The Riviera Nayarit and the Islas Marietas just a click away

  • Mexico’s Pacific Treasure extends an invitation to experience an interactive virtual reality tour of one of Banderas Bay and Mexico’s top attractions.
  • The virtual tour can be accessed via the websites for the Riviera Nayarit, Banderas Bay Municipal Government Tourism Office, Jebus Media, and Mictlán Surf School.

The Riviera Nayarit and the Government of Banderas Bay, via its Tourism Office, in conjunction with Jebus Media, Mictlán Surf School, and photographers Andrea Fanni, Francisco Valdez, and Samuel Reséndiz present the Islas Marietas Virtual Tour, an interactive virtual reality tour with more than thirty 360° panoramic images of one of the most important attractions of this tourist destination.

Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Visitors and Convention Bureau (CVB), shared that the purpose of the virtual tour is to promote the destination and its natural attractions, and them available to everyone, “especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic that has particularly affected the travel industry, making it necessary to use new and innovative strategies to attract more visitors.”

At a click

In addition to the spectacular Playa del Amor, the Virtual Tour of the Marietas Islands takes the user to other beautiful spots such as La Nopalera beach, the Stone Bridge, El León, Los Morros, and La Cueva de Mictlán, to mention a few, as well as allowing them to observe the islands’ fauna and flora.

The tour can be done on a computer, cell phone, or with virtual reality glasses on the Riviera Nayarit website at:

The tour can also be accessed through the website of the Tourism Department of the Municipal Government of Banderas Bay:

Jebus Media:

Mictlán Surf School:

Read on to learn more about this natural wonder of the Riviera Nayarit:

Islas Marietas National Park is an archipelago located on the north coast of Banderas Bay, 8 km from Punta de Mita. It is composed of two islands, 900 meters from each other, which date back some 60,000 years and result from volcanic activity. Isla Redonda (where Playa del Amor is located) is about 1,000 meters long and 500 meters at its widest point. Isla Larga is about 900 meters long and 400 meters wide. There are also two islets and other minor mounds.

It has been called the “Islas Marietas National Park” since April 25, 2005; three years later, it was designated a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. It has also been internationally recognized as a Ramsar Site, which makes it a privileged place to visit and a place that must be respected.

Visitors will see species such as giant manta rays, thornback rays, hammerhead sharks, silky sharks, silky sharks, and bull sharks around the islands. It is also an important site for the reproduction of the humpback whale and other species of cetaceans and dozens of species of marine birds whose cries create a symphony of trills and other calls.

The Riviera Nayarit is a safe destination. Hotels, restaurants, and tourist establishments are following all the health protocols established by the Federal Government’s Ministry of Health and operating at the allowed capacities. Access to the beaches is limited. Be a responsible tourist: wear your mask and keep your distance.

We’re ready!



The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) work tirelessly to jointly promote the region with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit through its Tourism Promotion Trust (Fiprotur).