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Boquerón de Tonalá


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About Boquerón de Tonalá

Boquerón de Tonalá Wildlife Protection Area.  This protected area is located in the State of Oaxaca; it protects coniferous and oak forests in the highlands and dry forests in the lowlan...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Municipality of Santo Domingo Tonalá at 3.7 Km.

  • Airport

    Oaxaca International Airport 'Xoxocotlán' - Oaxaca

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From the municipality of Huajuapan de León to the Protected Area is 42.8 km along state highway 15.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car and public transportation

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Trails to La Cañada, Piedra Parada, Cueva de las Flores and La Cuesta del Obispo, with permission and guidance from landowners or municipal ...

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  • Schedules

    From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    For wildlife observation, the schedule will be according to the needs of the activity.

  • Entrance fee

    In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

  • Average weather in the area

    Semiarid semi-warm

Boquerón de Tonalá in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Light-colored clothing, comfortable walking shoes, hat or cap are recommended.


Services within the PA


Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Dining places

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Dining places
Gas station
Telephone booth

Nearest locality to the PA

Municipality of Santo Domingo Tonalá at 3.7 Km.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

More about Boquerón de Tonalá

Interesting facts

It is an impressive canyon with walls about 100 meters high, and along it runs the Mixteco River, known in the area as Rio Salado. Here you ...

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The cave paintings in the locality La Sabinera, El Boquerón and the flora and fauna.

Representative species of PA

Margay (Leopardus wiedii), Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), Beaded Lizard (Heloderma horridum), Mexican Spinytail Iguana (Ctenosaura pec...

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You can see more representative species of Boquerón de Tonalá on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Park vehicles exclusively in the places marked or designated for that purpose.
2. Use only the established trails.
3. Do not lea...

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  • PA office address

    Avenida Independencia no. 709, Palacio Federal, Planta Baja, Col. Centro. C.P. 68000, Oaxaca.

  • Phone

    +52 (951) 514 8652

  • Email


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