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Los Arcos

Los Arcos National Marine Park, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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Type: Islands, National Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
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Type: Islands, National Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
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White Rock, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The first time here the water was clean, snorkeling was great, and we had a great time. This last time the water had steaks on it. At one point when we came up my niece's hair had something slimy in it. That's when I realized that the film on the water was sewage from the cruise ships. I guess the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Huge stones jutting out from the deep within the bay. Beautiful ride to this point and beyond. There is a man who paints beautiful pictures on tiles w/only his fingers.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I joined a group of people heading to Los Arcos from Mismaloya Beach. The snorkelling is great here and much better than it was around the Marietas Islands! When I went - the water was clear, there were heaps of fish and the water was fairly calm! Definitely worth doing if you're heading to Puerto Vallarta.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed at a nearby resort and kayaked to Los Arcos. There were several tourist boats around with people snorkeling, but there was plenty of room for us without feeling too close together. Water was a lot more clear than anticipated so we were able to see many kinds of fish. Definitely kayak through the largest arch - the water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are in the area and want to snorkel, this is where you go! We have been able to snorkel in many parts of the world and this would not be one of our top spots. Yes the water is warm but not super clear. It also can get rough so go early in the morning!

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Beautiful natural arches; snorkelling; if in a kayak, you can go through one of the arches. (This review allegedly is not the minimum 50 characters, which I doubt, so am adding this line as filler).

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Los Arcos is a nice limestone formation. A wondeful place to snorkel and see beautiful fish. Nice beach. Several boat trips there daily.

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Used the spa at Los Arcos on the Malecon in Puerto Vallerta. We had a couples spa treatment with Iris. Iris was fabulous, very professional! The spa was extremely clean, serene and professional. It was a great experience from the moment you walk through the doors the lovely experience begins.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

If you are looking for a great deal on use of amaenities and getting some day passes Los Arcos offers a great deal. The atmosphere is lively - And you will have a surpirse with some friends walking the property as well that make it a little more exciting of an experience :) The food here is just average but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We really, really enjoyed Los Arcos. This is a marine reserve consisting of rocky islands shaped like arches very near the shore near the village of Mismaloya about 10 km south of Puerto Vallarta. It is very close to the Barcelo resort in Mismaloya and you can see the rocky islands from Highway 200. We took a private boat tour... More 

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