Paddle in the gorgeous National Park "Los Arcos" with Oscar
The host : I am Oscar, I’ve been leaving here my all life. I’m a surfer and all of my family are divers (4 générations).
I love the ocean, the beach is literaly my office and I decide to take people surfing and paddle boarding around Bahia de Banderas to show them the beauty of this area, so they may would like to protected like I do. It’s a soft way and unpolluted way to explore the ocean. I started 2 years ago to be independant, and it’s as been an amazing adventure. I like to show the people an other side of Puerta Vallarta with hidden beach, real mexican spot and give them a little bit of this nice culture with have ! I also know the best places in town to get tacos ans sea food.
The experience : (2 hours transport) – early morning or end of the day
These small beautiful granite islands protruding from the sea surface, visible even from downtown PV, which are protected as a National Marine Park since 1984. This beautiful Los Arcos National Marine Park is located out at sea between two beaches, Mismaloya beach and Las Gemelas. At the park, you’ll find caves, deep tunnels, arches and a striking reef. It is said that the waters around the islands are also the deepest in the bay, with a depth ranging from 9 to 480 meters (30 and 1,600 feet).
This wonderful place is also a protected area for various seabird species that breed there, some of these include penguins, various species of parrots, pelicans and other sea and land birds. Mirroring the land-based cornucopia, marine life biodiversity in the sea around the park is also considerable, you'll really enjoy a snorkel in the area, the water is quite clear and you can see different species of fish, mantas, rays, sea turtles, pufferfish and other marine life. The water is crystalline, under the arches of stone, a whole universe!
On the program, snorkel mask, stand up paddle : an amazing day to discover this preserve area.
Included in the price : paddle, snorkel equipment, transportation (2 hours go & return), water & fruits, local certified instructor to guide you // 3-4 hours experience