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General Juan Álvarez


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About General Juan Álvarez

General Juan Álvarez National Park.  This protected area is located in the region of El Ocotal, in the State of Guerrero, next to the mountain region. Its climate is semi-humid ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Chilapa de Álvarez.

  • Airport

    Mexico City International Airport 'Benito Juárez' - CDMX

    Acapulco International Airport - Guerrero

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, towards the town of Tlapa, 70 km away.

  • Transportation facilities

    Public transportation.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There are trails within the park.

  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

  • Entrance fee

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

  • Average weather in the area

    Cold temperate

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Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Field clothing is recommended, with protection from the sun and rain during the rainy season from June to September.


Services within the PA

Interpretive trails
Visitor center or equivalent

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas (formal accommodations are located in the town of Chilapa, 15 km from the Park)

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Chilapa de Álvarez.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

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

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Interesting facts

Its forests are dominated by pine and oak trees; there are several species of orchids that are under protection.


The interpretive trails with the restoration works in a didactic way.

Representative species of PA

Coyote (Canis latrans), Bobcat (Lynx Rufus), Eastern Spotted Skunk (Spilogale putorius), Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus), Common ...

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You can see more representative species of General Juan Álvarez on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Not to extract or mistreat the flora and wild fauna. 2. Respect established trails 3. The entrance is in the company of local guides


  • PA office address

    Av. Ruffo Figueroa S/N Interior del Inmueble Federal Compartido, Edificio de la SEMARNAT, Colonia Burócratas, CP 39039 in the city of Chilpancingo, Guerrero.

  • Phone

    +52 (747) 471 30 70

  • Email

    Without information

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