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La Tovara Springs

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San Blas, Mexico
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This three-hour guided boat trip takes you through the estuary and mangrove swamps to a natural pool at La Tovara Spring, where guests are encouraged to swim with an (allegedly) tame crocodile.
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“boat ride” (14 reviews)
San Blas, Mexico
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

Aguada Tovara (La Tovara Springs) is a park near San Blas, Nayarit offering nature tours by boat trip along a river. Common seen are various birds, turtles and crocodiles. At the end of the boat trip is an area where you can disembark and swim....More

Thank MGSK
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

I reached the imbarcadero with my wife: without any shame they asked us 800 pesos to go to la Tovara. Seriously? For no way they would accept less money. My idea? They preferred to stay talking and doing nothing like the rest of their day,...More

3  Thank Ambrogio C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We did a day trip here and it was a lot of fun. The boat trip and wildlife were amazing. Our niece and nephew really enjoyed it. The guides knew their wildlife and the stops were engaging. Wear a hat and sunscreen. There is a...More

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The boat ride there and back through mangroves is really nice and relaxing. You get to see the odd croc and turtle, and a selection of birds. When you get to the destination. It's a closed off pool, so that the crocs don't eat you....More

Thank Atin77
Reviewed 23 April 2017

My wife and I had an wonderful 4-day visit here in mid-January. Our guide was Francisco Garcia,and he made our multi-day exploration of La Tovara and surrounding areas extraordinary. He gave us helpful guidance in planning the visit and the areas for exploration based on...More

3  Thank sman415
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A spot you can't miss, it's full of crocodiles and tortoise, it really looks like the anaconda fill, you know the water, the jungle, even the weather.

1  Thank stephysalas
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We head up to San Blas often from our base in La Penita but today was our first time taking the boat trip out to Tovara. We will do it again. All four of us enjoyed the boat ride. The panga operator was excellent at...More

Thank dooley9036
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A must if you ever visit San Blas, Nayarit. The town has nothing expectacular to see, a visit to the old fort and church and that´s it, but the best is a visit to La Tovara, as I mentioned in my title, this is a...More

Thank RafaMazatlan
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

If you like nature you will enjoy this!! I think Disney copied this ride for their park. You will like everything: the one thing that gives people pause is taking a dip at the end of the tour inside the jungle. Main reason is that...More

Thank ozziesd
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It is worth the trip to La Tovar's Springs in San Blas, Mexico, even if you are not a birdwatcher. I went there to do some birding and was not disappointed. I hired a local and his boat ( $800 pesos) for a 31/2 hour...More

1  Thank Joe M
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