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Great place for snorkeling south of the city.
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Costa Sur, Cabo Corrientes 48400, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quimixto is so great. You feel like you are on a secluded beach. It’s so relaxing, no vendors and will make for a great day! We rode a bus to Boca and caught the water taxi into Quimixto for 80p. When we got off at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 777Deana777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Xinalani retreat and hiked from there, passing through the town of Quimixto on the way. We got to see the kids at the local school out at recess and chatted with them. It’s a fairly simple hike on dirt paths, roads and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Weah1445
Reviewed December 30, 2018

An excellent trip - just enough of everything - horse ride to the waterfall, snorkeling and lunch on the beach. Alex, our guide, and Jenny, photographer, and Captain Junior were the awesome! The trail to the waterfall on horse was narrow and the local help...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Grace P
Reviewed December 3, 2018

I've gone to the waterfall twice on a paid excursion and once on my own. It's NOT difficult on your own, more enjoyable, and much cheaper. So if you're willing to do the adventure, read on! Take city bus or Uber to Boca de Tomatlan,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
8  Thank MAP-Minn
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the 30 to 45 min hike to the cascades falls. It was quite a workout ascending in the rainforest. I walked liked the locals barefoot, but swim shoes is a plus in Puerto Vallarta. This adventure had three rivers and a creek to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Melinda D
Reviewed August 25, 2018

A gorgeous little village, horseback riding up narrow, winding canyons to a gorgeous waterfall, where we were able to sit, relax, enjoy a couple of cold Coronas, some out-of-this-world chips, salsa and guacamole. Our guides were very friendly; the town was really beautiful, and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank RickC1416
Reviewed July 11, 2018

So my fiancee and I did the Quimixto trip - I must admit I am a little jaded on purely tourist attractions - and I am old enough to have been at far more exciting and spectacular waterfalls. The trip up the narrow trail on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Halidogman
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Great day trip from PV, if you want to see a bit of "authenticity" and not a plastic tourist experience. We took a water taxi, which can be a bit choppy, but well worth the effort. Once we arrived we walked around the sleepy town,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank TheMornaks
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Get yourself to Boca de Tomatlan. We had a rental car. The minute you pass Hotel Barcelo it us the next tiny driveway, straight down. Go until you are in front of the water. There is a small lot with a guy waving you down...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank karleys2013
Reviewed April 30, 2018

You can do it easy or do it moderate. Drive to Boca (from there the 'highway' leaves the coast). From Boca to the waterfall is about 9km but you can grab a water taxi at Boca and get dropped at Las Animas or Quimixto for...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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karleys2013
June 7, 2018|
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Response from FRR94114 |
Yesterday while on the beach we scheduled a private panga rental seven of us in the group came out $40 an hour. We can go anywhere we want even bring our own food and drinks. A great deal imo.
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muffy2000
california
which southern beach for the day? (9 Replies)
I know a lot of people have already asked this but im curious of more opinions on which beach to go to for a day trip if I take the water taxi from PV pier to a southern beach. Mismaloya, Quimixto, Yelapa? I'm look for a nice beach with nice swimmable water, plan to lay on beach on a lounger, swim in the ocean & eat some good local food.
May 25, 2017|
Response fromKansasPVgal|
Yelapa's beach does have the advantage of seeing the cute village, however it isn't my favorite beach but I like the village. I would not go to Yelapa just for the beach or swimming. Mismaloya is a small quaint beach with private pangas coming and going, a few vendors, and several little beachy restaurants, plus you can walk along a path to the point where the site of Night of the Iguana is located. It seems like my most relaxing beach days have been spent there, I like the quaintness of...More
taxial
Nova Scotia
Multi Questions: Snorkeling - Hidden Bays? Recomened Spots? (4 Replies)
Hey there, a couple of questions for the vetrans of PV (I have never been there .... yet ^_^) - I'm planning my trip our and have slotted in the canopy tours ( - there seems to be two groups? Anybody have a "Who's better? - ) - but what I'm really interested in is doing some Snorkeling on my trip - I've seen Quimixto recomened around the net (rent some horse and then go snokeling) but is there any spots where you could just bring your own gear and spend an afternoon on the beach while jumping...More
June 19, 2007|
Response fromtimjc|
My wife and I took Eco Tours' Los Colomitos hike/snorkel and it was great. It's about a 45 minute hike along the edge of Banderas Bay and you come to a hidden, private cove for snorkeling. They provide a sandwich and soft drink and you have the option to hike back or flag down a fishing boat for a wild ride back. We opted for the ride, and it was exhilerating! I took my own snorkeling gear and they provided a back pack. Also, their tours are smaller about 6 people not the 25 or 30 that other...More
Iansgirl79
Edmonton, Canada
Private boat (7 Replies)
We are 6-8 adults wanting to have A private boat take us from Mismaloya or main PV pier to Los Arcos and then a beach stop, maybe Las Animas or Quimixto. Bonus points if they can supply snorkel gear, a cooler and have a private bathroom on board....... But not willing to pay $4000 pesos for this....... So any ideas, does someone have a friend that does this? I have looked into the bigger companies online. A little pricey and fancier than we require.
December 20, 2015|
Response fromkatnsocal|
The going price is $50/hr US or roughly 800 pesos per hour. You could do 4 hrs for 3200 pesos. From PV, you might be able to find a boat cheaper from Mismaloya. That would give you ample time to snorkle and spend some time on the beach. Most pangas don't have a bathroom 4-hrs with a beach stop, it shouldn't be a problem