The Secret Beach of Colomitos
PHOTO: The breathtaking beach at Colomitos (Courtesy PuertoVallarta.net)
There are many exciting things to do in Puerto Vallarta, from shopping and nightlife to viewing all of the amazing beauty Mother Nature has provided. And, of course, one of the main attractions of the area is the abundance of great beaches that offer a place to catch some rays or watch the water.
One challenge for beachgoers, though, is to find a spot in the sand that is beautiful yet not overcrowded with others who are also seeking a seaside refuge. The locals know there is a way to achieve that goal. This insider’s secret to finding your own quiet piece of tropical paradise in Puerto Vallarta?
Heading to Colomitos Beach.
This little slice of beach heaven may not be huge, but that’s one thing fans love about it. Its small size allows this beach to enjoy relative anonymity, hiding away like a treasured jewel that is only discovered by people in the know.
For the best accommodations in Puerto Vallarta that put you in close proximity to this nirvana of sand and sea, check out Velas Resorts.
Remaining a sort of mystery has allowed Colomitos Beach to retain its pristine beauty. Relatively undisturbed from its natural state, it offers about 100 feet of clean, golden sand—and no crowds of tourists!
You get access to warm, tranquil waters and as much solitude and quiet peacefulness as you want. It’s as close as you can get to having your own private beach on which to escape from the stress and activity of your day.
Be warned—it will take a little bit of work to reach this little-known paradise. But it’s worth the effort. (And besides, if it were easy to find, everyone would be there.) The easiest way to get there is via water taxi, followed by a short walk. Or if you are more ambitious and energetic, you could also hike the entire way.
Once you arrive, you will quickly forget that part, though, because you will immediately feel all of your worries and stress melt away as you take in the incredible views. The seaside landscape stretches across the horizon as far as the eye can see. You’ll also be surrounded by unspoiled nature, and all types of exotic wildlife that would be difficult to find in more heavily populated areas.
Since you are literally steps from the water, this is a great place to do some snorkeling, kayaking or swimming. Exploring the jungle surroundings can also be exciting, as you can discover waterfalls, hidden paths and other wonders of nature.
If you work up an appetite with all of this activity, you’re in luck. You might be surprised to learn that there is a dining option available here — and it too is a hidden gem. Perched above the water, the Ocean Grill Restaurant & Beach Club offers some of the best fare around.
Then again, you may want to relish in the opportunity to do nothing at all. One of the benefits of being among the few people who discover this beach is that you can just chill out and relax, meditating in the silence. It’s a great place to catch some rays in a Zen environment.
You might be tempted to tell the world about this top-secret utopia you were lucky enough to enjoy — but of course, the locals would probably prefer that you kept this knowledge to yourself.
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