BANDERAS BAY - PUERTO VALLARTA

 

The bay of Banderas - Puerto Vallarta is situated at the foot of Sierra Madre mountains. Bahia de Banderas is the Mexico's biggest bay (80 km) ; the town of Puerto Vallarta, founded in XVI century by spanish, is an important tourist place.


Its inviting warm waters attract hundreds of humpback whales every year to give birth to their offspring. The tiny Marietas Islands, ten kilometers off the coast, are a haven for marine bird species ; segulls, frigate birds, pelicans... On land, this area is home to greatly diversified fauna ; crocodiles, parrots, and above all iguanas.



Natural environment
Human environment
Coastline:
Coast of volcanic origin
Language:
Spanish
Climate:
Tropical at season dry
Local economy :
Tourism - Fishing - Agriculture
Temperatures:
Annual average : 26,8 ° C
Thermal amplitude : 19° C à 34 ° C
Demography:
Population (inhab.): 
Density (inhab/km2): 
Precipitations:
Annual : 998 mm
Distribution : may-September
Human Development Index:
Mexico : 0,8
Biogeographic classification:
Tropical broadleaf forest
(Neotropic)
Ecological Footprint:
Mexico : 2,52

Natural heritage:
Tropical forest, birds island, whales.

Cultural heritage:
Indian culture

Coastal management:


Criteria retained by the club:
BN 3 : Aesthetic importance ; BN 2 : Ecological and biological process.


 

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