Available in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit

Just offshore, inside Banderas Bay, rests a group of small, volcanic islands known as the Marietas Islands. These islands, made famous by oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, provide the perfect environment for an entertaining eco- adventure. Experience wildlife above and below the water as you kayak, snorkel and explore the unique ecosystem with our informative and fun guides and crew.

The waters around the Marietas Islands are as clear as can be and the marine life is abundant. Our guides will take you snorkelling and introduce you to all the creatures that call the Marietas home. They create a fun, safe environment so you can focus on fun and exploring the rocky caverns and archways and truly experience the natural beauty of the Marietas Islands.

The Marietas Islands are home to one of the most unique and beautiful beaches in the world. Known as the “Hidden Beach,” this beach was formed by a collapse of the volcanic rock that makes up the island. Over time, a cave was created by the sea; providing the only access to this stunning beach, on those days with the optimum sea conditions. Don’t miss out on the opportunity of visiting one of Vallarta’s top attractions!

Getting there and back is half the fun with Vallarta Adventures. On board our modern catamaran powerboats, you will enjoy clean restrooms, an open bar, full buffet lunch and friendly guides and crew. Not only will the staff attend to all your needs, making sure you always have a fresh cold beverage in hand, but they will put on a spirited and entertaining performance on the way back to Vallarta—it is sure to put a smile on your face.


Continental breakfast (on the first departure only), deli style lunch, snorkelling and kayaking equipment, paddleboarding.


Swimwear, sunscreen, towel, light sweater, money for souvenirs and photos, SEMARNAT fee ($35 pesos per passenger).


Inclement weather and sea conditions can affect our ability to access the “Hidden Beach” by limiting access via the swim-in cave, the swim to the entrance of the “Hidden Beach” is 75 m., and is not recommended for poor swimmers or small children.