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The hidden beach of Marieta Island

Off the coast to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Marieta Islands are grabbing a lot of attention by travellers and explorers.

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Off the coast to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Marieta Islands are grabbing a lot of attention by travellers and explorers.

Photo by: Thomas Porty

Marieta Islands is said to have formed many centuries ago due to volcanic activity. These islands are entirely uninhabited and are just about an hour long boat ride from the coast of Puerto Vallarta. Many tourists visit here daily but cannot dwell here legally.

The only human activities that is permitted near the islands are snorkelling and kayaking tours that occur daily else fishing, hunting and other activities are legally banned in order to preserve the islands. A water tunnel in the Marieta Island leads swimmers to this hidden beach. As it is not an underwater tunnel, there is no necessity for a scuba gear or to even hold your breath.

The reason that caused the formation of the many incredible caves and rocks is that in early 1900s the Mexican government conducted explosions and bombings for military testing on the islands, taking advantage of the fact that they were uninhabited.

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