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Epic Coastline Hike to Las Animas

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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Experience hosted by Israel

6 hours
Includes food, drinks, 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
  • Equipment
    Snorkeling gear and live-jacket (Upon request only): I will bring my Canon...
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Mon, Mar 8
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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Thu, Mar 11
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Meet your host, Israel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 76 Reviews
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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.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 76 reviews.

Phoebe
February 2021
This hiking tour was exactly what I was hoping for! The terrain was beautiful and Israel was an amazing guide. I left feeling like I have a new friend in Puerta Vallarta! It is evident Israel is passionate about the airbnb community and creating personalized experiences. He was kind enough to offer me a lift to the hiking area as he was in the neighborhood at the time. The sandwich was delicious and we had some great photos to come away with! I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get off the beaten path while at the same time getting some good exercise in!
This hiking tour was exactly what I was hoping for! The terrain was beautiful and Israel was an amazing guide. I left feeling like I have a new friend in Puerta Vallarta! It is evi…
Mimsie
February 2021
Israel was a wonderful host on this incredible nature walk through some of PV's most stunning and secluded beaches and jungle-like areas. He really took care of us and provided delicious snacks to refuel along the way. You really get to see a bit of everything on this hike, from local life and wildlife to spectacular views. The drink at the end of the tour on Las Animas (watching the pelicans feed) was a nice finishing touch. He was so friendly and cares so much for this city, and showcasing its beauty to visitors. Wear good shoes, expect a moderate workout and don't forget your sunscreen and big spray.
Israel was a wonderful host on this incredible nature walk through some of PV's most stunning and secluded beaches and jungle-like areas. He really took care of us and provided del…
Karen
February 2021
Una experiencia única y divertida. Israel fue muy amable y atento, nos brindó una atención muy personalizada. Las vistas y el camino increíbles. Definitivamente una experiencia que vale 100% la pena realizar.
Vuthy
December 2020
We had this experience on Christmas morning/afternoon and it was a great way to start the day! The hike was nicely paced and we had some time to get in the water to soak in the scenery. Great touch when we ended with lunch with Israel's parents and a cool boat ride back to land.
We had this experience on Christmas morning/afternoon and it was a great way to start the day! The hike was nicely paced and we had some time to get in the water to soak in the sce…
Rowenn
December 2020
Great hike! I also got to meet Israel’s family and friends on this hike. The vegetarian sandwich was also yummy ! Highly recommended .
Tashna
November 2020
Great 5K hike along beautiful beaches. The path wasn't busy which allowed our small group of 4 to go at a good pace up and down numerous steps. The views along the way to las animas were gorgeous. The vegetarian sandwich I requested was a delicious toasted panini with chunks of sautéed veggies(broccoli, mushrooms, onions,) with cheese. A wonderful day.
Great 5K hike along beautiful beaches. The path wasn't busy which allowed our small group of 4 to go at a good pace up and down numerous steps. The views along the way to las anima…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled 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)