The Marietas are two uninhabited islands, a few miles off the North Coast of the Banderas Bay of what is called the Riviera Nayarit (closest town is Punta de Mita – see the location map). There are two islands 900 meters from each other, that are around 60,000 years old, created by volcanic activity.

The islands are now, as stated, quite famous for what is known as the “hidden beach” or Lovers’ Beach (Playa del Amor), a unique beach that can easily be spotted from the air through a crater in one of the islands (Round Island/Isla Redonda), from the sea it’s not that obvious and there’s only a small tunnel when the tide is low.