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Small Group Snorkeling in Los Arcos, Puerto Vallarta

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    Los Arcos.

    The name translates into “The Arches”, one of the iconic sites of Puerto Vallarta. The place made up of a three rock formation to the south side of the bay, on the way to Mismaloya. Arches are indeed present, and swimming through these natural tunnels is a must! This place has beautiful scenery above and under water, and is filled with an incredible biodiversity (fish, reptiles and birds).

    After meeting at the pier, you will cruise south to Los Arcos. Here, you will put on your snorkeling gear and jump into the water (vests are mandatory). The guide will inform you of the fish you'll see. You might even spot some angelfish, sergeant majors, damselfish, rainbow, gobies, eels, star fish, puffers, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, giant manta rays, and many more.... 

    You will be there for about an hour, swimming and snorkeling from one arch to another. Then you will get back on the boat and head south to enjoy a panoramic view of Mismaloya. Those who are interested, can swim to shore and explore the beach or walk along the path to get to the "night of the Iguana" forgotten pier....a place of history.


    Then it's time to get back to the marina, our meeting point. On our way back you have the chance to de dragged behind the boat on our fun inflatable tube!
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    This was a very good trip for our family our guide was very informative. Not only did she go snorkeling with us but brought up shells from the bottom and explained what they were and how they lived. This was much more than a snorkeling...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mike C
    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It's a pleasure to have been your guide and show you a little of what Nature has for us to marvel. I had lots of fun with your family and enjoyed every moment. Remember...More

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    Had a day trip planned with snorkeling, hike, lunch and it was beautiful. Thalia was very knowledgeable. We didn't expect to see whales but we did have the pleasure of them showing up. That was exciting. You will enjoy it if you decide to go....More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank nicole g
    thaliaMsp, Propietario at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

    Thank you, Nicole, Every day out is an adventure. Even thou we may have a plan, Nature is unpredictable and some nice surprises may arise, such as those unexpected whales! Always a pleasure to provide with great experiences. GRACIAS

    Reviewed March 31, 2019

    Not the best snorkelling. Water cloudy. Quite a lot of fish from very small to half a metre, but hard to see. The crew were nice but did not offer the advertised option of going to the shore at Mismaloya. Slight detours to see a...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
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    VallartaNatours, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

    your opinion is hugly appreciated. as any nature based tour, there are some elements that we cannot predict , nor control, such as water visibility. However, you do mention that you did see lots of fish , as well as whales and a sea lion...More

    Reviewed February 26, 2019 via mobile

    We spent an amazing 1/2 day on the beautiful waters with Lisandro. Close up views of Los Arcos and the blue-footed boobies, to snorkeling the walls of Mismoloya. Great guide and a fun time.

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    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2019

    A morning with Lisandro discovering the beauty under the sea is a great way to start a day. Nature has much to offer, we just need to pay attention and respect. Educational fun under the sun 😎

    Reviewed February 12, 2019

    Small group was very interesting as you got to know everyone. The marine biologist was very knowledgeable. She watched and lead us, at a slower pace which give you time to look at the fish and marine life, not just swmming to try and keep...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    2  Thank Donna K
    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

    Nothing in Nature cannot be rushed. Nor would our tours, since each part of our tours is considered thoroughly to enhance the enjoyment of the experience at its fullest. All our senses are to be turned on, feel the current and water temperature, see the...More

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    May 8, 2019|
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    Response from Donna K | Reviewed this property |
    I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and am overweight! The crew I had was VERY helpful. They have a very good ladder that they put at the back of the boat and they help you in. This is always a concern with me when I attempt to... More
    April 26, 2019|
    Response from grambuc | Reviewed this property |
    Think so, but strongly suggest you get answer from the tour organisers.
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