Archipielago de Revillagigedo
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Archipielago de Revillagigedo
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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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Sian Kaʼan Biosphere Reserve

Monasterios de Morelos

Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco

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World Heritage site since 2016

The archipelago comprises a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean off Colima, more than 900 kilometers west of Manzanillo.

Its name is in honor of the Count of Revillagigedo, a member of a prestigious family from colonial times.

In 1868 by decree of the government of Colima, the construction of a prison was established and in 1994 they were declared a Protected Natural Area due to its biological richness and geological importance.

In 2008 the archipelago was declared a Biosphere Reserve and in 2016 UNESCO placed it on the list of Natural Heritage of Humanity as an island arch, which on the American continent on the Pacific Ocean side, begins on the Galapagos Islands, passing by Malpelo in Colombia and Cocos Island in Costa Rica.

This archipelago is formed by the emerged peaks of volcanoes of an underwater mountain range and has a variety of unique flora and fauna, some of them endemic. The surrounding waters support a notable concentration of large pelagic species.

The four islands that make up the Revillagigedo Archipelago are:

  • La Isla Socorro
  • La Isla Clarión
  • La Isla San Benedicto
  • Isla Roca Partida

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Archipiélago de Revillagigedo

CITY SURROUNDED BY VOLCANOES

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