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If you are looking for isolation, try this beach to the south of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by boat.
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

We hiked here from Boca de Tomatlan, There is a hiking trail that leads to several beaches, most notably Playa Las Animas. The hike is challenging, 3.4 miles, 2 -2.5 hours. We stopped at a small beach along the way, Playa Colimitas, to rest and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jeff E
Reviewed 18 May 2019

We've been to Playa Las Animas several times. Sometimes we hike from Boca de Tomlatan and sometimes we take a water taxi from the pier @ Boca (50 Pesos as of 5-2019). It's about a 1 & half hour hike. Not to strenuous or a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jozeph50
Reviewed 25 March 2019

Playa Las Animas is a beach located about 4 km south of Boca de Tomatlan. It is accessible only by a water taxi or by foot through the jungle. It is an hour hike that can be a bit steep at times. The beach is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank marianb82
Reviewed 23 March 2019 via mobile

Easy and beautiful. They told me 2 hrs at Boca but it took me and my son 1 hr 15 min. Stunning views and beaches along the way. Go early. Also careful when leaving playa Colomitos... you have to watch out so you don’t get...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 20 March 2019

My wife and I hiked the Boca to Las Animas Trail in early March 2019. It was an easy to moderate hike that took us two hours, with lots of stops for pictures and just enjoying the amazing coastal and jungle scenery. The moderate sections...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank imdrbob
Reviewed 10 March 2019

This is an easily accessible beach by boat or a 1.5 hour hike (for serious hikers) from Boca de Tomatlan. Many tour boats come here and unload their passengers at the many restaurants that line the shore. The long beach and the beachy restaurants get...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 5 March 2019

While staying in Mismaloya we hiked from Boca de Tomatlan to Las Animas. It is a tough hike for about 2 1/2 hrs and you end at Las Animas. The only way to get here is to hike or take a water taxi. There are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rhinelandermike
Reviewed 21 February 2019

We actually hiked to Las Animas on the trail from Boca. It is about a 2 hour hike through the jungle that takes you to several smaller more secluded beaches. We ended in Las Animas and stopped at one of the bars for a drink...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Wyldecamp
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We got on the orange bus to Boca de Tomatlan in Old Town, next to the Oxxo on Constitucion. About a 40 minute bus ride to the quaint little fishing village, we negotiated a 100 peso boat ride round-trip, per person, to Playa Las Animas....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 19 January 2019

While in Puerto Vallarta take your time and go to Playa las Animas for a day of relaxation. Take the bus to downtown ask the driver where to take the next bus going to Mismaloya is at the corner of an OXO store take this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jason V
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Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but not at Las Animas. You might get one at Boca de Tomatlan, but better to get boats out of the Marina or off of the pier at Los Muertos beach. Hope this helps.
18 February 2019|
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Response from GregS932 | Reviewed this property |
Off to the far right side of the pier is a beach bar restaurant called El Fundador. The owner Danny told me he is almost done making 2 small rooms for rent. I was just there in February but didn’t ask him if the 2 rooms were... More
6 January 2019|
Response from GregS932 | Reviewed this property |
From what I saw, all of the restaurants are just that; a place to eat and drink only. However, some restaurants have attached dwellings. Perhaps if you were a sailing yacht cruiser and anchored off shore, you might be able... More