A few feet from San Blas Port, visitors will find the El Conchal pier, where a boat tour departs to go deep into the La Tovara ecological preserve, a true biodiversity sanctuary.
This tour moves along beautiful natural canals that flow into Matanchen’s bay, in the Pacific Ocean, which stand out for being the spot where the wetland’s fresh water mixes with the ocean’s salt water.
It is a unique opportunity to admire many plant and animal species. The canals, outlined by lianas, ferns and orchids, are home to crocodiles, turtles, fish, ocelots and a great variety of bird species, such as herons, parakeets, woodpeckers and hawks. The best time for bird sighting is from October through April.
The tour ends in a crystal-clear spring ideal for swimming. Near by, visitors will find the crocodile refuge, where a large number of species, some of them endangered, can be admired after paying a small fee. Those wishing to spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach, Matanchen’s bay is a short distance away.