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Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado

Baja California and Sonora

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About Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado

Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado Biosphere Reserve.  The Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta Reserve is recognized as a World Natural Heritage Site. It is the habitat of numerous ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Puerto Peñasco, Sonora 10 Km from the Protected Area

  • Airport

    Mexicali International Airport 'General Rodolfo Sanchez Taboada', Baja California

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, take state highway Sonora-03 (coastal) to the fishing town of Golfo de Santa Clara, Municipality of San ...

  • Transportation facilities

    Own or rented land vehicle, and by sea through service providers.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There is access by paved roads (SON-40 Valle de San Luis Rio Colorado, SON-03 Costera) that lead to places of interest such as the ecotouris...

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

    Access to the protected Area is not limited.

  • Entrance fee

    $46.23 MXN

  • Average weather in the area


Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado in Mexico

Activities and recommendations


  • Air sports (Delta flight / aerial balloon / paragliding / ultralight)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat riding
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  • At Easter and at the beginning of the summer it is advisable to visit the Protected Area, when there is a greater number of activities.
  • Light clothing and a hat are recommended in spring and summer to protect against the sun's rays (sunscreen of more than 50 SPF is recommende...

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Services within the PA

Information modules
Internet connection
Interpretive trails in Ciénega de Santa Clara and La Salina
Scenic viewpoints
There ...

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Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Private and public clinics and hospitals
Private transportation service...

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Nearest locality to the PA

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora 10 Km from the Protected Area

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$46.23 MXN Entrance prices per person, per day, as collection of rights.

Senior citizens, pensioned and retired persons, disabled persons, and minors under 12 years of age will be exempt from the payment of fees, whose status will be accredited once they enter the Protected Area, if applicable, with the corresponding valid credential. A 50% discount will be applied to students and teachers with a valid credential, which must be presented upon entering the Protected Area.

More about Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado

Interesting facts

Although diminished, the presence of the Colorado River, one of the largest rivers in the United States, which flows into the Gulf of Califo...

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Its beaches, free diving sites and scenic viewpoints. Ciénega de Santa Clara and UMA for hunting activities. Existence of signposted interpr...

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Representative species of PA

Vaquita (Phocoena sinus), Totoaba (Totoaba macdonaldi), Desert Pupfish (Cyprinodon macularius), Yuma Clapper Rail (Rallus longirostris yuman...

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You can see more representative species of Alto Golfo de California y Delta del Río Colorado on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Contributes to conservation
2. Ideal luggage
3. Take care of your Natural and Cultural Heritage
4. Manage your waste respon...

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  • PA office address

    San Luis Rio Colorado Office: Av. Jalisco No. 903 entre calles 9 y 10, Col. Sonora, San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora, C. P. 83440. Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 18:00 hrs. Golfo de Santa Clara Office: Boulevard Abelardo L. Rodríguez y Luis Encinas S/N, Col. Centro, Golfo de Santa Clara, Sonora, C.P. 83540. Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 18:00 hrs. San Felipe Office: Av. Mar de Cortés No. 614 int. 206 & 208, Segunda Sección, San Felipe, Baja California, C.P. 21850. Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 15:00 hrs.

  • Phone

    San Luis Río Colorado Office: +52 653 517 6383 Golfo de Santa Clara Office: +52 653 515 9088 San Felipe Office: 653 517 1886

  • Email


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