North America

National Parks in Mexico

The GANP is here to help you discover, explore, and learn more about the national parks in Mexico and why we need to protect them.

Basaseachic Falls

Basaseachic Falls National Park in Mexico is named after the spectacular Basaseachic Falls which is the second tallest waterfall in the country.

North America / Mexico / Chihuahua

FAQs about Mexico National Parks

How many National Parks are in Mexico?

There are 67 national parks spread out across the country of Mexico. You are invited to discover and explore each in more depth in the park presentations listed above as they become available.

What is the largest national park in Mexico?

Arrecife Alacranes National Park is the largest national park in Mexico. It covers an area of 1,288 square miles (3,335.9 sq km).

The three national parks include:

  • Arrecife Alacranes National Park - 1,288 square miles (3,335.9 sq km)
  • Bahia de Loreto National Park - 797 square miles ( km)
  • Cumbres de Monterrey National Park - 685 square miles ( km)

What is the smallest national park in Mexico?

El Sabinal National Park is the smallest national park in Mexico.  It covers an area of only 0.03 square miles (0.08 sq km).

What was the first national park in Mexico?

Desierto de Los Leones National Park was the first national park in Mexico.  It was established in 1917.

What percentage of Mexico is protected land?

There are 5,529 square miles of protected area in Mexico which accounts for 0.73% of the country's landmass.


The country is officially known as the United Mexican States. Mexico City is both the capital and the largest city in the country. Mexico is the 13th-largest country in the world covering an area of 761,610 square miles (1,972,550 sq km).

It is the 10th most populous country in the world with approximately 130,000,000 people living in the country.  It is ranked number one in population for countries that speak Spanish.

Where is Mexico?

Mexico is located in Central America.  The country is in North America directly below the United States to the north and Guatemala and Belize to the south. The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico are to the east and the Pacific Ocean is to the west. 

Mexico Tourism

Mexico is one of the most frequented international countries from travelers in the United States.  There are several beach paradise locations that attract visitors annually including Puerto Vallarta, Cozumel, Acapulco, and Cabo San Lucas.  Mexico features several amazing natural attractions including the abundant collection of national parks.