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NATIONAL PARKS OF MEXICO



Welcome to NATIONAL PARKS WORLDWIDE with the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of all countries of the world. National parks are the prime locations of wild and untamed nature; in many countries they are the most exiting places to visit, if you can find them. This website is your first help for getting to the national parks of Mexico. In many developing countries, the protected areas are still difficult to get to. That is the reason why local travel agencies are often reluctant to take you there, while others have their own agenda, favoring a lodge in a private reserve with insignificant forest or nature. And yet, with the proper knowledge, transportation and gear, visiting national parks is usually relatively affordable, provided that you don't expect 5 star accommodations.

 

On this pages you find a list of Mexico's protected areas. Criteria for the selection of National Parks of Mexico include natural beauty, unique geological features, unusual ecosystems, and recreational opportunities. Enjoy planning your vacation in Mexico.

 

National Parks of Mexico

For their lasting conservation, protected areas need a lot of visitation, something that is lacking in developing countries. In order to promote visitation to national parks, we created this website. The accuracy of our list varies considerably per country and is still incomplete for most countries of the world, but we are continuously working on improving them. As the lack of visitation continues to be one of the prime drawbacks for their conservation, we decided - after long hesitation - to organize national parks tours that are guaranteed to take you to the best national parks of the country, one country at the time. Currently we offer fantastic National Park tours in Ecuador and Ethiopia.

Area

Management type

Size in hectares

Marine

IUCN category

Lat

Lon

Established on

Cerro de la Estrella

National Park

1100

20.54432900000

100.77802700000

1/1/1994

Barranca de Cupatitzio

National Park

362

15.70810600000

106.68501600000

Cofre de Perote

National Park

11700

17.87741000000

104.96447500000

Huatulco

National Park

11890

15.07609400000

106.98190700000

Omiltempi

State Park

3701

15.25457900000

106.56907500000

Bonampak

Natural Monument

4357

14.93647600000

106.64022300000

Cerro de la Silla

Natural Monument

6045

14.84522100000

106.36750100000

Yaxchilán

Natural Monument

2621

34.25000000000

36.09000000000

18800101

Yugul

Natural Monument

1076

8.06741200000

-9.79624600000

1/1/1959

Playa de Isla Contoy

Reserve Zone for Sea Turtle Protection

48

7.41508200000

-10.34190900000

1/1/1961

Sierra Bacha

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

28031

7.38889500000

-9.71464200000

1/1/1960

Sierra San Luis

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

59000

7.46131300000

-8.70199100000

1/1/1961

Laguna de los Términos

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

705016

8.25300700000

-9.58810800000

Chan-Kin

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

12184

8.12940400000

-9.98336000000

Uaymil

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

89118

7.45965600000

-8.53565200000

1/1/1960

Cerro Tres Picos

Cloud Forest Site

5938

7.49521900000

-10.67492600000

1/1/1960

Volcán San Martín, Veracruz

Cloud Forest Site

1500

6.60885800000

-8.69817400000

1/1/1960

Huitepec

Cloud Forest Site

230

6.31292300000

-8.83690900000

1/1/1960

Bavispe

Forest Reserve

198164

5.52998900000

-7.64836800000

1/1/1960

Gral. Juan N. Alvarez

National Park

528

49.62929200000

-114.53686300000

1/1/1959

Cerro de las Campanas

National Park

58

5.71294000000

-8.84807800000

1/1/1960

Sierra de Manantlan, Jalisco

Biosphere Reserve (National)

139577

VI

54.47409300000

-122.67560700000

1/1/1966

Sierras Los Ajos, La Púrica y Buenos Aires

Forest Reserve

21494

II

5.39158400000

-8.50719300000

1/1/1983

Fuentes Brotantes de Tlalpan

National Park

129

II

-26.18000000000

-54.33000000000

1/1/1989

Cabo San Lucas

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

3996

Y

Ib

6.80663500000

-11.37337400000

1/1/1977

Lomas de Padierna

National Park

670

32.82000000000

13.20000000000

1/1/1978

El Zapotal

Other area

192

II

44.04491100000

-80.07235500000

1/1/1985

Rancho El Carrizo

Zone subject to Ecological Conservation

55106

II

42.65070200000

-80.81805400000

1/1/1971

El Pinacate y el Gran Desierto de Altar

National Park

714556

IV

27.54000000000

14.84000000000

1/1/1978

El Triunfo

Biosphere Reserve (National)

