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Estero de El Salado

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Great tour

This was so much fun. The guides were very informative about the wildlife and environment. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Great tour

The guide and boat captain did everything possible to point out all the wildlife in the estuary. In... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Barbara S
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Reviewed February 9, 2015

Estero el Salado is an estuary/mangrove swamp in Puerto Vallarta not far from the marina. They offer 4 tours a day, starting at 9 am and the last at 3 pm. Each tour lasts about 2 hours. Christina was our guide. We went on the...More

5  Thank Deb J
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was so much fun. The guides were very informative about the wildlife and environment. They will stop the boat and point out things that are hard for you to see. The area is beautiful and so important for the eco system. They really seem...More

1  Thank riskyone
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

The guide and boat captain did everything possible to point out all the wildlife in the estuary. In fact at one point they had to use a machete to be sure the boat could go as far as possible. In addition to pointing out wildlife...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed September 7, 2018

What a great excursion! Abram was a very knowledgeable nature guide and provided a lot of very interesting information. The tour itself starts with a general introduction and then you experience a boat ride through the Mangroves. It was very much like a river safari...More

1  Thank David H
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We visited this place in mid-August this year, expecting a nice boat ride through the estuary with mangrove holding a variety of birds and animals, including the poster children for the place, crocodiles. We also wanted to support the effort to protect the natural environment...More

Thank teakitty
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Went there at 8:45am knowing there would be a boat tour at nine. my wife and myself were the only ones there so we got our own personal boat tour through a river with a driver and a guide. Excellent guide who tlod us things...More

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Reviewed February 2, 2018

Really enjoyed the boat trip through the mangrove swamp where we saw numerous birds and crocodiles of various sizes in their natural habitat. Very knowledgeable naturalist guide and boat captain. Area is protected by the state as a natural park

3  Thank sagittarius1942
Reviewed December 31, 2017

This is a nice way to see animals in their natural habitat. We saw several crocodiles and birds. It's worth a visit if you're in the area.

1  Thank ColoMandM
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

We went to area with local bus and place was easy to find after Gallerias and before Marina. Tour was with spanish and english and first time english guide survived very well. 😊 It was nice to see different birds and crabs but unfortunately we...More

1  Thank Joggeri
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The largest protected area in Latin America, unfortunate but all the more precious. Many birds, iguanas, small crocodiles (for reasons you will learn there). Knowledgeable and helpful group of people working here and dedicated to preserving the space. I came with my family including a...More

2  Thank ACHJ
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We took the city bus here from the Sheraton hotel, we contacted them by email the day before and they responded promptly. We paid when we arrived. It is a lovely ecological zone, we had a great boat tour of mangroves, we saw many crocs...More

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March 30, 2016|
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Response from Chuck333 | Reviewed this property |
We just showed up and there was a lot of space. This isn't always the case though. You can book ahead by contacting JR through the Vallartainfo webpage or PM him. He's all over the Puerto Vallarta forum at Tipadvisor .
warren r
November 22, 2015|
Response from Find_Tom | Reviewed this property |
look up estero el salada puerta vallarta in google and open their website. (not allowed to put website links here). Click on the flag for English then click on Contact Us. You will find tour times, phone numbers and an... More