Barras de Piaxtla is a paradisiacal place located at the north of Mazatlán. This site is one of the most precious natural gems of Sinaloa, blessed with countless attractions.

Along its fourteen kilometers of coastline, there are bays, estuaries, and navigable lagoons, painting beautiful landscapes. It has a spectacular cliff known as “Punta Prieta”, formed millions of years ago by petrified volcanic material.  

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Over this cliff, the sea and the wind have sculpted whimsical formations in the rock, such as the enormous arch known as ‘the window.’ Barras de Piaxtla has numerous beaches with soft sand and warm waters with gentle slopes, making them very safe.  

Fishermen Village  

Here lies a small population surrounded by palm trees, which is home to fishing families who obtain delicious products from the sea. However, increasingly, they are transforming into service providers for the growing number of visitors. 

Faro en Barras de Piaxtla

On this beach, there are also some houses built by neighbors from nearby cities who have fallen in love with this privileged place. 

On the hill located at its northern end, around forty years ago, a lighthouse was built, which is an icon of this community. 

Quiero invitarlos a visitar Barras de Piaxtla, un sitio con  hermosas playas y paisajes, con un ambiente natural muy conservado.

Dr. Manuel Odin de los Ríos Ibarra

Other beaches in the area include ‘El Puyeque,’ ‘Quetzalan,’ also known as ‘Hinchahuevo,’ ‘Charay,’ and ‘Las Tinajas,’ which is the longest of them all. An additional attraction of this location is its proximity to the archaeological site of ‘Las Labradas,’ famous for its numerous petroglyphs. 

Bahía de Barras de Piaxtla

Barras de Piaxtla” is part of the natural reserve for the protection of flora and fauna known as “Meseta de Cacaxtla.” 

Meseta de Cacaxtla

The Meseta de Cacaxtla, spanning fifty-six thousand hectares, harbors endemic plants and birds, as well as deer, wild boars, raccoons, badgers, coatis, and felines such as the ocelot and the jaguar.  

I want to invite you to visit Barras de Piaxtla, a place with beautiful beaches and landscapes, boasting a very well-preserved natural environment. With good weather, abundant water, excellent communication routes, exquisite regional cuisine, and hardworking, progress-seeking people, eager to build a better future for their community. 

Dr. Manuel Odingas de los Ríos Ibarra

 Dr.Manuel Odin de los Ríos Ibarra

Text: Dr. Manuel Odin de los Ríos Ibarra

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How was this Virtual Tour made

The main objective of this journey was to capture an image of the Supermoon crossing the Barras de Piaxtla lighthouse. Weeks prior, with the assistance of the Photopills application, I planned this photograph. 

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Our photos have “Creative Commons“ license. This license allows you to use our photos, without needing permission, legally. When using the photos, the only requirement is that you provide credit as follows: 

“Photography: Miguel Angel Victoria / Sinaloa 360”

English translation made by María José Balcázar Gamboa, student at PrepaTec Campus Sinaloa. Tecnológico de Monterrey

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