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La Encrucijada


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About La Encrucijada

La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve.  This area provides protection for the coastal wetlands of Chiapas, including mangroves that are among the highest in the world. It is ideal ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Tapachula at 31 Km.

  • Airport

    Tapachula International Airport - Chiapas

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From Tapachula to La Encrucijada Biosphere Reserve is 31 kilometers from the first cairn in the municipality of Mazatán and 165 kilometers f...

  • Transportation facilities

    Some communities can only be reached by land. Most have public transportation, although there are communities that do not have this service ...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    By road and water. Some centers have terrestrial and aquatic trails.

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Hot and rainy in summer

La Encrucijada in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area, with caution in the rainy season. In the morning and afternoon, bird watching is...
  • Comfortable clothing and a hat or cap are recommended.

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Services within the PA

Internet connection

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Fast food
Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Tapachula at 31 Km.

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

It is a coastal wetland bathed by the waves of the Pacific from the community Chocohuital in Pijijiapan to Barra San Simón in Mazatán, on th...

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Sea turtle release in Barra Zacapulco and the community sea turtle museum in Zapata. Observation of the sand heron. Tour among the mangrove...

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Representative species of PA

American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus), Spectacled Caiman (Caiman crocodilus), Jaguar (Panthera onca), Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Yel...

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You can see more representative species of La Encrucijada on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Do not litter
2. Do not extract wild flora and fauna
3. Do not introduce exotic species
4. No recreational activities outsid...

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  • PA office address

    1a. Calle oriente s/N, esquina 4a. avenida norte, Barrio Santa Cecilia, Acapetahua, Chiapas, C.P. 30580.

  • Phone

    +52 (918) 647 0084

  • Email


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