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Address: San Blas, Mexico
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This long and winding river full of exotic birds and wildlife is the...

This long and winding river full of exotic birds and wildlife is the perfect backdrop for a water trip.

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It's a croc!

A relaxing and worthwhile way to spend half a day, especially morning before it gets too hot....the boatman points out in Englisht the wildlife that he spots along the way. Not a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2016
greenever
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

A relaxing and worthwhile way to spend half a day, especially morning before it gets too hot....the boatman points out in Englisht the wildlife that he spots along the way. Not a lot of different birds this year, but lots of crocs and turtles in their natural habitat!

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We drove to San Blas for 3 days to explore nature: the tremendous variety of birds the area is internationally famed for as well as other neotropical critters and plants. Our #1 must-see was the river that meanders its way into La Tovara National Park. Read a few comments here on TA and you’ll soon see that the quality of... More 

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Grand Bahama Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

When visiting in the San Blas, it is highly advisable to take a boat ride through the estuary and mango swamps just south of town at La Tovara. This is excellent for bird watchers as there are many migratory birds passing through the area all of the time. You will also possibly see turtles, crocodiles and snakes. The surrounding country... More 

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Powell Butte, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

We saw many species of herons and other water birds. Potoos and Pauraque were common. Plenty of falcons and hawks including Snail Kite and Laughing Falcon. If you are a birder, this is the trip for you.

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Thank Charles G
Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

River cruise in small motorboat was really interesting, gliding through mangroves, white water lilies,with our Mexican guide spotting tortugas ( turtles ), birds, iguana, and of course crocodiles ( they call them cocodrillo ). A very peaceful, tranquil Eco trip. I am not much of a zoo supporter but I did find that a close up look at the Cocodrillo... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Loved, loved, loved the Jungle River trip on the Tovana river. At the beginning of town, San Blas, jjust at the bridge, you'll find a stand where you can make your arrangements. We were ready to go and so was Javier. We had our own private boat, two of us, for $480 pesos. A bargain for this two hour guided... More 

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Eugene
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had a great guide who not only spoke English, he knew so much about all the birds and other animals we saw. Crocodiles, turtles, iguanas etc. We returned in the dark and saw owls and bats. A great trip.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

It was recommended that we take an early morning boat trip back into the waters of the San Blas River and explore the birding opportunities. We were also told of the crocodiles and other natural wonders. Our pictures will never let us forget the beauty.

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Would go and in a heartbeat.. We had the Best River guide/ boat driver ever..He cared about our time there & made it possible for us to see everything we possibly could..scouring the jungle for birds, wildlife & crocodiles...would stop & turn around it one of us stopped something...He was notin a hurry, as we had noticed otherness here..

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St Andrews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

While in San Blas we took an early morning river tour. It was excellent. We had a very good guide, Efran, and he spotted things we could not see on our own. Lots of all kinds of birds and several gators! Well worth the trip as well as stopping at the restaurant there's. I had the breaded shrimp and my... More 

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