A visit to Puerto Vallarta is almost synonymous with a visit to Mother Nature herself. While it is true that the city was once a remote fishing village and has grown exponentially over the last couple of decades, the city remains surrounded by lush tropical jungle and majestic blue of the ever-extending ocean.
With almost every point on the coast of Banderas Bay offering an exquisite mountain and ocean view, Puerto Vallarta is a unique destination that gives its visitors the opportunity to connect with nature and experience the serenity it has to offer. Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit offer all kinds of eco-tourism opportunities for those who wish to submerge themselves in an intimate experience with their surroundings. Below, you’ll find various eco-tourism experiences in Puerto Vallarta that we highly recommend.
Los Arcos is a world-renowned eco-tourism destination that offers its visitors the opportunity to experience a variety of marine activities while being dazzled by the astounding beauty of the natural cave-like rock formations on the south coast of Puerto Vallarta. Diving and snorkeling are highly recommended to discover some of the abundant marine wildlife under the surface. While for those who prefer to remain above water, kayaking and paddleboarding are also popular activities for this spot. The marine park is a protected area due to its being home to several species of seabirds.
Less than a 30-minute drive from the Romantic Zone in Puerto Vallarta, you’ll find one of the top 10 botanical gardens in North America. The Puerto Vallarta Botanical Garden is a must-visit during your stay in Puerto Vallarta. It is home to an extraordinary collection of plants and flowers from around Mexico and other places around the world. Consisting of 46 hectares of land, the garden is visited by thousands of people a year who go to experience magnificent birdwatching, admire stunning plants and trees, and to swim in the Los Horcones River.
Located right in the middle of the city, El Salado Estuary is a protected area extending over 168 hectares that is home to a wide variety of fauna while also serving as a breeding ground for multiple species of fish. Connecting to the Pacific Ocean through a freshwater canal, the union of fresh and saltwater creates a unique ecosystem in the center of the city. Among the fauna found here you can find river crocodiles, fiddler crabs, garrobos, raccoons, opossums, and multiple species of seabirds such as the Garza Blanca.
Prepare yourself for the sensory experience of a lifetime during your stay at one of the most exclusive luxury villa vacation rentals in Puerto Vallarta. Just minutes from the city’s iconic Malecon boardwalk, Casa Tabachin is everything you’ve ever dreamed of and more when it comes to the perfect Puerto Vallarta vacation.
Did you know that upon booking at Casa Tabachin, you are eligible for up to $350USD in discounts on Puerto Vallarta tours and activities? Don’t forget to mention to your private concierge that you are interested in eco-tourism, and we’ll be more than happy to book the perfect private tour for you and your group.
Casa Tabachin is perfectly located on a hillside that gifts amazing views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, the Sierra Madre mountains, and the tropical paradise that is the city of Puerto Vallarta. Built in the historic zone, the home is a longtime favorite of Hollywood Jet Sets. Nestled in a neighborhood with gourmet five-star restaurants and the sweet sound of Mexican mariachi music, you’ll never tire of enjoying astounding sunsets and starlit nights in your exclusive piece of paradise. Revel in colonial architecture, traditional cobblestone streets and floral beauty on every corner.
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