Coral Reef and Park
Tours and Activities in Puerto Vallarta
Los Arcos is located in the South Area of Puerto Vallarta around 20 minutes from Puerto Vallarta’s downtown. Very close to mismaloya beach.
This stunning place is a group of beautiful granite islands and islets that protrude from the sea surface and has become a wonderful place for diving, swimming, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking.
Los Arcos National Marine Park is a cluster of small rock islands located just off the coast between Mismaloya and Gemelas beaches. The islands are very picturesque with arches in them and lots of birds flying around.
The arches looked pretty awesome, so it would have been fascinating to swim through there, but we didn’t get that chance due to where our boat was positioned. With that in mind, my recommendation to you for visiting Los Arcos would be to try and get a smaller boat, perhaps drive to Mismaloya and hire one there – this will significanly shorten your time in the boat to get to the destination (can get problematic due to the choppy sea) and give you more flexibility on what time to go and where to position the boat – you may even be able to take the boat through the arches.