Picture by Ricardo and Rayco.
Drought in the Canary Islands is a very serious problem for farmers. The water tanks are almost empty and the environment is very arid. Some birdwatchers wonder lately where are the birds of the area. Well, the guides of the Environmental Reserve of Sandos San Blas have reported that in recent days have seen an increased presence of birds of different species in the area.
These officers, who in addition to dealing with visitors, are connoisseurs and lovers of local flora and fauna, have managed to identify at least 10 different species who are both native and common in addition to some migratory birds that had never been seen before in this Environmental Reserve , located in South Tenerife.
Due to lack of water, the dam of San Blas , not exploited for irrigation has become a haven for birds such as the Coot and the Gallinula. However, in this time of the year the Reserve’s star is indeed the Whistling Duck, a migratory bird that, in these months comes from America on his way to India and spend no less than four months in the Canary Islands, ‘in all inclusive board’, because places such as San Blas has more than enough food and water for the season. Once Reserve Managers have reached counting 50 of these specimens
“It’s a treat for our eyes,” said our friends from the Reserve. If you are fond of birds, come discover the Reserve, surely there are some sighting waiting for you.
Experience Xcalacoco Starts at Sandos Caracol Eco-Resort & Spa.
The Xcalacoco Experience started this December 21th at Sandos Caraco Eco Resort & Spa, in a nod to the end of the Mayan calendar. Even though popularized predictions about December 21, 2012 on the Mayan calendar, Mayans actually view this event as one where humans reconnect with their surroundings, mainly with nature.
Guests of Sandos Caracol will be absorbed in the spirit of this holistic experience designed around the resort’s exclusive location.
This adventure activities included swimming in underground cenotes (considered by Mayans as the entrance to the underworld), walking through the green mangrove forests to watch over 60 species of wildlife. Also, the guests will be able to discover the ancient archaeological of Xcalacoco.
These days of authentic reenactment of a sacred Mayan journey celebrating the return from a major spiritual journey along with the idea of reconnecting heaven and earth, nature and humanity, knowing how local natural elements are use to create ancient healing treatments with a Mayan herbalist, and observing religious and celebratory ceremonies in a Mayan temple, are part of this great adventure that brings the Mayan tradition and respect for the earth into modernity through planting trees and local vegetation, viewing the NASA developed Magic Planet program on Climate Change and learning how we can participate in sustainable initiatives.
Don’t miss this great adventure at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa. Live Xcalacoco Experience!