Epic Coastline Hike to Las Animas

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Experience hosted by Israel

  1. 6 hours
  2. Hosted in English, Spanish, French, and 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…

What's included

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  • 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...

Meet your Host, Israel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 131 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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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$31 per person
$31 per person
$31 per person

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 4.93 out of 5 from 131 reviews.

Simon
January 2022
Awesome experience, highly recommended. Israel is the perfect host. We opted for a private tour for the two of us, which is great value. Israel picked us up and dropped us back at our place, and looked after us the whole time. He was really accommodating of our interests, and made huge efforts to tailor the tour to our needs. We found places we would never have thought to explore on our own - from the jungle hike, to chilling on a quiet beach, to sipping fresh coconut milk from a beach vendor, to what turned into a private boat taxi ride back to Boca! And all followed up by some great photos of our day. Fabulous day out - if you are thinking about this, stop thinking and just do it!
Risa
December 2021
The hike was simply Amazing!! Israel is a very nice guide & person, his parents who also joined the hike was also kind & friendly, we had a fun group from different parts of the world, and the weather was perfect for the beach hike!! I highly recommend joining his tour, 10/10!!
Debbie
December 2021
We had such a great time on our tour today. We were an international group, 2 from the Netherlands, one from Japan, and 3 from Canada. It was a great day. Israel made sure that we were all taken care of. We would highly recommend this tour and we hope to plan another trip with him.
Cristina
December 2021
Recomiendo muchísimo a Israel, fue muy amable y la experiencia de conocer todos esos lugares mágicos, vale mucho la pena.
Jennifer-Ann
December 2021
This is a try awesome experience. We were alone with Israel and we drove in his car away from other tourists. He also starts earlier to avoid the crowds. We are hikers and love it and all the spots are magical. Wear at least sneakers this isn’t a flip flop situation.;) We even met Israel’s parents and he drove us to our hotel. Honestly all the other tours you have to go with organized groups on buses which is beside the point of an airbnb experience! Book this one it’s authentic
Denise
December 2021
My family (59 yr old husband, 21 yr old daughter, & 23 yr old daughter) really enjoyed the hike with Israel! He's a great tour guide! He's very friendly and accommodating. Everything was as advertised. I am out of shape so I had to stop quite a bit while climbing the hills but Israel was patient. I was determined to make it all the way and I am so glad I did. It was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it!

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 8 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
The activity level for this experience is strenuous.

What to bring

Swimming suit on (Optional)
Confortable shoes or sandals for hiking (Tennis)
Sun block lotion (Environmentally friendly if possible)
Mosquito repelent (Optional)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.