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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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  • Yes it's a Marine Park below the surface but also a refuge above for birds. There were many species of birds nesting on the rocks and trees on Los Arcos. The snorkeling is just ok, visibility isn't gr...  more »
  • Amazing national park. Snorkeling and scuba will bring you up close and personal with many beautiful sea creatures.  more »
  • My fiance and I, one other couple, and the scuba instructor Carlos Lozano went scuba diving on October 14,2017. It was a two tank dive. We started around 8:00AM and took a speed boat to Los Arcos. The...  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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