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Isla Tiburón

Hermosillo

When you visit Bahía de Kino, you must sign up without fail for Isla Tiburón excursion departing from Punta Chueca.

Isla Tiburon is the largest in Mexico, protected as an ecological reserve both Seris community and federal government. The island belongs the Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Islas del Golfo de California (Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protection Area) that includes the San Esteban, Turner and Patos Islands.

Although Isla Tiburón was inhabited in the past, today it’s only occupied by a military installation. However, it continues to be a Seris sacred place, who organize the excursions from Punta Chueca, where the closest community is.

Although at first glance the island looks like a huge rock separated from the mainland by a three-kilometer strip of sea called Estrecho del Infiernillo, the place has interesting natural attractions such as the Sierras Menor and Kunkaak—both cross almost its entire length to finish in the beautiful Tecomate Valley.

The island is habitat of some 64 species of marine plants, more than 200 of birds, as well as reptiles, amphibians and fish.

When you visit Bahía de Kino, you must sign up without fail for Isla Tiburón excursion departing from Punta Chueca.

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Isla Tiburon is the largest in Mexico, protected as an ecological reserve both Seris community and federal government. The island belongs the Área de Protección de Flora y Fauna Islas del Golfo de California (Gulf of California Islands Flora and Fauna Protection Area) that includes the San Esteban, Turner and Patos Islands.

Although Isla Tiburón was inhabited in the past, today it’s only occupied by a military installation. However, it continues to be a Seris sacred place, who organize the excursions from Punta Chueca, where the closest community is.

Although at first glance the island looks like a huge rock separated from the mainland by a three-kilometer strip of sea called Estrecho del Infiernillo, the place has interesting natural attractions such as the Sierras Menor and Kunkaak—both cross almost its entire length to finish in the beautiful Tecomate Valley.

The island is habitat of some 64 species of marine plants, more than 200 of birds, as well as reptiles, amphibians and fish.

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