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Cofre de Perote o Nauhcampatépetl


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About Cofre de Perote o Nauhcampatépetl

Cofre de Perote o Nauhcampatépetl National Park.  With its 4,200 meters above sea level, the Cofre de Perote is the sixth highest mountain in the country; this National Park is located in th...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Perote at 18 Km from the summit.

  • Airport

    Puebla International Airport 'Hermanos Serdán' - Puebla

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From Xalapa, Veracruz to 40 Km; from Perote, Veracruz to 18 Km.

  • Transportation facilities

    Public transportation to Perote, then cab (colectivo) to the place known as El Conejo, and a 10 km walk to the Peña del Cofre de Perote.

  • Mobility within the protected area

    There are six trails available with varying degrees of difficulty.

  • Schedules

    Every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area

    Cool temperate with summer rains.

Cofre de Perote o Nauhcampatépetl in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • All year round is recommended to visit the Protected Area.
  • Multi-layer, jacket, raincoat, raincoat, hiking boots, hat and/or cap, sunscreen are recommended.


Services within the PA

Interpretive trails

Lodging near the PA


Food service near the PA

Cheap restaurants
El Cofre Route

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Perote at 18 Km from the summit.

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

Cofre de Perote National Park is home to centennial trees more than 450 years old. The Cofre de Perote was visited by the famous naturalist...

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Three lagoons, landscapes, interpretive hiking and viewpoints.

Representative species of PA

Hartweg's pine (Pinus hartwegii), Hickel's fir (Abies hickelii), Mexican mountain juniper (Juniperus monticola), Echeveria (Echeveria spp.),...

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You can see more representative species of Cofre de Perote o Nauhcampatépetl on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

1. Paying the access fee
2. Do not leave garbage
3. Walk on established trails
4. Do not mark trees or graffiti rocks.
5. ...

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  • PA office address

    Av. Lázaro Cárdenas No 1500, Col. Ferrocarrilera, CP: 01120, Xalapa, Veracruz.

  • Phone

    +52 (228) 1295076

  • Email


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