The Hidden Paradise of Riviera Nayarit: The Marietas Islands

Jorge Chávez
Apr. 9, 2024

Located in the Mexican Pacific, the Marietas Islands emerge as natural jewels off the coast of Riviera Nayarit. Known for its unique biodiversity, this archipelago is a must-see for adventure and scenic beauty enthusiasts.

In this article, the Vallarta Lifestyles editorial team presents a series of images of this impressive place, which consists of 2 islands (known as Redonda Island and Larga Island), two islets, and several sandy rocky shoals.

As an additional fact, April 25, 2005, was declared as the Marietas Islands National Park.

Getting to this paradise is an exciting experience in itself. Whether from Punta de Mita and/or Puerto Vallarta, visitors can reach the islands by boat. During the trip, it is common to see birds and marine life, adding to the anticipation of what is to come.

The main attraction of the Marietas Islands is the famous “Hidden Beach” or “Playa del Amor.” It is a beach, precisely hidden, within a volcanic cave with turquoise waters, which is only accessible through an underwater tunnel. This paradisiacal refuge is an ideal place to relax, swim, and enjoy the spectacular surroundings.

The Marietas Islands in Riviera Nayarit are a natural treasure that will captivate you with its beauty and diversity. Whether exploring its marine depths, discovering its hidden beaches or simply enjoying its tranquility, this destination promises an unforgettable experience to all who venture to visit it.

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