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Per Person $91 USD
Children (Ages 6-11 years) $81 USD
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After meeting your guide at the departing location, you will be driven by air-conditioned van heading south of the Bay, passing through Puerto Vallarta's downtown. About an hour later, you will arrive at the fishing village Boca de Tomatian, where you will begin your guided hike.

The south of Puerto Vallarta has great natural attractions, where the tropical coast and the low deciduous forest of the Mexican Pacific meet in enchanting landscapes, worth exploring. In this tour your guide will take you through the mountain along a path used for decades to reach the villages on the south of the Bay, while pointing out and explaining about the different types of vegetation found on the site, such as gigantic fig trees, beautiful plumerias and hibiscus, leafy cecropias and “papelillos”, as well as the most common animals of the site, among which sea and mountain birds and green and black iguanas stand out.

During the hike, beautiful views of the bay are shown and when descending from the mountain path, vegetation opens to give way to a small soft-sanded beach: Colomitos. Famous for being one of the smallest beaches on the coast of Banderas Bay, this cove is home to various underwater attractions, such as pufferfish, angelfish, damselfish, sea urchins and even, with a bit of luck, you can find rays and sea turtles. After our snorkeling activity, there will be an opportunity to enjoy a few minutes on the beach before starting our hike back.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Tour led by a Biologist Guide
  • Explanations about flora and fauna of the trail and snorkeling areas
  • Distance covered in hiking is 2 miles round trip
  • Snorkeling gear, and personal backpack to carry gear during hike
  • Soft drinks, juices, water for refilling
  • Light refreshment after snorkeling - Sandwich, granola bar, fruit, and bottled water

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - no
Fri - yes
Sat - no
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 8:30 AM (5 hrs) Hotel guests only
  • 10:00 AM (5 hrs) Cruise passengers only

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Bring your refillable water bottle to your excursion.
• Please wear comfortable clothing, swimming suit, comfortable shoes for hiking, insect repellant, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen), small towel, and camera.
• You will need to take a taxi to the meeting location for this tour. It will take about 10-15 minutes from the cruise ship pier and should cost about $7 per person.
• Please note that in Puerto Vallarta there is some confusion about ship time vs. local time. Please see your purser on your ship to clarify whether your ship changes its time to local time so you do not miss your excursion. As each ship is ruled by its captain, it is your responsibility to confirm this while while you are sailing.


• Guests must be able to hike a total of 2 miles, on natural uneven terrain, loose gravel and unpaved.
• Guests must be able to swim.
• This is a moderately active excursion, and good physical condition is recommended.
• Not recommended for pregnant women, guests with high blood pressure, back, knee, heart, or neck problems.
• Minimum age required is 6 years old.
• Not accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.
• This tour takes a maximum of 12 guests.