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Snorkeling at Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta

We visited as a guest of the venue

Marriott in Puerto Vallarta

I sat on the balcony of our oceanfront room at CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa watching the sunrise over the crystalline waters excited about spending the afternoon snorkeling at Los Arcos for the first time.

Snorkel at Los Arcos

On my previous trips to Puerto Vallarta, I had tried to make plans to snorkel at Los Arcos, but it never seemed to work out. I had heard so much about the beautiful fish that swim around the giant rock formations off the coastline, and couldn’t wait to experience it with my daughter.

Heading to Los Arcos

The concierge at the Marriott took care of all the arrangements for our excursion and made it where I didn’t have to worry about anything. When it was time to leave, there was a taxi waiting for us at the entrance to the lobby that took us to the dock where we boarded the Canuwa boat.

Swimming through the Los Arcos arches

We enjoyed a complimentary breakfast on the boat and listened to rockin’ music as the boat took us to Los Arcos. When we arrived, the staff helped us with finding a comfortable snorkel, life vest, and flippers. (If you have your own gear, I recommend bringing it, so you have more time in the water)

Child snorkeling at Los Arcos

Colorful fish in Mexico

Ella swimming in Puerto Vallarta

The boat is large, and can’t anchor too close to the rocks, so we got our workout in for the day while swimming out to the rocks. There were small fishing boats surrounding the rocks, and once we passed them, we could see a magical world under the sea.

Exploring the waters in Puerto Vallarta

Fish in Puerto Vallarta

Having a blast in Puerto Vallarta

The guide that helped us swim out to the rocks brought some bread crumbs to help bring all the fish together. There were hundreds of fish surrounding us in the clear turquoise waters. We enjoyed every minute that we snorkeled around Los Arcos, especially when we swam through one of the giant arches.

Lots of fish in Mexico

Sea of fish in Puerto Vallarta

It was an unforgettable experience that we will never forget. After snorkeling, the boat took us to Las Animas Beach where we relaxed, swam, and zip lined through the jungle.

Los Arcos in Puerto Vallarta

When planning your family vacation to Puerto Vallarta, make plans to go snorkeling at Los Arcos.

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