Boca de Tomatlan

Boca de Tomatlan, a paradise south of Puerto Vallarta

About 25 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta between the mountains and the mouth of the small river Horcones, we find Boca de Tomatlan. A cute fishing village that will amaze you with its green landscapes and delicious dishes you can taste by the seashore in small palapa restaurants.

If you want to spend a relaxed day away from the noise of the city, Boca de Tomatlan is perfect, since its merger between mountain, river and beach make this a unique place to spend a day off under the shadows of huge trees or sunbathing while enjoying a good book.

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In Boca de Tomatlan there is much to discover, the relaxed attitude of locals will make you feel you want to walk through the streets and enjoy its lush vegetation; it is also ideal for watersports such as snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and even diving.

Another attraction of Boca de Tomatlan is that it works like a mini port from which water taxis can be addressed for transfers to the most exotic beaches of Puerto Vallarta as: Las Animas, Colomitos, Quimixto, Majahuitas and Yelapa.

So now you know, if you are someone looking to spend a day of “relaxation” certainly Boca de Tomatlan is a must-see place during your visit to Puerto Vallarta.

13 Responses
  1. Ron Beall Sr.

    Thank you for your information. I may be confused, I love Mexico and hope they continue to address environmental issue. Love you publication!

  2. Soooooooooooo love Boca de Tomatlan. So much so that I used this sweetest little fishing village in my last book, as well as parts of PV, because I needed to share it with the world. Cannot visit PV without stopping here and taking a ponga ride out.

  3. Ron Beall Sr.

    Is there any truth to the belief that untreated sewage dumps into the ocean at Boca de Tomatlan? I hope not. Love PV!

    1. I don’t know the statistics but what I know is that people pee in the water every day. Also if you travel up the Cuale River that empties into the bay in Old Town, you will find people washing clothes, bathing, and using the bathroom in the water because there are still many places in Vallarta without water services. Of course wildlife is in the oceans and they don’t exit to use the bathroom. In general the ocean waters are full of human and animal waste, but the waters are tested every month, and more so after heavy rains, to ensure safe levels. It has been about 12 or 15 years since Puerto Vallarta has had to close beaches because of contamination, they are getting better with extending water services to people up into the mountains that bring runoff into the bay. Also, many people don’t realize there is a Boca de Tomates (note the difference in the names) and they confuse the two areas. Boca de Tomates is at a river’s mouth that dumps into the bay, so you could also have heard about that and confusing the two areas. I don’t know.

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