RIVIERA NAYARIT, MÉXICO (October 21, 2021) – Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, eco-tourism and activities in nature that encourage social distancing have become more popular as travelers and local explorers seek to disconnect from every-day stress and get lost in nature. As a result, Birding San Pancho and the Bird Observatory of San Pancho A.C. developed a free program in Riviera Nayarit, “Birds and Health in Banderas Bay 2021,” to improve participants health and wellbeing through birdwatching.
The program uses bird watching as a complementary activity to improve people’s overall health and economy in vulnerable sectors, during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal is for participants to reduce anxiety and stress by performing a physical-cognitive and learning activation that they can continue for life. Participation is free of charge for the people and organizations that benefit from the program, which in this case are: Volcanes Education Project, Biblioteca Los Mangos Centro Cultural, Estero El Salado, and Conservación de Especies Maravillosas (Cembab).
“Birdwatching plays a huge promotional role for Riviera Nayarit as we are home to some of the best birding hotspots in Mexico,” said Marc Murphy, managing director of the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau. “On this occasion, the benefit goes beyond its tourist appeal as an activity to improve the overall health and finances of the people who benefit from the program.”
Riviera Nayarit boasts up to seven different types of ecosystems, it’s incredible natural estuaries and coastal mangrove inlets are home to more than 250 endemic species and migratory birds from North America. Avid birdwatching enthusiasts can visit Sayulita and San Blas to collaborate with many professionals, while beginners can join a tour.
The best season to observe migratory birds is from October to March, although there are guided tours all year round by specialized tour operators, such as Birding San Pancho. Some noteworthy birdwatching locations in Riviera Nayarit, home to unique bird species including magpies, herons, frigates, swallows, and endangered brown and blue-footed boobies are Zoquipan, Singayta, Tecuitata in San Blas. Other incredible locations include Del Coral Island, La Vejiga Lagoon, Isabel island, Chacala, and more.
About Riviera Nayarit
Renowned for its eclectic charm, luxurious hospitality and authentic appeal, Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition as the Pacific Coast’s treasure destination. Situated within Mexican state Nayarit, the region offers 192 miles of pristine Pacific coastline, the wondrous Sierra Madre Mountains, the spectacular Banderas Bay and endless protected natural marvels. Riviera Nayarit is home to resort town Nuevo Vallarta, historic village San Blas, exclusive celebrity haven Punta de Mita, “boho-chic” surf mecca Sayulita and a variety of picturesque fishing villages. Activities abound from world-class golf courses, zip lining, diving and surfing to bird watching, whale watching and turtle release programs. Riviera Nayarit boasts four AAA Five Diamond hotels, 11 AAA Four Diamond hotels and 13 AAA Three Diamond hotels with accommodations range from luxury branded resort destinations and family friendly all-inclusives to intimate boutique properties and everything in between. Rounding out the destination’s allure, superior quality international gastronomy awaits including a AAA Five Diamond restaurant, six AAA Four Diamond restaurants and 26 AAA Three Diamond restaurants. Riviera Nayarit is just 10 minutes north of Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR).
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