Back

Sierra de Abra-Tanchipa Biosphere Reserve

Ciudad Valles

There is no better place to observe the flora and fauna of Ciudad Valles than in the Reservoir of the Biosphere Sierra de Abra-Tanchipa. This place is part of the Corridor Ecológico de la Sierra Madre Oriental.

Once you are inside these tropical forests, you will be able to see some of the most emblematic species of the region like the jaguar, the white tail rabbit, the green winged macaw or the wild pig.

The richness of this biosphere is impressive. It concentrates more than 231 species of plants, like the orchid, the palmilla and the soyante, which can live for hundreds of years. Talking about the fauna, there is a register of 161 species, most of them birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Besides admiring the great biodiversity of this zone, this reservoir has a big cultural and anthropological value, due that during a long time many human settlements inhabited this place in the Huasteca.

Throughout its territory, there are 17 archeological sites identified. Some of the most relevant are Cerro Alto, Vista Hermosa, Tampacuala and probably the most impressive of all the ceremonial center La Hondurada.

If you are seeking adventure, you can always visit one of its caves and caverns like Corinto o Tanchipa. You will be able to see ancient petroglyphs and some carved stones.

There is no better place to observe the flora and fauna of Ciudad Valles than in the Reservoir of the Biosphere Sierra de Abra-Tanchipa. This place is part of the Corridor Ecológico de la Sierra Madre Oriental.

Show more information


Once you are inside these tropical forests, you will be able to see some of the most emblematic species of the region like the jaguar, the white tail rabbit, the green winged macaw or the wild pig.

The richness of this biosphere is impressive. It concentrates more than 231 species of plants, like the orchid, the palmilla and the soyante, which can live for hundreds of years. Talking about the fauna, there is a register of 161 species, most of them birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Besides admiring the great biodiversity of this zone, this reservoir has a big cultural and anthropological value, due that during a long time many human settlements inhabited this place in the Huasteca.

Throughout its territory, there are 17 archeological sites identified. Some of the most relevant are Cerro Alto, Vista Hermosa, Tampacuala and probably the most impressive of all the ceremonial center La Hondurada.

If you are seeking adventure, you can always visit one of its caves and caverns like Corinto o Tanchipa. You will be able to see ancient petroglyphs and some carved stones.

Show less

Other activities and things to do
Book now!
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Price range
Category
No hotels matched your search.
Write a key word