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Eco-Tour Crocodile Sanctuary

Huatulco, Mexico

Eco-Tour Crocodile Sanctuary


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Get ready for an unforgettable encounter with nature as you learn about the local ecology of Oaxaca and the important work being done here to protect it. You’ll travel approximately 85 minutes by bus or van through Oaxaca’s beautiful landscapes to La Ventanilla, an indigenous community of Zapotec origin. Once here, you’ll visit the Ventanilla Lagoon and the crocodile sanctuary located alongside a mangrove lagoon. The local environment provides a refuge to all kinds of animals including many important species of birds, as well as crocodiles, iguanas, raccoons, crustaceans and more. You’ll also find an amazing abundance of vegetation in this unique environment. The local community has implemented a conservation strategy to protect their local wildlife, especially the Mexican crocodile.

You’ll take a canoe ride on the lagoon where you’ll be able to easily observe several animal species in their natural habitat. Birds such as the kingfisher, wild ducks, carpenter birds and many more, Crocodiles may also be spotted as they move stealthily throughout the lagoon. Your boat ride will take you an island where tree nurseries help to reforest affected areas. Your local guides will prepare a light lunch of fresh quesadillas on an open air oven and offer information on the natural world that surrounds you. You’ll also see several examples of the animals that populate the island. After your exploration of the island, you’ll travel back to the mainland in your canoe and return to Huatulco and your ship’s pier.

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Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age and be in good health. Wear comfortable shoes and light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat. This tour is not recommended for guests with walking disabilities.

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Wildlife Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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