Puerto Vallarta

Full-Day Trail to 6 hidden Beaches, Colomitos and Snorkel

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Hidden Beaches Hike Colomitos and Snorkel
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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Use of Snorkeling equipment
    • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • C. Constitución 363
      C. Constitución 363, Zona Romántica, Emiliano Zapata, 48380 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

      We meet in front of the green buses and the OXXO store

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    My tour guide, Alex, was such a great person! He was kind and thoughtful to all. The trip went really smoothly and the beaches were amazing. He was full of happiness and you could feel how passionate he was about everyone's experience. I recommend packing a good amount of water and some snacks for the trek. If you're not a regular hiker, it could sneak up on you. Would definitely recommend this to any passing traveler.


    66 reviews
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    Wonderful day exploring less populated beaches.
    Nadia_D, Sep 2023
    Had a fantastic day hiking from Boca De Tomatlán to Las Animas, discovering and swimming at many of the beaches along the way. Elian was very knowledgeable about the native fauna and flora along the way, helped with the tricky parts of the hike and stopped and offered to take photos for the guests too. It was good to catch the bus as it gave me confidence to catch the bus on the following days of my trip and know what I was doing.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Thank you Nadia for this beautiful review! It makes us proud when people from all over the world have a good time on our activities. Kind regards!
    Hiking & beach excursion
    Remi_D, Sep 2023
    This excursion was a tough one. Let me start out by saying we don’t normally hike mountains in humidity but do light hiking a few times a year. We are in our mid to late 30s and workout a few times a week. We took this tour with 20 year olds so get very old at the end. This is mostly hiking and you get to relax at the first beach for 30 min. Going from dry to wet back to dry is tough as well so be prepared bring extra socks and dry clothes. The hike it self was pretty but very challenging, you are literally going straight up and down many times. You start by being picked up by public transportation to the river village, which we weren’t used to for a tour. Then you start your hike through the village, up wooden bridges that aren’t very secure and through the jungle. Bring sunscreen and lots of bug spray. Once at the beach it was pretty but just okay. I think this would be better if it wasn’t hours of hiking, maybe 3 max. You can tap out and get a taxi boat to the final destination outside of PV, Los Animos. This beach has many restaurants and water activities. We were taken to Abelardo’s for lunch, 10/10 recommend, great service too. The group was there about 2 hours. We finished the tour by taking a water taxi back to the original village. Where you can take a taxi or the public transportation back to the original spot or your hotel. We did a taxi which was faster and less crowded. Was a challenging tour but enjoyed the first few hours as it was manageable. Recommend bring lots of snacks, towels for beach and sweat you lose, lots of water, socks, and dry clothes. Tip money as well.
    Response from Host, Sep 2023
    Hello Remi, thank you so much for leaving a review. for a better reference the hike is 4 km over irregular terrain. the heat is a factor that can make it a bit harder but in general we consider this hike medium level. Also the public transport is indicated on our page. kind regards!
    Great Experience
    Coralis_S, Aug 2023
    Great of the beaten path tour with an authentic experience. The views were spectacular. The hike was challenging with the heat but worth the effort.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you Coralis too leave us this beautiful review. So glad you enjoyed. Kind regards
    Alex was a great tour...
    Emerald_S, Aug 2023
    Alex was a great tour guide! He was very knowledgeable about the area, showing us things we would never have known if we did that hike on our own, like a bubble gum tree and seeing a termite nest. He was very patient, even carrying one of our water bottles to help us out. The restaurant we ended at was a little on the pricier side compared to other places we had eaten in PV, but still not too bad (40$ CAD for two meals). This tour was a highlight of our trip.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Hello Emerald. So glad you enjoyed the experience. We feel proud when travellers feel wel taken care of by our guides and learn something new. Kind regards and hopefully see you soon again in PV
    Great, difficult hike with unbelievable awards.
    PIOTR_D, Aug 2023
    All six beaches are beautiful. Getting to them is difficult. This is whole day hike so make sure you have enough water. Trial itself is difficult and requires a lot of scrambling from rock to rock because original steps are washed or quite unstable. It is continually going up and down ad up until you get to fifth beach and continue to the last one. Third or fourth beach had great places for snorkling right of the rocks by the beach. It has also about 10-15 feet high rock for jumping to the ocean. Worst/hardest part is getting to first beach, half of our group of ten people gave up, when saw start of uphill trail going to second one. Here they took water taxi to sixt beach (called by our guide Alex). Kudos to him for handling all during full hike. Over all be prepare for short and hard hike with beautiful views and great beaches with warm ocean. Loved it.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Hi Piotr. Thank you so much for leaving us this beautiful review. We love it when we can give travellers a special and authentic experience. Kind regards!
    Engaging Hike with Beautiful Views
