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The South Bay is an astonishing area full of different species that you will want to mark down on your checklist. This tour perfectly combines birdwatching of land and sea species in Puerto Vallarta.

First, we will stop at Los Arcos to admire magnificent frigate birds, pelicans, blue-footed and brown boobies and other seabirds that make Los Arcos their home. Then, we will stop to enjoy a delicious continental breakfast before heading to our second stop: The Military Macaws Sanctuary, where we will witness the fruits of local initiatives that aim to preserve and recover these beautiful, yet endangered species. Nest to nest, we will spot different birds and dwell on the beautiful landscape while we admire the colorful macaws. This soft hike not only will allow you to capture beautiful pictures of the birds, but you will also learn about the conservation efforts.

Lastly, we will stop at Las Juntas and Los Veranos, aiming to spot forest birds like San Blas Jay, West Mexican Chachalaca, Golden-cheeked Woodpecker, Citreoline Trogon and many more. Before our tour comes to an end, we will sit down to count our victories by filling in our checklists while we enjoy some snacks.

Cruise Passengers:  Sorry, this might be too early for cruise ship schedules.

Runs:  Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays at 6:30 AM. This tour is seasonal and runs from October through July only.

Duration: 6 Hours Approximately.


  • Group Transportation

  • Expert Birding Bilingual Guide

  • Conservation Fee for Military Macaw Sanctuary

  • Check List and Field Guides

  • Continental Breakfast

  • Snacks

  • Travel Insurance

  • All Taxes

You'll Need:

  • Sunscreen
  • Shorts
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera
  • Good All-Terrain Shoes
  • Shade Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sweater or Light Jacket

Departs From: Marina Vallarta and Puerto Vallarta.  Exact Meeting Instructions Will Accompany Your Confirmation

Kids:  Ages 8 and up. Kids same price as adults.

Restrictions:  All participants must be able to walk on their own for short distances over natural or unpaved trails.


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Our tours are open to everyone - no matter what country you're from, hotel guests, cruise ship passengers, residents, everyone! All prices are in U.S. Dollars and include all taxes.


  6:30 AM - Meet at Marina Vallarta
  6:45 AM - Depart for the Sanctuary
  9:00 AM - Arrive at the Sanctuary
12:00 PM - Depart for Puerto Vallarta
  2:30 PM - Arrive at Puerto Vallarta

Please Note:
There is a 2 person minimum for this tour.