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Selva El Ocote


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About Selva El Ocote

Selva El Ocote Biosphere Reserve.  It is part of the Zoque Rainforest massif, where vestiges of this ancient culture can still be found. One of its main attractions is the La ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Ocozocoautla de Espinosa at 20 km.
    Cintalapa de Figueroa at 45 km.

  • Airport

    Tuxtla Gutierrez International Airport'Ángel Albino Corzo' - Chiapas

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By land from the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez to 60 Km by the international highway to reach Cascadas El Aguacero; and in 150 Km by Ejido Lazaro...

  • Transportation facilities

    Private automobile and service providers.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    For Arco del Tiempo, there are marked trails with guides, and for Cascada El Aguacero there are marked trails.

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  • Schedules

    It depends on the sites you visit.

    Arco del Tiempo from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from February to June. Cascadas El Aguacero from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from February to September.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Warm humid

Selva El Ocote in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • Visit the 'Cascada el Aguacero' from February to September, and the 'Arco del Tiempo' from February to June.
  • Light clothing, field boots, long-sleeved shirt, cap or hat are recommended.


Services within the PA


Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

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

Ocozocoautla de Espinosa at 20 km.
Cintalapa de Figueroa at 45 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

Of the 58 species of hummingbirds registered in Mexico, 32 have been identified in the Selva El Ocote Protected Area, being the place with t...

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Ecotourism centers, caves and archeological sites.

Representative species of PA

Ornate Hawk-Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus), Nava's Wren (Hylorchilus navai), Jaguar (Panthera onca), Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi), Mantled ho...

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You can see more representative species of Selva El Ocote on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Request in advance the climatic conditions of the site, with the technical staff of the reserve and community tourism service providers,...

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  • PA office address

    Panamerican Highway Km. 1050, s/n, Barrio Cruz Blanca, C.P. 29140, Ocozocoautla de Espinosa, Chiapas.

  • Phone

    +52 (968) 68 811 07

  • Email

    Without information

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