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Barranca de Metztitlán


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About Barranca de Metztitlán

Barranca de Metztitlán Biosphere Reserve.  This protected area stands out for its high diversity of arid zone plant species, including cacti, biznagas, and agaves. Several endemic spe...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality


  • Airport

    Felipe Angeles International Airport, Estado de Mexico

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Leaving from the city of Pachuca, take Federal Highway 105, known as Mexico-Tampico, passing through the municipalities of Real del Monte, O...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private car or public transportation, mainly cabs from the city of Pachuca to Metztitlán, its base is located next to the bus station in Pac...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    It is advisable to take a vehicle or hire a tour guide. There are trails and roads, the signage is somewhat limited, but it exists to reach...

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

    The reserve has several tourist centers. It is recommended to call the Protected Area office to coordinate your visit.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Depends on the area.

Barranca de Metztitlán in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • The Metztitlán region January - July, the southern Huasca area year-round.
  • It is recommended to wear comfortable outdoor clothing, long-sleeved shirt, boots or tennis shoes, cap or hat.


Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Interpretive trails

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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
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA


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 ravine is the work of the geological history of the area; in some remote time a part of the mountain massifs fractured, sank, and forme...

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Cave paintings, viewpoints, bat caves, canyons, ravines and bodies of water. Its cacti: forests, UMAS producers and botanical garden. A 16th...

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Representative species of PA

Western Diamond-back Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), Brown-backed Solitaire (Myadestes occidentalis), Big Long-nosed bat (Leptonycteris nivali...

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You can see more representative species of Barranca de Metztitlán on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Follow the indications and instructions of the local guides or park rangers of the place.
2. Respect the environment. Do not extract...

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  • PA office address

    Avenida San Juan Metztitlán S/N Barrio Tlaxomot (in front of the regional hospital), municipio de Metztitlán, Hgo. México.

  • Phone

    +52 (774) 743 1545 +52 (771) 719 1831

  • Email

    Without information

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