Now Jade Resort & Spa: What they don’t tell you in the brochure

Now Jade Resort & Spa: What they don’t tell you in the brochure

Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

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.

Mangrove reforestation across from Now Jade

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.

Now Jade notice of protection of natural habitatsNotice of restoration and reforestation of magroves

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®!

Infinity pool at Now Jade Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

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.

Mangroves in the Riviera Maya, Mexico

Green Heron:

Green Heron preening

Green Heron feeding on small fish

White ibis and snowy egrets:

white ibis and snowy egrets

Black necked stilts:

Black necked stilt

black necked stilt feeding


Black neck stilt found at Now Jade


Juvenile Great Blue Heron:

juvenile great blue heron

My favorite – the american coot, it looks like a duck when in the water:

american coots in Mexico

Female anhinga:

female anhinga

female anhinga drying feathers

Tri colored heron:

tri colored heron nesting

tri colored heron chicks

tri colored heron

Snowy Egret:

snowy egret nesting

snowy egret with ruffled feathers

Snowy Egret in flight

snowy egret


Kiskadee flycatcher:

Kiskadee flycatcher


White Ibis: 

white ibis preening

white ibis

White ibis and juvenile white ibis


Common Egret:

Common Egret

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.

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7 Responses to “Now Jade Resort & Spa: What they don’t tell you in the brochure”

  1. Sunish Sebastian
    June 13, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    Wow! bird watching while on a holiday sounds fun to me. Where I come from, in Kerala, we have mangroves too. To protect the mangroves, the government does not allow any constructions around that place.


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  2. May 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm #

    Great bird photos! I LOVEE anhingas= their wing spreads are amazing.

  3. May 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    What an excellent resort and spa.. to be so close to mangroves and wild life.. the birds are truly spectacular! Great post MrTravelD!

  4. May 25, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Thank you for your comment. We really had a great time. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars if you have them. And… next month you can go whale shark swimming too! You can also swim with the sea turtle down at Akumal Beach… it is by Tulum.

  5. Freyja
    May 25, 2011 at 7:49 pm #

    Thank you for this post – I am staying here for a wedding in June and now know that I will have some wonderful wildlife to check out – I am much more a nature person than a beach person!


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