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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  • This is a group of 3 island populated by a very large variety of birds. One of the islands has a beach inside of it. You should swim through a cave to get to it. The access is controlled to avoid dama...  more »
  • I definitely suggest (and so do the locals) that you see these islands on a smaller tour (such as Punta Mita Expeditions) and not one of those big obnoxious party tours. This was the perfect location ...  more »
  • The islands were a beautiful sight to see and the kayaking and paddle boarding was fun.Just to bad you can't go on the island anymore.  more »