Isabel Island

Cliff of Isabel Island, Nayarit

For those who are visiting the Riviera Nayarit and/or nearby destinations, you have the opportunity to see firsthand the Isla Isabel National Park, a collection of marine fauna and flora that dates back more than 3 million years approximately. Book your tour now to live a totally different experience.

Santa Isabel Island

This hidden paradise is located in Riviera Nayarit, specifically on the coast of Santiago Ixcuintla. It is of volcanic origin, whose natural attractions are craters, elevations or cliffs, among other formations. If you are looking for rewarding experiences, where knowledge, beauty and adventure activities go hand in hand, you have found the right place to visit.

Isabel Island National Park

Isla Isabel National Park is one of the most visited parks in the Riviera Nayarit, a place full of marine biodiversity. More than 9 species of seabirds reproduce there, you will see different species of plants and animals as peculiar as whale sharks or the blue-footed booby.

This paradise is only 4 hours from the Port of San Blas, about 74 kilometers or 1 hour and a half from Boca de Camichin, which is about 35 kilometers. These are the places where the boats leave for the National Park, since it can only be reached by sea.

Among the many activities you can do in the park are scuba diving, a common practice throughout Mexico, as well as snorkeling, perfect for discovering the marine wonders. You will also find hiking trails, perfect for sports and nature lovers. Birdwatching is also organized in specific areas of the site.

One of the charms of Isabel Island is that, unlike other ecoparks, it is a completely uninhabited place, so large infrastructures are conspicuous by their absence. Visitors who arrive on site camp in the designated areas and sleep in tents, since it is not possible to return to land the same day due to sea conditions.

To get there, you will have to hire a tour from an official travel agency and follow the basic recommendations: use biodegradable repellent, bring food and drink (alcoholic beverages are forbidden), as there are no stores to buy; one of the issues to take into account is that there are no restrooms either.

Isabel Narayit Island

As if that were not enough, in addition to the volcanic landscape of the place or the different recreational activities, natural phenomena can also be observed throughout the year, events that undoubtedly attract both the curious and professionals.

One of them is the journey that both humpback whales and whale sharks make during the winter, a beautiful event to observe the animals in their natural habitat. The second are the breeding colonies of 9 species of seabirds, one of the main attractions of the island.

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