The beach of love is a hidden secluded paradise, with its sandy beaches and crystal clear warm water. The only way to enter, you will need to swim through a short tunnel which opens up into the spectacular beach, which is surrounded by rare wildlife. This is your 40-foot tunnel swim, but don’t hold your breath: There will always be five to six feet of space over your head for the duration of the paddle.
Spectacular wildlife including humpback whales, dolphins and manta rays are just some of the stunning marine life visitors get to enjoy when at the beach. The islands are also home to a few thousand birds, with species such as the blue-footed booby. It’s a Natural Reserve protected by the Mexican Government and in order to visit the hidden beach, visitors must have a permit.
The beach is located in one of the Marieta Islands, about 1-hour boat ride from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. There are a number of tour operators providing day trips to this ecological marvel.
The Marietas Islands were originally formed many thousands of years ago by volcanic activity, and are completely uninhabited. The beach itself was most likely formed prior to the First World War in the early 1900s, the Mexican government had been using the islands as bomb target practice. These controlled bombings have been said to have formed numerous caves and other unique rock formations on the Marietas Islands.
The love beach can accommodate up to 116 visitors a day. However, the actual number of visitors is typically three to four times this limit with more than 2500 visitors landing on it each day. I would advise you to book your tour in advance if you don’t want to miss this one-time opportunity when you going to Mexico.