In the Marieta Islands, off the west coast of Mexico, hides a secret beach. A real treasure of nature!
If you could hide from the world for a few days or even a recluse living in a small corner of paradise, would you know where to go? There is a beach in Mexico, the Marieta Islands archipelago to be more precise, that has nothing to do with the other traditional beaches. It is known as Hidden Beach, “hidden beach” or “secret beach”.
A nature nugget
Protected from the outside world, the range of Marieta Islands is an open treasure but which nevertheless remains well hidden from sight.
Not only this hidden beach is a gaping hole that opens to the sky as if it was a crater where we accede by a white sandbar, but we also know that it is an old military zone now a protected national park, the Parque Nacional Islas Marietas, opened in 2005 and extending over almost 1,400 hectares.
This is thanks to the intervention of Jean-Jacques Cousteau as Marieta Islands archipelago became this little paradise that will be saved from overfishing and human activities.
Maybe do not you know but this beach is not natural, it is completely artificial: created by the explosion of a bomb, it is due or because of this happenstance that this cavity could appear .
An unusual beach that appeals
This is a beach remained confidential for very many years but today it is a victim of its success and its stunning beauty.
The tourists start pouring in from around the globe to swim in the Pacific Ocean bordering the Marieta Islands and then gild the pill in the palm of this little paradise.
The “hidden beach” which is also known as Playa de Amor ( “Love Beach”) is a delight for beach goers from around the world who flock to admire its unusual side and the breathtaking spectacle of its crystalline waters and its white sand.
Thanks to the extreme diversity of marine life including and flora, lovers of “snorkeling” (underwater walking with fins) and diving have found a fantastic spot to indulge their passion.
Before going to see the hidden beach of Marieta Islands
The islands are one hour by boat northwest of the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. There are many tour companies that offer day trips to get to the secret beach.