Going to the beach or the water parks are the first considered options for most of the people during this season, specially if we talk about a destination such as Puerto Vallarta. However, there are some other alternatives for freshen yourself and spending incredible moments full of adventures and fun with your family, friends or couple.
This time we will bring you three waterfalls and rivers that you can try, for walking, enjoying the fresh air and swim.
If you consider yourself an adventurous spirit, and you like challenges and ecotourism a good option for you is to go Palo Santa Maria. There, you will find small waterfalls while you hike through the Sierra Madre Occidental. The only way to arrive to this place is by walking one path that will challenge you, because you will have to hike trough the middle of the jungle over rocky pathways, with small cascades and some shallow rivers. It could be tempting to stay in one of these small rivers, but if you continue walking, every step you make will be worthy. Just imagine that in the middle of the trees, there is a great waterfall that falls on a natural deep clear water pool where you can high dive and peacefully settle there. It is advised to bring food, because you won’t find any restaurants nearby once you start this journey.
The road to Paso Ancho demands less physical effort, because it is a known Puerto Vallarta’s neighborhood. There you will find more constructions as you pass by a rustic path that will take you to one of the most popular rivers of the city. You can walk or use a vehicle to arrive. At the beginning of the journey you will notice the presence of some buildings, but as long as you continue and approach the river you will see less constructions and more nature. Once you see the river, it will be your decision keep walking for a better location or just go there and jump into the water. Inside the river you will find some small cascades and big stones. An also fresh, clear and shallow waters.
Paso Ancho is an ideal place to see rustic and pictorial landscapes, where the human being and the nature can harmoniously coexist. It is optional to bring food, because during the journey you will find some restaurants and food vendors.
Foto por Canopy River
If you like to explore new places and be surrounded by nature without leaving the comfort, El Eden would be the perfect place for you. To this paradise you can arrive by vehicle or walking through a rustic long well defined path, where you will be able to fill your lungs with the pure and fresh air.
Once you arrive you will see the helicopter used on the movie “The Predator” and even it will be possible for you to closely admire the figure that was used as the terrible creature. This is because this was the scenario for some of the action shoots of the film.
Beside this, at El Eden you could admire some watercourses sliding among huge stones that create a shallow natural pool with nature around it. Activate your senses by walking through the place, let your self go in the crystal clear water of this paradise and conclude your day tasting the delicious gastronomy that the place’s restaurant has for you. This is an ideal site to take a break and fill yourself with the nature’s good vibes.
Foto por Los Veranos Canopy Tour