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Los Arcos

#14 of 161 things to do in Puerto Vallarta Features Animals
Los Arcos National Marine Park, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 322 146 2139
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“colorful fish” (26 reviews)
“private boat” (17 reviews)
Los Arcos National Marine Park, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
+52 322 146 2139
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Clear diving and snorkeling. Very cool caves and need to see the bird out there. I would recommend getting out early in a small group to avoid the large groups late morning.

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many fish we felt like we were in an aquarium! Even saw a sting ray. Go early because it gets pretty crowded later.

Thank pbgayte
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to go snorkeling, we rented a private bot since we did not like the all day tours offered it was a great experience at our own pace

Thank dutillye
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times, but this year the water was very clear , waves were low and there were no jellyfish to sting us! We were able to snorkel through one of the caves--something I have never done before. The water temperature was...More

1  Thank Carolyn Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't have high expectations because I'd read that the snorkeling in PV area wasn't great, but Los Arcos was really nice (actually the beach in front of our condo was too!) We ended up going three times during our trip, paying a local guide...More

Thank Ang L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's nice to see that there are still living fish, corals, sea plants and life alive and well. So many times you go to snorkel and feel there's really nothing left. All tour guides and locals treat this place with respect and the experience you...More

1  Thank cindywinter67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great for snorkeling. Also a beautiful backdrop for a wedding. We took a catamaran here and saw much wildlife under the waters.

Thank JenAngl24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been snorkeling here many times, both with a large group on a boat and in a private boat with a few people. By far, the best time I have had was by kayaking to the spot and snorkeling from the kayak. When you...More

2  Thank D C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful Sea life, Ton's of colorful fish, great for Snorkel or Scuba, but DON'T go on a Cattle boat!! Too many people, not enough time in the water. rent a Pongo, or go with Chico's!!

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rent a panga out of Mismaloya for around 40-50 dollars then spend an hour snorkeling at the rocks. Great fish and other creatures. Our boatman found us octopuses and puffer fish along with many colorful tropical fish. This is not the same experience you...More

Thank Chris H
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Evan A
June 4, 2017|
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Response from rogeria l | Reviewed this property |
There is a path down to the beach close to the local bus stop and plenty of people offering any service you might like including a boat and snorkelling gear to get out to Los Arcos.
February 22, 2017|
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Response from Wyldecamp | Reviewed this property |
Marietas Islands would be my recommendation over Los Arcos. It is unique and very cool. Research the tour companies for that trip and pick one that has smaller group sizes and goes early before all the crowds come. They... More
Shelly H
December 22, 2016|
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Response from lamike2500 | Reviewed this property |
Jet ski came by hotel/beach. I did take boat ride to skin dive. Had a good time