List of national parks of Mexico

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Mexico recognizes 67 federally protected natural areas as national parks (Spanish: Parques Nacionales), which are administered by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (CONANP), a branch of the federal Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources. Together, they cover a combined area of 1,432,024 hectares (3,538,610 acres) in 23 of the 31 Mexican states and the independent district of Mexico City, representing 0.73% of the territory of Mexico.[1]

List of national parks[edit]

Name Year opened Area (km²) Location Note
Arrecife Alacranes National Park 1994 3,337 Yucatán
Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park 1996 119 Quintana Roo
Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park 1998 90 Quintana Roo
Arrecifes de Xcalak National Park 2000 179 Quintana Roo
Bahía de Loreto National Park 1996 2,065 Baja California Sur
Barranca del Cupatitzio National Park 1938 3 Michoacán
Basaseachic Falls National Park 1981 58 Chihuahua
Benito Juárez National Park 1937 27 Oaxaca
Bosencheve National Park 1940 104 Michoacán; Estado de México
Cabo Pulmo National Park 1995 71 Baja California Sur
Cañón del Río Blanco National Park 1938 556 Veracruz
Cañón del Sumidero National Park 1980 217 Chiapas
Cerro de Garnica National Park 1936 9 Michoacán
Cerro de la Estrella National Park 1938 11 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
Cerro de Las Campanas National Park 1937 0.58 Querétaro
Cofre de Perote National Park 1937 117 Veracruz
Constitution 1857 National Park 1962 50 Baja California
Costa Occidental de Isla Mujeres National Park 1996 86 Quintana Roo includes Punta Cancún y Punta Nizuc
Cumbres del Ajusco National Park 1936 9 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
Cumbres de Majalca National Park 1939 47 Chihuahua
Cumbres de Monterrey National Park 2000 1,773 Nuevo León
Desierto del Carmen National Park 1942 5 Estado de México also known as Nixcongo
Desierto de los Leones National Park 1917 15 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
Dzibilchantún National Park 1987 5 Yucatán
El Chico National Park 1982 27 Hidalgo
El Cimatario National Park 1982 24 Querétaro
El Gogorrón National Park 1936 250 San Luis Potosí
El Histórico Coyoacán National Park 1938 5 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México) see also Viveros de Coyoacán
El Potosí National Park 1936 20 San Luis Potosí
El Sabinal National Park 1938 0.08 Nuevo León
El Tepeyac National Park 1937 15 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
El Tepozteco National Park 1937 232 Morelos; Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
El Veladero National Park 1980 36 Guerrero
Fuentes Brotantes de Tlalpan National Park 1936 1 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
General Juan N. Álvarez National Park 1964 5 Guerrero
Grutas de Cacahuamilpa National Park 1936 16 Guerrero
Huatulco National Park 1998 118 Oaxaca
Insurgente José María Morelos y Pavón National Park 1939 43 Michoacán
Insurgente Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla National Park 1936 15 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México) Commonly known as La Marquesa National Park
Isla Contoy National Park 1998 51 Quintana Roo
Isla Isabel National Park 1980 1.9 Nayarit
Islas Marietas National Park 2005 13 Nayarit
Iztaccíhuatl–Popocatépetl National Park 1935 398 Estado de México; Morelos; Puebla includes Zoquiapan and annexed areas in Edo. de México, Morelos, and Puebla
La Malinche National Park 1938 457 Puebla also known as Matlalcuéyatl
Lago de Camécuaro National Park 1941 0.1 Michoacán
Lagunas de Chacahua National Park 1937 141 Oaxaca
Lagunas de Montebello National Park 1959 60 Chiapas
Lagunas de Zempoala National Park 1936 47 Morelos; Estado de México
Lomas de Padierna National Park 1938 6 Distrito Federal (Ciudad de México)
Los Marmoles National Park 1936 231 Hidalgo composed of Barranca de San Vicente y Cerro de Cangando
Los Novillos National Park 1940 0.4 Coahuila
Los Remedios National Park 1938 4 Estado de México
Molino de Flores Nezahualcóyotl National Park 1937 0.5 Estado de México
Nevado de Toluca National Park 1936 467 Estado de México
Palenque National Park 1981 17 Chiapas
Pico de Orizaba National Park 1937 197 Veracruz; Puebla
Rayón National Park 1952 0.25 Michoacán
Sacromonte National Park 1939 0.45 Estado de México
San Lorenzo Marine Archipelago National Park 2005 584 Baja California
Sierra de Órganos National Park 2000 11 Zacatecas
Sierra de San Pedro Mártir National Park 1947 719 Baja California
Sistema Arrecifal Veracruzano National Marine Park 1992 522 Veracruz
Tula National Park 1981 1 Hidalgo
Tulum National Park 1981 6 Quintana Roo
Volcán Nevado de Colima National Park 1936 96 Colima
Xicoténcatl National Park 1937 6 Tlaxcala

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Commission of Protected Natural Areas Archived 2011-08-26 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 6 February 2012


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