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About Tehuacán-Cuicatlán

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Biosphere Reserve.  Nestled in the States of Puebla and Oaxaca, this Reserve is a space of the greatest relevance in which biological, geological, cultural and ...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Tehuacán, Puebla,and San Juan Bautista Cuicatlán, Oaxaca.

  • Airport

    Oaxaca International Airport 'Xoxocotlán' - Oaxaca

    Puebla International Airport 'Hermanos Serdán' - Puebla

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    Federal Highway 135 Tehuacán - Oaxaca, Superhighway 135D, State Highway Tehuacán 980, State Highway 125 Tehuacán - Huajuapan de León.

  • Transportation facilities

    National public transportation. State: Suburbans and buses from the capital of Puebla, Oaxaca, Mexico and Veracruz. Local and regional bus...

  • Mobility within the protected area

    Visitors and tourists are always accompanied by local community guides. Tours of the interpretive trails are guided.

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  • Schedules

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

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Dry or arid, rainy tropical and rainy temperate

Tehuacán-Cuicatlán in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear are recommended.


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
Dining place in each ecotourism center operated by the administration, which in turn is assigned by the ejidal or comm...

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Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Tehuacán, Puebla,and San Juan Bautista Cuicatlán, Oaxaca.

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.

More about Tehuacán-Cuicatlán

Interesting facts

In the Tehuacán-Cuicatlán Valley, the forests of columnar cacti stand out, where you can find large biznagas that were used by humans more t...

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Archaeological remains of the Purrón Dam, the largest water control structure in Mesoamerica, a region considered the Cradle of Irrigation i...

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Representative species of PA

Zapotitlán Coralsnake (Micrurus pachecogili), Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos), Military Macaw (Ara militaris), Jaguar (Panthera onca), Sout...

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You can see more representative species of Tehuacán-Cuicatlán on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

CONANP Responsible Visitor Rule and Code in force.

1. Contributes to conservation
2. Ideal baggage
3. Take care of your N...

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  • PA office address

    Calle 5 de Mayo No. 1611, Col. Aquiles Serdán, CP. 75750, Tehuacán, Puebla.

  • Phone

    +52 (238) 384 78 48

  • Email


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