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La Tovara Springs

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Full-Day San Blas Tour from Puerto Vallarta
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat ride” (12 reviews)
San Blas, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 September 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

Thank WanderingOso
Reviewed 20 June 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

Thank Atin77
Reviewed 23 April 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

2  Thank sman415
Reviewed 21 April 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.

1  Thank stephysalas
Reviewed 5 April 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

Thank dooley9036
Reviewed 1 April 2017

A must if you ever visit San Blas, Nayarit. The town has nothing expectacular to see, a visit to the old fort and church and that´s it, but the best is a visit to La Tovara, as I mentioned in my title, this is a...More

Thank RafaMazatlan
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

If you like nature you will enjoy this!! I think Disney copied this ride for their park. You will like everything: the one thing that gives people pause is taking a dip at the end of the tour inside the jungle. Main reason is that...More

Thank ozziesd
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

It is worth the trip to La Tovar's Springs in San Blas, Mexico, even if you are not a birdwatcher. I went there to do some birding and was not disappointed. I hired a local and his boat ( $800 pesos) for a 31/2 hour...More

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The boat trip is a wonderful way to see fantastic nature. Crocodiles, many birds and turtles abound. Then a stop for a drink or a bite to eat. All lovely. You can swim at the stop if you like.

1  Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 7 February 2017

What an amazing time spent on the river ! Our guide was fabulous, often reversing the boat, to make sure we all spotted the crocodile, the egret, the blue-green heron,the turtles, the nocturnal owl-like bird. The boat ride was stable and lovely, just the right...More

1  Thank barenda
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