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Marietas Islands

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This beach in only accessible by swimming in through a cave when the tides are low. Access is very limited and controlled by the government so you need to plan ahead to get on the list to potentially visit the beach. The view at this...More

Date of experience: November 2017
6  Thank StephenB2811
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We bought our ticket from a small kiosque at the fish market in Huanacaxtle The tickets were for the following day. We arrived at 8h30am the captain was waiting for us. We left and we were only our party on the boat. Amazing experience. First...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank GaetanV_12
Reviewed January 7, 2018 via mobile

The natural beauty of this set of islands is fantastic we went by private tour from the beach at the st Regis by Vallarta adventures and our crew was excellent, the boat safe and speedy.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Vonschmidt
Reviewed January 1, 2018

We had wonderful time snorkeling at the island. Beautiful beaches and not many people. I would not pay a lot to do this, it is a bit overrated and it takes a couple hours to get out there. We did this a part of a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Chris S
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

It was a beautiful experience We saw whales, dolphins and sea turtles on the way, we went on a speed boat to the island If you come to Puerto Vallarta you have to take a tour here

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank yochevedh
Reviewed December 15, 2017

We hired a taxi driver (Oscar Esparza 322 22 9 24 77) for our party of 8. He speaks english, has a clean and well maintained suburban and waited for us. About 5 hours total with drive time from Nuevo Vallarta. Taxi driver charged $90...More

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank WinterTexanfromMN
Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

My wife wanted to do this for a while, figured we’d give it a shot since it just recently reopened the secret beach. The tour consists of a visit to two of the beaches, snorkling and swimming to the beach of love or secret beach....More

Date of experience: November 2017
23  Thank X2316PBjuanv
Reviewed November 27, 2017

Unfortunately we went off whale watching season, however the crew did an amazing job making sure we were happy. We did about an hour of snorkeling, which kind of felt rushed to be honest. However, we did have kayaks, paddle boards, as well as a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Travis G
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

We booked our tour through Vallarta adventures and ended up in boat #5. You will not be sorry if you end up with Allan, or, sexy Allan as he calls himself. It was a blast! Once you get to the islands, you get to go...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank CWaggs
Reviewed November 9, 2017

fabulous guides and wildlife..wonderful water...relaxing and informative...not to be missed....not too many people there

Date of experience: December 2016
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August 11, 2018|
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Response from ythebert | Reviewed this property |
We just approached someone in the marina. Then we bartered on a price. I don’t recall the exact amount we paid. I want to say around $100 ea?
July 26, 2018|
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Response from RAV68 | Reviewed this property |
You won´t have to hold your breathe. You will swim with a life jacket and pass through the cave with your head up. If the tide is too high they won´t let you in. The water is cold but It is not that long of a swim so don´t... More
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March 14, 2018|
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Response from Amy B |
There wasn't one that I saw and we asked specifically, because i agree that less than 5 hours would be nice. The reason we were told was because it took about 1.5 hours each way just to reach the islands... Hope this helps.
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ATV-Kukulcan Off Road Adventures Company (18 Replies)
We are in PVR right now. Has anyone done ATVs with Kukulcan Off Road Adventures? Just wondering if it is a good reliable tour. Their prices are reasonable compared to some of the other companies. also, how about Ecotours Marietas Islands snorkeling adventure?
July 06, 2010|
Response frombrenda r|
I am not a fan of most of the ATV tour companies here in Vallarta and if you search there are plenty of complaints about many of them, from people being hurt, ripped-off (from "damage" to the vehicle) to the fact they are disruptive to the eco-system and residential areas. With that said, the only one I know of that people have found the most favorable and low impact to the local ecology is Unique ATV tours. They are located on Basilio Badillo- about two blocks more inland from the CMQ...More
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Rain or storms prevent boat trips to Yelpa or Marietas? (2 Replies)
I forgot to ask earlier, is it safe to take day trips by boat / water taxi to Yelpa or Marietas Islands in September? By safe, I mean will they take you back to PV at the end of the day if it is raining / stormy? I don't really want to be stranded overnight somewhere unprepared. Does it rain so hard that buses of taxis would stop, or do they go rain or shine? I read posts about flooded streets and such... I would like a day in Bucerias too. Thanks.
September 09, 2007|
Response fromJ R|
The rain doesn't stop anything here, we have some streets that always seem to flood, but the water drains away pretty quickly. It seldom rains for more than 2 hours.
Marietas Islands is closed for next week? (1 Replies)
Visiting Puerto Vallarta next week can someone confirm if Marietas Islands is closed for next week?
October 23, 2016|
Response fromJ R|
Closed on Mondays, if you are asking about the 'Hidden Beach', new regulations and the tide will make it almost impossible to visit. For example, fins, masks & snorkels are not allowed, you would have to swim in unaided, plus the times allowed are like 9am to 2pm, no tour could get there that early and, if the tide is not right ???