This remote beach managed to stay off the tourist radar for many years. Often described as the most beautiful beach in Michoacán, if not the whole Pacific coast, it was a pretty well kept secret. These days Maruata remains off the beaten track but there is the semblance of tourist infrastructure.
Playa Maruata is actually three adjoining beaches which become increasingly hazardous as you head westwards. The main beach is a 3 kilometre crescent of golden sand which runs in front of the village. As well as being the biggest this is generally the safest, particularly near the village.
The next section of beach is set among some rugged rocks. Here you’ll find caves, blowholes and a dramatic rock formation known as Dedo de Dios (The finger of God). Beyond this, the next little cove is rather alarmingly named Playa de los Muertos (Beach of the Dead) which might be a hint to take care. The currents here are particularly strong and combined with the Pacific swells can be treacherous.
It is this westernmost section of Maruata beach which has become one of the best-known nude beaches in Mexico. That means it can draw something of a crowd, although like the rest of Maruata, it’s pretty laid back.
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