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Casitas Maraika Day Trip

Casitas Maraika Day Trip in Puerto Vallarta

If you want to feel as if you’re a million miles from everything, if only for a day, Casitas Maraika Beach Club is the perfect escape while you stay at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa.  Located south of Puerto Vallarta along a secluded strip of coastline on the Bay of Banderas, you’ll rediscover your inner bliss while lounging the day away on the beach which is hidden amongst the surrounding lush tropical jungle.  

Seclusion at Casitas Maraika

Because there aren’t any other businesses in the immediate area, you can enjoy the soft, sandy beach and clear blue water without the big crowds you might find in nearby towns.  Casitas Maraika is so hidden away, in fact, that you can only get there by hiking through the jungle or by boat, meaning you won’t encounter throngs of tourists.  While it may take a bit of extra effort to arrive there, the outstanding service, superb food and yummy drinks will no doubt prove the trip is worth it.  Discover how relaxing a secluded getaway for the day can be.

Reaching Casitas Maraika is part of the fun in making a day trip there, and these are the top picks for how to do it:


When you take the time to hike to Casitas Maraika (about an hour and a half depending on physical condition), you’ll be rewarded with a sense of accomplishment which may just help you relax that much more once you arrive.  There is a trail you can catch along the southern end of the beach in nearby Boca de Tomatlan (get there by taxi or bus) that will wind its way through the lush jungle with occasional stretches on the beach and viewpoints with stunning vistas of the bay.  The hike is absolutely photo-worthy and you may even get to see some local wildlife.

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Chartered Yacht

If you really want to spoil yourself, you can charter a private yacht and explore the bay in totally chic comfort.  Incorporate your time at Casitas Maraika into a full day of boating fun so that you can see the magnificent beachfront homes dotting the serene coastline.  Your captain will be happy to oblige and you will probably see a good amount of sea creatures on your journey, too.  Upon arrival at Casitas Maraika, you and your companions will have a wonderful time lounging, swimming, eating and drinking.

Water Taxi

Whether you are in a hurry to get there or aren’t in the mood to hike, catch a water taxi and you’ll get there in record time so you can kick back and relax on the beach.  Although there isn’t anything fancy about most panga boats, they get you from point A to point B quickly and efficiently which is what matters most.  Water taxis from Boca de Tomatlan are quite reasonable, but you can also climb aboard one in several areas around the bay including the downtown pier located on Los Muertos Beach in Puerto Vallarta.