One of the most searched topics about visiting Puerto Vallarta is The Marietas Islands.
The park was closed in 2016 and has since re-opened on a limited basis. Since its reopening, the Mexican National Park System (CONANP) has set a strong control and restrictions in order to assure the conservation of the Park. As of August 31, 2016, no tour operator can guarantee the entrance to the hidden beach ahead of time.
Entrance to the hidden beach CAN NOT be guaranteed and tour operators have to check availability the same day with Bahía Unida Association and with CONANP, since they regulate the spots per boat. There are only 116 spots per day for 176 authorized boats. Your tour company, guide and boat captain have no control over this situation. Booking in advance does not guarantee access to the hidden beach. If you do not make it to the "Hidden Beach" you can still have an enjoyable day of snorkeling and sightseeing.
This is a list of the top 3 viewed search results on the Marietas and should give you all you need to know about these mysterious islands to help you plan your best visit.