Located in the central Mexican state of Querétaro, the 400,000 hectare Sierra Gorda UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is a biodiversity jewel. The Reserve's five different ecosystems including arid scrubland and cloud forest provide habitat for an array of species that have been lost elsewhere.
Unlike a park, the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve remains 97% privately owned, mostly by its indigenous, rural inhabitants. Pati Ruiz Corzo who has spent much of her life working to conserve this region has helped create 73 micro enterprises as an alternative to logging. There are many avenues to explore including eco-lodges, artisan workshops and authentic food experiences.
Sierra Gorda Ecotours directly support the Sierra Gorda Alliance for Conservation and local communities working to build an alternative, regenerative economy.
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
Sierra Gorda Ecotours are for people who want to be connected with Nature, travelers comfortable with off-grid experiences and can get by using Spanish.