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At the end of March, 2017, my husband and I decided to take a trip Kid Free! We made a list of places we thought would be cool to visit, wouldn’t be a long flight and we could use our miles to get there. Puerto Vallarta sounded like the perfect place to go!
Of course I looked up all sorts of things to do there, one thing I found was Las Marietas. It is a hidden beach caused by controlled bombing around World War I. Also known as Playa De Amor or ‘Beach of Love’, it is the world’s most beautiful bomb site.
I got my tips on how to go to Las Marietas from a fellow blogger, you can find her tips on how to budget and see the island HERE.
We followed most of what featherandthewind.com suggested on how to see the Island. We got up early in the morning, packed a ton of water and drove up to Punta De Mita to find a boat. Little did we know it would be a Huge tourist attraction from that area, so the prices were much higher than early 2016. They were offering us 1000 pesos per person, 1500 pesos if we wanted to swim inside to the beach.
We decided to walk around a bit to see if we could find lower prices through talking to others. My husband is fluent in Spanish which is a Huge life saver when talking to the locals. After talking around and haggling a bit we were able to get the price down to (what I can remember, but not 100% sure) 450 pesos a person, plus 80 pesos for the wrist band. But that didn’t include swimming inside to the beach, which we were okay with.
It was still a ton of fun! We went snorkeling..the water was pretty murky though, so we weren’t able to see a whole lot. And it was FREEZING! The clouds decided to hide the sun when we went out, so there wasn’t anyway to warm up after getting out of the water.
By the way the best camera to take near water is the Panasonic DMC-TS30A LUMIX Active Lifestyle Tough Camera. We take it on every trip with us and it has been amazing! It’s water proof, shock proof and freeze proof.
After snorkeling the boat took us around a couple of the other islands. It was really neat to see all the caves the island had. I am assuming most were made from bombs.
All in All it was a lot of fun! Even if we didn’t get to swim to the hidden beach. The sites were absolutely beautiful and the drive up to Punta De Mita was nice. We made sure we walked around the little town and saw the shops before we left.
Comments, Questions or Thoughts about this trip? Feel free to get in contact with me, I would love to hear from you!