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All About Banderas Bay Flora and Fauna

An interesting variety of flora and fauna is found in Puerto Vallarta, largely due to the luscious Sierra Madre Occidental mountain’s vegetation. There is a large amount of wildlife and plant life in Puerto Vallarta. This beautiful biodiverse environment makes Puerto Vallarta the perfect place to live for people, too. As a result, many foreigners decide to relocate or to buy a second home in or near Puerto Vallarta. One of the top places to purchase beachfront properties is at Villa La Estancia in Riviera Nayarit. Read below to learn all about Banderas Bay flora and fauna. Who knows, maybe you can have your own Villa La Estancia’s beachfront residence one day, too. 

  • All About Banderas Bay Flora and Fauna 

The tropical climate is one of the main reasons why there are so many different flora and fauna in Puerto Vallarta. Summer rainstorms, the sea, sun, and humidity make Banderas Bay an excellent area for different animal and plant life to thrive. The Sierra Madre Occidental mountains meet the ocean waters of  Banderas Bay, creating an ideal place for inhabitants of the nearby jungle. Some of the towns and villages on the southern coast of Banderas Bay can only be accessed by boat. In all, there are more than forty kilometers of coastline in Banderas Bay surrounded by beaches, rivers, and mountains. In all of Latin America, Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay are considered one of the most important and biodiverse areas. 

  • Vallarta Botanical Gardens – Must Visit

The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is a must-visit for vacationers in Puerto Vallarta You will appreciate the diversity and abundance of flora and fauna, and learn about them as well. You can get to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens in just twenty minutes from downtown Puerto Vallarta. The Vallarta Botanical Gardens is open to everyone, so visitors can learn and view some of the 3,000 different species that call this place home. There is also an orchid nursery that boasts more than 100 different orchid species. When you visit the Vallarta Botanical Gardens, you will want to make sure you go to the river below. The freshwater river is perfect for cooling off or having a picnic. If you don’t really want to eat outdoors, the Vallarta Botanical Gardens has an onsite restaurant on the property that features fine Mexican foods along with breathtaking views. Also, if you love tropical fruits, then make sure you eat Puerto Vallarta’s fresh coconuts, yaka, guamuchiles, avocados, and guavas. 

  • Wildlife

Also, there is a large number of bird species in this tropical paradise including the Yellow and Blue Chest Alcatraz, Mexican Cacique, and Copete Magpie. Along with a variety of bird species, there are many different fish species in the calming waters of the Banderas Bay. Fish species include the snapper, blue martin, tuna, croaker, and blue marlin. Also, the Sierra Madre jungle is home to many different animal species, which include the badger, nine-band armadillo, jaguars, tigrillos, and the white-nosed coatis. Reptiles species would include the crocodiles, mottled lizard, enchaquetado lizard, acaltepon, and many different snakes. 

  • Marine Life

Dolphins can often be seen playing, jumping, and showing off for people on boats on Banderas Bay. You can see a variety of dolphins, which include the spotted, bottlenose, and spinner dolphins. Did you know that sea turtles return back to this area every year to lay their eggs? They do, and the top 5 turtle species in the area are the hawksbill, ridley, leatherback, and green turtles. The release of the baby sea turtles in an effort to protect the baby sea turtles and a must-see Puerto Vallarta activity. Last but not least, every winter humpback whales come to the area to give birth in the warm waters, too. A whale watching tour is an unforgettable experience that all visitors to Puerto Vallarta should try. 

Puerto Vallarta and the surrounding area is home to the most beautiful flora and fauna. If you are interested in owning a second home in paradise, then you should consider a beachfront residence at Villa La Estancia in nearby Riviera Nayarit. You can learn more about the beachfront residences for sale at www.villalaestanciarealestate.com. A modern hotel-condo concept, homeowners enjoy access to world-class amenities and premier services. Plus, full and fractional ownership options are available so that every budget can be met. What more can you ask for in a dream vacation home in Mexico? Remember, contact Villa La Estancia today for more information.

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