See the side of Puerto Vallarta less travelled. The Palo Maria secret waterfall hike is an adventurous experience, literally, down a path less travelled by tourists. Hike 45 minutes each way up and over boulders and through the Palo Maria River to finally reach the Palo Maria waterfall for a picnic lunch, a refreshing swim and time to relax. This hike is moderate in difficulty and is not recommended for people with mobility issues or kids 8 and under.
The first waterfall:
There are 8 waterfalls in total and you can decide how far you’d like to go depending on your hiking skill level. The first waterfall is reached by a sea level elevation hike of about 45 minutes and the waterfall is about 15 feet high and 15 feet deep with cool and clear waters.
Advanced hiking to the additional waterfalls:
The additional and amazing 7 waterfalls are only accessible by a mix of low to high level hiking at varied elevations.