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Ecotourism

Puerto Vallarta

Nature lovers can find their very own unspoiled paradise in Puerto Vallarta, where the magnificent fauna belonging to this area of the tropics can be observed, up close.

Sea turtles are frequent visitors to the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, where they come to lay their eggs. The city has one of the most successful sea turtle protection programs in the country, and it’s possible to participate in turtle releases between the months of July and December.

Bird watching in and around Puerto Vallarta is another favorite activity for those who love ecotourism. Looking for the best places to do this? Try Altamira, the coastal lagoons, the El Salado estuary, the Río Ameca and the islands in Bahía de Banderas. You can also head south, towards the Sierra Madre, where the bird population is completely different from that found on the coast.

The rainforest surrounding the city offers a great number of options for those who want to go hiking. One such option is to explore the Río Nogalita (the Nogalita River), taking in the vegetation and the landscape; or you could head off to the waterfall along Río Cuale, and take a dip into the pool formed at the foot of the waterfall. Alternatively, you could hike along the trail between Boca de Tomatlán and Las Ánimas.

Nature lovers can find their very own unspoiled paradise in Puerto Vallarta, where the magnificent fauna belonging to this area of the tropics can be observed, up close.

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Sea turtles are frequent visitors to the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, where they come to lay their eggs. The city has one of the most successful sea turtle protection programs in the country, and it’s possible to participate in turtle releases between the months of July and December.

Bird watching in and around Puerto Vallarta is another favorite activity for those who love ecotourism. Looking for the best places to do this? Try Altamira, the coastal lagoons, the El Salado estuary, the Río Ameca and the islands in Bahía de Banderas. You can also head south, towards the Sierra Madre, where the bird population is completely different from that found on the coast.

The rainforest surrounding the city offers a great number of options for those who want to go hiking. One such option is to explore the Río Nogalita (the Nogalita River), taking in the vegetation and the landscape; or you could head off to the waterfall along Río Cuale, and take a dip into the pool formed at the foot of the waterfall. Alternatively, you could hike along the trail between Boca de Tomatlán and Las Ánimas.

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