Discover Nayarit’s crystal clear, warm Pacific waters and enjoy snorkeling in the Riviera Nayarit, something that can be enjoyed by people of almost all ages.
Beginner snorkeling is quick to learn so anyone can enjoy the sport on their very first try and head out alongside more experienced snorkelers to explore and discover incredible tropical eco-systems plus secluded islands and beaches on a variety of excursions.
State-of-the-art equipment is provided on excursions and experienced guides assist snorkelers of all skill levels so that everyone enjoys a safe, fun, memorable experience.
Just below the ocean’s surface in beautiful Banderas Bay Mexico you’ll find some of the warm Pacific Ocean’s most stunning marine life – an amazing underwater world just waiting for you to discover. You can access Banderas Bay snorkeling from Nuevo Vallarta, Flamingos, Bucerias, Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Destiladeras, and Punta de Mita.
Not far offshore from Punta Mita lies Marietas Islands, an uninhabited protected National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers stunning opportunities for snorkeling, including the world famous “Hidden Beach,” a natural cavernous shell with a pristine hidden white sandy beach and beautifully clear turquoise waters. Snorkeling Punta Mita is also quite popular offering a plethora of amazing underwater sights from tropical fish and coral reefs, to underwater caves, sea turtles and more.
Pristine hidden sandy beaches like Punta Sayulita and Playa Los Muertos, just a short hike from the costal town of Sayulita, offer excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities from shore. There are also plenty of boating excursions that you can book to enjoy open water snorkeling in and around Sayulita, one of Nayarit’s most underrated vacation destinations.
Sustainable ecotourism is a central theme in San Blas Riviera Nayarit. Located just over 90 miles north of Nuevo Vallarta, San Blas is a favorite vacation destination for many Mexicans. San Blas snorkeling is ideal for any one that loves the beach and loves to dive. You can also book a boating excursion to take you over to Isabel Island for a day of amazing snorkeling and secluded beaches.
All along the Pacific Coast of Riviera Nayarit one can book a snorkeling boat tour with knowledgeable guides that can take you to best Nayarit snorkeling locations.
Whether venturing out from your hotel beach or on a professionally guided snorkeling boat tour, there is a vast array of marine life and beautiful underwater scenery to delight all snorkelers of every skill level. Giant manta rays, sea turtles, exotic tropical fish and reefs with beautiful coral formations are plentiful in Riviera Nayarit bays and coastline.
Many organized snorkeling excursions in Riviera Nayarit often combine several water activities including sailing or cruising to the snorkeling site, plus swimming, kayaking and keeping a watchful eye out for playful dolphins, whales and indigenous colorful tropical birds that make all who see them realize they are indeed in paradise.
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