Best Places for Snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta

Snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta is a fun way to explore the area. Find a snorkeling adventure in the Las Caletas Beach Hideaway and Islas Marietas tours.

Most people travel to Vallarta looking for beauty and adventure. You can find both by participating in a tour featuring snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta Adventures offers a number of tours that include opportunities to go snorkeling in the crystal clear blue water of Puerto Vallarta, so you are sure to find a trip that meets the needs and interest of your group.

Las Caletas Beach Hideaway and the Islas Marietas tour are great options for both experienced and first-time snorkelers. To help you pick the best tour for you, let’s consider what each of these iconic snorkeling tours has to offer and what you can expect.

Las Caletas Beach Hideaway

A trip to Las Caletas Beach is a unique experience. This beautiful beachside location is accessible only by boat, and the only boats allowed to dock are those connected to Vallarta Adventures, making it the perfect private secluded beach.

The Las Caletas Beach Hideaway includes a day-long adventure in this scenic spot, nestled away in the Sierra Madre Mountains. There are a number of activities to participate in during your time here, depending on your interests. These activities include everything from seeking adventure hiking through the exotic rainforest to relaxing in one of the hammocks stretched between towering palm trees.

Ocean adventures are an important part of the Las Caletas Beach Hideaway experience. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of this secluded tropical sanctuary by exploring its shores by kayak or paddleboarding. In addition to these activities, you will definitely want to try snorkeling just offshore of Las Caletas Beach.

Those who try snorkeling can expect to be shown how to use a snorkeling mask, which allows you to breathe while staying underwater in shallow water for an extended period of time. You can dip your head below the surface of the ocean water and gaze at the rocks, fish, and other natural surroundings to appreciate the beauty and natural diversity surrounding Las Caletas Beach.

For more experienced snorkelers looking for speed under the water, the Power Snorkel is an exciting new way to explore around with the minimum effort. Get up-close with the breathtaking marine life with these lightweight and portable underwater power scooters! Available for rent on Las Caletas.

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Other experiences to look forward to on this tour include a nature walk with glimpses of monkeys and parrots, education about the culture, hands-on activities including cooking classes, mezcal tasting and clay modeling  for children. Food and drinks are unlimited during your stay at Las Caletas Beach, making it the perfect all-inclusive activity for the whole familiy and providing fuel for your snorkeling and other adventures.

Islas Marietas Tour

The Islas Marietas Eco Discovery tour is another full-day excursion designed to introduce you to the pristine oceanside beauty of Puerto Vallarta. Marieta State Park was established to protect the natural wonders of this area, so you can expect beautiful, untouched views of beaches, cliffs, ocean water, and wildlife during your visit. Marieta is truly one of the most memorable landscapes in Mexico.


As part of this tour, you will be lead by an experienced guide, but you can also expect opportunities to explore this landscape on your own and at your own pace.

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Equipment will be available for you to use to spend as much time as you would like snorkeling on this tour. Snorkeling will give you the chance to get into the water, providing cool relief on a sunny day, and getting you up close and personal with the rocks and ocean life that make Islas Marietas so special.


Ocean life to look for includes giant manta rays, sea turtles, and multi-colored fish. While you will receive instruction on how to snorkel, especially if you are a first-timer, you are free to explore the area at your own pace. Professional guides are nearby to give you tips, answer questions, and help you enjoy your time.


When you are done snorkeling, the Islas Marietas tour also includes opportunities to kayak, paddleboard, swim or sunbathe on a floating mattress, or simply enjoy the view from the catamaran.

Additional Snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most beautiful places in the world for a snorkeling adventure. The following tours also include opportunities to snorkel:



Beach tours and boating excursions bring you to beautiful locations perfect for exploring ocean wildlife through snorkeling. Book a snorkel tour with Vallarta Adventures.

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