Mexico ranks fifth in the variety of plants and amphibians, third in mammals, and second in reptiles on the entire planet, within the group of 17 "megadiverse countries."
Due to Mexico’s great natural heritage, it is an ideal destination for socially responsible and environmentally friendly ecotourism. As a sustainable alternative to the standard commercial tourism, it aims at your education and most importantly at the ecological conservation, the benefit for the local communities and a greater appreciation of our natural habitats. Mexico offers many destinations, where flora, fauna and its cultural heritage are the primary attractions. Because of its large number of national parks and reserves, it is the ideal location for you to start your wilderness adventure. Please find at your disposition some of our unique ecotourism-related tours you can only experience in Mexico.
Tiburón Ballena (Whale Shark) Biosphere Reserve
The whale shark counts as the biggest fish on earth. Here at the Tiburón Ballena Biosphere Reserve in the Mexican Caribbean’s state of Quintana Roo, peninsula of Yucatan, we invite you to get to know the largest and most important concentration of whale sharks in the world. As those animals are considered an endangered species, you can make your contribution and support the already existing conservation programs. The reserve is best to be visited from July to August every year, especially during the International Festival of the Whale Shark on the Isla Mujeres.
Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve
The monarch butterflies can be visited while hiking through the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt pine-oak forests eco-region on the border of the states of Michoacán and Mexico. The reserve is a conservation area and World Heritage Site of about 56,000 hectares that aims at protecting the butterfly species as well as the entire ecosystem. Each year there are between 60 million and 1 billion butterflies arriving which are best to be visited from December to the first week of March.
We recommend a trip of at least 3 days.