119177

Y

32.75000000000

13.58000000000

1/1/1982

Chamela-Cuixmala

Biosphere Reserve (National)

13142

IV

13.87000000000

-61.00000000000

1/1/1980

Sierra de Abra Tanchipa

Biosphere Reserve (National)

21464

IV

47.25000000000

9.55000000000

1/1/1978

El Cielo

Biosphere Reserve (National)

144530

IV

47.25000000000

9.53000000000

1/1/1978

La Sepultura

Biosphere Reserve (National)

167310

IV

47.25000000000

9.53000000000

1/1/1978

Lago de Camécuaro

National Park

9

UA

7.41587400000

80.78393100000

Arrecife Alacranes

National Marine Park

333769

48.49757500000

-64.15936700000

1/1/1984

Islas del Golfo de California

Other area

150000

7.03759500000

80.73106300000

Malinche

National Park

45711

8.40939200000

80.89311300000

Iztaccíhuatl Popocatépetl

National Park

25679

7.47946900000

81.47506200000

1/1/1929

Arrecifes de Puerto Morelos

National Park

10828

7.33393700000

81.26072700000

1/1/1970

Isla Tiburón

Biosphere Reserve (National)

120800

IV

6.39592800000

80.45960900000

1/1/1988

Insurgente José María Morelos

National Park

4325

Y

II

8.44302900000

80.04028000000

1/1/1938

Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano

National Marine Park

52239

II

7.53833700000

81.18189300000

1/1/1983

Isla Rasa

Biosphere Reserve (National)

61

II

7.74838500000

80.93974000000

1/1/1984

Isla Mujeres, Punta Cancún y Punta Nizuc

National Park

8673

II

7.19715300000

81.44105300000

1/1/1954

Lagunas de Montebello

National Park

6022

II

6.79967500000

80.79867900000

1/1/1988

Los Remedios

National Park

400

II

6.90135600000

81.71917700000

1/1/1980

Isla Isabel

National Park

194

Y

II

6.50355200000

81.43363500000

1/1/1938

Isla Contoy

National Park

5126

II

48.70916900000

-71.98138900000

1/1/1965

Lagunas de Zempoala

National Park

4669

UA

52.03000000000

-2.26000000000

1/1/1988

Cajón del Diablo

Biosphere Reserve (National)

147000

II

8.22456200000

81.17618100000

1/1/1986

Cañón del Sumidero

National Park

21789

II

7.94002200000

81.10452800000

1/1/1984

Cascadas de Agua Azul

Natural Resources Protection Area

2580

Y

IV

6.18327300000

81.22411000000

1/1/1969

Calakmul

National Park

732189

Y

II

6.60550000000

81.68951400000

1/1/1969

Cañón de Río Blanco

National Park

55690

II

6.49403200000

80.86776200000

1/1/1972

La Michilía

Biosphere Reserve (National)

35000

IV

8.18349000000

81.31529600000

1/1/1986

Cerro de Garnica

National Park

968

IV

7.90558100000

80.91666400000

1/1/1988

El Cimatario

National Park

2447

Y

IV

6.11000000000

80.11000000000

1/1/1979

Volcán Nevado de Colima

National Park

9600

Y

IV

8.93743500000

80.21826500000

1/1/1968

Volcán de San Martín (Los Tuxtlas)

Natural Resources Protection Area

5533

Y

IV

8.50698300000

81.04723100000

1/1/1963

Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

Biosphere Reserve (National)

636685

IV

8.86253500000

80.05643200000

1/1/1954

Banco Chinchorro

Biosphere Reserve (National)

