Marieta Islands Hidden Beach

On our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour, we take you to one of the most beautiful, ecologically-diverse island paradises in all of Mexico. Here, hidden beaches abound. Take a walk on the iconic Lover’s Beach in Puerto Vallarta, snorkel and explore the waters around the Marieta Islands, and glimpse humpback whales from our whale watching boats. To help protect this beautiful natural area, our team here at Vallarta Adventures proudly donates a portion of each tour’s proceeds toward the protection and the study of The Marietas National Park. Read on to learn more about our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour, and book with us now!

Walk on the Hidden Beach in a Small Group

On the Marieta Islands, hidden beach escapes are everywhere. Our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour is specially-tailored to help you find them all. Take advantage of a small group format as you journey to the islands in our comfortable, inflatable boat. Swim through cave formations and rock archways, admiring the extraordinary terrain and more than 100 species of unique birds and fish that call these islands home. Enjoy walks on the islands’ many hidden beaches with friends and family, and soak in the warm Puerto Vallarta sunshine.

Snorkel and Explore The Marieta Islands

The Marieta Islands are an ecologically diverse sanctuary with a world-renowned hidden beach nestled just out of sight. On our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour, you’ll get a chance to take a walk on this beach — called Playa del Amor or “”Lover’s Beach”” — and enjoy its remarkable secluded beauty.

But long walks on the beach aren’t all this tour has to offer. Cruise around the islands on an eco-tour as we point out the unique wildlife and numerous species of birds. Enjoy an informative eco-discovery from our expert guide and maybe even a show from the nearby schools of dolphins as they leap out of the water throughout your journey.

See the Humpback Whales in Puerto Vallarta

On your return voyage from this one-of-a-kind Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour, discover the spectacular world of whale watching in Vallarta! Watch for the enchanting humpback whales as they soar out of the water or engage in fin flapping or lob tailing. There’s absolutely nothing that compares to the thrill of seeing these fascinating animals in the wild.

The humpback whales’ annual migration from the cold waters of Alaska brings them down to the Bay of Banderas in the winter where they procreate and raise their young in our warm, sheltered waters. Get up-close to see these beautiful creatures from the sea-level perspective of our small boat tour in an incredible and unforgettable experience.

“”Inspiring Change””

As one of the few tour companies allowed to give tours of The Marieta Islands, we feel a strong responsibility to protect them — and you help by joining us! A portion of the proceeds of each tour goes toward the protection and the study of The Marietas National Park.

We want to ensure that these islands remain a refuge for marine and wildlife for years to come, not only for your children, but for your children’s children. If you are looking for a way to enjoy the Marieta Islands and give back in the process, our Marieta Islands Hidden Beach tour is the perfect choice for you. To glimpse the greatest hidden beach in Mexico, book with us today!


  • Snack
  • Life Jacket
  • Water
  • Snorkel
  • Helmet


  • Minimum age: 12 years
  • Life Jackets Mandatory
  • Access to the hidden beach is not guaranteed and is dependent upon sea conditions
  • Use of sunscreen is prohibited in the Hidden Beach
  • Participants must be fit and able to swim 75m (200ft) from boat to beach. (Distance may vary based on sea conditions)
  • Very limited availability
  • People who suffer from heart disease, back or spine problems cannot participate in this activity
  • Expectant mothers are restricted from this tour
  • Due to federal regulations, and in an effort to protect the flight path of endemic birds, drones are prohibited in this tour. We appreciate your attention to this important policy.


  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Light Sweater
  • Hat
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • An additional $90-peso conservation fee per person will be collected at check-in. A portion of the proceeds go toward local surveillance and conservation of the islands