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Puerto Peñasco Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

The northern Gulf area forms an impressive desert-coast ecosystem, and scientists conduct research programs at the Intercultural Center for the Study of Desert and Oceans (known as CEDO, its acronym in Spanish), about 3 km (2 mi) east of town on Fremont Boulevard in the Fraccionamiento Las Conchas neighborhood. You can take an English-language tour of the facility to learn about the ecology of the area and its history, or just pick up a tide calendar (useful if you're planning beach activities) or field guide from the gift shop. Talks and nature outings—including tide-pool walks, Pinacate volcano excursions, and kayaking expeditions of area estuaries—are on offer.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Quick Facts

Puerto Peñasco, Sonora  83550, Mexico


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free natural history talks Tues. and Sat., donation for eco-tours, Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 10–2; tours Tues. at 2, Sat. at 4