Higuera Golf Club carries out actions to preserve the native flora

The operation of the Higuera golf course in Litibú favors the conservation of the regional flora and fauna, which are so important for the

The operation of the Higuera golf course in Litibú favors the conservation of the regional flora and fauna, which are so important for the identity of the region as a tourist destination.

The deciduous tropical forest is an important ecosystem that golfers have the opportunity to admire up close when playing the 18 holes of , preserved as an enclave connecting nature with the sea.

Precisely, the name of the complex refers to the tree that has the greatest presence in the area. The fig tree is a species that grows abundantly in the countryside and is treated with serious care by the botanical maintenance of the administration.

Since this tree has seen its presence reduced in recent years despite its name being the emblem of the nearby town, Higuera Blanca.

When the flora of the golf course was restored, it was thought to make the fig trees shine and conserve to highlight this iconic species and also with an environmental objective.

The fig tree (of the genus ficus) has a characteristic trunk with smooth, ashen-grey bark, and the crown is very extensive and wide. The branches are smooth, ashy, extended, patent, leafy at their ends and bare at the rest, which maintain the characteristic scars of fallen leaves. The twigs are greenish-brown, pubescent, thick and few in number.

It can reach between 10 and 20 meters in height and its maturity cycle is 6 to 7 years until it begins to bear fruit, although a large and robust fig tree may take several decades to grow. Its life cycle is up to 70 years, with a trunk that can measure up to 3 meters in diameter.

The fruit it bears is not commonly edible, although it does have herbal uses and was considered sacred among the pre-Hispanic cultures of Mexico.

In the 18 holes of the club, dozens of fig trees currently stand proudly boasting longevity. These in turn have been cleared of other flora in their surroundings that could be harmful to their health.

Litibú is an important conservation area. Near the golf course, there is still an estuary with the presence of mangroves and crocodiles, constantly monitored by biologists. The preservation of areas of flora around the sports field, as a buffer zone, is a success that environmentalists have applauded as this will contribute to environmental balance.

Higuera Golf Club preserves important islands of flora between its holes, a quality that distinguishes it from other circuits and gives its players the intention of being in true contact with the nature of the tourist destination.

The excellent biological, botanical and environmental study work of the new administration has made it possible to further improve the course and bring it up to the level required by international golf standards without negatively impacting the flora and keeping intact the conservation perimeter originally left by Fonatur.