Biology of Mexican Vertebrates

On the last day in Los Cocos, we take a boat ride through a mangrove swamp to La Tovara, which is a spring that comes out of the base of a hill near San Blas.

photo along the tripLa Tovara is about 5 miles from camp. To get there we use the bus from the Universidad de Morelos.
This is the inside of that bus.photo along the trip
photo along the tripThis is Lesley, Lugie, Dapne, Randall, and Cliff near the front of one of the boats.
The operators must maintain this boat trail through the dense vegetation of the mangrove swamp.photo along the trip
photo along the tripThe widlife, especially birds, is awesome along the boat trail. This is a great egret.
Anhingas are very common along the trail.photo along the trip
photo along the tripBoat-billed heron.
This is a flock of black vultures waiting to get their wings dry before taking off from the roost.photo along the trip
photo along the tripCrocodiles are pretty common and even in the swimming area. One year a large crocodile "chased" us from the swimming area.
The water at the spring is very clear. This is a group of catfish in the spring. One can also see mouth-breeding cichlids and a few turtles.photo along the trip
photo along the tripAt the swimming hole, there is a rope swing that people can use. This is Mark demonstrating his technique.
This is Ursula and Daphne demonstrating synchronized rope diving.photo along the trip
photo along the tripThere is a cheering audience for the rope swingers. Victor and Elena comment on the last dive.
There is a small gift shop and snack bar.photo along the trip

Last updated on 18 September 2004.
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