Nature and adventure meld together for those engaging in a tour of El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary in Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit. Located right off of Mexico highway 200, just 150 meters south of the Flamingos Golf Club. This stretch of the highway is also called: Carretera Puerto Vallarta-Tepic, and the Flamingos Golf Course is marked by a giant white golf ball on top of a tee. Look for a small sign showing a drawing of a crocodile along with the words “Cocodrilario El Cora”. Turning onto the one-lane unpaved rural road, drive down about 2 kilometers. For a great visual of the location, refer to the Map of Nuevo Vallarta.
For access to this beautiful protected habitat, the per person entrance fee is a donation of $20 pesos (2014). There are numerous other animals that can be viewed at El Cora sanctuary including a tejon (Mexican raccoon), turtles, parrots, geese, chickens and other birds.
The El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary also offers interesting one-hour swamp tours in a small boat. The cost of the tour is $200 pesos per person (before tipping the friendly captain).
Before leaving El Cora, be sure to enjoy a delicious meal and refreshing drinks at their lovely and comfortable on-site, open-air restaurant specializing in seafood. Several of our local friends from Puerto Vallarta drive to the sanctuary just to relax and have a fabulous meal with friends at this unique location. All profits from the entrance fee, boat tours and restaurant sales benefit the sanctuary.
A visit to El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary is a very interesting and fun half-day vacation activity.