Quimixto
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3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
Fantastic tour. We did so much and everything was very safe and well organized. The Hidden Beach is stunning and the beautiful swarms of fish are also a must see. Thanks guys!
Written 22 July 2022
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Cassy D
Gillett135 contributions
Jun 2022
We caught the water taxi in Boca...and headed out. Most others on the taxi were not headed here..Las Animas and Yelapa seem to be much more popular.
On arrival...we exited the taxi onto a nice pier and headed into town.
In mid June at 9:00 AM...there is not alot going on here (which was expected). We strolled through the town and headed for the waterfallls.
After we crossed the river...the signage was pretty good...and the trail was pretty well kept providing some fun photo shots.
Not yet rainy season...the falls were fine (i'm sure they get much better later in the year)...and the restaurant was adequate.
Hike back the the beach (same trail) was fun and had lunch on the beach at Los Cocos (excellent!).
Highly recommend for a fun day away from larger crowds!
Written 17 July 2022
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Ann G
Montreal, Canada86 contributions
Apr 2022
Nice day trip. Just be aware of boat taxi prices. First quote from Boca to quimixto was 1000mex pesos round trip for 2. Second quote was 480. We found out later that standard price is 200 pesos round trip for 2 persons. We paid more than double ! It s not so much about beiing robbed of 15 usd…it’s the fact that you always have to watch yourself all the time. Btw, you have to pay for drinks at the cascada if you want to go swim- see them.
Written 27 April 2022
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Elizabeth M
San Francisco, CA87 contributions
Mar 2022
This beach is quiet and a bit out of the way. Really pretty and worth the trip. There is a spot to rent surf stuff, though you have to be really good because it's rocky all around. We just took the bus from Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlan (10 pesos per person) and then caught a water taxi (100 pesos per person each way). We didn't wait at all for the water taxi going out and waited about 10 minutes to catch one going back
Written 10 April 2022
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lisel445
Winnipeg, Canada104 contributions
Apr 2022
The waterfall is absolutely beautiful! If you're brave (and fit!), jump from the cliff side. If not, you can take stairs down to the water! We also really enjoyed sitting beside it while having a beer at El Paraiso Restaurant and Bar (50 pesos each).
The hike itself is not too strenuous; take your time! The one thing I didn't like was sharing the trail with horses. The dust they kicked up made the hike a little harder for me. Also, watch your step!!
All worth it however!
Written 3 April 2022
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Ryan L
San Francisco, CA160 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
This was a really great little hike to a waterfall. Take a boat from the pier or Mismaloya or Boca de Tomatlan - A lot like Yelapa, but bigger fall and WAY less tourists. The hike is a bit more difficult then they will tell you, so if you’re not into HIKING, (it’s short, but not easy) take a horse. I really enjoyed the short horseback ride. :)

Get a drink take a swim in the fresh cool water and enjoy a drink! The restaurant requires you to make a purchase, to sit and view the waterfall, and they’re cash only so be prepared.
Written 25 January 2022
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CindysTravels
Gilroy, CA11 contributions
Feb 2020
I wish we could have spent more time in this quaint fishing village down the coast from Puerta Vallarta, but our boat tour (Predators Catamaran from Marina Vallarta) rushed us through. We barely caught our breath from snorkel dive and had not enough dried off yet, as we were transferred to a small skiff with bench seats to get to a small dock by the beach.

I was showed where to change into long pants and a shirt for the horseback ride, but being wet made that a challenge. Meanwhile, boat staff was yelling at me to hurry up. After a small hike up the road, meeting the horses was nice. They looked healthy, bright-eyed with well-trimmed hooves. They are smaller than most probably being from Spanish descent.

The trail started off crossing the river, and was a climb from there. The horses are sturdy and willing. The trail sometimes took us through deep crevices worn in a flash flood slope, but was not hazardous.

After reaching the waterfall area, it was a short climb up some rocks with stairs carved into it. The bar was quick with handing me a beer which was refreshing. The bar and restaurant was made up of patios hanging over the river with a rope bridge connecting them. A very nice setting.

The ride back down was nice, but when I got back to the beach restaurant, the boat crew told us we had 15 min to eat lunch, then a couple minutes later said we only had 5 min. So we gulped down a plate full of food that would have been more satiisfying to eat at normal speed. Then back to the dock to be picked up by the skiff to get back on the catamaran. While waiting our turn for the skiff, pelicans were entertaining us with flydiving for fish and I got a nice short movie of that.

So if I could find the catamaran tour on TripAdvisor, I would give them one star. But the village of Quimixto was nice, despite the restaurant had no running water and their chihuahuas needed immediate veterinary care.
Written 20 February 2020
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QReturns
San Jose23 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Loved the hike to the waterfall. We stopped and had a drink at the little cafe and took a dip in the pool. Gorgeous!
Written 16 February 2020
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Freely Adventure
Edmonton, Canada166 contributions
Jan 2020
Absolutely stunning day from start to end. We had our local friend bring us for the day to Quimixto. We drove from Nuevo to Boca de Tomatlan, we parked our vehicle along side the road.

We took a water taxi about 100 pesos per person, directly to Quimixto. You many need to unload in the water if it's too rough, and if lucky there is a dock to onboard.

I would highly recommend buying everything you need in Boca (beer, water, snacks etc), as everything is 2-3x more expensive once in Quimixto.

The village is very small, one road in one road out. The beach is beautiful, can be a little rough to swim, but nice.

We did the hike with two children 7 & 5, we opted in getting a horse just to make it easier on us. I believe the horse was $250 pesos (ish), definitely worth the money. I would say the hike is a moderate hike, some steeper hills, but if you take it slow, you will be fine. You do have to pass 2 small river creeks, so wear appropriate footwear. We did most of the hike barefoot as it was mostly sandy dirt. There is lots of horse poop along the trail so be careful not to slip on it. (Husband almost had a wipe-out)

Arriving at the falls, there is a cute little restaurant/bar, they only accept cash. We had a nacho, few beers and a couple of shots. There are lots of tables to sit and relax once arrived.

They do have a changing room and bathrooms available.

The waterfalls itself was beautiful to see. I was told the water is usually clearer but we went a few days after a rainfall, so the water was darker. The water is freezing cold (I am Canadian and know what cold water is), my daughter (7) jumped in and lost breathe due to the shock of cold. So beware!

Both my husband and I, swam around for a bit to take a few photos and we were out.
There is a rope on the side of the cliff, to climb and a little platform to jump off if you wish. (Crazy husband did, because our 5 year old son coaxed him into doing it).

I would say the hike took us about 25-30 minutes more or less, walking at a normal speed and stopping once for a beer.

Things I recommend bringing for kids:
-Bring lots of water
-Towel
-Change of clothes
-Bathing Suit
-Bug Spray

It was a beautiful day off the grid. There is no cell-phone service when visiting here, so a great day to UNPLUG and enjoy the nature.
Written 27 January 2020
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RuRuRoams
Meredith, NH190 contributions
Dec 2019
the hike is fun and easy. you trek through the village, across a stream (horses are hanging out and there is a bridge...but the stream is shallow, so enjoy the adventure) and then start following the crevasse like trail to the waterfall. it's a trail that's been carved by horses and mules, so there's quite a bit of horse poop...but that's how you know you're on the right track? :) the reward, at the end, is an idyllic quiet stream beneath a lovely, accessible waterfall with a very cold pool to swim in. there's a little restaurant there with some nice pina coladas and a little shop. you can swim, cool down, and hang out before you trek back down to the beach.
Written 19 January 2020
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