BOAT TRIPS IN SAYULITA
Marietas Islands + Hidden Beach
Perfect for a relaxing morning trip to a beautiful location
Marietas Islands are a beautiful national park and UNESCO reserve boasting a variety of fish and the famous 'hidden beach' which you can only access by swimming through the rocks.
Here's what you need to know
swim to hidden beach
08:30 meeting time
return around 14:00
transport to/from Sayulita
light lunch + refreshments
Islas Marietas are a marine park and UNESCO site with an extraordinary story.
The Marietas islands are a small group of volcanic islands in the Banderas bay. Never inhabited, these islands were originally used as a military testing zone, and were periodically by the Mexican army with weapons and bombs.
In the late 1960s, scuba diver Jacques Cousteau led an international drive to protect the Marietas islands and ban military activity in the area. Thanks to their efforts, all human activity on the islands was banned and they are now protected by the Mexican government and UNESCO.
THE HIDDEN BEACH
The hidden beach is a feat of nature only accessible by swimming through the rocks.
Created by erosion and weaknesses in the rock, the hidden beach is a circular sandy beach in the middle of Marietas island, cut off on all sides by the rock.
You can only access the hidden beach by swimming through the rocks (with our guide). The Marietas are a well-protected national park and we are allowed 30 minutes to enter the water, visit the beach and return to our boat. Plenty of time to take some stunning photos.
Here's how it's going to work
Arrive at 8:30am at our office in Sayulita.
We'll get you fitted with all the equipment you need then drive you 30 minutes to La Cruz Marina where our boat is moored.
Carretera Higuera Blanca 15, Local F, Colonia Cucola, Sayulita, Nayarit, México.
It's a 30 minute boat ride on our comfortable 30 ft boat with twin 150hp engines and sofa seating.
This is the perfect opportunity to see whales (December to March) and sometimes dolphins.
Full snorkel equipment
Light lunch + soft drinks
Experienced dive guide
Entrance fee to national park (100 pesos cash)
Tips to boat crew
Transportation to/from Sayulita