A charming fishing village located about 20 minutes by boat south of Boca de Tomatlan, between Las Animas and Majahuitas beaches. 

Its amber sand beach is very pleasant. It is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving with gentle to moderate waves and crystal clear emerald waters.  During the fall and spring seasons, Quimixto becomes a reference point for surfing enthusiasts.

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The waterfall of Quimixto is another point of interest that you should get to know.  There are 2 easy ways to get there. You can either walk through the small cobblestone streets of the village or hike upstream through lush tropical vegetation along the trail that runs parallel to the La Puerta River. 

For a more comfortable (and fun) experience, try horseback riding. It's just over a mile from the beach.  At the base of the Quimixto Waterfall is the popular Los Cocos Restaurant-Bar. This unpretentious eatery offers a menu of fresh seafood and other traditional Mexican specialties.

Playa quimixto

If you want to avoid getting seasick, or if you consider yourself an experienced hiker in the best of physical condition, you can try to reach Quimixto Beach on foot by following the trail that runs for about 11 miles (!) from Boca de Tomatlán along the coast and through the mountains.

Keep in mind that this is a moderately strenuous hike.  The scenery is fascinating and the trail is sure to please experienced hikers looking for an off-the-beaten path tropical adventure.

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