Nuevo Paraiso

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It's as good a place as any to call home. Warm sun, cheap liquor, and beautiful women.
Landon Ricketts

Nuevo Paraíso (Spanish for New Paradise) is one of the three territories in Red Dead Redemption and comprises the entire presence of Mexico within the game.

It appears in Red Dead Redemption 2 but only accessible through a glitch.


Nuevo Paraíso is the northern part of Mexico, separated from the United States by the San Luis River along the northern border. During this time, Mexico was in the early stages of an armed revolution, led by Abraham Reyes.

It is composed of three constituent regions: Punta Orgullo, Perdido, and Diez Coronas.


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Map of the Southwestern US and Mexico as shown in-game, with Nuevo Paraiso highlighted in red.

San Luis River separates from the American territories. The territory can be traversed by rail, raft or land through bridges.

The territory is a large semi-arid desert with low-lying plants and cacti growing around the area. More of its geography is characterized by canyons, mesas and ridges that form the entirety of the desert. Dust storms may occur within the territory.

The name Nuevo Paraíso may be based on that of the Mexican border state of Nuevo León. On the eastern side of Nuevo Paraíso, the landscape resembles Monument Valley. Meanwhile, the state itself takes elements from the western border states Chihuahua, Sonora and Baja California.

Red Dead Redemption 2

The territory is inaccessible due to the growing tensions between Mexico and the United States. Compounding the conflict is the looming revolutionary threat occurring within the region. Its entirety can be seen in New Austin, however.

The in-game map keeps the same geography, yet, with the exception of El Presidio, the whole area of Nuevo Paraíso is empty without any other buildings. The geography is nearly complete however.

Red Dead Redemption

It is the second region John Marston travels to during the main storyline and it is unlocked by the mission "We Shall Be Together in Paradise".

John ventures in Nuevo Paraíso to find Bill Williamson and Javier Escuella while helping the revolutionary army led by Abraham Reyes and the Mexican army led by Captain Vincente de Santa. John may meet legendary gunslinger Landon Ricketts and revolutionary Luisa Fortuna while staying in Mexico.

Locations in Nuevo Paraíso

The following is an alphabetical list of the 30 locations found in Nuevo Paraíso:

Punta Orgullo


Diez Coronas



Red Dead Redemption
  • Nuevo Paraíso is the only large territory that has no snow, as New Austin has snow in the area just north of MacFarlane's Ranch, while West Elizabeth has snow in Tall Trees.
  • After crossing a bridge between New Austin and Nuevo Paraíso, the game may still recognize the player as being in the territory that was just left (music from that territory will still be playing, bounties will still be obtained). Only after progressing a certain distance will the name of the region appear, and the player will be recognized as being in the new territory. Some players have reported that the game still recognized the player as being in Mexico after crossing Butter Bridge as far as just outside of MacFarlane's Ranch. This may be a developer oversight, or just a bug in the programming. A similar issue happens sometimes when going from New Austin to West Elizabeth.
  • Duelists in Nuevo Paraíso have a different dueling animation than in New Austin and West Elizabeth.
Red Dead Redemption 2
  • The ambient soundtrack of Nuevo Paraíso from Red Dead Redemption can rarely be heard in Red Dead Redemption 2 when cruising along the San Luis River. It will also play if the player successfully glitches into Nuevo Paraíso.


10 gamerscoreGamerscore
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Get from Blackwater to Escalera before sundown in a public Free Roam session.

25 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Complete Fort Mercer and Nosalida hideouts in singleplayer.

25 gamerscoreGamerscore
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Complete Tumbleweed and Tesoro Azul hideouts in singleplayer.

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Uncover every location on the map in Single Player.

100 gamerscoreGamerscore
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Attain 100% List in the singleplayer game completion list.

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