Hiking and Snorkeling Combo
Hiking and Snorkeling Combo
Located on the south side of Bahia de Banderas, Colomitos still remains undiscovered by most. This beautiful little cove is a real treasure and well worth the hike to get there. The hike is approximately two miles each way. You'll cool off later with a refreshing snorkel at Colomitos Cove.
After traveling by air-conditioned van from the city, you will join your naturalist guide and small group along a hiking path that follows the coastline at the bottom of the Sierras and passes under the canopy of beautiful plumerias, palms and strangling ficuses. Occasionally, iguanas can be seen running across the path. Inhabiting the lower regions of these mountains, are red foxes, armadillos, skunks, raccoons, and mountain crabs. Along this path, you may see termite nests of impressive size, and the unique and precarious-looking nest of the yellow-winged cacique.
Once at Colomitos Cove, you'll go snorkeling among many colorful tropical fishes found in that area, including king angels, panamic sergeant majors, some puffer fishes, eels, and many other species. Before starting our hike back, you'll enjoy a picnic-style lunch of small sandwiches, snacks and water at the beautiful golden-sand beach.
Reviewer: Sharon Freeman
Great excursion for an active person. The hike is manageable, but definitely requires a certain level of fitness. Not all of the trail was "manicured." The snorkeling was fun and a great way to cool down after the hike in. It's definitely a local swim spot. The less you carry, the better. There wasn't much of a beach area at the cove. Very friendly and efficient guides. They provided water/soda for the way home. They were kind enough to drop us all back at the ship rather than going back to the office pickup location. The entire operation end ran smoothly and on a comfortable schedule. If you like to do something in nature, this was a great choice. Very well-organized company.
We had a small group (2 tour guides and just 4 people). The hike was pretty tough. Lots of elevation to climb, but the guide was super friendly and we took our time while she gave a lot of insightful info along the trail. If you want, you had the option of taking a water taxi on the way back, but the hiked seemed easier going back. The snorkeling was beautiful. They helped us novices figure things out and we had a great time. They drove us an hour before the hike. Got back to the boat with some time to spare.
Reviewer: Alexis Hope
This was such a fun and memorable experience! Our guide was great, he pointed out lots of different birds, iguanas and plant life while we were on the hike. The hike was very enjoyable, it was about 1.5 miles each way and would say it was a pretty moderate hike, there were some very steep parts but we just took it slow and stopped when we needed to. The snorkeling was great too! The water felt so nice after the hike and we were able to see a good variety of fish.
Reviewer: Chris Klaassen
Our first time in PV, we selected this tour as we enjoy nature and love snorkelling. Our guide Christina was excellent and the entire team ensured we had a fantastic day. Even the packed lunches were excellent, highly recommend!
Reviewer: Kathi Andrews
We loved this tour! The boat ride across the bay was exhilarating! The tour guides were fantastic! They provided lunch, beverages, and pushed hydration. The rain forest hike with Michael was incredible! When it ended on that secluded cove, oh my goodness! What a treasure! My first time snorkeling was tentative, but will be willing to give it another go. We want to come back to Puerto Vallarta for a longer visit and will definitely look up Eco Tours for our trip!