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Information and souvenirs from the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve can now be found in the Old Port, following the opening of an information center geared at providing material about this privileged spot to both tourists and residents alike.
The information center (located across from the church and sharing a parking lot with Thrifty) is stocked with pamphlets about routes and sites of interest both at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and the Schuk Toak Visitors Center just north of town. In addition, the new office provides details regarding hours and tips for visitors.
The new spot in town also offers great shopping for Pinacate souvenirs, including coffee mugs, key chains and t-shirts, allowing visitors to take home an item from the Biosphere Reserve that was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2013.
Horacio Ortega, Deputy Director of the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, indicated they are continuing to equip the information center in order to provide more information for tourists while making the office more attractive.
The new Pinacate Information Center in the Old Port is located at the corner of 1ro de Junio just steps from the malecón (across from church) and is open daily from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
In coming months the info center also hopes to begin offering tours to the Pinacate through associated tour companies.