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Marieta Islands: Hidden Beach Boat Tour

Product ID: 250557
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Hop on a boat bound for one of the most beautiful, ecologically-diverse island paradises in all of Mexico. Take a walk on the iconic Playa del Amor, snorkel, and encounter the unique wildlife of the Marieta Islands.
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Duration: 4.5 hours
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Spanish, English
Spanish, English

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  • Swim through cave formations and rock archways, admiring the extraordinary terrain and more than 100 species of unique birds and fish
  • Stroll along the hidden beach of the islands, including the famous Playa del Amor
  • Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins and whales
Full description
Journey by boat from Puerto Vallarta to the Marieta Islands where hidden beaches and ecological wonders abound. Take advantage of a small group tour specially-tailored to help you find them all.  

Land near a world-renowned hidden beach nestled just out of sight called Playa del Amor. Half hidden by the cave walls that encircle it, the beach still gets plenty of sunlight from above where the cave opens to the sky. Hear about the interesting history of this unique beach and spend some time soaking up the sun and cooling off in the calm waters that lap peacefully at the shore.

But long walks on the beach aren't all this tour has to offer. Cruise around the islands on an eco-tour and let your guide point out the unique wildlife and numerous species of birds. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident schools of dolphins that can often be seen leaping from the water.

During the winter, enjoy whale watching on your return journey to Puerto Vallarta. Watch for humpback whales as they soar out of the water, flap their fins, and wave their tails. There's nothing that compares to the thrill of seeing these fascinating animals in the wild.
  • Snack
  • Life jacket
  • Water bottle
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Helmet
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 11 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Jacket
  • Cash
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sunscreen
Know before you go
• An additional $90-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. A portion of the proceeds go toward local surveillance and conservation of the islands
• Life jackets are mandatory during all water activities
• Access to the hidden beach is not guaranteed and is dependent upon sea conditions
• Participants must be fit and able to swim 75m (200ft) from boat to beach
• People who suffer from heart disease, back or spine problems cannot participate in this activity
• Expectant mothers are restricted from this tour
• Drones are prohibited
• Very limited availability
• Please contact the local partner to confirm your meeting time and location

From US$ 149 per person

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Vallarta Adventures SA de CV

Product ID: 250557