Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve
Natural Areas > Chiapas
The Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve offers travelers the opportunity to learn about its great diversity of animal life. The efforts that have been made over the years to protect the jungle habitat can be appreciated along the trails of the reserve. The tours take place along the waters of the Usumacinta and Lacantún rivers, where you can appreciate views of the evergreen forest.
It is one of the largest natural areas in size and fauna diversity in Mexico, and it has the richest landscapes in terms of flora and fauna. It has more than 300 species of trees which can grow over 35 meters tall and its wildlife has the highest abundance of terrestrial mammal species per hectare in all of Mexico, represented by the impressive jaguar, the largest big cat on the continent. There are more than 300 species of birds such as the red macaw. 109 species of reptiles and amphibians have been recorded and as for invertebrates, it has one of the largest varieties worldwide. The reserve provides one of the last opportunities in Mexico to conserve and enjoy the species of flora and fauna found here, which are an important parts of the country´s national heritage. This area has some of the best views in the state of Chiapas.