Now that the vacation period has finally arrived Puerto Vallarta is welcoming thousands of visitors during this couple of weeks, more than willing to enjoy all the beauties and benefits the city has to offer. Of course, the first option is always the beaches, famous on their own right thanks to their natural beauty. But there is another much demanded element when it comes to taking a refreshing splash: the also beautiful rivers of Puerto Vallarta.
In fact, Vallarta municipality is bordered North and South by two rivers: Ameca in the north signaling the border with the state of Nayarit and Tomatlán, bordering the namesake municipality. Here are some of the better known rivers in our town:
Ameca – the most abundant, still home to an important population of crocodiles now threatened by touristic complexes being built on both sides.
Mascota – affluent of Ameca, they become one very close to Las Juntas.
Pitillal – very popular among locals and visitors, especially in the Playa Grande area. Its volume diminishes considerably during the dry months.
Cuale – definitively the most famous and beloved by people form Vallarta. It has been captured in countless paints by Vallartan artists. Legend used to have it that those who drank water from the Cuale would become a permanent dweller. Today, it is enough to cross it by one of the hanging bridges.
Palo María – at the South of the city, it streams down the mountains in the rainy season. Between this one and downtown you will find the creeks Amapas, Las Estacas and EL Carrizo, which lose almost all their water during the dry months
Mismaloya, Los Horcones and Tomatlán – the water of these rivers is colder because they disembogue practicalle straight out of the mountains. This is also why they are the ones with more exuberant vegetation in their mouth.
It doesn’t really matter if you choose salt or fresh water; fun is total if you follow basic safety measures. And remember to keep the areas you visit clean!
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