Iztlazihuatl NATIONAL PARK, POPOCATEPETL, - THE BACKPACKING

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Iztlazihuatl NATIONAL PARK, POPOCATEPETL,

The Izta Zoquiapan Popo National Park is one of the oldest protected areas in Mexico. It was created in 1935 in order to protect the mountains that make up the Sierra Nevada in the eastern center of the Transverse Volcanic Belt, and declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 2010 Volcanoes. Its location in the center of the most populous nation macro region, they do invaluable fo
r environmental services that it provides, especially the provision of water.

 Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl, second and third highest peaks in the country, are the quintessential icons of Mexican natural landscape. It has a volcanic landscape of great beauty and touristic value, which highlights the Popocatépetl, one of the most impressive active volcanoes on the planet, and forests that are home to many species of flora and fauna specially adapted to the environment.