Discover the enchanting Marietas Islands, a gem in the heart of Mexico’s Pacific coastline, and a must-visit during your stay at a Tin Star & Co. luxury oceanview rental. Known for its stunning Hidden Beach, officially named Playa del Amor or “Lover’s Beach,” this secluded sandy cavern is part of the Marietas Islands National Park. Located just an hour northwest of Puerto Vallarta and a mere fifteen-minute journey from Punta Mita, Nayarit, these islands offer an experience that feels like stepping into another world.
In the winter months, guests staying at luxury oceanview rental with Tin Star & Co. can witness the majestic sight of humpback whales near the shores of Hidden Beach. However, the true allure of the Marietas Islands lies in its Hidden Beach, a breathtaking spot that seems almost too magical to be real. To truly appreciate its beauty, a visit to the islands is essential. The journey to the beach is an adventure in itself, accessible only via a water tunnel that you swim through, providing a sense of isolation and wonder.
For safety, visitors are equipped with a helmet and life jacket to navigate through the rock arch. Although the tunnel is relatively easy to traverse, with about six feet of clearance above water level, the Pacific currents can make the journey challenging, turning the Hidden Beach into a rewarding discovery for those who make the effort.
There are two primary ways to explore the Marietas Islands:
- Marietas Islands Eco Discovery Tour: Ideal for those staying in a luxury oceanview rental, this 7-hour ecotourism excursion offers a comfortable way to enjoy snorkeling around the islands, followed by a relaxing and fun visit to the beautiful Majahuitas beach. Guests can sunbathe, kayak, paddleboard, or enjoy a ride on an inflatable banana. Please note, this tour does not include a visit to Hidden Beach.
- Hidden Beach Island Discovery Tour: Perfect for those focused on capturing the iconic photo at Lover’s Beach, this 5-hour excursion speeds you to the Marietas Islands. After disembarking, you’ll swim through the rock arch to reach the famed Hidden Beach. Remember, due to federal regulations, time inside Hidden Beach is limited to 20 minutes.
Both tours offer unique experiences, adding an unforgettable chapter to your luxury oceanview rental stay with Tin Star & Co. In the Marietas Islands, every moment is a blend of adventure, natural beauty, and the thrill of discovering one of Mexico’s most extraordinary places.[Punta Mita, Mexico]