there's a super fantastic hiking trail from the town of Boca goin south to where the water taxis come. you have to walk through the little neighborhood and it goes around the little fishing port. lol if you can call it that. you'll know what im talkin bout if you see it. i'm pretty confused on why anyone would go to boca for anything but the hiking because anything else would be a waste of damned time since theres nothing out there except things to get ripped off by like overpriced oysters.. but i guess some travelers are into that sort of thing. anyway. badass hike, it leads you through this ghost town, over a couple kinda creepy bridges, through the jungle, a semi secluded beach (granted you get there earlier in the day and all the weros haven't come out to play volleyball and ruin yer fun) i went there in janurary and was lucky enough to spot whales while tokin a doober on that secluded beach. its a good day trip. bring a lil snack and water with you cause theres no stores in the middle of the junga. much better than vallarta but you cant be a fatty tourist or you won't survive. :)
Grab some sand, a beachchair, or walk around the small cove. Get a beer, fruit juice, or cola. Someone is always coming or going.
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If you are looking for a quiet relaxing afternoon full of great food and a pleasant atmosphere, Boca De Tomatlan offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the Puerto Vallarta tourist trade. It is a scenic 20 minute, 6 peso bus ride south of P.V.
Ramone Palomera, owner and chef of El Huachinango Restaurante offers a delightful day at his beach bar/restaurant. Starting off with complementary natchos, fresh salsa and guacamole.......and likely a shot of ricia if you are so inclined, Ramone sets the mood for an enjoyable afternoon.
With so many dining choices in the bay area, it is a testimony unto itself to say that we have made the trip to Ramone's more than once. The food is amazing, as is the price.
As for Ramone and his son Victor, well that are just friends that you will be meeting for the first time.
Favorite Dish: The El Huachinago offers a seafood platter to die for. Of course the center piece of the meal is huachinango (Red Snapper), shrimp, pacific lobster, scallops and other delights from the sea.
Wash this down with a couple of cold beers and a shot of El Huachinago tequila. Also available for purchase by the bottle at a very reasonable price.
(Open air is not actually the name of the restaurant. I don't know what the name is.) There are only a couple of places to eat and they're right at the beach. I think there are literally four places to eat. Traditional Mexican food is served (beans, tortillas, rice) and you can get shrimp and local fried fish. The restaurants are all about the same price. Note that when you get food here, it's enough to serve 1-2 people. You could share and save money.
After you get off the bus wander through the small town. This will lead you to a street going down to the cove. The first restaurant (local, open air) on the right (there are two) is where we ate.
Favorite Dish: We only had drinks and nachos. The nachos were good with corn chips, beans, cheese. Salsa available, you know, Mexican.