colonia, Punta de Mita, Mexico
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 May 2006

Can you muster a one hour drive north on the free highway to Anclote in Punta Mita? If so, you are in for a treat. By far the calmest, most family friendly beach in the Vallarta region. We had a car, drove north for about...More

19  Thank fremontbob
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 19 July 2008

The little town of El Anclote where the El Anclote Condos and restaurants are located (and various other condo complexes) is not recommended for beach goers nor children, ok for surfers. The water is brown from the jetty construction, the beach front road was an...More

10  Thank rebraf
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a peaceful and gorgeous beach and one of our favorite places to be!! It is our little hidden treasure!

Thank Jkerx2
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We went with a group at friends and our children and had a blast! Peaceful, aunthentic, decorated with very good taste. Delicious frozen margaritas! The kids can play on the beach while you enjoy your coffee or margaritas, the sea in very calm. We loved...More

1  Thank Manuela A
Reviewed 15 May 2018

there are people who surf here, but be warned, there are tons of rocks just under the surface that will beat you up good. Better to go over to Stinkys

Thank CASWilliams
Reviewed 9 May 2018

This bar means "the anchor". We went there because we have an "anchor bar" back home. We had to stop here for a beverage and the view of the ocean. Unlike our "anchor bar", they did not serve chicken wings. Friendly staff and nice surroundings...More

1  Thank Lynn14219
Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Punta Mita beaches are clean and so is the water. El Anclote is a very relaxed, Family oriented beach restaurant where you can sit on the beach or inside, as you prefer. I have only been here for lunch but it was exactly the...More

2  Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We are a group of friends that enjoy sup surfing and we love this beach and restaurants. It’s low key and a home away from home. The locals are lovely and it’s usually way quieter than our town of Sayulita. Shhh. It’s a secret!

1  Thank Effie B
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We spent a month in punta mita. My kids and I were there the whole month and my husband was able to come for two weeks. We had a wonderful time! The unit was clean and nice!!! The other buildings have a lot of retired...More

Thank Mpedron
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Good prices, good Mexican style menu. They have both indoor and out door seating. No reservations needed here.

Thank bellamiacanada
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This beach is a bit rocky, small, and plain. The water was murky the day we visited. The place is pretty scarce and not worth driving to see if that is the focus. It is a decent stop off point to check out the area...More

Thank GottagoGottago
Reviewed 11 November 2017

great place for food restaurants and trips to fish whale watching or go snorkel around the islands spent much time here , good place

Thank Steve S
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Response from Anna D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i went there for one day as a visitor, but to me it seemed peaceful. People were really friendly...and the area seemed really clean and well maintained....and the beach at punta mita is beautiful. I dont live there and... More
5 July 2017|
Response from R0b237 | Reviewed this property |
I don't recall chairs being rented on the beach itself; in the downtown area there are certainly chairs to be bought (possibly rented). However, there were not chairs to be rented on the beach when we were there in... More