    David_K, Aug 2023
    This was an amazing hike that gave a great opportunity to explore more nature around Puerto Vallarta! We met our guide at the bus stop in the Zona Romantica area (a short walk from our hotel). Our guide helped explain the logistics of the bus (pretty easy since we were getting off at the last stop), and we set off for the 30-40min ride to Boca de Tomatlan. The busses are very well used, so the ride is pretty full at the start. As more folks get off, seating opens up, but some folks might stand for a few stops initially. At the final stop our guide notified us to got off and we gathered to discuss the day's hike. We briefly stopped at a restroom ($10MXN pesos). The port near the start of the hike has lots of boats and birds to view. We crossed the river on a cool pedestrian bridge and trekked for about 10min to get a view of the port. Here, our guide took time to help different groups in the tour take photos, and show us a map of the hike we were about to embark on. After some photos, we set off on the main chunk of the hike. It was about 20-30min of hiking on mixed terrain - some portions were paved, other parts were hilly technical forest. Overall it was a moderate trail, but the temperature/humidity made it more challenging. Our guide kept a good pace and made sure it was appropriate for every member of the group. He made sure to take breaks often to let everybody drink water and take short breaks. He would explain different details about the port, beaches or forest at times throughout too! He brought a great sense of energy and enthusiasm, and chatted with each member of the group throughout! The hike in the forest and along the coast was beautiful! We stopped at our first beach, Los Colomitos (the smallest beach in all of Mexico!) and enjoyed our time there briefly. Our guide warned us that there had been some jellyfish in the area the day before (and confirmed that again after he got a small sting at this beach!). We appreciated his forewarning, and still got to enjoy the beach thoroughly the jellyfish notwithstanding. Next we hiked along to the 2nd and 3rd beaches, stopping at each for a bit to take in the sites. It was maybe 20min between each beach. Our guide brough some delicious mango for us to snack on too - a great touch! Finally we stopped and swam for a bit at the jellyfish-free 4th beach (Los Caballos, I think, there were so many beaches!). After swimming a bit, we enjoyed some shade and got a coconut from a vendor there on that beach (bring some cash for snacks :) ). Finally we hiked to the main port at Los Animas and had lunch and a drink at a restaurant there. We relaxed here and chatted with our guide and amongst the group for a bit before heading to the doc and taking a short water taxi ride (~10min) back to Boca de Tomatlan. From there we boarded a bus back to Puerto Vallarta (~30min) where we had started the tour. The day we were hiking was very warm and humid, so pack lots of water, and I'd recommend the earliest session! The hike was beautiful and the beaches were each amazing - this was a great way not only to see some of the beaches, but also gave us a preview of some of the area outside of Puerto Vallarta if you wanted to venture out to these different beaches/area on your own!
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you so much david. For this detailed review. We are very glad when traveller's from all over the world join our tours and enjoy the natural environment of puerto vallarta. Kind regards!
    Great tour
    Blanca_M, Aug 2023
    Thank you for such an amazing experience, the tour guy was excellent, and the beaches where beautiful I will definitely co it again
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you Blanca for leaving your feedback. We really pareciate that and we are so happy you had an amazing time!
    Great trip, with some caveats
    Siddharth_T, Aug 2023
    Great hike! Our guide was excellent and super responsive. The hike is moderately challenging in the beginning as we cover some elevation (especially in humid heat), but it's worth it. Bring lots of water and electrolytes! It can be quite draining at times. One suggestion would be to have more life vests. The guide was carrying only one (which is understandable since he can't carry more on his person); some group members had to limit their time snorkeling because of it. Maybe all the folks interested in snorkeling could be given equipment at the start of the trip to carry themselves? Also the restaurant at the end, Abelardo's, is a tourist trap. They sneak in the tip in the bill, and then try to charge another tip when swiping the card. Also overcharged for food after verbally communicating an lower price for a vegetarian substitution. Maybe the tour company could choose a more ethical partner to take the clients to at the end of the trip.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    thank you for leaving this review. so glad you liked the hike. i will for sure contact the restaurant about what happend so it will not repeat itself in the future. kind regards
    Beautiful scenery
    Brandon_R, Aug 2023
    Great experience! Eliam was a great quite, very helpful and even went out of his way to help a friend that was not feeling well. Highly recommend if you’d like to see the area the way the locals do.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    hello Brandon, thank you so much for leaving this beautiful review. We are very proud when people feel taken care of by the guides
    Challenging BUT AMAZING
    Angel_G, Aug 2023
    The hikes itself were a bit challenging although I have a moderate active lifestyle but the breaks we got in between made it manageable. Our guide , Eliam, was absolutely amazing!!! He made the experience even better. He was very attentive to everyone’s needs and made sure we were careful in crossing some paths since there was a big storm the day before. He offered us small snacks (fruit) which were delicious. He took everyone’s pictures as well which was great. Along the whole hike he would tell us interesting facts about the trees, the beaches, and the area as well which was cool. I would not recommend the hike itself to children too young or anyone who can not do much activity like going up and down steep steps. He did offer us a boat ride to the next meeting spot if we decided to skip the hiking. Overall, it was definitely a highlight of our trip!
