is a refuge for the sun, conquering
the visitor with the beauty of its beaches and the calmness of its
transparent seas, wherein diving becomes almost an obligation, an
unavoidable duty that will allow you to discover in amazement, specially
around the Marietas Islands, the depths of the Pacific Ocean, strewn
with life, speckled with colour.
Nowadays considered as a National Ecological Reserve, the peculiar
archipelago of the Marietas is one of the major attractions of Nuevo
, not only for its underwater caves that drive
the divers wild, but for the richness of its marine fauna especially
of birds and for the timely visits of the Humpback Whales to the
rocky areas of El Morro and Corbeteña.
Every year, between December and March, these marine giants, coming from the Antarctic cold seas, swarm into the warm waters of the Marietas where they give birth to their calves, thus providing, without even being aware of it, one of the most impressive natural shows of the planet.
But these huge cetaceans are not the only species who have turned
into a maternity. A similar thing
happens with the Gulf Turtles (Lepidochelys solivacea), which every
year lay their eggs on the sandy beaches. This has originated the
so called 'Campamento Tortuguero' or 'Turtle Camp Site' by large
numbers of visitors with the errand of putting the eggs in safe
places, in order to permit them to hatch away from predators.
When the small turtles finally manage to break free from their eggs (in 45 days) they are helped to reach the sea to go on with their lives in a natural way. The freeing journeys are an entertaining occurrence, as well as an accomplishment to the task of preserving the flora and fauna of the planet.
If you still need any more reasons to come to Nuevo Vallarta
then think in a horse ride at sunset time, or in a relaxing walk
while smelling the breeze from the sea, or in a bohemian night under
a splendid moon… So, come on, prepare your luggage and your tan
lotion. The sun and the waves are awaiting for you.