While staying at one of the beautiful rental properties in La Cruz, Mexico, there are many exciting day trips to take during your vacation. There is one day trip that will become one of your favorites in the area. It has the best of everything. It’s a day trip to Ocean Grill Restaurant in Playa Colomitos. The restaurant has fantastic food in a gorgeous setting. Ocean Grill Restaurant offers a fabulous view of the sea, cove and beach and is considered one of the best restaurants in all the Banderas Bay area.
Ocean Grill restaurant is just around the corner to the south of Boca de Tomatlan and is a very memorable experience that you will want to share with others. It is in Playa Colomitos (Colomitos Beach) which is a small clear sanded beach in a cove located between the clear emerald sea waves, rounded rocks and a small creek and waterfall that sneaks out of the lush tropical jungle.
Ocean Grill sits in this little cove that looks like a postcard. You can swim in the ocean safely. There is a bit of a drop-off, but no noticeable undertow or sharp rocks. You can splash in the swimming holes in the creek to wash off the salt water.
The owner Alfonso, speaks perfect English, is from Mexico City and has a family in the hospitality business. He is very friendly and accommodating. The place is breathtaking with comfy chairs overlooking the ocean and a railing to rest your feet on.
The food is amazing with nice portions and the prices are good. The fish, meat, and produce are fresh daily and grilled to perfection in front of you on a huge open BBQ. Each dish can be accompanied by a selection of fabulous sauces and garnishes.
You can relax on the terrace and watch the boats stop at the beach while sipping on one of the house margaritas made with crushed herbs. It’s really a perfect day trip to enjoy with friends.
How to get to Ocean Grill
Ocean Grill is only accessible one of two ways. By hiking or by boat.
It is a 30-minute drive south of Puerto Vallarta to Boca de Tomatlan and a five-minute boat ride, from Boca de Tomatlan to the restaurant. They offer a complimentary boat service for all Ocean Grill guests. To catch the Ocean Grill water taxi, you need to arrive to Boca de Tomatlan at your appropriate pick-up time. More details here: http://oceangrillpv.com/location/
The hike is a 40-minute walk in the jungle and it may be challenging for some, but a gorgeous trail and worth the experience. Bring drinking water, hiking shoes and bug spray.
They take online reservations only and are open Wednesday through Monday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
You can visit their website for more information: http://oceangrillpv.com/