The Isla del Rio Cuale is an enchanting island oasis in Puerto Vallarta that lies at the mouth of the Cuale River as it flows into the Pacific Ocean. Formed in 1926 after a hurricane caused the river to branch into two arms, the Isla Cuale is a place of tranquility where humans escape city life and mingle amongst a rich array of wildlife including, Iguanas, tropical birds, tlacuache (opossum), and the charming Cuale Island cats.
Originally known as Isla de Santa Clara & Isla de Los Niños – The Island of the Children, Cuale island is also home to a cultural center, local independent artists, music schools, artisan vendors, and restaurants.
As the river flows to the ocean, pedestrians and vehicles cross the river via two main road bridges, three swing footbridges, and the pedestrian La Iguana Bridge that connects the north end of the island to the Colonia of El Cerro (The Gringo Gulch).
Amongst the quiet placidity of nature, the Isla Cuale is steeped in rich cultural history and Mexican tradition. Here are a few unique activities that visitors to the island can enjoy:
From the north end of the island to the golden sands of the ocean, there are several real estate rental opportunities available. As you look out your window or sit on your terrace, bask in the gentle sound of the river and view its many inhabitants as it flows to the deep blue yonder. Be amazed as the sparkling clear waters become a caramel-colored torrent during the rainy season as soil rich in minerals wash into the bay, bringing new life to Mother Nature’s stunning oasis.
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