The Hidden Beach in Mexico Is a Perfect Getaway Spot

Though all beaches are great, we favor those that offer some privacy.

Playa Del Amor or Hidden Beach is something special because it’s a piece of paradise hidden from the world by the rocks of the Marieta Islands in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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The Hidden Beach, Islas Marietas National Park, Mexico. Follow @travel_bucket_list_ Playa del Amor, more commonly known as the Hidden Beach, is a feature of one of the Marieta Islands, located west of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, at the mouth of Banderas Bay. It looks like something out of a fantasy novel: a wide, sandy cavern with the blue waters of the Pacific rushing in. The islands are an archipelago, a chain of land formations formed by underwater volcano eruptions. They themselves are natural wonders, but it was something other than volcanic activity that brought the burrowed beach to light. It is rumored that the hole that created the Hidden Beach was a result of deliberate bombings. The Marieta Islands have always been completely uninhabited, making them ideal sites for military testing by the Mexican government. Beginning in the early 1900s, weapons and artillery were tested on the Marieta Islands, a safe distance from Mexican citizens but not so safe for Marieta topography. Test bombs are the known cause for many caves and rock formations on the island, possibly including the Hidden Beach. The Hidden Beach is invisible from the outside, and is only accessible through a long water tunnel that links the beach to the Pacific Ocean. There is approximately six feet of space above water level, so visitors can arrive at the beach by swimming or kayaking. The islands remain uninhabited, but are frequently visited by tourists who come to enjoy the diverse marine wildlife and the unique tropical Eden of Playa del Amor. Source Repost: @thrillthrush @wonderlandvisitors @amworldwide_ #HiddenBeach #IslasMarietas #NationalPark #PlayadelAmor #MarietaIslands #Mexico #marieta #islands #beach #naturalwonders #paradiseonearth #paradise #travelgram #instatravel #swim #breathtaking #nature #beautiful #amazing #beauty #travel #mustsee #lovetotravel #trip #magical #unusual #adventure #swimming #mothernature

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Unless you know it’s there, it will be difficult to find this hidden beach. It can only be seen from above and access it through a water tunnel that connects it to the Pacific Ocean.

According to a rumor, the beach was created by bombing the region. The uninhabited Marieta Islands were the perfect site for military testing that Mexican government conducted in the early 20th century. It’s believed that one of the bombs created the crater that we know today as the Hidden Beach.