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    What to Expect
    In the round island is located the HIDDEN BEACH, that, to reach this secluded paradise, the swimmers need to go through a short tunnel and swim from the boat a distance of 200 meters.

    How work the access to the hidden beach in the Marietas Islands?

    Since its reopening, the Mexican National Park System (CONANP) has set a strong control and restrictions in order to assure the conservation of the Park.  

    Entrance to the hidden beach CAN NOT be guaranteed and tour operators have to check availability the same day with Bahía Unida Association and with CONANP, since they regulate the spots per boat.  There are only 116 spots per day for 176 authorized boats. Our guide and boat captain have no control on this situation and hold no responsibility.  Booking in advance does not guarantee access to the hidden beach.

    Regulations for visiting the Hidden Beach:
    • Closed on Monday and Tuesdays.
    • Age limit 10 to 65 years.
    • Allowance 10 minutes visit on the beach
    • Helmet and lifejacket are obligatory to enter
    • All participants must know how to swim
    • For safety reasons; NOT expecting mothers, high blood pressure, heart or neck problems. 8:30 am - Meeting point at Ecotours office in Marina Vallarta

    Check in and pay in cash directly at the booth $ 5 usd per person the Marine park entrance and conservation fee ( 2 brazalets not included)

    9:00 am Departure time directly to the National park of Marietas Island. 

    10:00 am Check in with the park ranger and then we will have 2.5 hrs to discover a vast colony of sea birds, such as the true pirate of the sky, the magnificent frigate bird, egrets, herons, sea gulls, pelicans, brown boobies and the world famous galapagos Blue-footed Booby. Different species of corals inhabit these areas and of course, many different species of fish enjoy the safety and productivity of the surrounding waters. You might spot King Angelfish, Panamic Sergeant Majors, Cortez Chubs, Giant Damselfish, Moorish Idol, Rainbow Wrasse, and many more.  

    2:00 pm Back to the pier in Marina Vallarta                                   
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Ecotours de México, local 20, Proa sn, Marina Vallarta, 48335 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Box lunch onboard.
    • National Park fees $ 5 usd
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Not recommended for child aged 06 and under
    • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 04 people per booking is required
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    The Marietas includes the "Hidden Beach", a jewel of a place where you must swim through a cave to experience the beach within the island. It's not so hidden anymore, however, and the government controls how many people are allowed in. We were very lucky...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Andy K
    Reviewed 25 June 2019

    Great tour of the islands, fun boat ride out there approx. 45 mins. Snorkeling was great, they offer good quality equipment. Saw lots of fish, puffer fish, eels, sea turtles, etc. Our tour guide also spotted a frigate bird who got to wet an couldn't...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Justin J
    Reviewed 5 June 2019

    Our family of 7 loves outdoor adventures and EcoTours did not disappoint. We had a fabulous time cruising out the the Marietas learning all about the marine life and then snorkeling in the most amazingly clear blue waters. Our guide was wonderful and lovely, and...More

    Date of experience: December 2018
    Thank Larry W
    Reviewed 18 April 2019

    Even though the sea was a little rough and visibility poor we had an amazing time! Went snorkeling and saw a bunch of cool animals. Then we were able to get into the hidden beach which was a blast and very cool. Overall I would...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank JoshuaAK1
    Reviewed 23 March 2019

    Luis was a fantastic guide on our Marietas snorkeling day. We were able to get on the hidden beach (thank goodness) and better yet, we encountered some humpbacks on the ride out! FYI... the boat ride (especially heading back) gets a little choppy. Overall, we...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank GoBirds17347
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    20 March 2019|
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    Response from Dianne P | Reviewed this property |
    We went in January, when the whales were in the bay breeding and birthing, and it was fun to look for them. The island has beautiful wildlife, like the blue footed boobies. So if she were a birdwatcher and brought her... More
    7 February 2019|
    Response from Dianne P | Reviewed this property |
    You will need to swim to the beach, through a short cavelike overhang. There was a current pulling the water away from the beach when we swam there.
    Emily S
    9 May 2018|
    Response from radar60 | Reviewed this property |
    We Saw a lot of humpback whales beginning of March. Not sure about May
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