Top 5 hiking trails in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 

The choices on this list are nearly guaranteed to blow your mind at the overall beauty of Puerto Vallarta. I hope my newfound treasure in terms of trails near Puerto Vallarta comes to assist you with some of your best memories

If you know any beautiful trails in Mexico, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of the page

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5. Paseo de los Cocoteros Sur

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • How to get to Paseo de los Cocoteros Sur: Make your way West of Nuevo Vallarta and your destination will be directly beside Avenida Paseo de los Cocoteros
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes roughly 1 hour to complete this journey
  • Trail length: 3.1 miles
  • Elevation: 75 feet
  • More information: Paseo de los Cocoteros Sur 
  • I would highly encourage you to go on this trail, especially if you are going to be biking or running
  • With an entire 75 feet of elevation, why wouldn’t you want to try this trail out, at least?
  • This is a paved route in which you will have easy access to restaurants, pharmacies, and many other kinds of stores 
  • When it comes to hiking near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I would recommend coming on this trail if you have a small amount of time and want to shop reasonably close
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4. Valle el Nogalito

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • How to get to Valle el Nogalito: Head South of Puerto Vallarta utilizing interstate highway 200 until you reach El Nogalito then follow it until the end
  • Duration of hike: This trail will probably take you at least 1 hour to complete
  • Trail length: 1.6 mile
  • Elevation: 419 feet
  • More information: Valle el Nogalito 
  • This may be the most debated trail I have on the list. There are varying opinions on this trail so it isn’t one you are guaranteed to love. However, I would still recommend checking it out
  • If you decide to take this trail that a lot of people don’t like, just think to yourself, overall it’s not even 2 miles with a small amount of elevation
  • My favorite attribute of this trail is that it is a loop trail which I of course adore
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3. Marina y Playa Cruz de Huanacaxtle

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • How to get to Marina y Playa Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Head East of La Cruz de Huanacaxtle and it’s directly off of Avenida de le Langosta
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes around 1 hour to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 3.0  miles
  • Elevation: 72 feet
  • More information: Marina y Playa Cruz de Huanacaxtle 
  • If you are looking for an undemanding and beautiful hike, look no further for this is the perfect package
  • This trial unlike the last one isn’t debated. People have a lot of adoration when it comes to this trail, just like myself
  • The only possible negative that surrounds this trail is the sun. You won’t have many seconds without cover of the sun on this trail
  • When you are hiking near Puerto Vallarta, I would say you absolutely must come here 
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2. Mirador Cerro de la Cruz

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • How to get to Mirador Cerro de la Cruz: Head South of Puerto Vallarta, get on Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez, and switch to Carranza
  • Duration of hike: The average person takes roughly 20 whole minutes to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 0.5 mile
  • Elevation: 141 feet
  • More information: Mirador Cerro de la Cruz 
  • This trail and the next trail are the juiciest parts of this entire list, I would highly recommend them both. With this being a mere half a mile with 141 elevation, sacrifice the 20 minutes for a better tomorrow
  • It’s staggering that one of the most beautiful hikes around here could only be half a mile in length. This also happens to be a loop trail, you are going to obsess over this trail
  • Forming a list for hiking near Puerto Vallarta… I had no choice but to include this marvelous trail
  • My favorite things about this trail are the views, they’re unbelievable
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1. Malecón Puerto Vallarta

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • How to get to Malecón Puerto Vallarta: This trail is also South of Puerto Vallarta. Head West of Gringo Gulch and get on Malecon (directly next to Bahía de Banderas)
  • Duration of hike: Similar to the last trail, the average person will take an hour to complete this trail
  • Trail length: 2.4 miles
  • Elevation: 328 feet
  • More information: Malecón Puerto Vallarta 
  • Here we are, one of the most beautiful trails anywhere around the area. If you love beaches come on over
  • You can walk dogs, bring your kids, or strollers, use a bike, go running and also view beautiful historic areas on this trail
  • You have lots of shops and restaurants along this trail, beautiful beach views and you will encounter many breathtaking scenes along the way
  • The reason that I included this trail as number 1 in my list of top 5 hiking trails in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is that this one single trail provides everything in one mesmerizing package
  • If you are hiking near Puerto Vallarta, please check this trail out, you will not regret it