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Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:50 pm
by Dad Mike
Anyone have any suggestion on hikes in PV? I will be with the family, but have grandparent assistance, so looking for both family friendly and soul crushing. Would love to get to the top of a peak or 2 that have views of the ocean. Thanks...Mike

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:58 pm
by CaptainSuburbia
Plenty of hikes in El Yunque to peaks and waterfalls. Cueva Ventana is a nice hike too. A bit touristy but very cool.

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:25 pm
by XPLSV
Bug repellent, long sleeves, long pants...or you will be itching from the no-see-ums bites for weeks!

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:33 pm
by Tony1
I recommend the Palo Maria hike. It's not a peak with ocean views, but you follow the riverbed up to some natural pools and waterfalls. It's not far at all, maybe a mile in to get to the first one if I remember correctly. The first one is okay - scramble up past it and it gets really beautiful (and you can swim in them). We didn't have all the time in the world, so we only did the first 3. They are one after another though, from what I've heard, so go as far as you like!

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:58 pm
by Wentzl
CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Plenty of hikes in El Yunque to peaks and waterfalls. Cueva Ventana is a nice hike too. A bit touristy but very cool.
I am guessing you saw PV and read P.R.

I liked hiking in the El Yunque rainforest.

I still miss Judge Sharon Shuteran, District Court in Telluride, who came home dead from Mexico.

https://www.denverpost.com/2012/06/02/j ... ies-at-58/

Mexican authorities refused to release autopsy reports, then refused to release the body, then simply gave the family a box of ashes. Draw your own conclusions.

I agree with CaptianSuburbia. Go hike in the El Yunque Rain Forest

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:32 pm
by Scott P
Wentzl wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:58 pm
CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Plenty of hikes in El Yunque to peaks and waterfalls. Cueva Ventana is a nice hike too. A bit touristy but very cool.
I am guessing you saw PV and read P.R.

I liked hiking in the El Yunque rainforest.

I still miss Judge Sharon Shuteran, District Court in Telluride, who came home dead from Mexico.

https://www.denverpost.com/2012/06/02/j ... ies-at-58/

Mexican authorities refused to release autopsy reports, then refused to release the body, then simply gave the family a box of ashes. Draw your own conclusions.

I agree with CaptianSuburbia. Go hike in the El Yunque Rain Forest
Puerto Rico isn't really much different than Mexico when it comes to crime rates:

https://www.nationmaster.com/country-in ... rime/table

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:02 pm
by Wentzl
Yeah, statistics don't lie.

I have been to both places several times. I will visit Puerto Rico again. Mexico, not any time soon. I could fill several pages about why.

But here is a fun true fact. When I encountered local law enforcement in El Yunque, he handed me a cup of wild strawberries he spent the morning gathering.

Guess what the cop in Mexico gave me?

Just one person's first hand experience.

Isn't that why we read these discussions?

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:03 am
by CaptainSuburbia
Wentzl wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:58 pm
CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Plenty of hikes in El Yunque to peaks and waterfalls. Cueva Ventana is a nice hike too. A bit touristy but very cool.
I am guessing you saw PV and read P.R.

I liked hiking in the El Yunque rainforest.

I still miss Judge Sharon Shuteran, District Court in Telluride, who came home dead from Mexico.

https://www.denverpost.com/2012/06/02/j ... ies-at-58/

Mexican authorities refused to release autopsy reports, then refused to release the body, then simply gave the family a box of ashes. Draw your own conclusions.

I agree with CaptianSuburbia. Go hike in the El Yunque Rain Forest
Haha can't believe I read that wrong ](*,). I'm going to PR in a few days so I guess it was on my mind :-D.

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:04 am
by CaptainSuburbia
Wentzl wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:58 pm
CaptainSuburbia wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:58 pm
Plenty of hikes in El Yunque to peaks and waterfalls. Cueva Ventana is a nice hike too. A bit touristy but very cool.
I am guessing you saw PV and read P.R.

I liked hiking in the El Yunque rainforest.

I still miss Judge Sharon Shuteran, District Court in Telluride, who came home dead from Mexico.

https://www.denverpost.com/2012/06/02/j ... ies-at-58/

Mexican authorities refused to release autopsy reports, then refused to release the body, then simply gave the family a box of ashes. Draw your own conclusions.

I agree with CaptianSuburbia. Go hike in the El Yunque Rain Forest
Haha can't believe I read that wrong ](*,). I'm going to PR in a few days so I guess it was on my mind :-D.

Re: Hiking and Peaks in Puerto Vallarta

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:21 am
by Scott P
Wentzl wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:02 pm
I have been to both places several times.
I have visited Puerto Rico three times and Mexico eight times. I would definitely visit Mexico again, but I have no desire to spend time in the border towns and I feel I'm getting climbed out there (though I need to do some climbs in the Baja).
Guess what the cop in Mexico gave me?
What?