Snorkeling at Islas Marietas


if you decide to enter into the hidden beach there is an extra charge to cover federal fee taxes

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Islas Marietas are a special place to snorkel. There are teeming schools of fish, and the rocks are covered for abundant small critters. There is also an opportunity to snorkel at the Hidden Beach or Lovers Beach. The access here is highly controlled by the government to protect this pristine site. During the winter months, it is common to see humpback whales in the bay, since this is a centuries-old breeding ground and respite following their annual migrations. Dolphin encounters are a regular year-round occurrence.

On the islands we can observe a great variety of seabirds that nest and rest here, among which is the world famous blue-footed booby, brow booby bird,  magnificent frigate birds, several species of seagulls, also some herons and egrets, as well as pelicans. Around them, the underwater world also offers a great diversity of fish that find food and shelter in the reefs of the site, such as the king angel fish, the Moorish idol and giant damsel fish, as well as various species of surgeon fish, butterfly fish, parrot fish and balloon fish. As part of the rocky reef we can observe several species of corals and sponges, as well as tunicates, starfish, octopus, sea urchins and colorful nudibranches among other marine invertebrates that your guide will point out. You can also watch, with a bit of luck and patience, dolphins or sea turtles resting or traveling near the place.

This tour includes:
All snorkeling gear, park fee bracelet,  life vest,  bilingual guide, purified water, sodas, seasonal fruit and a ham and cheese baguette. If you have a diet restriction, let us know to customize your box lunch.

What to bring: bathing suit,  biodegradable sunblock, towel, light sweater (winter and spring season), hat, sunglasses and $39 Mexican pesos to cover the port fee entrance at “Los Peines” pier, gratuities are not included in the price (normally 10%-15% of the cost of your tour).


Wear you life vest all the times. Free Diving is not allowed.

Do not collect rocks or shells.

Stay close to your guide and follow his/her instructions.

To have access to Playa del  Amor (Hidden Beach) it is important to know how to swim and ages from 10 to 65 years old.


Use of sun block lotion when you are in the protected area.

Alcoholic beverages or smoking.

No stepping or standing on the coral reef is allowed.

Trip schedule: 9:00 AM to 2:45 PM (Aprox).