March 18, 2021
If you ask us, what’s the best time of year to visit Puerto Vallarta? We’ll surely say that every season has its own particular charm: winter is whale-watching season, summer to enjoy the tropical weather at its best, and autumn with perfect waters for scuba diving.
But when it comes to spring, there are many reasons for this beach destination to be at the top of your list of places to travel to.
Nature wakes up from its long winter sleep and renews itself with bright colors filled with life, the rain starts to fill up the riverbeds, trees and flowers bloom everywhere, and the weather oscillates between 66°F and 80°F (19°C-27°C), a really nice temperature for outdoor activities.
Now that the Easter holidays are just around the corner, we’d like to share with you our selection of 3 of the best places to visit in Puerto Vallarta during spring.
Nature has always something new for us to admire year-round, and particularly during the spring months many plant species put on an incredible show. A great way to admire them and learn more about their cycles, origin, and fun facts is to visit the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. You’ll find this sanctuary just 30 minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta, where the most beautiful and exotic plants in Mexico and the world are preserved and exhibited. You might not know this, but this Botanical Garden is ranked as one of the top 10 Botanical Gardens in North America.
The place has an astounding collection of orchids, as well as oaks, bromeliads, agaves, and wild palm trees.
The only urban estuary in Latin America! El Salado Estuary is a national protected area and due to the dedicated conservation works by biologists and caretakers of the place this area has flourished as one of the main ecotourism attractions in Mexico. Its 168 hectares with mangroves and marshland will amaze you with the unique adventure of meeting the American crocodile up-close and learning more about its habits and cares.
It’s an area of great importance to the climatic balance, since it produces and regulates food for almost every species that inhabits the bay.
Discover the fascinating fauna that inhabits it: amphibians and reptiles, such as the American crocodile and the black iguana, crustaceans like the fiddler, stone, and mouthless crabs, and 10 kinds of mammals, like raccoons and opossums.
The guided tours will take you on a boat across the canals filled with flora and fauna, and the opportunity of walking on a dock surrounded by different types of mangroves.
This waterfall is a must stop during your visit to Puerto Vallarta during Easter. To get to the Palo Maria Waterfall, you have to walk approximately 15 minutes following the river through the jungle, until you encounter the crystal-clear fall formed by the Palo Maria River and the various pools formed at its feet where you can enjoy a refreshing dip.
Being in contact with nature will surely make your visit to Puerto Vallarta a memorable one. Happy travels!
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