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Explore the 'Hidden Beach' of Mexico

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While you are traveling to Mexico City, and crave the sandy beach atmosphere then definitely visit the areas like Acapulco and Tecolutla for a fun time. The crowded and colorful city streets accompanied by the sprawling sandy beaches in those areas are a dream for anyone wanting a little sun and sand. While you are free to roam around in any part of Mexico, we do recommend going a little out of the way for a completely new experience visiting the Hidden Beach.

The Hidden Beach is far off from the Mexico City, but it is worth visiting because of its stunning natural views and the calm atmosphere it provides. Possibly one of the most intriguing spots, the ‘Hidden Beach’ is located off the coast of Puerto Vallarta on the Islas Marietas which is on the city’s western side. The beach is almost completely engulfed by a cave, with a massive hole in the roof supposedly done by using the uninhabited island as a target for bombing practice during World War 1.

Because of this extremely, unique history and also because of a campaign led by Jacques Cousteau in 1960, the islands were named a national park in 2005 and have been protected ever since.

You can access the beach through an hour-long boat ride from the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and then either by swimming or paddling through the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Besides that, plenty of tour companies also arrange travels to the exotic spot. The unique way of entering is worth the wait. You are greeted by the picturesque view and the beautiful flora and fauna; an ideal setting for nature lovers. This place is perfect for an afternoon spent lazing around on the beach or snorkeling for the perfect holiday pictures.

Explore, wander and soak in the sun at the scenic beaches of Mexico!

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