Guests at Haramara have the opportunity to see native flora and fauna, dolphins, turtles, hump back whales during their annual migration (Nov – Apr), incredible varieties of butterflies, dozens of species of birds, and reptiles as well as tropical fish, mantas and ocean critters. The local flora comprises of tropical hardwood trees, epiphytes, bromeliads, mangroves and palms. The fauna is made up of native mammals like coatimundis , ocelots , colorful tropical birds and parrots, iguanas and geckos.
Riviera Nayarit is the foremost birding area in western Mexico, harboring more than 530 species of birds including 45 endemics. This great bird diversity is owed to a landscape of mountains, volcanoes, plains and valleys crisscrossed by rivers, lagoons and estuaries where lush temperate and rainforests abound. In the coast you will find splendid beaches, islands and one of the largest areas of mangroves in Mexico.
Humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, stingrays, manta rays, colorful reef fish and giant sea turtles – these are just a few of the amazing and diverse sea creatures that frequent the Pacific coastlines of the Riviera Nayarit. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular activities that allow us land dwellers to peek into the environment that these marine animals call home.
REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
Reptiles and amphibians are the most colorful and mysterious herpetofauna of the Riviera Nayarit. They range in size from the huge sea turtles to colorful lizards. Reptiles include green iguanas, spiny-tailed iguanas, geckos and crocodiles.
As well as birds, the Riviera Nayarit also hosts a variety of exotic mammal species. Some of the animals that are found in the area are coatimundi, collared peccaries, deer, banded armadillo, pumas, jaguars, ocelots, jaguarondis and margays.
The vegetation is abundant and diverse in Riviera Nayarit where most of the jungle is tropical jungle, the most common species you'll find in it are wild orchids, the capomo (Brosimum alicastrum), the habillo (Hura poliandra), the trompera (Cecropia obtusifolia) and various species of Ficus and Busera, plus beautiful oil coconut trees (Attalea cohune) and the coyul (Acrocomia mexicana), that when found in large concentrations transform the jungle into a palmar.
Everyone loves butterflies – these delicate creatures flit and fly gracefully, brightening our gardens and wild spaces. In Haramara you will have the pleasure of watching dozens of the world's most spectacular and colourful tropical butterflies.