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Take a hike along the Pacific coast in Puerto Vallarta

Stretch your legs and enjoy the nearby beaches and waterfalls

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: Giodana Muller, Kim Schwartau, Weibke Hennig and Greta Alschnes, left to right, of Germany, relax on the rocks at Colomitos Cove on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Colomitos Cove is about 45 minutes from the start of the trail. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: People take a dip at Colomitos Cove on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The hike to Colomitos Cove from Boca de Tomatlan is about 45 minutes. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: Monica Joy, left, and Deniz Azer, right, share a coconut they ordered from a beverage stand at Colomitos Cove on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: A boat leaves Boca de Tomatlan in the early morning on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Cabo Corrientes hiking trail is a route that mostly hugs the coastline. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: Deniz Azer takes a piece of coconut and spices she she ordered from a beverage stand at Colomitos Cove on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: People arrive by boat to Ocean Grill at Colomitos Cove on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The hike to Colomitos Cove from Boca de Tomatlan is about 45 minutes. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: Friends cheers with their beverages at Casitas Maraika hotel on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: A mixed ceviche is photographed from the restaurant at Casitas Maraika hotel on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: People make their way on a path that leads to Colomitos Cove in Boca de Tomatlan on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The path mostly follows the water’s edge. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-AUGUST 31, 2019: The waterfall at Quimixto, a small fishing village, is seen on August 31, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: A small footbridge over the Horcones River from Boca de Tomatlan leads to the beginning of the Cabo Corrientes hiking trail on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: Local Maur— Gordian Lorenzo tosses a net into the sea to catch fish for bait at Las Animas, a fishing village on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: Local Maur— Gordian Lorenzo unhooks a fish he caught at Las Animas on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: A trail that hugs the shore takes people from Boca de Tomatlan to Quimixto on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Here a group of travelers pass Playa Escondida towards Las Animas from Colomitos Cove. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 1, 2019: People paddle board in Colomitos Cove on September 1, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Colomitos Cove is about 45 minutes from the start of the trail. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 2, 2019: Tourists and locals board the bus back towards the Puerto Vallarta city center at Boca de Tomatlan on September 2, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 2, 2019: A path takes you along the homes in Boca de Tomatlan to Colomitos Cove on September 2, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEX-SEPTEMBER 2, 2019: Tourists ride horses in Quimixto that will take them to a waterfall on September 2, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Photo By Dania Maxwell / Los Angeles Times) (Dania Maxwell/Los Angeles Times)
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