Named in 2013 a Worl Heritage Site by UNESCO "EL Pinacate" Biosphere Reserve is one of the most important landmarks to visit in Mexico and the most important destination in Northwest of Mexico and the whole state of Sonora. Being on the World Heritage List is an important distinction, during Tim Jaeger’s delegation to he World Heritage Committee he describes the honor as being “inscription of this spectacular site on the World Heritage List is extremely welcome recognition of its significant values and impressive local conservation efforts.”
For almost 4 million years beneath the earth, hot magma melted rock creating massive subterranean pools of intensely hot liquid slowly building up pressure far below the earth's surface.
CEDO - Intercultural Center Study
The mission of CEDO, the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, is to advance and share knowledge about the Upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Desert and promote conservation and sustainable use of its natural and cultural resources.
Come explore some of the world’s finest tide pools. Engage in scientific research, or bring your children, for an exciting, educational opportunity. Join us for an outdoor adventure in the sea
or on the desert.
CEDO is a nonprofit Natural History Resource Center and Biological Field Station. We're located in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico at the meeting place of two marine and desert Biosphere Reserves — the Upper Gulf of California and Colorado River Delta Biosphere Reserve, and the Pinacate and the Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. CEDO serves the many cultures and users of this bioregion. We develop and implement research, conservation and environmental education programs, and materials that enhance the protection of these ecosystems.
GET HOOKED SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Zip-lines in Rocky Point. Zip up to 150 feet above the desert below. Enjoy the view of the Sea of Cortez, mouintains and the beach on the second longest zip-lines in Mexico. Ages three and up are allowed to ride (with weight limit of 250 lbs). They accept reservations, and walk-ups are also welcome.