Inside Las Marietas, Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
Travelers who visit the "hidden beach" of Las Marietas, located in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico, will discover a narrow tunnel ending with a rock arch which they must swim under to gain access to a cave that leads into the private cove.
Coined Playa del Amor, or “Lover’s Beach” by the locals, the island is also home to a vast array of wildlife, including over ninety species of birds. The white-capped marine swallow, band-tailed swallows, the largest population in the Pacific Ocean of the Laughing Seagull, and the extremely rare Blue-footed Booby are among the birds that will draw Eco tourists and bird watchers alike.
Having the greatest abundance in the Bay of Banderas, Las Marietas is home to 103 of the 159 registered species of reef fish. Lastly, massive humpback whales migrate to the Bay of Banderas from mid-December through early April.