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August 21, 2019


Pinacate Info Center opens in Old Port

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 […]

¡Schuk Toak Centro de Visitantes cumple 5 años!

Con una seria de exposiciones artísticas y de diversas temáticas, música, muestras gastronómicas y presentaciones de documentales fue que se celebró el quinto aniversario del Centro de Visitantes Schuk Toak. Los eventos iniciaron a partir del medio dia y hasta la noche del pasado sábado 28 de marzo tanto en las salas de exposición como […]

Schuk Toak celebrates 5 years in heart of the Sonoran desert

The Schuk Toak Visitors Center at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve celebrated its 5th Anniversary with a series of artistic exhibits, music, culinary treats, and documentaries. Events at the Visitors Center began at noon on Saturday, March 28th, and went well into the evening filling both the exhibition halls as well as the outside patio. The […]

Cultural programs @ Schuk Toak Visitors Center – March 28th

5th Anniversary Celebration of the Schuk Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve March 28th 2015 Educational and Cultural Programs 12:00 p.m. Inauguration of exhibitions – Moderated by Nina Mier and Claudia Reyna Exhibition of the Cerro de Trincheras Children’s art from the community of Quitovac, Pin-hole photography from […]

Efforts to preserve Sonoran Pronghorn Antelope

El berrendo [Sonoran pronghorn antelope] (Antilocapra americana ssp. Sonoriensis), native to the American continent and the fastest animal in North America dating back nearly 20 million years, has become an icon of the Pinacate and the region. Despite important gains in reproduction in recent years, this representative species is at risk of extinction. Given the […]

Craters and sand dunes at the Pinacate! Perfect for all seasons!

The winter season and its lower temperatures are no impediment for visitors to take in the magic and wonder at the Pinacate Reserve. The Reserve, which encompasses craters dotted across the desert landscape, offers one of the most biodiverse spots in the world and is located just about 30 miles north of Puerto Peñasco. This […]

National Conservation Week – CineMartes Oct 28

The Pinacate Biosphere Reserve and Grand Desert of Altar invites everyone to participate in National Conservation Week, October 27th – 31st, entitled “Let’s learn about and save the Sonoran Berrendo”. In coordination with Cine Club Primera Toma, A.C. and Puerto Viejo Café, there will be a presentation of the film “Viento Negro” (Dir. Servando González, […]

Repunte en cifra de visitantes al Pinacate

La inscripción de la Reserva del Pinacate como uno de los patrimonios de la humanidad por la UNESCO originó un repunte en la cifra de visitantes a este lugar. De acuerdo al registro que se lleva en la CONANP (Comisión Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas) de la Reserva de la Biosfera del Pinacate en el […]

Increase in visitors to Pinacate Biosphere Reserve

Registry of the Pinacate Biosphere as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has boosted the number of visitors to the site. According to registry information maintained by CONANP (National Commission of Natural Protected Areas), in June of 2013 the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve received nearly 13,000 visitors. In 2014, this number jumped to 18,000! It’s worth noting […]

President Peña Nieto to visit Pinacate Reserve

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will visit the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve on “International Earth Day.” On his first tour through Sonora as President, Enrique Peña Nieto will arrive at the International Airport of Puerto Peñasco before going to the Shuck Toak Visitors Center of the Pinacate Biosphere around midday tomorrow, April 22nd.  The Mexican President […]

8th Annual Kino Caminata to honor one of its founders

The 8th annual “Por los caminos de Kino” hike through the Pinacate, rescheduled for April 12th – 13th, will include the posthumous honoring of Mr. Roque Celaya Zazueta. This year’s “Caminata” will include visits to the Emilia tank and Cono Rojo crater, as well as the opportunity to scale to the peak. The traditional Kino […]

8th Caminos de Kino Hike

The City of Puerto Peñasco, through the Office on Citizens’ Affairs along with the Pinacate and Grand Desert of Altar Biosphere Reserve, extend an invitation to the 8th hike “Por los Caminos de Kino” – in honor of Padre Kino’s exploration of the area. March 29 – 30, 2014 * Camping is optional March 29  […]

Puerto Peñasco part of Mexican Tourism Campaign

“We just got back from filming,” explains film director Amín Azali, pointing to his dusty sweatshirt. “We were out at the Loma all day [aka competition hill] and look how I ended up.” Azali, who is part of a crew from Pedro Torres’ El Mall Production Company out of Mexico City, was in Puerto Peñasco […]

UNESCO representative to visit Pinacate Reserve

Nuria Sanz, Mexico representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be visiting the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve this weekend. Accompanied by Luis Fuello MacDonald, Director of the National Commission on Protected Areas (CONANP), Sanz will be touring various parts of the reserve for the first time as she becomes more familiar […]