- The goal is to promote the protection
of the region’s natural areas using the tagline “Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.”
The Riviera Nayarit is joining in the celebration of National Parks Day with an Eco Rally on Saturday, August 18, in Punta de Mita. The goal is to promote the protection of this tourism destination’s natural areas.
The event is organized by the National Commission for Protected Areas (Conanp) via the Islas Marietas National Park and the Sierra de Vallejo Río Ameca Nayarit Jalisco, together with the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Bahía Unida, the Punta Mita Foundation, and Mita Recycled, using the tagline “Enjoy, Learn, and Protect.”
|Isla Isabel National Park.|
The event also has the support of the following organizations: Ocean Connectors; Aquaventuras from Dolphin Discovery; the Manta Project; El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary; Pronatura Noroeste A.C.; Scouts; CEMBAB (Bahía de Banderas Marvelous Species Conservation), Quality and Hygiene Laboratories, and the San Pancho Bird Observatory.
Organize your family and/or friends into teams of 4 or 6 people. There will be awards and prizes for the winners!
Registration will be open through Wednesday, August 15th by calling the following: 329 291 5053, 322 209 1021 y 322 221 3549. Registration will also be available on Saturday, August 18th at the Punta Mita Foundation’s Del Mar Community Center at 8:30 a.m. The community center is located on 67 Avenida Las Pangas, Corral del Risco, Punta de Mita, Nayarit.
National Parks Day is celebrated around the world every August 24th to educate the public about the importance of conservation and the protection of the existing species of flora and fauna.
The national park is a natural reserve that’s subject to the regulations protecting it for posterity and for the conservation of its flora and fauna. There are two protected areas in Nayarit: Las Marietas National Park in Bahía de Banderas and Isla Isabel National Park in Santiago Ixcuintla. The spring at La Tovara in San Blas is currently in the process of being declared a protected area as well.
The Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Bahía de Banderas Hotel and Motel Association (AHMBB) are hard at work to promote the destination with the support of the Government of the State of Nayarit via its Tourism Promotional Trust (Fiprotur). The cultural tourism product offer is an invaluable asset for these promotional efforts.