- by travelpulse
- 01 Apr 2023
Puerto Vallarta has natural sceneries that impress with their beauty and vast biodiversity as well as protected areas and ecotourism destinations where you can connect with nature without leaving a significant footprint behind.
Here are some of the notable places where visitors can live Puerto Vallarta's natural charm to the fullest.
Located in front of Mismaloya beach, Los Arcos National Marine Park is a natural paradise to practice scuba diving and snorkeling. It is a great place to discover abundant marine life because its oceanic currents are light and allow excellent visibility even at 480 meters deep.
If you want to take your diving experience to another level, book a sunset dive tour, which offers one of the most extraordinary and unforgettable underwater adventures. Los Arcos also offers ideal waters for paddle boarding and kayaking while discovering the caves that form between the huge granite rocks that emerge in the middle of the sea.
This protected area is the natural habitat of diverse marine birds, such as boobies, some species of parakeets, and pelicans, among others. At the bottom of the sea, its reefs are home to multicolored fish, among which you will find clownfish, pufferfish, manta rays, and octopuses.
Just 30 minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta, in the direction of Barra de Navidad, you will find this great space dedicated to the conservation and exhibition of exotic plants from Mexico and the world. It's been ranked among the 10 Best Botanical Gardens in North America.
Inaugurated in 2005, this extraordinary garden has an extension of 46 hectares and is protected by Friends of Vallarta Botanical Gardens, A.C., in collaboration with the United States. Today it is one of the essential attractions in the region, as it offers you the opportunity to observe beautiful birds that visit it daily and to refresh yourself in the Los Horcones River, just a few steps away.
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