Puerto Vallarta

hidden beach tour

Punta de Mita, Mexico
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From $170.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Use of Snorkeling equipment
    • Bottled water
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Shark's tour punta mita
      Av. El anclote, Av. Las Pangas, 63732 Punta de Mita, Nay., Mexico

      The departure point is at the Punta de Mita Tourism Cooperative in front of the small marina.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Marietas Islands

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Pregnant women are not allowed
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    The hidden beach was an awesome experience and so much better to see in person than in photos. Highly recommend a tour here and make sure you are ready for a good strong swim against the current to to get through the tunnel.


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    Beautiful & Well Worth Seeing!
    Jennifer_D, Mar 2023
    Wonderful tour! Pablo was a great guide. The swim to the hidden beach was exhausting but well worth it! Beautiful, magical spot. We also got to do some snorkeling and see some whales. Even saw some whales fully breaching out of the water! I would highly recommend this experience!
    Awesome experience
    Daniel_W, Feb 2023
    Awesome experience. Great guides full of knowledge. It is a pretty tough swim into the hidden beach so definitely make sure you are a good swimmer. Highly recommend the activity though.
    Hidden beach is worth the visit
    Cheryl_S, Jan 2023
    It was a fantastic tour, and the swim to the hidden beach was pretty special. The guides were great at pointing out the different marine life and birds. We even got to see some whales. The boat was small, which means for a smaller groups, something I prefer.
    Wonderful tour to the hidden beach
    Rodney_T, May 2022
    We felt very well cared for on our tour - the boat captain and guide did an excellent job of adapting the tour to the conditions on the water that day and made it a wonderful experience for our group of 4, while also accounting for the different physical capabilities of our group.
    Worth every penny
    Amanda_C, May 2022
    Our guide and captain did an amazing job and were very knowledgeable. Loved the small size of the tour. We saw huge boats and can’t imagine the experience would be as favorable as the smaller intimate group size.
    Don't miss this!
    Jeffrey_M, Apr 2022
    Great experience. If you're in reasonably good swimming shape this shouldn't be missed. Secluded beaches, tropical reef snorkeling, rare birds... What's not to like?!
    Payed too much. Unfortunate drowning.
    Laura_M, Apr 2022
    First of all, we overpaid for this excursion. $350 for a 2 hour panga ride with access to the island is ridiculous. Just show up at the Sociedad Cooperativa in Punta de Mita and you can book a panga and negotiate a price. Second, a gentleman on our panga most likely suffered a heart attack and then drowned during the swim to the Hidden Beach. Not anyone's fault, but upsetting for everyone who was there. Our guide went first so no one was watching to make sure all the swimmers were okay. The two guides on the beach did not know correct CPR. They insist you wear life jackets (backwards and around your middle) and broken helmets, which I thought made it harder to actually swim. We were told to jump off the boat and start swimming. It felt rushed since we were only being allowed 30 minutes on the island. We were not warned that the water got much colder when you swim into the cave. There was a current and choppy water, plus a large rock in the channel you have to avoid. Before the unfortunate accident, we saw mother and baby whales, blue footed boobies, pelicans and their chicks, plus many other birds, and a blow hole. They took pictures of everyone on the bow of the boat in front of an interesting formation on the island. We never got to snorkle because after the drowning we returned to the marina. Mexico is wild and amazing but everything you do is at your own risk.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Hello, the cost that we handle is related to the area where the trip is taken and is direct with the cooperative. Due to park rules, only pangas are allowed to enter the hidden beach. What is allowed in hidden beach is only 30 minutes, we cannot spend more time inside since they are park rules. We regret the bad conditions of the helmets but it is not our company's equipment since only the Park Rangers are the ones who are authorized to give us the helmets and we do not have permission to use our own helmets that are in better conditions. We are very sorry that you had a bad trip because of the incident that happened. We always see for your safety and obey the rules of the park and the marina.
