Cave of the Bats

Visit to the Cave of the Bats:

The Cave of the Bats are located in the town of Santiago in Mexico.

The cave is located in a place that is based on ecology, history and culture. It is located just 10 minutes from Topolobampo.

History of the cave:

The space in which the bat cave is located was an old mine, which is currently closed, however it is a sanctuary for bats in which it is estimated that more than 5 million and more than 6 different species of this kind of animals inhabit. They are considered indispensable to protect the ecosystem.

We recommend visiting the cave at any time of the year. The main entrance is just after the Boca Dam, in the Magical Town of Santiago, and you can see it from the national highway.

What to do in the Cueva de los Murciélagos?

At this place, not only can you visit the bat cave, but you can also enjoy hiking to long for the nature that lingers along the riverbank.


The importance of bats in Mexico:

Multiple scientists in Mexico have highlighted the importance of the ecosystem services provided by bats in the area, becoming allies of agriculture, representing the most efficient natural solution to be able to combat and prevent agricultural pests in priority crops in Mexico, such as cotton and corn.

In addition, these animals allow the distribution of seeds of fruits that they ingest in the areas allowing a regeneration of the forests and help to produce food.

On the other hand, other kinds of bats pollinate plant species and the carnivores control the population of possible rodent and reptile infections.

Other activities in Los Mochis

Maviri Island
Maviri Island

Maviri Island is the most popular beach in the bay.

Topolobampo Bay
Topolobampo Bay

A sanctuary of wild animals and lots of semi-desert vegetation.

Botanical Garden
Botanical Garden

By Benjamin Francis and the lung of the city.