Puerto Vallarta Parks and Gardens

(Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico)

Photo of the famous Los Arcos rock formationNatural scenery is an important part of Puerto Vallarta's landscape, both on land and underwater. Los Arcos is one of the most notable parks within Puerto Vallarta and everything within this scenic nature reserve is protected.

Many tourists staying in Puerto Vallarta choose to visit the El Moro Wildlife Sanctuary for the spectacular coral reefs alone, with regular boat trips available. Puerto Vallarta's main parks, gardens and reserves are described more fully below.

Different picture and view of Los Arcos

Los Arcos

Address: Highway 200, Puerto Vallarta, 48300, Mexico, MX
Los Arcos is one of the region's best places to appreciate the local wildlife. Many people come here for the views alone and the glass-bottom boat trips are especially popular with tourists and families. The underwater attractions are endless, suiting those who enjoy diving and snorkelling.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

El Moro Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Bahia de Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta, 63732, Mexico, MX
Located just off the coastline of Puerto Vallarta, the El Moro Wildlife Sanctuary enjoys a nearby island setting and is brimming with indigenous flora and fauna. Apart from the scuba diving and snorkelling, other highlights include sea turtles and many colourful underwater creatures, which can be viewed by glass-bottom boats.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00
Admission: free