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Volcán Tacaná


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About Volcán Tacaná

Volcán Tacaná Biosphere Reserve.  It is located on the border of Mexico with Guatemala; with its more than 4,000 meters of altitude, the Tacaná volcano stands majestically as...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Ejido Talquian (1,600 masl) 8 Km walking, 8 hours to the top of the Volcano, entering Guatemalan territory.
    Canton Chiquihuite (1,800 masl) 9 Km, 10 hours walk to the top of the volcano (4,100 masl).
    *masl, meters above sea level.

  • Airport

    Tapachula International Airport - Chiapas

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Arriving to the City of Tapachula, either by the International Airport of Tapachula or the bus terminals ADO, Cristobal Colon, AEXA, Platinu...

  • Transportation facilities

    Collective cabs can be taken from Tapachula to both Cacahoatán and Unión Juárez. From these municipal capitals, 1.5-ton or 3-ton vehicles ad...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Walking, there is no other way and the use of mountain bikes or motorized vehicles is not allowed. The trails are marked with signs and pref...

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Temperate to cold

    Although a tropical zone due to the altitude above mean sea level (1,500 to 4,100 meters above sea level) and the vegetation present (cloud forest, pine and oak forest and mountain moor), the climate is temperate to cold with abundant rainfall in summer and cold in autumn and winter.

Volcán Tacaná in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • A good time to visit the Protected Area is in late winter and during spring (January to May). Winter is very cold and the rainy season is ve...
  • Thick pants, cap, comfortable field shoes (there is a lot of walking, long distances and steep slopes), thick long-sleeved shirt, windbreake...

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Services within the PA

Campfire sites
Camping areasInternet connection
Community organizations providing guide, porter, horse and mule rental services

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Lodging near the PA

Camping areas
Rooms in people's homes provided for overnight stay and food

Food service near the PA

Food prepared by local people

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Clinic and civil protection unit.
Market / Super Market
Telegraph service
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Ejido Talquian (1,600 masl) 8 Km walking, 8 hours to the top of the Volcano, entering Guatemalan territory.
Canton Chiquihuite (1,800 ma...

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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

The Pavón (Oreophasis derbianus) is an endemic bird restricted to the mountain cloud forest of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Mexico and the...

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Very characteristic avifauna: pavón, quetzal, pajuil, pink warbler, blue-winged tanager, neotropical birds of prey, toucans, hummingbirds. O...

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Representative species of PA

Horned Guan (Oreophasis derbianus), Resplendent Quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno), Azure-rumped Tanager (Tangara cabanisi), Pink-headed Warbler...

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You can see more representative species of Volcán Tacaná on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

Those established in the Reserve's Management Program, but summarized as follows:
1. Request the necessary information about the genera...

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  • PA office address

    Av. Sexta Oriente Norte No. 26, entre 7a. y 9a. Sur, Cacahoatán, Chiapas. México. C.P. 38890.

  • Phone

    +52 (961) 6542706

  • Email

    Without information

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