Flora and fauna of Puerto Vallarta

Flora and Fauna of Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is home to some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in Mexico. The variety of plant and animal life is due in thanks to the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains lush vegetation. The biodiverse environment makes Puerto Vallarta a beautiful place that anyone would be proud to call home. Likewise, many foreigners have invested in Puerto Vallarta real estate because they fall in love with the area’s incredible beauty. For Example, Villa La Estancia in neighboring Riviera Nayarit is an excellent option if you are interested in luxury beachfront residences for sale. The modern hotel-condo concept is an ideal investment for savvy homeowners who want a second home in Mexico. In the meantime, continue to read below to learn the natural beauty in Puerto Vallarta’s flora and fauna.

Puerto Vallarta’s Flora and Fauna

The tropical climate is one of the main reasons that flora and fauna thrive in Puerto Vallarta. There is plenty of rain in the summer along with humidity and sun that makes this area ideal for many different animals and plants. The Banderas Bay ocean waters and the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains embrace one another to create the perfect place for inhabitants of the jungle. The tropical climate is essential for the biodiversity and ecology in Banderas Bay which includes Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. There are more than forty kilometers of beaches, mountains, coasts, and rivers in the area, which helps support a large amount of flora and fauna. Villa La Estancia Riviera Nayarit has an ideal location surrounded by the natural beauty of the region.

Vallarta Botanical Gardens

Woman appreciating the flora and fauna of Puerto Vallarta

In Puerto Vallarta, one perfect place to really appreciate the flora and fauna is at the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. Located south of Puerto Vallarta, the Vallarta Botanical Garden is open to the public. There, guests can view and learn about the 3,000 plus species that live in this area. Also, they will be impressed by the immense orchid nursery that has over 100 different orchid species. You can tour the gardens and you will want to make sure you head down the hill to the river, too. There, why not take a refreshing dip in the river and enjoy a picnic lunch, too. There is also a restaurant on the grounds if you prefer to eat indoors. They serve delicious Mexican dishes along with beautiful views.

Wildlife in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is home to many different species of birds, which include the Cope Magpie, Mexican Cacique, Yellow Chest, and the Blue Alcatraz. Along with the bird species, there are so many different species of fish, too. Common fish species in Banderas Bay include the snapper, sailfish, blue and black marlin, and croaker. You can see these species up close if you go snorkeling or scuba diving in the Los Arcos de Mismaloya area, which is on the southern edge of the Banderas Bay near PV. The Sierra Madre jungle is home to many different animals, too. Animals include jaguars, nocturnal badger, tigrillos, white nosed coati, and jaguarundis. You can also see iguanas, lizards, acaltepon, crocs, and different snake species, too.

Marine Life in Puerto Vallarta

Marine Life in Puerto Vallarta

Visitors that are on a boat cruising the Banderas Bay can see dolphins jumping and playing. You can see bottlenose, spotted, and spinner dolphins here. Also, sea turtles return to this area every year to lay their eggs. You can see 5 different turtle species in the Banderas Bay, which include the olive ridley, green, leatherback, and the hawksbill turtle. When visiting the Puerto Vallarta area, you should make sure you see the releasing of the baby sea turtles when they have hatched. It is amazing to see. Humpback whales migrate to Banderas Bay each winter to birth their babies in the warm waters, too. Some Villa La Estancia residents have been thrilled to witness the whales migration from the privacy of their beachfront balconies and terraces.

Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay are home to a variety of beautiful flora and fauna. If you would like to have your own home in paradise, then you should consider Villa La Estancia. Located just north of Puerto Vallarta in Riviera Nayarit, we have luxurious beachfront residences right now for sale for qualified homebuyers. The hotel-condo concept gives homeowners access to resort quality amenities and services that make every day feel like vacation. Plus, with both full and fractional ownership options available, your dream vacation home may be closer than you think. Ready to learn more? You can visit Villa La Estancia’s website to read about the property. Contact us today. Our professional staff is ready and waiting to help you find your dream home in Mexico.

 

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