Have you heard talk about a miraculous hidden beach located off the coast of Riviera Nayarit in Banderas Bay? Well, the rumors are true! Playa del Amor, as referred to as the Hidden Beach or Lover’s Beach, is a spectacular feature of one of the Marieta Islands. These uninhabited islands were originally formed thousands of years ago when large volcanic explosions took place on the islands that created caves, unique rock formations and the hidden beach. There is a wide variety of marine life and wildlife that make this hidden place their home. For individuals living in Riviera Nayarit at Villa La Estancia, take a day trip to explore this incredible sight.
Riviera Nayarit: Hidden Beach
A quick boat ride from the Nuevo Vallarta marina in Riviera Nayarit, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle or Punta Mita and you will be treated to the wonders of Hidden beach. When you arrive to Riviera Nayarit’s hidden beach, it will be a sight for sore eyes! This magical beach truly is the like a dream come true… a wide, sandy cavern with the Pacific Ocean’s crystal clear waters lapping on the private beach. This hidden beach is definitely one of the most beautiful and ecologically-diverse hidden beaches in all of Mexico. It’s an ideal spot for those who love to snorkel, and get up close with the colorful marine life that inhabits the area. The hidden beach is also a great place for a romantic day trip for locals and expats that live in Riviera Nayarit. Walk hand in hand on the sandy shores of this hidden beach as you gaze up at the beautiful blue clear sky above. It is a sight to behold to see the heavens peeking in from atop the cavern’s ceiling as you soak in the warm Riviera Nayarit rays of sunshine. This natural haven is home to more than 100 species of unique birds and fish.
Bonus: Humpback Whale Sighting
If you live in Riviera Nayarit, or have a second home there, plan to schedule your day trip to the hidden beach between December and April. During those months you will be able to humpback whales that pass through the area during these months on your way to and from the hidden beach. Each year, humpback whales make their migration down from the icy, cold waters of Alaska to procreate and birth their young in the Banderas Bay’s warm, sheltered waters. Visitors and locals in Banderas Bay are lucky to see a ton of whale activity each year at this time. A boat trip to the hidden beach during these months virtually guarantees you a whale sighting. Have your camera ready and enjoy the majestic humpback whales as they jump high out of the water and splash around. Many like to show off their playful side and they flap their fins and spray water high in the air from their breathing holes! The migration signals the whale’s mating season is in process so you keep your eyes peeled for young baby whales. They are likely to be found tailing close behind their protective mothers.
For a wonderful day adventure for local Riviera Nayarit residents or visitors, be sure to visit the hidden beach for an unique and unforgettable experience. A bonus is whale watching if you go during the winter months. Many tour companies offer packages to visit the hidden beach, and you can ask the front desk concierge at Villa La Estancia if you need assistance in booking a tour. The staff at Villa La Estancia’s front desk is professional and friendly, and ready to help make your time at Villa La Estancia magical each and every day.