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Los Arcos

Los Arcos National Marine Park, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Lynnwood, Washington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Spent 45 minutes snorkeling here by taking a boat 5 minutes from Mismaloya Beach and they gave my wife and I snorkeling gear for $500 pesos total... WELL WORTH THE $$$ spent. I would recommend going that route over a major tour and go early in the day when there aren't so many boats around. Not a lot of variety... More

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Los Angeles
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Although the visibility was only around 15 feet, there were tons of fish to see. Bring some bread with you and the fish will be swarming all over you. We even saw a spotted sting ray swimming around 10 feet below our feet. You can even swim through the arches in the rocks. Watch out for currents and don't get... More

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Woodstock, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

have come to LosArcos for many years and have great memories.every year we come to here to have lunch and watch all the going on of Los Muertos beach.

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Penticton, British Columbia, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went with a company called Cielito Lindo, recommended by Air Canada Vacations, and were pleasantly surprised. Our boat was not full on the day so there were only about 20 of us and it was a very pleasant experience. Water was extremely clear on the day went and we were able to see all sorts of colourful fish. It was... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We went with Boca Divers for the snorkeling. It is a company run by Carla out of Boca de Tomatclan. We met her at her shop at 8 am then she had a private boat for us to go out to Los Arcos, it was a little more expensive because no one else had signed up for snorkeling that day.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went by Los Arcos on way to snorkeling at Chileno Bay.We saw sea lions on the rocks and on the way back saw some young whales.

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We took the orange bus from old town to Mismaloya...cheap, quick and great quiet location. From that beach, we found a private tour with family owned place on beach, snorkeling at los arcos. We had a great day exploring and tanning and eating..and cerveza of course. Highly recommend!

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

An interesting landmark, but nothing special. We did some scuba diving in the area in April and the visibility was not very good. Supposedly, other times in the year, the visibility is much better. However, there was not many interesting fish to see in that area.

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Marana, Arizona, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

One of the major reasons I wanted to go to Los Arcos was to see the frigate birds roosting. We saw them from the road close to them and then from the beach in Mismaloya. We were immediately hit up by someone who wanted to take us to Los Arcos for $25 each. Snorkeling equipment included and one hour out... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Easy to get to by an abundance of water taxis in port for about $15. Find a guide that speaks English, which is easy to do. After your tour of the beaches, they will drop you at a beach side restaurant for a meal or just snacks and cocktails. Walk back to port or catch a cab to see the... More

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