Visit the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve

The Punta Mazo Nature Reserve is a great place for nature lovers and people who enjoy outdoor activities. Please recreate responsibly when visiting this protected area and follow the code of conduct.

Punta Mazo is a place of great natural and archeological value, there are two extinct volcanoes and it’s home to unique species of plants and animals. It was certified by the federal government in 2014.

Logo Reserva Natural Punta Mazo

Opening hours and lodging

  • Open from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Admission is free for daytime visitors.
  • Stay at the Villa Ecológica, where you will find cabins and camping areas. Please make your reservation 2 weeks in advance.

How to get there

Villa Ecológica

El Refugio


🏠 Capacity: 10 people. 4 bunk beds (2 with single beds and 2 with single and double-beds)
💲Cabin rental fee: $20.00 US dollars / per night & per person.
🚻 Access to pit toilets and hot showers powered by solar energy.
⏰ Check-in: 11:00 am.
⏰ Check-out: 12:00 pm.

El Correcaminos


🏠 Capacity: 4 people. 2 rooms (1 room with a double-bed and 1 room with 2 single beds). 1 full bathroom.
💲Cabin rental fee: $25.00 US dollars / per night & per person.
⏰ Check-in: 11:00 am.
⏰ Check-out: 12:00 pm.

La Palapa


⛺ Capacity: up to 7 tents
💲Camping fee: $10.00 US dollars / per night & per person. 
🚻 Access to pit toilets and hot showers powered by solar energy.
⏰ Check-in: 11:00 am.
⏰ Check-out: 12:00 pm.

La Punta


📍Sandy and rocky beach located at the southern tip of the nature reserve. Due to the trail conditions to get there you need to have a 4×4 car. You’ll need to drive for about 6.3 miles through a sandy beach and coastal dunes.
⛺ Camping in designated areas only.
🚻 Access to pit toilet.
🚨 No fee required for camping here.

How to make a reservation and pay?

  1. Fill in the following form for booking a cabin or camping area at least 2 weeks in advance.
  2. We’ll contact you shortly to confirm your reservation if you chose any of these options: El Refugio, El Correcaminos y La Palapa.
  3. Pay the cabin rental fee or camping fee by making a donation here (add the total amount).
  4. Send the proof of payment to, please indicate your name and reservation number.
  5. Show your reservation number to the park rangers upon entry.
Bahía San Quintín
Photo by Jonathan Villarreal.

Know before you go

  • Water: this is a limited resource in the area, please use it moderately.
  • Electric light: it’s obtained by solar energy, please don’t charge multiple devices at the same time or at night.
  • Waste separation: you will find signs with instructions on how to sort recyclable residues properly.
  • Transportation: the roads in the nature reserve are sandy, so having a 4×4 vehicle is essential.
  • Access: when the tide is high it’s difficult to get to the entrance, please check the tide calendar before your trip.
  • Warning: stay safe in the sea, there are no lifeguards on duty.
  • Other considerations: the nearest store is 40 minutes away and the nearest gas station is 50 minutes away.
Photo by Jonathan Villarreal.

Permitted activities

  • Camping
  • Shore fishing
  • Picnic
  • Hiking
  • Surf
  • Birdwatching
  • Photography
  • Scientific research
Photo by Roberto Chino.
  • Winter: the maximum average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius (68 Fahrenheit) and the minimum 13 (55.4 Fahrenheit). This is the rainy season in the region and you can watch many migratory shorebirds in the bay.
  • Spring: the average maximum temperature is 22 degrees (71.6 Fahrenheit) and the minimum is 14 (57.2 Fahrenheit). The weather is quite pleasant and if there has been rain in the previous months, many flowers can be seen.
  • Summer: the average maximum temperature is 31 degrees (87.8 Fahrenheit) and the minimum (73.4 Fahrenheit). Between April and August the sandy beaches are used by some birds to lay their nests. This is also the time when there are many mosquitoes and rattlesnakes can be found among the bushes.
  • Fall: the average maximum temperature is 29 (84.2 Fahrenheit) and the minimum is 21(69.8 Fahrenheit). The days are sunny and cool and the nights can get cold. In these months migratory shorebirds begin to arrive.
Photo by Roberto Chino.
  • Camping in designated areas only.
  • Bring your own firewood and make small fires in the established areas.
  • Dogs on a leash at all times.
  • Follow the marked trails and roads.
  • Respect the signage.
  • Observe and admire wildlife from a distance.
  • No littering.


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