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El Salado Estuary

Puerto Vallarta

If the plethora of natural attractions available in Puerto Vallarta were not enough, you should also add El Salado estuary (Estero El Salado) to your list of places to visit during your trip.

El Salado is considered a greenbelt for the Bahía de Banderas and is the only urban estuary in the country. Three of the five varieties of mangrove (red, white and black) can be found there, which in turn, produce food for species which inhabit the area.

The channels can be explored using a small boat, accompanied by a biologist, who will be your guide when it comes to observing the flora and fauna. Different species can also be sighted, such as iguanas, crocodiles, raccoons, and other endemic varieties.

Although the initial access is through the Naval zone, you will find yourself in the middle of a unique habitat, surrounded by mangroves, just a few minutes later, as you navigate channels full of wild beauty.

If the plethora of natural attractions available in Puerto Vallarta were not enough, you should also add El Salado estuary (Estero El Salado) to your list of places to visit during your trip.

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El Salado is considered a greenbelt for the Bahía de Banderas and is the only urban estuary in the country. Three of the five varieties of mangrove (red, white and black) can be found there, which in turn, produce food for species which inhabit the area.

The channels can be explored using a small boat, accompanied by a biologist, who will be your guide when it comes to observing the flora and fauna. Different species can also be sighted, such as iguanas, crocodiles, raccoons, and other endemic varieties.

Although the initial access is through the Naval zone, you will find yourself in the middle of a unique habitat, surrounded by mangroves, just a few minutes later, as you navigate channels full of wild beauty.

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