A Day in Quimixto
Published Aug 10, 2009 - (Updated Aug 30, 2013)
Featured in Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine, Summer/Fall 2009 issue.
Who should go?
It’s perfect for any nature lover looking to take their adventure experience up a notch while leaving behind the urban pace of Puerto Vallarta.
Located south of Las Animas, Quimixto is one of the few South Shore beach destinations relatively untouched by the modern world and available for exploring at your own pace. Visitors can enjoy a relaxed peek into the “Vallarta lifestyle” of yesteryear, while PV residents consider Quimixto a fabulous place to unwind for the day.
Accessible by boat, you can board a water taxi at Los Muertos pier but are likely to find more departure options if you leave from Boca de Tomatlán, a small fishing village 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta along Carr. 200 Sur. Companies offering day cruises along Puerto Vallarta’s South Shore often make stops at Quimixto.
What to do?
Aside from enjoying the tranquil beach, a pristine 25-minute hiking and horseback riding trail through the lush jungle leads upriver to a cascading waterfall and natural pool perfect for a refreshing swim. A small number of beachfront eateries offer staple Mexican treats, along with icy beverages, while small tienditas, or convenience stores, offer chips and snacks.
What to bring?
Cash, beach gear, insect repellent, book, camera, an umbrella if visiting during the months of June to October and your spirit of adventure.