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Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango

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About Mapimí

Mapimí Biosphere Reserve.  This area protects the main distribution zone of the endemic and endangered bolson turtle, as well as the dune lizard. This reserve is a fee...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Ceballos, Durango, 20 km from Ejido La Flor.

  • Airport

    Torreón International Airport 'Francisco Sarabia' - Coahuila

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By land on Federal Highway 49 and 49D section Gomez Palacio, Dgo. -From there, in the main plaza, there are signs to the reserve and the Zon...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private transportation only. Public transportation goes to the community of Ceballos, Durango.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Walking through the trails and visitation areas.

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  • Schedules

    Monday to Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area


    Very hot in spring and summer. Very cold in winter.

Mapimí in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • Visit the Protected Area in autumn and late winter.
  • Clothing and footwear for arid or desert areas are recommended.


Services within the PA

Interpretive trails
Visitor center or equivalent

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Food service by the Tourist Service Provider

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Rural Health clinic
Red Cross

Nearest locality to the PA

Ceballos, Durango, 20 km from Ejido La Flor.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$60.37 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.

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Interesting facts

This area has a very special attraction which is the Cerro de la Bufa or Cerro del Indio, so called because it resembles the profile of a hu...

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Zone of silence, turtle of the bolson, salt flats and its sunsets and starry nights.

Representative species of PA

Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), Chihuahua fringe-toed lizard (Uma paraphygas), Black-tailed Deer (Odocoileus hemionus), Golden E...

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You can see more representative species of Mapimí on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

You can only visit the ANP with an authorized guide.
1. Contributes to conservation
2. Take care of your natural and cultural herit...

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  • PA office address

    Juárez y Galeana s/n 2° Piso Local 309, Palacio Federal, Torreón, Coahuila. C.P. 27000

  • Phone

    +52 (871) 716 5511

  • Email


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