Isabel Island, Nayarit, MEXICO
A migratory bird sanctuary in the Mexican Pacific, also called “The Mexican Galapagos”.
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Vacation StyleCamping Trek
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Large Group
Expedition and a photography workshop in the amazing Isabel Island, Nayarit.
Isabel Island, also known as the ”Mexican Galapagos" is an island of volcanic origin, located in the Mexican Pacific.
The island is a nesting site for hundreds of birds, such as blue-footed booby bird, the brown boobies and red legs, frigates, tropicbirds, terns and many more species located in a true paradise for photographers and birdwatchers and lovers of wildlife in general.
There is a great opportunity to have sightings of whale shark, the largest fish on the planet. Additionally there is a good chance of seeing humpback whales performing stunts that could very well make the next picture award.
Enjoy this unforgettable expedition and spend two nights in a comfortable camp on the island with all inclusive (accommodation, meals, transportation, guides and photography tips).
•Ground transportation P. Vallarta - Boca de Camichín - P. Vallarta. Sprinter truck or similar
•Water Transportation Boca de Camichín - Isabel Island - Boca de Camichín.
•Accommodation in a camping tent for 2 nights.
•Meals and refreshments.
•Entry into Isabel Island.
•Personal accident insurance for people up to 79 years old.
•Additional departure for whale watching.
•Guided trips on the island for bird watching.
•Photographic advice for the duration of the trip
- Alcoholic Beverages (the consumption of alcohol is prohibited on the Isabel Island.)
Departure in the morning from Puerto Vallarta towards Boca de Camichín, Nayarit. Search for Whale Shark, sighting and optional swimming with the sharks. Then we continue to the Isabel Island, with a possibility of seeing dolphins, turtles and other marine species. As we approach the island we will see humpback whale sightings. After we land on the island, we will set up camp, where we will eat lunch. In the afternoon departure for birdwatching on the island (Bobo de Patas azules, Bobo café, Pericotas, Frigate birds, Seagull, Brown Pelican, etc.) As sunset approaches, we will see the sunset on the beach, dinner and night rest.
Sunrise, breakfast and departure on the boats for whale watching around the island's waters. When we return you will have the opportunity to go snorkeling in the pools on the island, where you will have a possibility of seeing various marine species that are present on the island (such as starfish, goldfish, sea cucumbers urchins, crabs, etc). Lunch and evening outing for bird watching on the island. At sunset, we witness the sunset on the beach. Afterwards we have dinner and night rest.
Sunrise, breakfast and an outing for bird watching. Closing up of the camp site and whale watching as we continue to Boca de Camichín. Lunch at Boca de Camichín restaurant, after that, we will board the transport to Puerto Vallarta. End of the trip.
Camera, enough memories and batteries, as the Island doesn’t have electricity, a hat or a baseball cap, swimming suit, personal medicine, clothing for the sea.
On the island there is no predatory animal, no poisonous reptiles nor arachnids or poisonous insects, the only danger is a fall or bite hedgehog if I get to swim, as the island is of volcanic origin and the stones there there are very sharp, closed footwear with patterns sole is advised.
Even in the winter months, the island has a temperate climate, 15º to 26º degrees Celsius, a light jacket for nights is recommended. Little chance of rain this season.
The food offered, first in the restaurant of San Blas, is international cuisine. During the stay on the island and sea routes, the food is based on seafood (fish, shrimp, oysters and squid mainly), accompanied by fruit, milk, eggs, vegetables, natural water and fresh water. Due to the island being a bird sanctuary, all alcohol products are forbidden.(Any special meal request will be met, as long as it is notified in advance).
No, the island is uninhabited and there is no electricity, no cell signal or internet service. In case of an emergency, there is a civil band radio with which communication is established with the mainland.