The pinacate

Enjoy de spectacular scenery, abundant photo opportunities and extraordinary comfort. Our professional tour guides will take you to places you never imagined would be close to Puerto Peñasco.
El Pinacate reveals thousand year-old gigantic craters which are one mile in diameter and 360 feet deep, more than one million acres of sand dunes and majestic granite mountains. Nature lover will discover an amazing varied animal and plant life.

Unusual beauty scenery and large biological diversity

throughout history El Pinacate has been considered as one of the most arid and inhospitable regions of the Sonoran Desert. El Pinacate is not far from being a biologically rich region. The volcanic shield of El Pinacate and the ocean of stabilized, semi-stabilized and active sand dunes that surround it form the core of the Great Desert and extend 1,765,706 acres.
Recent activity has turned this area into an open air biological laboratory. It’s biological diversity and unusual beauty has captured the interest of researchers, naturalists and tourists throughout the world.
All biological groups of higher vertebrates are represented despite de scarce rainfalls, lack of surface water and extreme summer temperatures which can reach over 110 F degrees. There are 41 native mammal and five introduced species. Five of these are in the protected category: The Pronghorn Antelope, Desert Bighorn Sheep, Badger, Desert Foxes and Long Nosed Bats.

Field of Dunes and Volcanic Gigantic Maar-type Craters
The majestic granite mountain ranges, enormous field of dunes and 1,250,000 acres of volcanic shield with gigantic Maar-type craters without a doubt have turned El Pinacate into one of the world’s most interesting tourist attractions. Additionally this region contains an excellent representation of the Mexican Sonoran Desert ecosystems.
To visit El Pinacate National Park is to meet with millenary events that are engraved in the Dark rocks and to perceive ancestral songs floating in the deserts silence.

Location
El Pinacate National Park is a biosphere reserve located in Northwestern of Mexico, east of the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) in the Sonoran Desert which is directly below the border US state of Arizona and north of the town of Puerto Peñasco Sonora (Rocky Point).
It is one of the most strikingly visible land forms in North America when viewed from space. Much of its landscape is formed of a volcano system of cylinder cones known as El Pinacate

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