Now Jade Resort & Spa: What they don’t tell you in the brochure
When we were guests of Now Jade Resort & Spa we discovered something VERY important and it’s what they don’t tell you in brochure: Now Jade Riviera Cancun is surrounded by mangroves! The reason why this is so important is mangrove forests are an essential part of the ecosystem.
They protect against erosion and provide natural habitats for fish, birds, algae, shrimps, crabs, oysters, sponges and countless other species. Mangroves also protect the coastlines during storms. During our stay we spent several hours watching and photographing the beautiful wildlife found in mangroves.
At Now Jade Resort & Spa and along the road leading to the hotel there is an effort to restore and reforest the precious mangroves which are protected by the government of Mexico. It is definitely a unique experience to be able to enjoy the beauty of nature while indulging in Unlimited-Luxury®!
We are by no means ornithologists, just lovers of nature and amateur bird watchers. Here are some photographs of the amazing birds we saw.
We have tried to identify them correctly, however if they are mislabeled please be sure to leave us a comment. This area is also home to crocodiles, so be careful where you step along roadside. Though we didn’t get a shot of them, we did see crocodiles in the wetlands.
White ibis and snowy egrets:
Black necked stilts:
Juvenile Great Blue Heron:
My favorite – the american coot, it looks like a duck when in the water:
Tri colored heron:
Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is located near the town of Puerto Morelos in the Riviera Maya, 15 minutes from Cancun airport. You can read their blog Here and Now, follow on twitter and like them on facebook.
NOTE: This special post was written by MrTravelD, my husband, best friend and travel partner.