Day Trip to Las Animas, Los Arcos, and Quimixto
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i went on two seperate day cruises around banderas bay, which is where puerto vallarta is located. the first was with the 'sarape.' we went snorkeling at los arcos, and stopped in at las animas for a couple hours to swim, snorkel, lounge in the sun, eat fresh coconuts and mangos, and roll in the sand like content little pups. that particular cruise ended with a visit to the little village of quimixto, where i hiked a number of miles to a waterfall.
Las animas was my favorite adventure, as i had never been to any tropical destinations before, aside from the french riviera. the people were so warm, and i loved the old man with the coconuts.
Quimixto is one of three remote beaches south of puerto vallarta that is only accessible by boat. it is a tiny village comprised of about 200-250 families, whose sole income is the rental of horses, which tourists often take to the waterfall. this was the third part of the 'sarape' cruise. it began to rain when we arrived, but it was so fun! i hiked, barefoot, through the muddy streets of this little village, through the jungle, up to a waterfall where i swam through the strong current to stand beneath the water that pounded down over the rocks from above. i did slip and fall on my tailbone. that really hurt. there is a picture of me...