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Sierra Gorda de Guanajuato

Guanajuato, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí

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About Sierra Gorda de Guanajuato

Sierra Gorda de Guanajuato Biosphere Reserve.  Like its counterpart in the State of Querétaro, the Sierra Gorda of Guanajuato protects a wide diversity of ecosystems and species. Visitors...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    San Luis de la Paz at 65 Km.
    Victoria at 42 Km.
    Santa Catarina at 57 Km.

  • Airport

    Querétaro International Airport - Querétaro
    Felipe Angeles International Airport, Estado de Mexico

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    1. From Mexico City-San Luis de la Paz-San Miguel de las Casitas, Xichú, Guanajuato, it is 292 Km on highway 57D (Mexico-San Luis Potosí), a...

  • Transportation facilities

    1. Own vehicle, the most advisable. 2. Public transportation, by bus from: > Central de Querétaro to Central de San Luis de la Paz. Termina...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There are dirt roads, trails and trails in the ecotourism centers.

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  • Schedules

    Every day of the year.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Dry, temperate-cold and warm

    Well marked rainy season; depending on the region visited.

Sierra Gorda de Guanajuato in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • Visit the Protected Area in the dry season to observe the landscape, the Milky Way or swim in the river. In winter for bird watching, and in...
  • Comfortable footwear (boots with non-skid soles), long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, jacket for the forest area and shorts for the river, ...

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Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Internet connection
Interpretive trails

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Lodging near the PA

Camping areas

Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
Street food or food in people's homes

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

San Luis de la Paz at 65 Km.
Victoria at 42 Km.
Santa Catarina at 57 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

The Sierra Gorda is recognized as an area in Mexico that still preserves important ecological mechanisms in terms of climate and hydrologica...

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In Xichú: Charco Azul: local gastronomy, observation of the highland salamander and scenery. Cristo Rey: viewpoint, trails and photography....

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Representative species of PA

Peters's Squirrel (Sciurus oculatus),Roadside Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis), Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), Margay (Leopardus wiedii), Candy barrel...

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

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Communicate with the ANP Directorate to notify about your visit.
2. The extraction of flora, fauna, fossils and/or archeological rem...

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  • PA office address

    Visitor Assistance Center, Aldama 40, Mineral de Pozos, C. P. 37915, San Luis de la Paz, Gto.

  • Phone

    +52 (468) 688 4349

  • Email


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