El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve, Puerto Penasco

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El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve is located in Puerto Penasco. Arrange your visit to El Pinacate y Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Puerto Penasco using our Puerto Penasco tourist route planner.
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  • If these in puerto peñasco not hesitate to visit it, big craters full of history and the views from above are great, this as a 25 min from town, I recommend going early to avoid much sunning (very hot) since if you explore all the craters you can take some time; The roads within the reserve are not paved (but they are in good condition) even so be sure to check your tires from the truck before, as well as carry enough water, your camera, hat and sunscreen. To pay your entrance to the reserve (such as $50 pesos (MXN)) you have the right to go to the Museum "Shuk Toak" which is like 10 min before arriving to reserve (by the P.penasco-Sonoyta road)
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  • The visit we made was in the month of July at 11 o'clock in the morning. The heat is actually stifling and warn you at the entrance of the same circuit. We enter with a car sedan, sincerely the dirt road it is difficult that path with this type of vehicle, not could speed up to 30 Km/h. took us 4 hours to travel the 76 Km of the circuit without visiting the area of camping in the OWL. The heat is really tremendous, when we went down to see the elegant crater up to us low, never had seen sweat to my spouse as well. Worth go, the first crater is incredible and the explanation described in posters about the formation of the crater is very illustrative. really you need to go. The cost is 60 pesos per person and includes Museum and the circuit. Visit the altar desert dunes is forbidden in summer by the danger of dehydration, imagine, pinacate was 42 degrees in the shade.
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  • Hi to everyone who likes risky adventures this it. This place is located on the kilometers marjet 72 on federal highway 8 going to Sonoyta. This place has an awesome museum only charge $4 dollars or $...  more »

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