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Puerto Vallarta • Riviera Nayarit 

19th Anniversary for Vallarta's Protected Natural Area

Jaime Alberto Torres - Estero el Salado
July 15, 2019



The Estero el Salado (our local mangroves) in Puerto Vallarta, will be celebrating the 19th anniversary of their conservation efforts and work on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

The program is free to the pubic between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. There will lots of fun stuff happening! Please help spread the word to your friends!

This year we will have an Ecological Fair where all the participants can compete to win prizes.

The dynamics to win prizes will be participating in all the activities indicated on the ballot that will be delivered in the register once they arrive at the event.

Do not miss this experience with the participation of different guest agencies that work for the conservation of nature in our Bay of Banderas.

Free boat tours of the mangroves are offered to the public. However, reservations are required and can be made by contacting the Estero through their website at Estero el Salado.  Reservations for the free boat tours are required and space will be limited.

The “El Salado” Estuary is located in the Municipality of Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. It is considered an Urban Estuary, since it is surrounded by the urban area Puerto Vallarta. It consists of a surface area to be protected of 169 hectares (about 418 acres), out of which nearly 135 hectares are comprised of mangrove and marsh vegetation, and the rest are comprised of two remnants of tropical semi-deciduous forest surrounded by sequences of elements of water and underwater vegetation, a thorn forest and secondary vegetation.

Its connection to the ocean is permanent through a channel that is nearly 20 meters wide, 3 meters deep, and 2 kilometers long that leads to the port’s bay. Its landscape and habitat characteristics are favorable to the migratory birds and the development of the biological cycle of the mammals and reptiles, such as the river crocodile.

The Estero el Salado entrance is located across from the Naval Hospital in Puerto Vallarta.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit Estero el Salado on Facebook.

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