Marieta Islands Marine Reserve

Marieta Islands

Guests who want to incorporate an educational adventure into a vacation should schedule a visit to this wildlife sanctuary, a twenty-minute boat ride from Punta Mita. Jacques Cousteau studied the many species of turtles, fish, dolphins and birds that make their home here. When the tide is low enough, snorkelers can enter an opening in the rock wall surrounding the island to discover a hidden beach.Take care when entering, as the currents can be strong—don’t even attempt this when the tide is high and the waves are rough. From the safety of your boat, look for the famous blue-footed boobies, the rare species mostly associated with the Galapagos

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