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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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Mr. Cream Pancakes & Waffles, Condominios Marina Sol S/N, Marina Vallarta, 48354 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Soft Beverages
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Bottled water
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Port fee. 40 pesos per person to be paid in cash to guide upon meeting
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum numbers apply (5). There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • For children and infants, valid proof of birth date will be required upon meeting the guide (birth certificate or passport copy)
    • Dress code is smart casual: swimming suit, towel, biodegradable sun block lotion, hat(cap), and sunglasses are recommended
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Please mention any medical condition
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 21 November 2018

    Our family had the opportunity to go snorkeling with two separate tours while in Puerto Vallarta. Vallarta Natours was by far the superior experience over the larger tour. We saw far more marine life and we’re able to explore a much larger and much more...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    6  Thank Michelle H
    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2019

    Dear Michelle, Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family vacations. Nature is best appreciated in smaller groups. The bases for ecoturism: Respect, education, support, awareness....having kids on oard makes the experience so much better. We get to see it all through...More

    Reviewed 10 November 2018

    Thalia and the boat captain took our small group comfortably to Los Arcos from Vallarta Marina. Thalia is a marine biologist who provides clear and interesting dialog about the fish, mammals, birds and other sea life around Los Arcos. When a porpoise or whale surfaced,...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    4  Thank PVLeKliff
    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

    Thank you very much for your kinds words! Any day out with guests is special and different thanks to the input and kindness of each person. You help me create the perfect setting for a nice, respectful nature-based tour, and animals respond to that. Thank...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2018

    After experiencing man snorkeling trips in the past, I was looking forward to getting in the water to see the marine life around Puerto Vallarta. However, I was not expecting the experience that we received. Thalia, our Marine Biologist, tour guide was an incredible surprise...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    10  Thank rbgolf14
    thaliaMsp, Owner at Vallarta Natours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

    What a nice surprise it is to read reviews like yours! Definitely a great way to start our day, and keep working with a big smile on our face. We cannot aim, nor ask for anything less than our guests having a fully enjoyable educative...More

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    8 May 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
    26 April 2019|
    Response from grambuc | Reviewed this property |
    Think so, but strongly suggest you get answer from the tour organisers.
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