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Islas del Golfo de California

Baja California, Baja California Sur, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Sonora

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About Islas del Golfo de California

Islas del Golfo de California Wildlife Protection Area.  Due to their extension, the Gulf of California Islands are distributed in four states: Baja California, Baja California, Sur, Sinaloa and So...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    1. There are many locations along the coast of Baja California Sur (there are 134 islands).
    2. Mazatlan, La Cruz, Celestino Gazca, Ceuta, El Conchal, El Dorado, Culiacan, Altata, Navolato, Dautillos, Yameto, La Reforma, Angostura, Costa Azul, Playa Colorada, Boca del Rio, Las Glorias, Cerro Cabezon, El Huitussi, El Tortugo, Lazaro Cardenas, Muellecito, Paredones, Topolobampo, Los Mochis, El Colorado, Jitzamuri. Distances depend on the island, but range from less than one to 40 Km.
    3. Guaymas, Bahía de Kino, Punta Chueca, Desemboque de los Seri, Ejido R. Campodónico, Puerto Peñasco, Bahía de Lobos, Bahía del Tóbari, Bahía de Yavaros. The distances are variable, due to the diversity of islands and islets adjacent to the coast of Sonora.

  • Airport

    La Paz International Airport 'Manuel Márquez de León', Baja California Sur
    Culiacan International Airport - Sinaloa
    Mazatlan International Airport 'General Rafael Buelna' - Sinaloa

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    1. Via Baja California Sur
    By boat the distances to Baja California Sur are very variable, covering only 134 islands.
    2. Via Sinaloa...

  • Transportation facilities

    Through private boats, owned, rented or with tour operators that have a valid permit from CONANP.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    1. By boat and walking. 2. It is sun and beach tourism, most of them do not leave the beach. In some cases it is possible to walk on the bea...

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year, 24 hrs.

    Subject to weather conditions. Venados Island, in front of Mazatlan, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is recommended to limit the visit to a maximum of 4 hours. Reserve office from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $108.66 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Extremely hot, semi-arid

    Most of the year it exceeds 50°C. Cool in winter.

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Activities and recommendations



  • The whole year is recommended to visit the Protected Area, depending on the extreme climatic variations.
  • Comfortable field clothes and bathing suit are recommended. Long sleeves, hat, sunglasses, tennis shoes or field boots. Protective clothing ...

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Services within the PA

Internet connection
Interpretive trails

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

1. Banks, Bank ATMs, Hospital, Pharmacy, Market, superMarket, Transportation services
2. In urban localities: Banks, Bank ATMs, Hospital...

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Nearest locality to the PA

1. There are many locations along the coast of Baja California Sur (there are 134 islands).
2. Mazatlan, La Cruz, Celestino Gazca, Ceuta...

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Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$108.66 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 Islas del Golfo de California Protected Area are home to the greatest diversity of seabirds in the entire country.


Observation of nesting birds, marine mammals and reptiles. Circumnavigation around the islands and contemplation of the landscape.

Representative species of PA

Heerman's gull (Larus heermanni), Blue-footed Booby (Sula nebouxii), Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster brewsteri), Least Storm-Petrel (Oceanodro...

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You can see more representative species of Islas del Golfo de California on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

Low environmental impact tourism, and adherence to the rules of the Protected Area's Management Program.
Isla Venados, in front of Maza...

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  • PA office address

    1. Melchor Ocampo 1045. Col. Centro 23000, Baja California Sur. 2.Calzada Aeropuerto No. 7281 poniente, Col. Bachigualato, CP 80140, Culiacán, Sinaloa. 3.Calle Banamichi s/n Fracc. Lomas de Cortés, C.P.85450, Guaymas, Sonora.

  • Phone

    +52 (612) 122 7063 +52 (667) 135 9033 +52 (622) 221 01 94

  • Email

    contacto@espiritusanto-igcbcs.mx islas.sinaloa@gmail.com guaymas@conanp.gob.mx

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