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Pico de Orizaba

Puebla and Veracruz

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About Pico de Orizaba

Pico de Orizaba National Park.  This area protects the highest mountain in Mexico, the Citlaltépetl volcano whose summit reaches 5,610 meters above sea level. This is an im...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Orizaba, Veracruz, 25 km from the southeast face.
    Tlachichuca at 10 Km.
    Coscomatepec at 20 Km.

  • Airport

    Puebla International Airport 'Hermanos Serdán' - Puebla

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    There are 5 main routes
    1. North Route, 20 Km from Tlachichuca, Puebla.
    2. Northeast route, 30 km from Coscomatepec, Veracruz.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car in the city of Orizaba or Córdoba, or hire tourist services in the cities of Orizaba, La Perla, Coscomatepec, Tlachich...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There are trails of several types. It is recommended to hire a guide with authorization from CONANP.

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

    It is suggested to visit during the day.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Temperate cold, -5 to 5°C

    With summer rains.

Pico de Orizaba in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • Mountaineering from January to May, and hiking all year round.
  • Multi-layer, waterproof clothing, hiking boots and a spare change of clothes are recommended.


Services within the PA

Alpine refuges

Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Orizaba, Veracruz, 25 km from the southeast face.
Tlachichuca at 10 Km.
Coscomatepec at 20 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

Pico de Orizaba is the highest mountain in Mexico, at 5,610 meters above sea level. It protects high mountain environments with particular s...

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Ascent of Citlaltépetl, Sierra Negra volcano, Valle del Encuentro, Cascadas de Hielo, Centro Ecoturístico Citlaltépetl, Villas Puerta del Ci...

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Representative species of PA

Bobcat (Lynx rufus), Coyote (Canis latrans), Mountain Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma orbiculare), Strickland's Woodpecker (Picoides stricklandi),...

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You can see more representative species of Pico de Orizaba on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Contribute to conservation.
Your payment of fees and wearing the bracelet is the entrance to the Natural Protected Area, contribute ...

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  • PA office address

    Poniente 20 #28 Col. Santa María Tlachichilco, Orizaba, Ver. C.P. 94350.

  • Phone

    +52 (272) 7215396

  • Email


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