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San Blas Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Mágico, history and natural wealth.

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Its attractions will offer you wonderful adventures in their marshes, mangroves, and national parks. It’s beaches, local gastronomy, ecological diversity and its colonial legacy make San Blas Riviera Nayarit a unique port in the Mexican Pacific.
Come discover it; you’ll love it!

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It is worth entering San Blas!

Throughout our extensive municipality, you can find contrasting landscapes between fantastic beaches, imposing mountains, lagoons, estuaries and waterfalls, however, here we show you some reasons why it is well worth taking a walk around the municipal seat.

In order to let you surprise and marvel at the beautiful port of San Blas, you have to put aside any expectations you have about the typical beach place, full of luxurious resorts and simply live up the unique charm of touring its quiet streets full of history and flavor.

As you walk through town, you will notice the cheerful nature of its inhabitants, simple people who appreciate the small details of life such as a spectacular sunset from the Contaduría Mountain or how about some snoopy yet friendly raccoons “saying” hi! while enjoying your “zarandeado” fish.

If you are a true foodie, in San Blas you will be in your element! In the vicinity of the main square and the market, the rich creations of typical local food such as shrimp empanadas or oyster sopes will definitely conquer you.

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You can also have your moment of introspection while walking through the immense and lonely Borrego Beach, located a few minutes from downtown. You will feel so small and yet so connected to the universe in a different way, remember that you will be stepping on one of the most important energy points for the Huichol people.

VENTURE BETWEEN MANGROVES AND WET LANDS, SAMPLING LOCAL CUISINE

Along the coast and mountains there are striking changes in climate and ecology, with a contrasting geography of bays, headlands, cliffs, and inland estuaries up to 20 kilometers long. From jungles to forests, amid birdsongs and flowers, there you will find La Tovara National Park and the Kiekari crocodile farm, and also discover the small towns which produce delicious tropical fruits such as mango, avocado, banana and coffee. All this combined with the freshest seafood make San Blas one of the best areas on the RIVIERA NAYARIT and in the whole of Mexico regarding regional cuisine specialties.

BIRDS OF PARADISE

San Blas is one of the main places for bird watching on the west coast of Mexico due to the diversity of habitats that include: Rainforests, sea and beaches, mangroves and marshes, estuaries and lagoons, mountain forests of pine and oak, and islands, all of which host easily accessible birding sites. Within a 50 kilometer radius you can go from one habitat to another, via boat trips through mangroves or by open sea, or just hiking around the typical villages along the coast and mountains.
We recommend hiring a local guide for this activity.

ONE OF THE LONGEST WAVES IN THE WORLD

For surfing lovers, San Blas is a paradise to practice this activity where the person merges with the sea riding the board. Here you can find challenging and tempting waves at every beach around, including the one considered by Guinness World Records as the longest wave in the world.

MUCH MORE THAN JUST FISHING

The beauty of the sea in San Blas merges with its abundant marine life, where you can enjoy watching humpback whales during winter months, swimming with whale sharks all year (except the rainy season), and the observation of countless dolphins, giant manta rays, and sea turtles. For the sport fishing lover, deep-sea fishing whether in the ocean or lagoons and estuaries are activities that cannot be missed.

MAGICAL PORT FULL OF HISTORY AND NATURAL WEALTH

YOU WILL LOVE IT!

On the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Nayarit, with 40 km of gently sloping pristine beaches, between the mouths of streams and mountains that spill into the sea, you will reach the Port of San Blas, typical fishing village rooted in the charm of simplicity, with friendly and hospitable people.

Nestled in the heart of the wetlands, San Blas is known for being one of the most important spots in the Western Hemisphere for the observation of native and migratory birds, with over 500 different species, many of which are endemic.

Along the coast and mountains there are striking changes in climate and ecology, with a contrasting geography of bays, headlands, cliffs, and inland estuaries up to 20 kilometers long. From jungles to forests, amid birdsongs and flowers, there you will find La Tovara National Park and the Kiekari crocodile farm, and also discover the small towns which produce delicious tropical fruits such as mango, avocado, banana and coffee. All this combined with the freshest seafood make San Blas one of the best areas on the RIVIERA NAYARIT and in the whole of Mexico regarding regional cuisine specialties.

A visit to “Isla Isabel” National Park, watching humpback whales, swimming with whale sharks, surfing one of the longest waves in the world, marlin and dorado sport fishing, sailing, adventure between tidelands and mangroves at La Tovara and Crocodile Farm Kiekari, the blessing of the water in front of “the Huichol Sea Goddess” Tatei Aramara with her Christ faces, exploring this “California life Port” and its ancient history, discovering the mythical Mexcaltitán “cradle of Mexican culture”, rejoicing with locals in their celebrations and traditions, listening to the birdsong, enjoying family beaches and scrumptious gastronomy, releasing turtles in the turtle beach field Aayetsie Wakie Borrego – these are just some of the many life experiences that you will find in San Blas.

