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La Tovara National Park

San Blas

La Tovara is one of the most important mangrove sites in Mexico and the only way to visit it is by boat. Its 6 kilometers ( 3.5 miles ) of channels give origin to this natural reserve that feeds on fresh and saltwater, making it the perfect habitat for 90 species of endemic and migratory birds such as the cinnamon heron and green macaw.

Three types of mangroves can be seen here: red, white, and black. The maze formed by their roots is home to crocodiles and turtles that slide into the crystal clear waters to cool off.

Seeing this spectacle is part of the tour, as well as going into the channels that are practically covered by vegetation. There are even areas where the sun's rays cannot penetrate.

All the boats arrive at the natural pool with wooden floating houses that resemble constructions of the first inhabitants of the region and were recreated for the filming of the Spanish movie “Cabeza de Vaca”.

At the end of the trip, the boat makes a visit to the restaurant of La Tovara to taste the typical dishes made with seafood.

To visit La Tovara National Park there are two docks: El Conchal, located at the entrance of the port of San Blas; and La Aguada, towards la Bahia de Matanchén.

La Tovara is one of the most important mangrove sites in Mexico and the only way to visit it is by boat. Its 6 kilometers ( 3.5 miles ) of channels give origin to this natural reserve that feeds on fresh and saltwater, making it the perfect habitat for 90 species of endemic and migratory birds such as the cinnamon heron and green macaw.

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Three types of mangroves can be seen here: red, white, and black. The maze formed by their roots is home to crocodiles and turtles that slide into the crystal clear waters to cool off.

Seeing this spectacle is part of the tour, as well as going into the channels that are practically covered by vegetation. There are even areas where the sun's rays cannot penetrate.

All the boats arrive at the natural pool with wooden floating houses that resemble constructions of the first inhabitants of the region and were recreated for the filming of the Spanish movie “Cabeza de Vaca”.

At the end of the trip, the boat makes a visit to the restaurant of La Tovara to taste the typical dishes made with seafood.

To visit La Tovara National Park there are two docks: El Conchal, located at the entrance of the port of San Blas; and La Aguada, towards la Bahia de Matanchén.

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