The Marietas Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast of Nayarit, Mexico. They are very popular tourist destinations because of the abundant marine life populations, due to the islands being protected from fishing and hunting by the Mexican government.
Although there is a vast array of things to do in Puerto Vallarta, be sure to bring along your snorkel and fins, for snorkeling and diving alongside humpback whales and swimming with dolphins in the wild, in some of the most beautiful and surprising waters in Mexico, are amongst the most popular activities in the region.
The Marietas Islands National Park, located a few miles to the west of Punta Mita, Nayarit, is home to various species of birds, amongst which the blue-footed booby definitely stands out.
Playa Escondida, is a short stretch of beach half covered by a wall of rocks in the heart of the Marietas Islands. Let yourself go with the sound of the wind which blends with the crashing waves, while you watch hundreds of birds that fly over the beach.
The group of islands is one of the most bio-diverse and ecotourism friendly sanctuaries in Mexico, which make them a natural beauty you simply have to see.