    A fantastic adventure!
    James_S, Apr 2022
    Jaime was a great guide! We visited in early April and were able to see many whales and a pod of dolphins. The islands, birds and hidden beach are fascinating. This is a locally run tour that is well worth supporting!
    Beautiful place. Be a good swimmer.
    Dorothe_C, Mar 2022
    Playa del Amor and Las Marietas are truly beautiful places. Hugo was really kind and took good care of us. Although not his fault as it's the park's regulations we found our tour a little too intense. Although the tour only last 2h30 instead of three. Lovely expérience but a little too expensive. We are happy we went through. Thank you Hugo.
    Amazing afternoon at the Islands
    Karyn_J, Mar 2022
    Perfect tour with snorkeling, beach visits, Hidden Beach and bonus whale watching on our return. Our captain and guide were fantastic. Very friendly and fun! Highly recommend this tour.
    Rachel_T, Mar 2022
    Would definitely recommend this excursion! Jose and Jorge were excellent guides and love the personalized feel.
    Amazing views, whales, snorkeling, best experience ever!
    Amy_B, Mar 2022
    Amazing! We seen whales and the hidden island. The swim was hard but it was worth it! The views are better than any picture! We had a great guide and Captain! I would do it again in a heartbeat!
    Fun day on the water -
    Julia_F, Mar 2022
    This was a well organized trip with a good flow through all of the different sites. Overall, it was just as it was described. The location is beautiful - it is a bit touristy, but that is to be expected.
    Awesome Experience and great workout
    Chris_N, Feb 2022
    The hidden beach was an awesome experience and so much better to see in person than in photos. Highly recommend a tour here and make sure you are ready for a good strong swim against the current to to get through the tunnel.
    Amanda_Q, Jan 2022
    Highly recommend this tour! Our friends Johnny and Camilo took great care of us! They went above and beyond! We had a blast on the small, personable boat (so much better than those massive boats w tons of people) they showed us cool spots! We snorkeled and saw beautiful fish! We saw whales! And walking on hidden beach sand was so amazing! Can’t recommend enough! Loved everything about it!
    Great experience!
    ntlsrgv, Jan 2022
    Awesome experience all thanks to Jesus and Jacio, our boat crew! Beautiful places and excellent experience! Highly recommend!
    We got to see multiple...
    Juan_S, Jan 2022
    We got to see multiple whales and dolphins. Swimming to Hidden beach was amazing Captain was really good
    Beautiful change to see whales
    SarahL_M, Dec 2021
    Great opportunity to get in the ocean, see whales, and swim in the secret beach. Wished the boat captains had spoken better English to tell us what fish we were seeing and so on. Loved the experience and would absolutely recommend.
    Jason_M, Nov 2021
    The two locals that took us across the channel were amazing to chill with, they were very aware of our safety throughout as well. Highly recommend this activity when visiting the area. Jaciel even took a few minutes to see me up with a surfboard after, great time.
    Hidden Beach wonder
    SB_s, Oct 2021
    Excellent tour with a great crew! Very laid back and professional! In addition of visiting Hidden Beach , seeing the colony of boobies was awesome . The blue footed boobies are apparently in the islands here in Mexico and the Galapagos.
    If your thinking about it, just do it.
    Andrey, Aug 2021
    Small groups, friendly crew. Tour was great, snorkeled in a few different spots around the island and were able to show off/explain what kind of wildlife was there. Highly recommended
    Great tour.
    Stephanie_H, Jul 2021
    The tour was in time. It was small group as advertised. There was a total of 4 guests including us and our 2 tour operators on the boat. Also as advertised when we signed up we were provided with towels, small bag lunch with a sa which, and nonalcoholic beverages. Gaby and Jesús we’re out guides. Jesus was a safe and skilled captain. They played music and you could play yours if you wanted. Gaby was a great snorkel tour and guide. She Provided information about the wildlife around the islands and it’s history. Baby even helped one of the guests swim to the island. There was a shower on the marina to rinse off after. I would do this tour again.
    Imperdible, lo disfrutarán al 100 !
    Gloria_M, Apr 2023
    El gripo era pequeño por lo que la atención fue de maravilla, siempre cuidando de nosotros y tanto el guía como el capitán muy amables, nos tocó ver ballenas, delfines y rayas, hasta sesión de fotos tuvimos, no se pierdan la experiencia!

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