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Santuario de Cocodrilos El Cora

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Carretera Puerto Vallarta-Tepic, Bucerias, Mexico
+52 322 206 9314
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If you love nature you must go here!

It was a bumpy ride down a dirt road through the jungle and extra cab fare because they would have... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colleen L
Ponoka, Canada
via mobile
Hidden Gem

We took our kids, 10/8/2. Great experience. Road is rough and it is a little run down, but it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saskatchewan, Canada
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El Cora preserves local biodiversity through protection of and education about the ecosystems found in the Riviera Nayarit area. We offer educational tours that teach our visitors to see animals from a new perspective. By helping others understand the natural world around them, we think that people will better understand how their actions impact these places.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Carretera Puerto Vallarta-Tepic, Bucerias, Mexico
+52 322 206 9314
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It was a bumpy ride down a dirt road through the jungle and extra cab fare because they would have to wash the cab but worth every penny. We were warmly greeted by our host who explained respect for animals and there need for space...More

Thank Colleen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our kids, 10/8/2. Great experience. Road is rough and it is a little run down, but it is safe and educational. The kids loved it! Good value.

Thank speciba
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had a blast, this place is amazing! Hard to find if you don't know what you're looking for--going E on 200 it's a tiny path right off the highway just past the last exit for flamingos golf club. The staff is very knowledgeable and...More

Thank rainetomchek
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Found out about the El Cora online and decided to check it out same day. When we got there they had closed 30min early to attend to the habitats but after speaking with a worker at the gate they let us in. Not only did...More

Thank Luis C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had a bit of a hard time getting into the facility due to heavy rains and the road was flooded, but once we got there it was a great experience. The guide was very knowledgeable and genuinely cares about his work and the crocodiles....More

Thank Kristen G
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We were there due to being on an HGTV Mexico Life coming up in October. It was one of their excursions for footage. I found it to be interesting and educational for everyone in the family. We had fun together and we got to hold...More

Thank MinsBMWx5-5oi
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Great place set in the heart of a lagoon. Excellent learning experience. Got to see many of the local fauna and the biologist who cares for them, Ruben, clearly works from the heart in all he does at keeping them safe and educating the public...More

Thank Gina G
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Today we went to El Cora. The drive in is definitely better for an suv/truck as the road is a bit muddy and tricky in spots, but don't let that deter you! Once there we were greeted by Ricardo who was more than gracious throughout...More

Thank lstart
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This was an amazing experience! The passion that Rubén has for the sanctuary and all of the animals in it is very inspiring. The tour was very interactive and personal. We even got to hold a baby crocodile! Definitely and experience that I would recommend...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I absolutely LOVED my visit to El Cora! I didn't know what to expect going in, and was even a little bit nervous, but the owner, Rubén, made me feel very comfortable. I learned a lot not only about crocodiles, but also about mangroves and...More

Thank Sarah K
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20 October 2017|
Response from 37Sue | Reviewed this property |
We got a taxi, two or three hours for visit. After visit the staff are happy to phone a taxi for you. Brilliant place to visit, you will learn a lot, touch a crocodile too
Omnia A
20 August 2017|
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Response from 37Sue | Reviewed this property |
We used telephone
Omnia A
20 August 2017|
Response from 37Sue | Reviewed this property |
We booked direct on there own web site. If you are already in Mexico give them a phone call (number on web page)