Our most recommended things to do in Islas Marietas National Park

From Nueva Vallarta: Marietas Islands Hidden Beach Tour

1. From Nueva Vallarta: Marietas Islands Hidden Beach Tour

Join a day trip to Marietas Islands and Hidden Beach in the Bay of Banderas, the second-largest bay in America. Hop aboard a boat with a maximum capacity of 15 people and set sail from the public dock of Nuevo Vallarta. Start the experience with a continental breakfast on board. Get a brief description from the guides of the adventure that awaits you. Upon arrival at the Marietas Islands, swim through a tunnel for approximately 80 meters (with life jackets) to reach Hidden Beach. Spend 15 to 20 minutes to appreciate a beautiful national park. Next, explore more gorgeous spots on these Islands. Use the snorkeling gear provided to observe the colorful marine life around you. Then begin the journey back to the Pier.

From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

2. From Vallarta: Marietas Islands Snorkel Cruise

Board your catamaran and ride out to the magnificent Islas Marietas National Park on a top-of-the-line catamaran. Explore the rocky caverns and archways by kayak or paddleboard. Get up close and personal with the many natural wonders of the Marieta Islands. Snorkel or scuba dive and see the rich marine life below the surface. Look for giant manta rays, sea turtles, and abundant multi-colored fish. Make use of complimentary snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks. Sail to Majahuitas Beach. Swim and sunbathe at this white sand beach. Experience one of the most beautiful and secluded beaches along Mexico's Pacific coast.  Soak up the sun and relax on board a comfortable catamaran. Sip a drink from the open bar. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast. In the afternoon, you can sit down for a deli-style lunch. Your knowledgable onboard tour guides will see to it that you have a comfortable and safe journey. This Islas Marietas National Park eco discovery tour is a sea excursion designed to explore the ocean and wildlife around the Marieta Islands with various water activities. The Hidden Beach is not visited on this tour.

La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Full-Day Marietas Islands Boat Tour

3. La Cruz de Huanacaxtle: Full-Day Marietas Islands Boat Tour

Sail to the Marietas Islands on a well-equipped Chica Fun Boat during this full-day, small-group cruise from Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Enjoy a top-deck jumping board and two waterslides, plus nets and gears for anyone interested in fishing. A continental breakfast, lunch buffet, and open bar are included, plus optional pickup and drop-off from Sayulita. The Marietas Islands is a small group of Islands often called the Galapagos of Mexico. Now a National wildlife and marine reserve, this amazing place is teaming with wildlife both above and below the water. It is one of the few places in the world you can spot Blue Footed Boobies! As we cruise out to the Marietas Islands you will enjoy a continental breakfast. Once at the Marietas’, you will have time to explore the main beach also known as Playa La Nopalera. After exploring the island you will have time to snorkel, swim and play in the water.

From Puerto Vallarta: Marieta Islands Snorkeling Trip

4. From Puerto Vallarta: Marieta Islands Snorkeling Trip

Visit Marietas Islands National Park and enjoy the great submarine world great diversity of fish that find food and shelter in the reefs of the site, such as the king angelfish, the Moorish idol and giant damselfish, as well as various species of surgeonfish, butterflyfish, parrot fish and balloon fish. As part of the rocky reef we can observe several species of corals and sponges, as well as tunicates, starfish and sea urchins, among other marine invertebrates that your guide will point out. You can also watch, with a bit of luck and patience, dolphins or sea turtles resting or traveling near the place. On small groups the trip is focused on snorkeling and enjoying the beauty of the islands. Also you will have the probability to visit the hidden beach of Playa del Amor with restriction. Discover great beaches and beautiful scenery and wildlife.

"Submerge into Adventure: Scuba Diving in Marietas Island

5. "Submerge into Adventure: Scuba Diving in Marietas Island

Immerse yourself in the captivating world beneath the surface as you explore the vibrant underwater realm of Marietas Island. Experience the thrill of diving into crystal-clear waters teeming with an abundance of marine life. Encounter colorful tropical fish, graceful manta rays, and perhaps even the majestic sea turtles that call this underwater paradise home. With each dive, you'll uncover the mesmerizing beauty of the coral reefs and be enthralled by the fascinating biodiversity that surrounds you. Let our experienced guides lead you on an unforgettable adventure, ensuring your safety and sharing their knowledge of the marine ecosystem. Dive into the wonders of Marietas Island and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Islas Marietas National Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 28 reviews

We loved our trip to Las Marietas. Maggie is an incredible guide and a passionate protector of the Marietas ecosystem - we learned so much from her. This is not a glam tour (no bathroom on boat we took) but snorkeling and spending time with a knowledgeable guide that truly lives this unique and fascinating island chain make it great experience.

I highly recommend this tour! Michael and Raphael were great! Be sure to go early to have a better chance of actually getting into the hidden beach. (: LOVED the snorkeling too! Overall, a great time. No complaints.

It was really fun! A great experience overall, the staff was amazing and very attentive. Chai and his crew members were great and made the experience a better one. I would definitely recommend this tour!

Excellent service ! The guides are super prepared and very professional

The crew make an already scenic adventure incredible.