An authentic natural monument stands very close to the coast, right between Playa Gemelas and Mismaloya. It is Los Arcos, a natural reserve of marine life that counts on an incomparable beauty and that, in the past, gave the name of Puerto Las Peñas to what today we all know as Puerto Vallarta.
It is located only 10 kilometers from Puerto Vallarta and is a place that, regardless of whether you are local or tourist, should visit. It is accessed by federal highway 200 in a southerly direction with an estimated time of only 15 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta or by the many boat tours available.
It is an impressive rock formation that is a natural habitat for many species of birds, both resident and migratory, which is why, those who like bird watching, will find in this site the perfect opportunity to capture them with their cameras. At the same time, there are many types of multicolored fish, turtles, blankets and other marine species.
To appreciate and enjoy the wide variety of marine life in the Mismaloya Arches, it is best to do activities such as diving and snorkeling, because through these you will explore the underwater world that you can find here, capable of captivating anyone. You can also swim by the islets or enter the natural tunnel of the main rock, you will surely take an experience worthy of bragging to your friends. Other alternatives to complement this extraordinary ride are kayak and paddle board.
While the Mismaloya Arches are not the only natural recreational site within Banderas Bay, it is one of the best and we assure you that you will have a memorable day.