It’s not uncommon for people to visit bomb testing sites. After all, the Trinity test site is a popular topic in US history and a place that many people would like to visit (but it is only open for visitors one to two times a year). People are morbidly attracted to learning about warfare and nuclear bombs. Mexico’s government began testing their own bombs before World War I on a group of islands off of their coast, called Marieta Islands. Instead of leaving behind devastation or at least a historical site, those bomb tests created something absolutely unexpected.

The Marieta Islands are a group of small uninhabited islands a few miles off the coast of Nayarit, Mexico.

This hole was formed by the Mexican government’s bomb testing.

But it’s not a site of devastation…

It’s one of beauty. The beach is called Playa de Amor (“Beach of Love”).

It’s a popular tourist attraction.

Many people flock to this unique beach.

It’s not easy making your way to this beach, though.

Visitors must have a permit to visit the Marieta Islands.

They are a Natural Reserve protected by the Mexican Government.

To reach the beach itself, visitors must swim through a small tunnel…

It’s the only way to get to the playa.

Since the wildlife is relatively undisturbed on the beach, visitors have many opportunities to interact with the beautiful creatures.

(H/T 77 Crazy Rabbits) It’s not often that something so beautiful is the result of violence and destruction. Playa de Armor is truly a one-of-a-kind spot you can visit. Share this awesome hidden gem in Mexico with others, click on the Share button below.

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