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Discover Quimixto: A Hidden Paradise close to Vallarta

By Tribune Travel

September 19, 2023

Escape to the unspoiled beauty and quiet of Quimixto, a magnificent place approximately 20 minutes south of Boca de Tomatlán in the municpality of Cabo Corrientes. Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of Puerto Vallarta, this quaint fishing community invites you to a serene refuge accessible only by boat, where a sense of calm reigns.


Quimixto’s showpiece is its gorgeous beach, a golden stretch of shoreline kissed by incredible waves and emerald-colored crystalline waters. Dive into the calm depths, where snorkeling and scuba diving reveal an enthralling underwater world to discover.


For years, Quimixto has enthralled surfers by providing compelling waves that entice both experienced and inexperienced riders to confront daring waves.


Quimixto true treasure, its waterfall


Quimixto waterfall and pond


The main treasure of Quimixto, however, is buried within its thick embrace: a beautiful waterfall. To get to this natural beauty, walk through the village’s beautiful cobblestone streets or take an exciting climb through the lush tropical foliage, tracing the trail along the “La Puerta” river. For a more fun twist, take a horseback ride along the trail to add a touch of whimsy to your adventure.


When you reach the waterfall’s base, the “Los Cocos” restaurant-bar greets you with a warm welcome. Its seafood-infused menu celebrates the wealth of the sea. It’s the ideal area to unwind after a soothing dip in the waterfall’s clear waters.

Quimixto trail with a couple riding horses


A moderately hard 18-kilometer coastline hike begins at Boca de Tomatlán for the adventurous tourist wanting a more immersive adventure. Be captured by awe-inspiring landscapes that gracefully merge sea and mountains along this magnificent journey, an experience unique to those who explore the region on foot.


Quimixto beckons as a respite from Puerto Vallarta’s bustling streets, urging you to immerse yourself in untouched nature. This fishing community is a coastal jewel, with its mesmerizing beaches, gorgeous waterfall, and numerous exploration opportunities. Quimixto promises an amazing experience carved in the mind of every guest. It doesn’t matter if they seek tranquil moments by the sea or thrilling escapades in the heart of nature.





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