144360

48.62798300000

-70.68654600000

1/1/1996

Benito Juárez

National Park

2737

IV

8.54812500000

79.97371100000

1/1/1938

Pico de Tancitaro

National Park

29316

Y

IV

8.34742300000

81.34760000000

1/1/1970

Balneario Los Novillos

National Park

42

IV

8.38144200000

80.54197700000

1/1/1966

Yum-Balam

Flora and Fauna Protection Area

154052

IV

8.34509000000

80.51589700000

1/1/1938

Dzibilchaltún

National Park

539

IV

7.95992000000

81.01449300000

1/1/1938

Arrecifes de Sian Ka'an

Biosphere Reserve (National)

34927

Y

IV

8.98095100000

80.92633600000

1/1/1951

Ría Lagartos

Biosphere Reserve (National)

47840

Y

IV

8.53911900000

81.21069600000

1/1/1963

El Vizcaíno

National Park

2546

IV

7.29643600000

81.55152300000

1/1/1954

El Veladero

National Park

3160

II

47.31582100000

-71.35273700000

1/1/1981

Bosencheve

National Park

15000

IV

8.01903400000

80.88056400000

1/1/1938

El Sabinal

National Park

8

Ia

-29.33000000000

116.16000000000

1/1/1969

El Tepozteco

National Park

24000

Ia

-31.46000000000

118.44000000000

1/1/1969

Mapimí

National Park

123000

UA

53.41000000000

-0.96000000000

1/1/1983

Isla de Guadalupe

Other area

25000

UA

54.41000000000

-0.63000000000

1/1/1983

Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla

National Park

1751

UA

50.80000000000

-1.16000000000

1/1/1984

El Potosí

National Park

2000

UA

50.75000000000

-2.65000000000

1/1/1986

Cascada de Bassaseachic

National Park

5803

Y

Ib

75.49650400000

-60.21149000000

1/1/1977

Arrecifes de Cozumel

National Park

11988

III

-39.88556600000

176.27846300000

Constitución de 1857

National Park

5009

62.62090500000

28.17633900000

Costa Occidentel de Isla Mujeres

Area de Protección de Flora y Fauna

664

III

-38.22977100000

178.23207300000

Pico de Orizaba

National Park

19750

51.43000000000

-78.80000000000

1/1/1975

Selva El Ocote

Natural Resources Protection Area

48140

Y

IV

57.51913100000

-7.63696000000

1/1/1966

Cumbres de Majalca

National Park

4772

IV

50.44051800000

-3.94742900000

1/1/1965

Tula

National Park

99

4.19858100000

-77.42818700000

El Chico

National Park

2739

Y

IV

51.89184000000

1.24614100000

1/1/1983

Cumbres de Monterrey

National Park

246500

Y

IV

51.89517500000

1.23382800000

1/1/1983

Cumbres del Ajusco

National Park

920

IV

7.22088100000

80.88328700000

1/1/1987

Sian Ka'an

Biosphere Reserve (National)

528147

62.62060100000

28.20697300000

Mariposa Monarca

Other area

56259

62.61816100000

28.16035000000

Thank you for visiting Nature Worldwide on Mexico. National parks, Nature reserves and Protected areas of Mexico provides you with list of all the national parks and other protected areas of Mexico. In this linked net of country pages you can find lists of birds, nature, mammals and national parks. National Parks of Mexico provides a list of all the the national parks, nature reserves and other protected areas of Mexico. In Nature of Mexico you can find links to nature related websites, like on birding, birdwatching, general ornithology, nature, nature conservation, national parks, protected areas, nature reserves, etc. Birds of Mexico provides a checklist of the birds of Mexico. It is a complete birdlist or bird list listing all the birds of Mexico in ornithological taxonomic order, and on Mammals of Mexico you can find the list of the mammals in taxonomic order.  Click on the following links for our web pages on Mexico.

http://www.birdlist.org/mexico.htm  http://www.nature-worldwide.info/mexico.htm  http://www.mammals-worldwide.info/mexico.htm  http://www.nationalparks-worldwide.info/mexico.htm

 

 

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