South about 30 miles sits the village of Boca de Tomatlan, it is known to locals as "Boca," which means "mouth" in Spanish. Boca de Tomatlan is an exceedingly small Indian fishing village that has tremendous history. On your way to Treasure by the Sea Resort his is an excellent stop over to enjoy. It has a beautiful beach with several excellent seafood restaurants right on the beach. Boca de Tomatlan has its own pier to make it easy for guests to get on and off the boat. This is the last water taxi spot for those traveling to the south because it is easy to travel by car or bus and it is the last southern stop that is accessible by land (Uber or Bus). There is a continuous flow of Water taxis here throughout the morning and afternoon as the take tourists and local workers to the southern destinations such as Quimixto, Las Animas, Yelapa and of course the hidden gem village of Chimo. The southern coastal road ends here making it is the last coastal community you can reach by vehicle as the highway heads up into the Sierra Madre mountains.
Boca is one of Vallarta’s best kept secrets because of the beautiful beaches and the quiet. Not to be confused with Boca de Tomates (which is a bit north of the Airport on the other side of the mouth of the Pitillal River and Nuevo Vallarta). It is located where the Horcones River empties into Banderas Bay. Boca is beautiful and surrounded by palm tree covered hills and amazing bougainvillea which are incredible when the flowers bloom and the colors come out. Get your camera ready because it is the perfect place to photograph plenty of wildlife and nature because this is a beautiful spot. This place is also extremely popular to back-packers because it has some great camping areas and one of the few spots that you can camp on the beach. The beach has an incredibly soft sand, and the ocean surf is very gentle. The waters of the Boca Bay are extremely calm, so if you are into swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and nature, this is a great destination for you to choose to stop! We will provide you with transportation to the pier if you want to enjoy some drinks at one of the beachfront restaurants or just want to explore and take some pictures and hang out on the beach. Daily, every morning you can find the fisherman arriving with their nets filled with fish. You will also find the Green Macaws and plenty of wild parrots that made Boca cove their home.