There’s a hidden beach deep in the Marieta Islands of Mexico known as Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach).
But first, to get to Playa del Amor, visitors must take a 22-mile boat ride from Puerto Vallarta’s coast. Then they must decide how to navigate the Pacific Ocean and the cave’s ceiling level to the sandy beach. Mexico’s national park regulations limit this idyllic locale to only 116 daily visitors.
Playa del Amor’s rocky past
The romantic beach, aptly nicknamed “Beach of Love” by the locals, serves as a magnet for couples seeking a romantic escape and travelers pursuing serenity.
Jacques Cousteau’s conservation efforts in the 1960s helped preserve the uninhabited islands from further military destruction.