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Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta

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Head beneath the water at Los Arcos, a scenic coastal area with an abundant marine environment and interesting geological features. Stretch out on the sandy beach and admire the caves and arches of the limestone islands out in the bay. Consider taking a tour boat out to the islands to explore what lies beneath. Many companies arrange diving, snorkeling, and swimming experiences, where you get to see sea turtles, schools of colorful fish, and the naturally sculpted arches and caves up close. Use our Puerto Vallarta online road trip planner to add Los Arcos and other attractions to your Puerto Vallarta vacation plans.
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  • Took a private boat out to Los Arcos! Love this place! Will visit every time I go to Puerto Vallarta. The water is so clear, you can see the bottom. Fish are colorful. Water is warm and clean. We sail...  more »
  • The snorkeling here is not good at all. Visibility is very low, currents are strong, and there is no coral to be seen - only rocks with limited fish. Not worth the time and energy, especially if you h...  more »
  • you can take a boat ride excursion from pretty much any hotel and they will take you there to snorkel and watch the whales. Can get a bit crowded at times. Bring some old bread or tortillas with you s...  more »

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Where to stay in Puerto Vallarta

The appropriately named Hotel Zone, at the coastal fringe of the city center, serves as one of the most popular areas to stay, with equally good access to the beach and the amenities within the city. Private rentals are particularly popular, with the Hotel Zone and the equally vibrant hub of Emiliano Zapata to the south offering plenty of condominiums to complement the range of budget, mid-range, and luxury hotels. Many of the city's best gay-friendly accommodations are found at the southern fringe of the old town.
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