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Marietas-island

"The Galapagos of the Bay "

BY BIOL. OSCAR S. ARANDA MENA


A natural landmark of Banderas Bay, the Marieta Islands are one of the most important places for marine bird watching in México and the eastern Pacific tropics, as well as being a shelter for countless varieties of marine species. This wildlife refuge is a protected natural zone, and its characteristics make it a unique place worthy of visiting and respecting.Volcanic protected islands

 

The islands were formed during the Cretaceous era by volcanic activity that created ragged formations, ideal places to shelter life. Although their names are somewhat different, the two islands that make up this archipelago (one round and one long) have basically the same formations, dominated by vast caves and cliffs.

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  • By Sayulita Panga

    Mexican ponga (open-bow fishing boat with outboard motor) which offers Sayulita visitors a great day of excitement as well as a chance to view the village and surrounding jungles and beaches from the RivNay.

  • Charter Sailboat

    Touring via Trimaran is a memorable way to vistings tand touring the Marietas Marine Reserve. From the here you can snorkel and see some of the most abundant sea life in the Riviera Nayarit.

  • Via Punta de Mita

    Fisherman’s co-op all local boats together in one convenient location. Bookings are rotated to ensure all of our local boat captains have a steady flow of customers. It’s found in the jetties just beyond “Restaurant Row”.

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