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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
+52 55 5814 1171
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Very nice woods to go to when you want some fresh air and a different scenery

Please note that the Parque is NOT in Mexico City as indicated on the map in Tripadvisor! Its... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Esther d
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A very nice and clean place specially on the weekends

We visited this place on a Sunday and we discovered that there was a lot of activity specially with... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
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A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“quesadillas” (5 reviews)
“hiking trails” (2 reviews)
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Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Please note that the Parque is NOT in Mexico City as indicated on the map in Tripadvisor! Its outside the city: Google maps and Uber do have the correct location. This is a very nice place to go to when you want to breathe some...More

Thank Esther d
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

We visited this place on a Sunday and we discovered that there was a lot of activity specially with families visiting, some people hiking, some people running and a lot of us just walking. They have a couple of stands selling some tacos and some...More

Thank bryanmantezoni
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful forest. I went on a nature hike there with a couple of friends. It was much colder there in the forest then in Mexico City. The forest itself reminded me very much of North Carolina. We got there late in the...More

Thank dao v
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Up in the hills and surrounded by green forests is this gem. Cooler temperatures, interesting architecture, and great exploring. Finish it up with some great food by the parking area. Friend brought me up here and so glad she did!

Thank Rick H
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went on Sunday to get breakfast and it was really good, we tried barbacoa tacos and quesadillas de chicharrón in the local restaurants where parking is set. Then we visited the lake and it was a little sad to see that there are no...More

Thank Fernando D
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

It's difficult nowadays to escape the huge mexico city and this is one of the few places were you can do it. People come here to work out, but you can just go to take a walk or go for some quesadillas

Thank Carlos A
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is an interesting place to visit within driving distance of the Santa Fe part of Mexico City. The monestary and garden are well preserved. We had planned to have lunch at the restaurant in the monestary, but because it was a week day (Wednesday)...More

Thank Alain C
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Hard to top what others have said... The place is indeed magical. Get there earlier in the day and enjoy the stunning setting. Walk around the convent, stroll the hiking trails to find some of the ruins and enjoy the woods. It's all amazing. Couple...More

3  Thank Brichford
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I've lived for 24 years not far from this place. It's a huge forest that is really nice to walk in. There's trails to follow, you can so some birdwatching, finding interesting plant species including rare algae, taking a book, a picnic and enjoy. There...More

1  Thank golem_online
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

I have come to this place since I was a little girl. With family, with friends, in school trips, take your pick! Every time I was stunned by the magic of Desierto de los Leones and everytime there was a different owner and food style...More

1  Thank Mesja
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Lizzie S
28 September 2017|
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Response from Carlos A | Reviewed this property |
In reality there is no real amount it's more a donation so the people can keep the place in optimal conditions, but you will be required to make one, so it's up to you if you give one dollar or 15.
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484goh
18 July 2016|
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Response from Zeiter | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm just seeing your question... I hope you made your way to the park. If not and you are still around, public transportation takes ages to go up until the park. The park is safe. I would suggest to go by taxi, or uber
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Silvi N
6 August 2015|
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Response from Esther d |
I can recommend taking an Uber to get there. You can however not connect to the Uber network from there to get back. So take a bus (goes every 30 min, but no idea where to) or take a taxi (unmarked taxis, across from the... More
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