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Sierra de Álvarez

San Luis Potosí

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About Sierra de Álvarez

Sierra de Álvarez Wildlife Protection Area.  This protected area is characterized by its ecosystem types, which are the oak forest and grasslands that form landscapes of high value. It ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    San Francisco at 50 Km.

  • Airport

    San Luis Potosí International Airport 'Ponciano Arriaga' - SLP

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    By road along Federal Highway 70 from San Luis Potosí to Rioverde. The highway crosses the Protected Area.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car. There are buses that leave from the city of San Luis Potosi and go to Rioverde.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There are many roads within the Protected Area, however, the trails are defined.

  • Schedules

    Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

  • Average weather in the area

    Temperate in the highlands and hot in the lowlands.

Sierra de Álvarez in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • A good season to visit the Protected Area is Easter.
  • Country clothes, hat, loose-fitting shirt, pants and boots are recommended.


Services within the PA

Interpretive trails

Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA


Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

San Francisco at 50 Km.

Admission fee

Protected Area entrance fee

In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Law of Rights for the current fiscal year

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Interesting facts

It functions as an ecological corridor and also as a temporary stay site for migratory species such as birds of prey, sparrows and the monar...

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The vegetation and caves, and in rainy seasons the waterfall.

Representative species of PA

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Zone-tailed Hawk (Buteo albonotatus), Western Diamond-back Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox), Dugès's Ringneck ...

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You can see more representative species of Sierra de Álvarez on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Do not smoke, light bonfires and/or do so in specific places.
2. Do not make noise
3. Do not disturb wildlife.
4. Do not ext...

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  • PA office address

    Km.14.5 Carretera San Luis Potosí-Matehuala, Soledad de Graciano Sánchez, C.P. 78321, San Luis Potosí.

  • Phone

    +52 (444) 688 7390

  • Email

    Without information

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