San Blas, in Riviera Nayarit, is world renowned as “the” best destination in all of Mexico for bird watching.

From the brown pelican and Rufous-bellied Chachalaca to the Neotropic Cormorant, the Anhinga, the Great Egret, Tricolored Heron, White-Faced Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, and many, many types of Terns, Gulls, Woodpeckers, Swallows, and Doves, if you are a bird lover, then San Blas Riviera Nayarit Mexico is where you will want to vacation!

Come enjoy a guided San Blas Mexico river tour through La Tovara National Park, a protected crocodile reserve that is also home and sanctuary for many tropical bird species and turtles.

About San Blas Mexico

San Blas Riviera Nayarit was once an important Colonial trading port with the old world charm of elaborate Colonial architecture, some of which is still standing. Today, San Blas is a peaceful little fishing village in Riviera Nayarit, located just 35 miles north of Rincon de Guayabitos, and only 100 miles up from Puerto Vallarta Airport.

Surrounded by coastal mangrove lagoons and natural estuaries, this area is home to more than 300 species of migratory and local bird species. In fact, over 80% of the migratory birds come here during the winter months from North America, making San Blas Mexico’s best, undisputed birding location.

Here are a few other types of birds you are likely to see while on a San Blas eco boat tour:

  • Yellow-Winged Cacique
  • Streak-Backed Oriole
  • Bronzed Cowbird
  • Western Meadowlark
  • Rufous-Backed Robin
  • White-Collared Seedeater
  • Sinaloa Crow
  • Social Flycatcher
  • Great Kiskadee
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Lineated Woodpecker
  • Inca Dove

Things to Do in San Blas Nayarit

Other attractions and things to do in San Blas include:

  • Barrel surfing, snorkeling, and other water sports on Borrengo Beach
  • Sailing to the Isabel Island, a volcanic island in Bahia de Matanchen
  • Chartered sport fishing for Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and more
  • San Basilio Fortress (which dates back to 1530) and other Colonial ruins

Book a San Blas Mexico Boat Tour!

Along with eco boat tours and bird watching with naturalist guides, San Blas is best known for its calm, white sandy beaches, friendly locals, and fresh, delicious, specialty cuisines.

Cruising through the incredible ecosystem of river La Tovara, seeing exotic birds in the mangrove trees, visiting the crocodile reserve, and exploring rustic towns and historic ruins, all combine to deliver an authentic total Riviera Nayarit experience.

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