Boca de Tomatlan (known to locals as simply "Boca," which means "mouth" in Spanish) is a short distance from Los Arcos Marine Park. Boca de Tomatlan is a small town that started as a fishing village. The beach has several restaurants and a small pier. This is the principal water taxi departure point for pangas (small water taxi boats) going South Shore for destinations such as Quimixto, Las Animas and Yelapa. The southern coast road ends here in Boca Tomatlan. Boca is the last coastal community you can reach before the highway heads up into the Sierra Madre and Sierra Cuale mountains
Boca de Tomatlan is one of Vallarta’s best kept secrets! …Not to be confused with Boca de Tomates (which is a bit north of the Airport on the other side of the mouth of the Pitillal River and Nuevo Vallarta).
Located where the Horcones River empties into Banderas Bay, Boca is surrounded by palm covered hills and bougainvillea, and is the perfect place to photograph nature’s vegetation and animal life. It has a soft-sand beach and gentle ocean surf. The waters of the bay are extremely calm (which is why it is used as a harbor), so if you are into swimming in the sea, this is a great destination for you! You can take pictures of the fisherman arriving every morning with their nets filled and photograph the Green Macaws and wild parrots that live in this beautiful cove.
Boca is just ten breathtaking miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy its beautiful beach, gentle waves, great food and friendly people! This destination has plenty to offer.
Another attraction while in this area is Colomitos Cove. This cove is a 5 minute in panga ride to the west of Boca de Tomatlan. This small and hidden space, is one of the favorite secluded jems in the area, with barely 30 yards of sand, Colomitos is one of the most intimate and cozy you'll find near Puerto Vallarta. Colomitos offers crystal clear water, white warm sand and is an ideal place for swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, diving or just sunbathing.
Another one of the attractions in Colomitos is Ocean Grill Restaurant, not only does it offer a fantastic view of the ocean, beach and cove, it's considered one of the best restaurants in all the Banderas Bay area so, you if are this close... it is a great chance to make your trip even more memorable. Keep in mind that you need to make a reservation in advance for Ocean Grill Restaurant.
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