Located 17km from Puerto Vallarta's main square on the south of Bahía de Banderas, Playa Los Colomitos is a small sanded beach sandwiched between the crystal clear emerald sea waters, rounded rocks, and the lush tropical jungle. This hidden cove of Puerto Vallarta is well worth your visit on a private boat rental trip as it is a true treasure located in the Banderas Bay, where you'll find a cascading waterfall that sneaks out of the tropical jungle. Colomitos is an amazing hidden cove, loved by eco-adventurers, as it combines a modest hiking experience with a morning snorkeling tour in the virtually transparent waters of this sheltered inlet.
How To Get Here?
There are two ways to get to the beach; one – by hiking through the jungle and going up & down the slopes, and second – on aboard your own private boat rental. You can reach here aboard your chartered yacht by traveling southward from downtown Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlán. The beach is only about a mile through the Tomatlán jungle, so if you love outdoor activities, take the trail and hike through the jungle to reach this beautiful landscape.
Activities To Enjoy On Your Colomitos Boat Rental Trip
- Observe the Natural Environment: During your boat rental ride from Puerto Vallarta to Colomitos you will be able to see the famous Los Arcos protected marine preserve; watch the rare seabirds such as pelicans, cormorants, and blue footed boobies. Along the way you will also find different wild animals, such as iguanas, foxes, raccoons, skunks, crabs. If you're hiking through the deciduous forest or Vallarta’s “veranera,” you’ll see an ecosystem of wild orchids, palms, plumeria, frangipani, and ficus; multitude of colorful butterflies; termite nests of impressive sizes; and various tropical birds such as Mexican Cacique, and maybe even a blue dragonfly.
- Snorkeling and Swimming: The crystalline waters surrounding Colomitos is perfect for enjoying a beach day of pure relaxation and swimming. Snorkeling is the famous activity of this beach where you can spot tropical fish such as giant damselfish, moray eels, panamic sergeant majors, king angels, pufferfish, rainbow wrasses, spotted boxfish, and reef cornetfish to name a few. You'll be amazed to see the beautifully colored coral garden including Gorgonian coral, Elegant coral & Encrusting stony coral, and its magnificent underwater world.
- Relax on the Beach: A fantastic way to experience the beach is with a beach towel, lay back, enjoy your lunch and savor the coastal panoramic views of the beach. Not only the beach is spectacular, you'll also find excellent culinary options that will exceed your expectations.
Make sure you bring your sunscreen lotion with you, otherwise you'll end up looking like the Red Paper Tree. Local residents of this area affectionately call Red Paper Tree as "the tourist tree" because of its peeling red bark.
Don't miss the opportunity!
Colomitos is one of the most secluded and cozy beaches near Puerto Vallarta. It is a small paradise for visitors who love nature, wildlife, hiking, snorkeling, and relaxing experiences. The remarkable array of flora and fauna that flourish along the coastal woodlands between Sierra Madre foothills and the coastline of Colomitos will definitely fascinate you. Enjoy the melody of tropical birds as they serenade you on your journey, pristine white sand beaches and the gorgeous underwater world during your boat rental Puerto Vallarta trip to Colomitos.