SAN BLAS OF THE BIRDS

San Blas is one of the main places for bird watching on the west coast of Mexico due to the diversity of habitats that include: Rainforests, sea and beaches, mangroves and marshes, estuaries and lagoons, mountain forests of pine and oak, and islands, all of which host easily accessible birding sites. Within a 50 kilometer radius you can go from one habitat to another, via boat trips through mangroves or by open sea, or just hiking along the typical villages of the coast and mountains.

We recommend hiring a local guide for this activity.
SOME SITES TO GO BIRDWATCHING

Zoquipan Lagoon

Part of the RAMSAR 175 (the Spanish acronym for Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network), Zoquipan is a complex lagoon system consisting of marshes, canals, coastal lagoons and outcrops of fresh water within the San Cristobal- La Tovara-Los Negros system in San Blas, Nayarit.

This winter refuge for thousands of migratory shorebirds and waterfowl habitat of fauna and flora listed the Cairina moschata (Muscovy duck) in protected status as well as endangered species such as Crocodylus Acutus (River Crocodile) with one of the healthiest populations (which in the 1980s was in danger of extinction by poaching), Felis onca (Jaguar), Felis yagouaroundi (Jaguarundi), Felis pardalis (Ocelot), Felis wiedii (Margay), Ara militaris (green macaw), Falco peregrinus (Peregrine falcon), Lutra longicaudis (River Otter), Orbignia gacoyule (Coconut palm oil), Chamaedorea pochutlensis (Palma camedora), and the four mangrove species that exist in Mexico (Avicennia germinans, Laguncularia, Rhiziphora manglre and Conocarpus erectus), among others.

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It is surrounded by the communities of San Blas, Chacalilla, El Capomo, El Corte, La Libertad and Reforma Agraria, all located in the Municipality of San Blas, Nayarit.

The boundary of the protected area lies about two kilometers outside the village of Singayta, and the preserve continues along Highway 74 until reaching the Conchal in San Cristobal estuary, close to the port of San Blas. An excursion to visit the birds of this lagoon starts out very early in the morning from San Cristobal estuary bridge at the entrance of San Blas.

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Singayta

This is a typical community that made San Blas famous for bird watching. Although it was severely devastated by Hurricane Kenna in 2002, it remains an excellent place for bird watching. Located 7 kilometers from San Blas on Highway 74 leading to Tepic, it is part of the Pacific coastal plain, consisting of estuaries, basins, and plains suitable for agriculture, with ecosystems such as rainforest and mangroves which serve as habitat for a variety of wildlife like the American crocodile and the jaguar. You can visit it early in the morning to leave the afternoon free for visiting other sites like shrimp farms toward the town of Chacalilla, or Playa del Rey where the lighthouse is located. The Mirador del Águila along Highway 15 to Tepic is another area worth the visit.

La Bajada

A community in the mountains off the road towards Matanchen Bay (before the town of Aticama, take the road to La Palma), this picturesque agricultural hamlet is a favorite for bird watchers visiting San Blas. The vegetation is wonderful and you can see a wide variety of very colorful birds. The activity varies and some days are better than others. This site can be visited early in the morning to leave time in the afternoon to visit other sites such as those mentioned under “Singayta”.

Tecuitata and Salto del Cora waterfalls

This is a new site that has become a favorite for birdwatchers. It is reached via Highway 76 towards Tepic-Miramar. Like La Bajada, it is a mountain community dedicated to shade-grown coffee and the birds seen here are similar to those at La Bajada, but the advantage is that there is more bird activity and the landscape is a bit more open, making the birds easier to watch. The lookout is very scenic and there is a spectacular view of Matanchen Bay and the coast of San Blas from the top of the mountain.

After spending a good part of the morning “birding” in this area you can travel to the quaint village of Cora, 9 kilometers away, and reach its fabulous waterfalls to take a refreshing dip – it’s worth it!

La Noria Ecological Ranch

La Noria is located within the state Biosphere Reserve Sierra de San Juan at an altitude of 1,600 meters in a small valley of 18 hectares, off Highway 76 San Blas-Miramar, taking the detour to El Cuarenteño. It is surrounded by green hills and is an ideal place for resting and ecotourism since the ranch has cabins for rent, food service, walking trails, and also offers biking or horseback riding activities as well as climbing and a zip line.

Other places for birdwatching in San Blas and surroundings:

Fort of San Blas, Playa del Rey, La Puntilla, Borrego Beach, Chacalilla, Shrimp Farms, Stone Haramara and Elephant, Estero del Pozo, dirt road to Crocodile Preserve, San Blas-Tepic road by Matanchén Bay, El Aguacate, Mirador del Aguila, Pimientillo-Agua Brava.

Of course the evening cruise through La Tovara is not to be missed.

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