COVID-19 Information for Visitors in the Nature Reserves

Letrero en la Reserva Natural Punta Mazo
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We’re currently following the measures by the state government to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; therefore, an entrance protocol will be implemented to guarantee the health and well-being of visitor and park rangers.

This regulation will be applicable as long as Mexico’s traffic light system remains red, orange and yellow in Baja California. Once it turns green, the code of conduct of the nature reserves will be resumed.

Medidas de prevención en actividades al aire libre

Special regulation

  • Respect the general regulation of the nature reserves.
  • The maximum number of users in the nature reserve: 100.
  • We will make continuous rounds to ensure that the sanitary recommendations are being followed.
  • Please use a face mask when entering and leaving the reserve.

Access will be denied to

  • People who show signs of disease.
  • People who do not wear a face mask.
  • Only groups of 7 people or less are allowed (without exception).

Stay safe

  • Follow the safety and hygiene recommendations.
  • Keep a physical distance of 6 feet with other visitors or groups of visitors.
  • Stay on designated trails.
  • To avoid using emergency resources necessary to deal with the current situation, do not put your life in danger.
  • In the event of an accident, help could take more than 2 hours to arrive.

Limit contact with other people and in common areas

  • Follow signs for the use of facilities and restrooms. 
  • Respect the maximum capacity established for each area.
  • Keep a physical distance of at least 6 feet from other people on the premises.
  • Use a face mask when entering and leaving the reserve.
  • In case of meeting other visitors, use your mask and keep a distance of at least 6 feet.
  • On the beach, keep a distance of at least 6 feet with other users who do not belong to your party.
  • On the trails or paths of the reserves, keep a distance of at least 6 feet with other users who do not belong to your party. If this is not possible, put on your mask and do not touch your mouth, eyes, or nose until you can wash your hands or use a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

Keep your hands clean

  • Use a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, eyes, or nose with unwashed hands.
  • Handle your mask as little as possible if you have not been able to wash your hands.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze and cough with the inside of your elbow or with a tissue that should be taken with you (Principles of Leave No Trace). 

Camping

  • For camping please register through the online form and wait for your confirmation number. Show this number to the park ranger. If you do not have a confirmation number, you will not be able to stay overnight.
  • Set up your camp away from other people.
  • Pick up all your waste and leave nothing behind when you leave.
  • Follow the principles of Leave No Trace.

Access policies for visitors and users

  1. Visitors and users should allow their temperature to be taken with a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer.
  2. Suppose visitors and users have a temperature equal to or greater than 99°F. In that case, they will not be allowed to enter the reserve. If they are on their way out, they will be strongly recommended to see a doctor and follow the necessary recommendations provided by the Mexican Ministry of Health. 
  3. Visitors will be asked to answer a simple survey: indicate place of origin, if you have traveled out of state in the last 3 weeks or if you had contact with a COVID-19 patient in the last 3 weeks.
  4. Upon entering and leaving, visitors and users will be asked to use a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  5. Access will be denied to parties larger than eight people, without exception.
  6. Visitors and users must wear face masks when entering and leaving the reserve.
  7. Visitors and users agree to keep a physical distance of 6 feet with park rangers and other users who do not belong to their party.
  8. Visitors and users must inform the park ranger where they will carry out their activities, to ensure there are not too many people in the area.
  9. If you’d like to camp at the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve please register using the following form, you will receive a reservation number which you must inform the park ranger upon entry.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Vitza Cabrera at turismo@terrapeninsular.org