The Gypsum Dunes

Gypsum Dunes in Mexico

Visit one of the 38 municipalities that make up the state of Coahuila, where you can see incredible natural creations such as the Dunas de Yeso or Poza Azul among many other tourist attractions, are you ready to see unique natural formations in the world?

Four bogs

Go straight to visit one of the magical towns in the long list of the Mexican country: Cuatro Cienagas. The village stands out for its unmistakable old houses that, as well as its people, are heirs of the Tobosa culture.

First you will have to enter the Cuatro Cienagas Natural Protected Area, a spectacular Mexican landscape known in many parts of the world. There you will find the wonderful Dunas de Yeso, the Casa Carranza Museum or the Poza Azul, all must-see places during your visit to Cuatro Cienagas.

La Poza Azul is a little farther from town, about nine kilometers or so. There you will see more than 300 pools of completely crystalline waters and great depth. In addition, you will be able to see a lot of animal and plant species, perfect for reconnecting with nature.

Gypsum Dunes in the desert

The Gypsum Dunes are white sand mounds that were created millions of years ago. This is because the surrounding sea was mixed with different chemical elements that caused these impressive and unique formations of crystals or small stones.

It is currently believed that there are only a few places with formations of these characteristics in the world, which are: Tunisia, Texas and, unsurprisingly, Mexico.

This incredible place with more than 800 hectares is home to different formations that are visited by hundreds of tourists throughout the year due to its stunning color. One of them is El Castillo, a mound more than 12 meters high that will leave you speechless.

The castle is one of the four types of dunes or mounds that can be found in this white sea: lunate, parabolic, domed and transverse. The difference between them lies in size or shape, among others. During your tour through the Dunas de Yeso you will be able to see more than 50 endangered species in Mexico.

A nearby place to get an impressive panoramic view of this white desert is the Mina de Mármol (Marble Mine). It can be reached by transportation. Today it is no more than a tourist attraction, since it is no longer in operation. If you like photography, you have a perfect protagonist to show off in your social networks.

You should know that to visit the Gypsum Dunes it is essential to hire a private guide or an excursion. Before your visit to the territory, we recommend you to make an online compilation of the best tourism providers in the area.

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