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Marietas Islands, Puerto Vallarta
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Discover the hidden beach at Marietas Islands. Created by scores of government bomb tests, and eventually rescued after Jacques Cousteau brought it to the attention of the world, the now-protected islands teem with diverse marine and bird life, and feature strange rock formations. Snorkel the island's waters for the chance to see manta rays, sea turtles, and dolphins, the navigate your way through a natural tunnel at low tide to visit the secret beach, which is essentially a bomb crater. Be sure to bring some waterproof sunscreen, as the islands offer little in the way of shade. Marietas Islands is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Puerto Vallarta Edition.
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  • We visited here two weeks ago with Timon Tours. Great sailboat ride out there followed by swimming and snorkeling and a power boat tour around the islands. I day we will never forget. 
  • The diving at Marietas is wonderful. More sea life than we found on the coastline in the bay by far. Huge schools of fish, an eagle ray and a sting ray in a single dive. 
  • This was a great experience being pampered and catered to over more than 6 hrs of fun in the sun. I am a 61 yr old female solo adventurer and felt safe and secure. I also have a phobic fear of the wat...  more »