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About Islas Marías

Islas Marías Biosphere Reserve.  This reserve protects an archipelago of islands of the Mexican dry tropics that has remained isolated from the continent for more than eight...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    San Blas, Nayarit, at 120 Km

  • Airport

    Tepic International Airport - Nayarit
    Mazatlan International Airport 'General Rafael Buelna' - Sinaloa

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By sea through ships of the Secretary of the Navy, sailing from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, to Maria Madre Island with a distance of 170 km, and from...

  • Transportation facilities

    Institutional resources, ships and aircraft of the Secretary of the Navy

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Transferred with vehicles and tourist guides assigned by SEMAR to the most remote tourist attractions of Puerto Balleto as viewpoints determ...

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  • Schedules

    Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    Arrival at Maria Madre Island is scheduled for Friday at 5:00 p.m. and departure on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $362.20 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Very warm dry type and subtype with summer rains

Islas Marías in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • The recommended months to visit are from December to August.
  • Light clothing that protects from the sun and sunscreen, appropriate clothing and footwear for hiking, and visits to viewpoints and beaches ...

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Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Internet connection
Interpretive trails

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Lodging near the PA

Guest house

Food service near the PA


Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

San Blas, Nayarit, at 120 Km

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

$362.20 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. Tour operators offer different prices per package: https://visitaislasmarias.com

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Interesting facts

The Islas Marias raccoon (Procyon lotor insularis) is a species that only exists in this Protected Area, which is why its conservation is im...

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On-site museum (history of the island), mural room, viewpoints, beaches, and historical sites. Market of handicrafts of native peoples.

Representative species of PA

Tres Marias Amazon (Amazona oratrix tresmariae), Tres Marias Raccoon (Procyon insularis), Tres Marias Cottontail (Sylvilagus graysoni), Mari...

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You can see more representative species of Islas Marías on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Do not extract flora, fauna, shells and coral.
2. Do not feed or interact with the fauna.
3. Comply with the provisions of zero ...

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  • PA office address

    Isla Madre

  • Phone

    Without information

  • Email

    Without information

PA social networks
Gobierno de México
Medio Ambiente