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Marine Park Los Arcos

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In 1984, Los Arcos, five granite Islands covered with greenery, located South of Puerto Vallarta, between Las Gemelas and Mismaloya, just a short distance from the shore, was declared a national marine Park. The largest island of the archipelago Los Arcos rises above the surface of the ocean at 43 meters. Its length is 700 metres. All the Islands have steep shores. The depth of the water around them reaches a mile. Visitors to the marine Park primarily interested in the numerous colonies of birds occupying these pieces of land for nesting. Especially a lot of sea birds and colourful parrots.

Los Arcos tend to visit and divers are allowed to dive in the vicinity of the Islands. The local underwater world is characterized by bright colors and variety. Here you can see turtles, Moray eels, stingrays and other marine life.

To get to the marine Park is possible only by boat. Even if you are not attracted to study underwater depths, do not pass up this tour. Boats close enough to the Islands that you can consider all the details of the local feathered inhabitants and see the tunnels that dotted the shores, a picturesque stone arches, and mysterious caves.

After a short stop near the Islands of Los Arcos, boats followed by further South, taking guests to the magnificent countryside beaches and cut off from the big world villages Quimixto, Majahuitas and Yelapa. These settlements can be reached only by water.