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About Cuatrociénegas

Cuatrociénegas Wildlife Protection Area.  This protected area is located in the central zone of the State of Coahuila; it is considered the most important wetland in the Chihuahuan D...

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How to get there?

  • Most important locality

    Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, immediately adjacent to the Protected Area
    Monclova, Coahuila, at 80 Km.

  • Airport

    Venustiano Carranza International Airport - Coahuila

References and Transportation
  • Ways to get there

    From the Monterrey and Torreon Coahuila airports, both less than 300 km from Cuatro Ciénegas, you can also arrive by rented vehicle or bus.

  • Transportation facilities

    Private or rented car and passenger bus

  • Mobility within the protected area

    By private vehicle or in transportation with service providers with authorization for vehicle use.

  • Schedules

    From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    This is the regular schedule of the sites to be visited.

  • Entrance fee

    $60.37 MXN

  • Average weather in the area


    Near 50°C in summer and below 0°C in winter.

Cuatrociénegas in Mexico

Activities and recommendations



  • The whole year is recommended to visit the Protected Area, depending on the visitor's objectives.
  • Comfortable clothing, something to cover your head from the sun's rays, and sunscreen are recommended.


Services within the PA

Handicrafts, sustainable products and souvenirs stores
Information modules
Interpretive trails

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Lodging near the PA

Camping areas
The visitor can stay in Cuatro Ciénegas Town and from there visit the Protected Area

Food service near the PA

Street food

Available services in the nearest locality to the PA

Bank ATMs
Market / Super Market
Transportation services

Nearest locality to the PA

Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, immediately adjacent to the Protected Area
Monclova, Coahuila, at 80 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

Cuatrociénegas is famous for the lagoons and springs that surround it, which flourish in the middle of the desert and make it a unique place...

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Species of flora, fauna, ecosystems, landscape observation and hiking.

Representative species of PA

Aquatic Box Turtle (Terrapene coahuila), Minckley's Cichlid (Herichthys minckleyi), Bolson Pupfish (Cyprinodon atrorus), Cuatro Cienegas Pup...

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You can see more representative species of Cuatrociénegas on the web site

Go to the Naturalista web site

Visitor regulations

Follow these indications to conserve the Protected Area

Each particular site has authorization for the service it provides, they define the rules of use of their site in order to comply with thei...

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  • PA office address

    Emilio Carranza 207 Sur.

  • Phone

    +52 (869) 696 0299

  • Email

    Without information

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