Los Arcos, the most popular diving and snorkeling destination in Puerto Vallarta is located near Mismaloya in the Bay of Banderas. This protected marine preserve offers a cluster of picturesque small islands full of tropical fish. This beautiful marine reserve park offers reefs, tunnels, caves, and arches packed with marine life. There is a good opportunity to see sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, whales and more in this area. The snorkeling at Los Arcos Islands Underwater National Park is spectacular with a wide variety of marine life. The islands offer some of the best diving opportunities in the area.
Los Arcos is an excellent and very safe snorkel site for both experienced and not so experienced snorkelers. You can spend hours gliding above the shallow coral reef and rocky bottom.
Los Arcos is an underwater national marine park reserve that is protected by the Mexican Government. This means it is illegal to fish, or remove anything from the bottom which creates a friendly, tropical sea life habitat for you to enjoy. At any time of the year you can expect endless numbers of schools of angel fish, parrot fish, puffer fish and cornet fish that feed in the shallow reefs of Los Arcos.
Keep your eyes open for octopus, lobster and small spotted eagle rays, which frequent the site year-round.
The reef depth range is from 3-30 feet and the surface of the water is rarely choppy so you can expect respectable visibility between 15-50 feet year-round. Water temperatures range from 79°-86°F from June-December, and 70°-78°F from January-May.
Los Arcos Marine Park is a Marvel of Nature. An absolute must do and see!
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