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you angel for this nice review. We love to read when guests feel taken care of by the guide and when they learn something new. Thanks for everything!
    David_H, Jul 2023
    The hike was amazing. It was a challenge. But Eduardo make it great. The views were amazingand the beaches were great.
    Full Day Adventure
    Staci_L, Jul 2023
    The tour was wonderful. Our guide was knowledgeable, encouraging, and fun! We were able to enjoy several off the beaten path beaches and ended the tour with a delicious lunch (not included in the tour cost). Would highly recommend!!!
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Thank you so much staci for leaving this wonderful review. Hope to receive you soon again in Pv
    Beautiful Beaches & A Great Way to Make Friends
    Drew_P, Jul 2023
    My tour guide, Alex, was such a great person! He was kind and thoughtful to all. The trip went really smoothly and the beaches were amazing. He was full of happiness and you could feel how passionate he was about everyone's experience. I recommend packing a good amount of water and some snacks for the trek. If you're not a regular hiker, it could sneak up on you. Would definitely recommend this to any passing traveler.
    Response from Host, Jul 2023
    Hello Drew. Thank you so much to leave us this awesome review. So glad you felt taken care of by alex. Kind regards!
    Fun challenging hike w/ beautiful beaches
    Kate_g, Jul 2023
    Elian was a great guide. The day is long with a challenging at times hike. Bring plenty of water, Gatorade etc snacks and closed toed shoes as it can be slippery. The path has steep high and lows some slippery rocks. Not for young children without hiking experience -we stopped many times -the beaches were beautiful and the rests wonderful! The mangoes were the best I have ever tasted at the mango/coconut stand on Animas beach. Although lunch is not included we stopped at a restaurant on the beach. Make sure to bring money!
    A magical hike!
    Manolet_S, Jul 2023
    Such a wonderful day to enjoy nature and the beauty of puerto Vallarta beaches. The hike is challenging but the guide has been very helpful and accommodating. The weather and terrain can be a challenge but your reward is the awesome view and beautiful beach. Highly recommend but expect to get a good work out. Option to always tap out and take a boat ⛵⛵⛵ to the final destination so worry not!!!
    Great experience, would do it again
    smbly, Jun 2023
    This hike was fun and a great value. Eduardo the guide is funny and knowledgeable. He frequently checked in with the each individual to make sure everyone was comfortable given the high heat. He hailed a water taxi for a senior member of the group after determining she was fatigued. Just a kind and attentive guy! The hike is not easy in the summer.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    So glad you felt taken care of by Eduardo and had a good experience. That really makes us proud. Kind regards
    Above and beyond!
    Kevin_L, Jun 2023
    I am so glad I booked this excursion. After finding out the cruise ship would arrive after the original excursion departure other arrangements were made and we got to still do this. Armando was the fantastic guide who was very friendly and helpful. He had fun information he shared along the hike about the culture and also some of the plants, animals and insects. Armando was also prepared with a first-aid kit which was handy as one of my kids got a blister. Also, Armando's patience with my kids who's pace was slower and his kind encouragement helped us all have the best time ever! And as a pleasant farewell he sent me a short video of our ship leaving port that night which looked very pretty.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Hello Kevin. So glad you guys could still join the tour. I see you had a great time with Armando. That makes us very proud. Kind regards!
    Best way to see authentic Puerto Vallarta
    Jeff_W, Jun 2023
    Beautiful hike that was mostly moderate with a few tougher parts. My 7 year old did fine and my 63 year old mother in law did surprisingly well. Our guide was amazing and would definitely do this again.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Thank you Jeff for taking the time to write this beautiful review. Kind regards!
    Great experience!
    Brianna_G, Jun 2023
    The guide was wonderful! He gave us fresh fruit told us interesting facts about where we were. The hike itself was a true hike. Great workout, beautiful scenery. Bring water and pesos. Lunch was delicious!
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Hello Brianna. So glad you liked our experience. We love it and it makes us proud when travellers have a good time Regards!
    Highlight of my trip
    John_W, Jun 2023
    This tour exceeded my expectations in every single way. Our guide Elian was one of the coolest people I’ve ever met. He knows all the best spots, and the beaches we stopped at were just incredible. This tour is such a good way to get out of the tourist areas and see some local hidden nature. The hike is fairly strenuous so be ready for a workout. But it’s completely worth it. Be sure to bring some cash to buy drinks and snacks at some of the stops along the way. This was by far the highlight of my PV trip, and I can’t wait to come back and do it again.
    Response from Host, Jun 2023
    Wow john thank you do much for this review. We love it when travellers have a great time. I will let eliam know for sure about this feedback. Hope to receive you soon again in PV!

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