• Islas Marietas

    Best Place to Visit in Puerto Vallarta

Marietas Islands, Snorkeling & Sea birds 

Marietas Islands, one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in Mexico’s Pacific coast formed long ago by volcanic activity, the archipelago are two formations of uninhabited islands– long island and round island…

Dominated by large caves and cliffs, that protects coral reef, multi colored tropical fishes. You are visiting a National Park and there are strict regulations that must be followed in order to protect the special wildlife and attractiveness of our park, so we can preserve it for future generations.

Every wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday and sunday (Days subject to availability and minimum 4 passengers)

from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm | Meet at Marina Vallarta (Ecotours office, Proa local # 20, Marina del Rey) Duration: 2 1/2 hrs.

Marietas Islands, snorkeling & seabirds: 75 usd per person



Our trip includes snorkeling in different areas of the Marietas Islands and focuses on enjoying the beauty of the island. You´ll discover great beaches and beautiful scenery amongst blue-footed boobies and other wildlife. Marietas islands are also known as “the Mexican Galapagos”.

The hidden beach is located in the round island, to reach this secluded paradise, the swimmers need to go through a short tunnel and swim from the boat a distance of 200 meters.

Entrance to the hidden beach CAN NOT be guaranteed and tour operators have to check availability the same day with Bahía Unida Association and with CONANP, since they regulate the spots per boat. There are only 116 spots per day for 176 authorized boats. Our guide and boat captain have no control on this situation and hold no responsibility. Booking in advance does not guarantee access to the hidden beach.


Maritime Transportation and small boat ride to the Marietas Islands | 2 Hours in the Island | Expedition leader English-Speaking | Snorkeling Equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, lifevest) | Lunch style deli and Soft Drinks | Small & Personalized Groups of Max. 10 guests per guide | Port fee

What to Bring:

Swimming suit, camera, sunscreen, hat, sandals, shorts and a light jacket. If you’re concerned about seasickness please consult your physician or pharmacist about preventatives that might be good for you.

Regulations for visiting the Hidden Beach:

Closed on Monday and Tuesdays | Age limit 10 to 65 years | Allowance 10 minutes visit on the beach | Helmet and lifejacket are obligatory to enter.


All participants must know how to swim. For safety reasons, not recommended for expecting mothers, high blood pressure, people with back, heart, neck or knees problems nor kids under 6 years old.