Quimixto, life at a slower pace (Cabo Corrientes, Jalisco)
- Quimixto is a small village that is part of the Cabo Corrientes municipality in the State of Jalisco.
- 10 meters over sea level
- Longitude: 20º 30' 10'' -
Latitude: -105º 22' 04''
- Population: 423 inhabitants
Quimixto is a well known and popular beach found between Las Ánimas and Majahuitas, by the La Puerta river mouth, in the southern part of the Banderas Bay.
You can get there taking a water taxi (panga) from Boca de Tomatlán, it'll be a 20 minute trip or from the Los Muertos Beach Pier (some 45 minutes). Another popular way to get there is with one of the many beach cruise tours in Puerto Vallarta.
Quimixto location map
The medium grain sand beach is narrow (25 meters - 77ft wide) and 600m (1900ft) long, mostly with soft waves, lined by local seafood and mexican food eateries where you'll find simple, rustic, but tasty local dishes. The crystal clear clean waters are popular with snorkelers and scuba divers.
The most popular tourist attraction in Quimixto is the waterfalls located about a mile inland following the La Puerta River's edges.
Horses are rented out for all those not willing to hike the distance (some 20 minutes). During the rainy season, be careful with the currents at the waterfall.
Another local attraction is the large variety of sea birds, including pelicans, seagulls and herons, including ducks in the river. The surrounding hills offer iguanas, coatimundi, raccoons, opposums, parrots and with some luck even an ocelot or deer.
You can walk into the small sleepy fishing village, a town with some 400 inhabitants and that is only accessible by sea. Take a few photos of the place, you'll find small stores and stands offering souvenirs, t-shirts, sombreros and other beach gear. If you look hard enough and ask around you may even find some good raicilla, but drink with moderation!
Quimixto is also a place favored by surfers between October and April, there are even competitions that are held here regularly.
Check out the water taxi schedule which makes stops along the way.
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