Conchas Chinas Beach is, without a doubt, one of the most fascinating and striking beaches in downtown Puerto Vallarta, the Banderas Bay area and Mexican beaches in general. The melding of various ecosystems in one location, together with its graceful coast and underwater profile has given the place a beauty that must be seen to be understood.
The name apparently comes from mollusk shells you find there, not that they come from China (like almost everything nowadays ...), but "china" in the local Mexican usage means wavy or with curls. A person with "chino" hair in Mexico is not straight and stiff, but rather curly hair :-), so a Chinese shell (Concha China) would be a conch with undulations or curvilinear in some way (if someone knows specifically what species we are talking about, I'd love to know). So Conchas Chinas actually means Curvy Shells or something like that.
You can easily get to this beach from downtown PV, just minutes from the romantic zone, so you really have no excuse to not visit Conchas Chinas. There are many hotels, villas, restaurants, and businesses close by to provide visitors, and local residents, everything they could wish during their visit.
Conchas Chinas stands out because it combines two geographical highlights, an enclave between the mountainous jungle of the Sierra Madre, and the crystalline coasts of the Pacific Ocean, creating a picturesque scenery that dazzles visitors. This colorful landscape also makes it attractive for couples and newlyweds in search of a natural refuge where to spend unforgettable moments, the sunsets at Conchas Chinas are a perfect complement to a romantic getaway.