Hiking and Snorkeling

Discover places of unique beauty

Hike to an enchanting cove and then cool off while snorkeling!  Heading south of Puerto Vallarta, we visit a fishing village surrounded by beautiful lush green mountains. Our hike starts by a river that flows into a small bay. Following our trail, we enter a tropical deciduous forest that offers many different flora and bird sights.The path follows the coastline at the bottom of the Sierra and passes under the canopy of beautiful Plumerias, Palms and Strangling Ficuses. Occasionally, iguanas can be seen running across the path. Inhabiting the lower regions of these mountains, just to name a few, are Red Foxes, Armadillos, Skunks, Raccoons, and Mountain Crabs. Along this path, you may witness termite nests of impressive size and the unique and precarious looking nest of the Yellow-winged Cacique. After a nice hike we refresh by snorkeling at Colomitos, a beautiful small soft-sanded beach where we find many colorful tropical fishes like the King Angels, Panamic Sergeant Majors, puffer fish, eels, and many others.Before starting our hike back we’ll enjoy a picnic style lunch at the beautiful golden sand beach. Distance round trip: 4 miles.

Itinerary

  • 8:15 am – Meet at Nuevo Vallarta (outside Guadalajara Pharmacy)
  • 8:30 am – Meet at Marina Vallarta (Ecotours office Proa loc. 20)
  • 9:00 am – Meet at Downtown (lobby Cathedral hotel, Agustin Rodriguez corner & Hidalgo # 166)
  • 9:15 am – Meet at Conchas Chinas (Outside OXXO grocery store )
  • 9:30 am – Meet at Mismaloya (Jacalito restaurant). Continue transfer to Boca de Tomatlan
  • 9:45 am – We start hiking toward our snorkeling destination.
  • 12:00 pm – Enjoy a picnic style lunch at the beach.
  • 2:00 pm – Return to Puerto Vallarta.

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Hiking and Snorkeling

Adults +12 years    Kids  4-11 years
$69 USD                 $55 USD
$62.10 USD           $49.50 USD

Season:

Year Round

Activity level: Active

Distance round trip: 4 miles.

Restriction:

Good physical condition, Guests must be able to walk over packed dirt, gravel and inclines during the hike.  For safety reasons expecting mothers, person with high blood pressure (hypertension), person with back, heart, neck or knees problems.

For snorkeling, all the participants should to know swim.  Kids under 6 years old.

Available days:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Late departures available for Cruise ship passengers. Check our Trips for Cruise Ships section.

Highlights

• Leader Expedition
• Snorkeling gear and fish identification charts
• Possible manta ray and sea turtle sightings
• Small groups
• Deli-style Lunch

Includes

• Ground transportation in A/C vans
• Deli-style Lunch (granola bars, baguette sandwich and beverages).

What to Bring:

Bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, hat, teva sandals, shorts and camera.