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Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“boat ride” (36 reviews)
“per hour” (33 reviews)
“mariachi band” (21 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely way to spend an hour or two, away from the manning crowds of Mexico City. The waterways are bursting with bird life, vendors selling their wares (food, drinks, souvenirs) and with the locals going about their business, it's hard to imagine the...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great choice for a relaxing outing. Board a trajinera and float around the lake while boats with food and music drift by. A 2-hour trip is just long enough. The area around the embarcaderos (boarding platforms) are full of kiosks with food and drink. Wonderful...More

Thank Anitere
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun little experience, just a boat ride though. The food that was served was awesome. This is a really good place for couples btw.

Thank Cj S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must when in Mexico City just because if it’s popularity. The experience is unique due to its different vendors around and music. It’s expensive, but it’s one of those things to just do and get out of list

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Xochilmilco with natives friends and was one of my greatest memories of the country. You can rent a trajinera (boat) with your own driver for you and your friends for only 1000 pesos in total (if you are foreign they will ask you for...More

Thank Debby P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great fun on our last visit to Xochimilco. After reading the reviews I think it depends on which canal's you visit. If with a group then worth going through the party canal area's that have lots of side boats that latch up to...More

1  Thank mrangel6668
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never ever experienced anything like this Giant punts with your own driver Loads of drink from the supply boats Every boat is a party boat on this national holiday Wonderful

1  Thank davethedrill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worst experience ever! Be very careful! people who scammed us were the only people on the docks, so they looked like a legit organizers of the boat trips. The boat ride was nice but I was looking forward to see the island of the dolls...More

Thank Ruta A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We paid for a one hour trip. The boat driver looked extremely bored and did not seem happy to use the punt to move the boat. He came back to the dock in about 45-50 minutes, so we did not travel very far. The scenery...More

Thank Judi_G123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food & entertainment. It was well worth going but would have been more fun if it had not turned into a drunken mess for last hour. Host of our boat was actively encouraging pouring tequila shots over & over. I felt it was excessive...More

Thank Taz1027
Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural
parklands around the city. Used as an important
agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds
a great variety of flora and fauna that you can
witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in
a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated
with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos
while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to
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Rosario Y
20 November 2017|
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Response from SanDiegoFito | Reviewed this property |
I am sure it will.
29 June 2017|
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Response from MJ P | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with those that say it's not worth it... because sadly it's not. But if you have to see for yourself you should not pay more than 400 pesos.
17 June 2017|
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Response from viaixtapa | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are places your boatman can stop. We didn't buy food or beer.