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Sierra Madre Occidental, enjoy its biodiversity

Summer has arrived in Bahia de Banderas and with it, the annual rains that make up the Sierra Madre Occidental, take on its striking green color that will accompany you as you explore this beautiful region.

The Sierra Madre Occidental is a mountain range that runs 1500 km from the state of Arizona in the United States to the state of Jalisco in Mexico. It covers one-sixth of Mexico's territory, is on average 150 km wide and reaches heights of up to 3000 meters above sea level. 

Due to its large extension, there are different ecosystems along the roads it travels, containing an immense biodiversity and it is one of the main sources of oxygen for the whole country. Without a doubt, this is an area that cannot be left unvisited by true lovers of ecotourism.

Among the blue of the sea and the green hills, the Sierra de Vallejo welcomes you

On the southernmost limits of the Sierra Madre Occidental is the region known as Sierra de Vallejo, on the border of the states of Nayarit and Jalisco, right on the shores of beautiful Bahia de Banderas. 

The combination of the mountains and this beautiful Pacific Ocean bay make Bahia de Banderas a landscape like few others in the world. The shades of the undulating blue of the sea that bathes the warm sands of the bay become an even more impressive spectacle when you look at the horizon and see the splendor of the hills of Sierra de Vallejo. 

It is natural that the tonalities of the mountains vary during the different seasons of the year, so no matter what time of the year you choose to visit Bahia Banderas you will find a different and unique landscape. But it is in the rainy season where the sierra fills up with greens of all shades; thanks to the generous amount of rain that this region receives during the summer, the vegetation has the opportunity to nourish itself thoroughly and show its most vivid colors.

During the summer you have an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy the ecotourism tours that Xtreme Jaguar has for you. We can suggest the tour to the Mirador, from where you will be able to appreciate in depth the landscapes and life of Sierra de Vallejo.

Ecotourism for all ages

For the great fortune of the biodiversity of the area, since 2004, the Sierra de Vallejo was declared a natural area protected by SEMARNAT, so now it is a sanctuary for many species, some of which you can only find in this region. If you like ecotourism, you are certainly in the right place.

If you are wondering where you can start to get to know this beautiful natural protected area, Xtreme Jaguar is the best option to explore the Sierra de Vallejo. Our facilities are only 20 minutes away from the town of Bucerias in Nayarit, immersed in the borders of this tropical forest; so it is an excellent starting point to go exploring in different means of transportation.

Our tours are very flexible to adapt to any level of skill you have, plus it's an excellent opportunity to bring your whole family and have a day of fun and adrenaline in the jungle. It is highly recommended that children begin to become familiar with different ecosystems and through ecotourism, make them aware of the importance of taking care of nature.

The biodiversity of a natural protected area 

With the help of our guides you will be able to move around the different routes that we have traced especially for you to appreciate the landscapes of the jungle safely, surrounded by amapas, parotas, capomales, cedars and a great amount of trees that you will be able to know. 

Besides the importance of the oxygen provided by the dense forest of the Sierra de Vallejo, the region is also a natural area protected by the animals that live here, some of them in danger of extinction or endemic. Wild boars, white-tailed deer, badgers, skunks, green macaws, peregrine falcons... We wouldn't have time to name them all, so you'd better come and discover all the biodiversity of the Sierra de Vallejo!

In our commitment to create a greater awareness for the care of this natural protected area and to bring the residents of the entire region closer together, we have put all our tours on 3 × 2 for the residents of Puerto Vallarta and Bahia de Banderas, in addition to other promotions that you can check out on our website. Get into the Sierra de Vallejo and Awake your senses!

You can contact us by phone at +52 322 980 0692, or via our social networks.

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