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La Tovara Springs

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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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Reviewed October 31, 2018

La Tovara Nature Preserve is one of the most incredible birdwatching experiences I have ever had. Each winter the area welcomes 80% of North America's migratory birds. Take a ride on a small motorboat through the mangroves to see the birds, crocodiles and turtles. Your...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Linda A
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff and affordable prices, something you don’t see everyday. Crocodiles sightseeing and more.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank angyruiz
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

If you like nature you should take this trip. The boat is not big so you are not a bog group travelling together. The man driving the boats can tell you about the different birds you encounter om the way. We saw maybe 10 different...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Kataeng
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a great tour with a friendly, experienced Spanish speaking guide who pointed out lots of turtles, crocodiles and birds and would stop and turn around to make sure we had a good look at them. The swim/snorkel feature is very refreshing. Make sure...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank SaskSunSeeker2
Reviewed December 15, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank MGSK
Reviewed September 5, 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed June 20, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Atin77
Reviewed April 23, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank sman415
Reviewed April 21, 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.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank stephysalas
Reviewed April 5, 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

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank dooley9036
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