Essentials of Our Destination: Appreciative Hiking
In recent years, hiking has become fashionable as a sports activity, since it is an option with excellent health benefits and presents an opportunity to explore Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit from a different perspective than the traditional one.
Urban Hiking: Malecón to the Mirador de La Cruz
This route of about 40 minutes begins at the seahorse sculpture El Caballito. From there, you walk to Abasolo Street and, heading toward the hill, advance to Emilio Carranza Street, to take Abasolo again until you come to some concrete stairs. As you ascend, you will see an impressive 360º view that includes the sea and the rustic roofs and streets of Puerto Vallarta, as well as the imposing mountains.
Hiking to the Beach: Boca de Tomatlán to Colomitos
This trip begins on one side of the Los Horcones River, where there is a marked trail that must be followed for about 50 minutes. During the journey, the abundant vegetation and sea breeze shelter different species of animals that can be observed without much difficulty. The paradise that is Playa Colomitos will be the ideal reward for the effort of this trek.
Hiking through the Jungle: Higuera Blanca to Cerro del Mono
From the main square of this picturesque town, walk along Juan Escutia Street until you reach a marked gap in the jungle that indicates the rest of the way. Although this hike of about 60 minutes is demanding, at the top you can appreciate a 360º view that includes the beauty of the northern part of Banderas Bay, the majesty of the peninsula where Punta Mita is located, the Marietas Islands, Sayulita and some other beaches.