Visit Punta Mazo

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

Schedule and access

The reserve is open to the public from Monday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and access is free of charge. Restrooms and showers are temporarily closed.

Directions

From the Transpeninsular highway to the entrance of Punta Mazo Nature Reserve it is approximately 40 minutes of dirt road.

Camping

Please make a reservation at least one week in advance, you will receive a reservation number which you must inform the park ranger upon entry.

Measures to prevent COVID-19

We’re currently following the measures by the state government to help prevent the spread of COVID-19; therefore, an entry protocol will be implemented to guarantee the health and well-being of visitor and park rangers.

Medidas de prevención en actividades al aire libre

Please follow the preventive measures upon entering:

  1. Please wear a face mask upon entering and leaving.
  2. Body temperature check is required with a non-contact infrared forehead thermometer. If visitors have a temperature equal to or greater than 99°F they will not be allowed to enter the reserve.
  3. Upon entering and leaving, visitors and users will be asked to use a 70% alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  4. Keep a physical distance of 6 feet with park rangers and other visitors who do not belong to your group.
  5. Upon entry you 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.
  6. Please indicate to the park ranger where you will carry out your activities, this is to ensure there are not too many people in the same area.
  7. Only groups of 7 or less are allowed.

Visitor recommendations

Plan ahead and prepare

Before planning a visit to Punta Mazo Nature Reserve, it is important to take into account the following points:

  • It is necessary to have a 4 × 4 vehicle to get to the Punta Mazo Nature Reserve, since part of the road is dirt and the other is dunes.
  • It is not allowed to enter with motorcycles and ATVs.
  • You can bring dogs as long as they are always on a leash, as they can cause damage to vegetation or other animals.
  • The bonfires can only be made in the designated spaces.
  • At the entrance to the nature reserve there is a guardhouse and visitors will be asked to register.
  • The maximum speed within the reserve is 25 mph.
  • Take into account the weather conditions before the visit.
  • Check the tidal calendar.
  • Remember to take back with you any waste or trash.
  • Visitors are responsible for bringing their own food and in case of camping, bringing their own equipment.
  • Take into account that the closest store is 40 minutes away and the closest gas station is 50 minutes away.

Camp on durable surfaces

Camp at least 200 feet from water sources, on marked trails or roads, in places where there is no vegetation and walk within established trails.

Leave what you find

Allow others to get to know and enjoy the environment and its resources, it is important to leave the site you visited as you found it, as well as not taking shells, rocks or artifacts of historical or archaeological value.

Respect wildlife

Remember that as a visitor you can protect wildlife and respect the natural environment, keep your distance from animals and do not feed them, and don’t take plants from their habitat.

Be considerate to other visitors

Remember to respect other visitors and their experience; be kind and friendly, let the sounds of nature prevail.

These principles belong to the Do Not Leave a Trace philosophy, which is the basis of an educational program that seeks to promote recreational outdoor activities in a responsible way, as well as promote the protection of nature and wildlife.

What to do?

  • Take a picture at the monumental sign at the entrance of the nature reserve.
  • Scientific research and monitoring.
  • Surfing.
  • Trekking.
  • Nature photography.
  • Bird watching.
  • Climb the Sudoeste and Monte Mazo volcanoes.

Code of conduct

Within the nature reserve the following activities are prohibited:

  • Use of fireworks.
  • Driving with motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles.
  • Hunting.
  • Walking in the dunes.
  • Leave remains of sacks to collect, fishing lines and equipment, as well as marks of fishing areas.
  • Use of speakers.
  • Use lamps or any source of light to shine directly on wildlife.
  • Whoever is caught damaging the reserve will be consigned to the corresponding authorities.

Contact us

For more information, please contact Vitza Cabrera (Tourism Projects Officer) at vitza@terrapeninsular.org You can also call us at +52 (1) 646 177 68 00 or +52 (1) 646 128 23 43 from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.