the rugged southern end of Banderas Bay. 20 minutes from Yelapa, 45
minutes from Boca de Tomatlan, 1 hour from Vallarta, by panga (launch).
Water access only lends to an island feeling. Close to the fishing village
of Chimo inside the mouth of the bay.
bay is a major breeding ground for the Humpback Whale and a nesting
area for two species of endangered marine turtle. Ten turtles have been
seen on the beach in one night. Both manta rays and dolphins can be
seen jumping from the ocean. The bay also teems with a vast variety
of fish and birds.
endemic animal species still flourish in the jungle including wild boar,
tejones, deer, and a species of jaguar. Many species of birds inhabit
the jungle including hawks, parrots and macaws. To list the others,
including many sea birds, would take too much space, the area is a birdwatcher¹s
trees, endangered hardwoods, chicle trees (for your chewing gum), medicinal
plants, fruit and, of course, coconut palms surround you.