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Epic Coastline Hike to Las Animas

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Experience hosted by Israel

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

Enjoy a magical coastline hike starting from the charming fishermen town of Boca de Tomatlan to the isolated town of Las Animas, crossing several hidden beaches such as Colomitos, Madagascar, La Troza, Maraikas and El Caballo, all of them gorgeous beaches that few people know. Along the way, we will cross 5 km of tropical jungle where we might watch a variety of birds, crabs and iguanas. If we are really lucky, we might watch a stingray, a sea turtle or a whale at the sea. Swim and enjoy Colomitos and amaze yourself with a huge variety of natural landscapes while we take you some pics with our Rebel T6 Camera. Plus we can bring some Snorkeling gear (available upon request only) Enjoy a delicious breakfast from Elforoteo (My brothers' Cafe) and a Mexican Cinnamon Coffee, a cocktail or a beer at one of Las Animas' sea restaurants. You might enjoy sea food there too (optional) or have another swim. We will return back in an aquataxi back to Boca de Tomatlan.

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Enjoy a magical coastline hike starting from the charming fishermen town of Boca de Tomatlan to the isolated town of Las Animas, crossing several hidden beaches such as Colomitos, Madagascar, La Troza, Maraikas and El Caballo, all of them gorgeous beaches that few people know. Along the way, we will cross 5 km of tropical jungle where we might watch a variety of birds, crabs and iguanas. If we are really lucky, we might watch a stingray, a sea t…

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What's included

  • Food
    Sandwich
    Sandwich done with homemade bread and a delicious choise of v...
  • Drinks
    Drink:
    One drink to choose at El Pichon Restaurant at Las Animas
  • Transportation
    Ground Transportation from Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlán. Single publ...
  • Equipment
    Snorkeling gear and live-jacket (Upon request only): I will bring my Canon...
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Wed, 21 Apr
$44 per person
$44 per person
Sat, 24 Apr
$44 per person
$44 per person
Mon, 26 Apr
$44 per person
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Join 3 other guests
$44 per person

Meet your host, Israel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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I am Israel Andalón, a professional dancer and a former Engineer that loves hiking, traveling and meeting new people. I am an Airbnb Experiences Community Leader and I have been living in Puerto Vallarta for more than 15 years. For more than two years, I have committed to show visitors the most beautiful wonders in the region, being this hike to Colomitos and Las Animas one of the hikes I like the most. I have a deep knowledge in the area. I love its nature and its people and I have organized several activities to keep it clean. I speak a fluent Spanish and English and I have a fair good french and portuguese. I love to talk and to learn from the culture of the guests of this hike.
I am Israel Andalón, a professional dancer and a former Engineer that loves hiking, traveling and meeting new people. I am an Airbnb Experiences Community Leader and I have been living in Puerto Vallarta for more than 15 years. For more than two years, I have committed to show visitors the most beautiful wonders in the region, being this hike to Colomitos and Las Animas one of the hikes I like the most. I have a deep knowledge in the area. I love its nature and its people and I have organized se…
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Where you'll be

We will drive my Pikamobile along the highway south of Vallarta. During the trip we will appretiate different beaches. We will arrive to Boca de Tomatlán, a charming fishermens' town at Horcones River. We will cross the mountain covered by beautiful palms and Ficus. After 1 km, we will arrive to Colomitos beach, one of the smallest beaches of México, unreachable by car. We will have a break and then continue the hike to Las Animas.
Carlos
April 2021
Excelente recorrido! Vistas hermosas y mágicas. Todo el recorrido estuvo increíble, Israel se porto bastante amable, accesible, informativo en todo momento. Nos tomó fotos increíbles con su cámara. Tuvimos la oportunidad de ver varios animales así como una ballena a lo lejos. Sin duda alguna recomiendo esta actividad y la volvería a realizar a futuro! Gracias Israel!
Excelente recorrido! Vistas hermosas y mágicas. Todo el recorrido estuvo increíble, Israel se porto bastante amable, accesible, informativo en todo momento. Nos tomó fotos increíbl…
Kary
April 2021
Israel muy amable, durante la caminata tienes oportunidad de ver hermosos paisajes y tomar unas buenas fotos, conocer de la flora y fauna . Es una experiencia super recomendable.
Cecilia
March 2021
Israel es muy amable y sociable, hace que la experiencia sea muy divertida y amena, recomiendo mucho el hiking a las animas y la clase de salsa en la bodeguita! Se divertirán muchísimo!!!
Carolyn
March 2021
This hike is wonderful. it is in mostly shaded areas. It is a lot of uphill climbing but often the path is paved and even has stairs! it is a challenging hike, but that is what makes it so interesting, and makes you feel so good when you are done. The water taxi back is good ride. I think if I did it often enough and built up strength I would like to hike both ways. I am not sore in any muscles after two days rest so I don't think I worked my muscles lenough although I did have to stop several times to catch my breath. I always felt safe because the trail was wide enough, but there are a few times you can't look down because we were so high up. So it was exciting and challenging, and the food and drinks were very nice. There is a bar at the last beach where we ate, waiting for the air taxi
This hike is wonderful. it is in mostly shaded areas. It is a lot of uphill climbing but often the path is paved and even has stairs! it is a challenging hike, but that is what m…
Laura
March 2021
Fue magnífico los lugares que visitamos son muy bonitos y la caminata realmente no fue muy pesada, Israel es muy amable explica muy bien y genera un ambiente increíble
Jocelyn
March 2021
This was an Amazing experience to stay active while on vacation! The hike is beautiful; Israel does great at accommodating to your personal pace, and will make you feel welcomed at all times. Anyone can do this hike, Definitely do if you get the chance! Israel is a real charismatic individual.
This was an Amazing experience to stay active while on vacation! The hike is beautiful; Israel does great at accommodating to your personal pace, and will make you feel welcomed at…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Swimming suit

Confortable shoes or sandals for hiking (Tennis)