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Bilbao Dunes

Viesca

The excuse that attracts most visitors to el Pueblo Mágico de Viesca is the dunes of Bilbao, an area of almost 20 square kilometres ( 8 square miles ) covered with a postcard landscape. The sand mounds are dotted here and there with small bushes of vegetation known as “ brujas” (“witches”) and the place is the habitat of a beautiful endemic lizard called uma exsul or Coahuila sand lizard.

Experts point out that the place occupied by the dunes of Bilbao millions of years ago was covered by the Tetis Sea and that for that reason fossils may exist under the enormous accumulation of golden sand. The landscape is so peculiar that many film directors chose it to shoot movies, as it was the case of Rescuing the soldier Perez or Dragonball Z.

The place was declared by the ejidatarios as Area Natural Protegida Voluntaria (“Voluntary Protected Natural Area”), to preserve the unique landscape. There it is possible to go for walks or try the excitement on ATVs.

The best time to visit the area is early in the morning or at sunset, when it is less hot and it is possible to see how the sun declining tints them the color of fire.

The excuse that attracts most visitors to el Pueblo Mágico de Viesca is the dunes of Bilbao, an area of almost 20 square kilometres ( 8 square miles ) covered with a postcard landscape. The sand mounds are dotted here and there with small bushes of vegetation known as “ brujas” (“witches”) and the place is the habitat of a beautiful endemic lizard called uma exsul or Coahuila sand lizard.

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Experts point out that the place occupied by the dunes of Bilbao millions of years ago was covered by the Tetis Sea and that for that reason fossils may exist under the enormous accumulation of golden sand. The landscape is so peculiar that many film directors chose it to shoot movies, as it was the case of Rescuing the soldier Perez or Dragonball Z.

The place was declared by the ejidatarios as Area Natural Protegida Voluntaria (“Voluntary Protected Natural Area”), to preserve the unique landscape. There it is possible to go for walks or try the excitement on ATVs.

The best time to visit the area is early in the morning or at sunset, when it is less hot and it is possible to see how the sun declining tints them the color of fire.

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