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About Los Petenes

Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve.  This protected area is located in the north of the State of Campeche. It has the peculiarity of having rainforests formations surrounded by ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    San Francisco de Campeche 10 minutes from the southernmost tip of the Protected Area.

  • Airport

    Campeche International Airport 'Alberto Acuña Ongay' - Campeche

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Arrive at the city of San Francisco de Campeche and from there, access by road or by sea.

  • Transportation facilities

    Own vehicle, rented and through tourist service providers.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There is no infrastructure. Some villagers guide the sporadic visitors.

  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid.

Los Petenes in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • The recommended months to visit are from February to May.
  • Light clothing is recommended.


Services within the PA


Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

San Francisco de Campeche 10 minutes from the southernmost tip of the Protected Area.

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

Los Petenes Biosphere Reserve is named for the islands of varied vegetation, such as mangrove, chechen, cedar and mahogany, surrounded by wa...

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It is the site of Peten's ecosystem, in addition to the ojos de agua.

Representative species of PA

Mexican Crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii), American Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber), Red mangrove (Rizophora mangle), Black mangrove (Avicenn...

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You can see more representative species of Los Petenes on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. People and their vehicles may not stay, camp, or spend the night in areas other than those established and authorized for that purpose w...

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  • PA office address

    Calle 1 Lote 8, esq. Con Francisco Montes de Oca, Col. Héroes de Chapultepec (FOVI), C.P. 24030, San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche. Mexico.

  • Phone

    +52 (981) 8117156

  • Email


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