Isla Marietas National Park, Punta de Mita

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Encounter a wealth of sea creatures at Isla Marietas National Park, a marine park centered around a group of small uninhabited islands. An hour-long boat ride from the coast of Puerto Vallarta gets you to the park, where government protection from fishing and hunting has created a rich and diverse ecosystem. Although you cannot access the islands--save for one secluded beach--the focus here is really on the water. Take a whale-watching tour to spot breaching humpbacks and dolphins, along with blue-footed boobies on the islands' rugged rocks. Alternatively, head beneath the surface on a snorkeling or scuba diving trip to meet manta rays, octopuses, and sea turtles. Plan to visit Isla Marietas National Park and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Punta de Mita attractions using our Punta de Mita travel itinerary maker.
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  • We loved our snorkeling trip to Marieta Islands. We had two 8 year olds with us so we couldn't do the visit to the secret beach, but we found our own secret beaches and caves and had a great time. The...  more »
  • Great experience. Beautiful location. Hidden Beach was very cool. Seeing the blue footed boobys was a real treat.  more »
  • If they are going to make this tour to do which includes access to the hidden beach. If it is expensive, if it is complicated but it is for the good of the place. Only 116 people per day are allowed to enter the hidden Beach to preserve it and that makes it is an incredible moment. One has this place magical if only. The rest of the tour is also worthwhile, this snorkeling area very father.
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