Montecarlo Biological Station
The Montecarlo Biological Station (MBS) is located in the cloud forest of northern Mexico within El Cielo Biosphere Reserve, Tamaulipas, Mexico. An abandoned retreat of the former governor of Tamaulipas, Montecarlo has been generously donated to the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas as a research and education field station. Access to the field station is strictly regulated and requires a 4 hour ride in a 4×4 up an old donkey trail. The field station can accomodate 30 (sleeping bags are a must), although water and electricity are provided by a generator and are available during daylight hours only.