The next time you head away on a relaxing beach vacation, consider adding some ecotourism activities to your trip. After all, while you’ll have lots of time to spend on the beach, it doesn’t hurt to have an adventure or two, too!
The right ecotourism activities are extremely interesting, lots of fun, and let you understand the part of the world you’re visiting. When you’re staying in a luxury Mexico villa rental, your options are wide open. This is especially true if you choose an ocean side rental in the state of Nayarit. This way, you’ll get the best of both worlds! You’ll live in luxury in your accommodations right there on the beach, but you’ll be able to check out what Mother Nature has designed around you.
Top Ecotourism Activities to Try
- Help release baby sea turtles – One of the most popular ecotourism activities in Mexico is the release of baby sea turtles into the ocean. It has become a serious tourist attraction in Nayarit, and after you’ve experienced it, you’ll see why. The Mexican government supports biologists take part in turtle protection programs in which there are turtle farms to ensure that there will be enough babies hatched and released to help keep up the population of these outstanding marine animals. Once it comes time for them to be released, tourists and locals alike take part in learning about the turtles and helping them to safely head out to sea.
- Go whale watching – There are several locations that provide incredible whale and dolphin watching as a part of their ecotourism activities. An easy favorite is Banderas Bay, from which many towns and cities have operations. Though several of these boats have built a bad reputation in the past, the situation has changed significantly. Today, boats must stay quiet and respectful around the whales instead of driving toward them for the best photo op. It has become a great experience for both the viewers and the whales alike – as both are often fascinated with each other!
- Go bird watching – Head out from your accommodations, take a tour, or travel into the jungle where you can see any of hundreds of birds that call this location home. If you go in the fall and winter, migratory birds will also be there, giving you the chance to see far more than you would at any other time of year. If you want to take part in more organized bird watching in San Blas, December and January is when it has some fun festivals in which tourists and locals both love to take part.