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Huitepec Ecological Reserve

#26 of 67 things to do in San Cristobal de las Casas Features Animals
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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A beautiful place to hike and picnic

This is a great escape for a tranquil afternoon. Take your hiking shoes, water and a sack lunch (or... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Xhico S

Nice short hike on a foggy and rainy day. We were the only tourists in the whole park. We didn't... read more

Reviewed 5 February 2016
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a great escape for a tranquil afternoon. Take your hiking shoes, water and a sack lunch (or maybe some tamales). This reserve has beautiful flora with an oak forest, pine forest, many epiphytes growing on the trees, mushrooms, ferns and other beautiful flowers...More

1  Thank Xhico S
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Nice short hike on a foggy and rainy day. We were the only tourists in the whole park. We didn't see many birds or animals, but the park itself was very beautiful. Definitely recommend if you like nature and the outdoors.

2  Thank VandyNurse2015
Reviewed 7 August 2015

I went to this place since I heard really good things on it. Nah! Just walk and walk, Not even a squirrel I could see. Jusr non-fancy birds. Nice walk thoug. You go as high as 1320 ft as far as I can recall.

Thank PDN N
Reviewed 18 March 2015

My husband and I spent a pleasant morning here. We were the only visitors. It was a very peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of San Cristobal. We heard many birds and saw a few, and caught a glimpse of a grey squirrel. The...More

3  Thank Annette C
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We booked a trip on our Cruise stop in Porto Chiapas. The lure was birds, we were supposed to find lots and lots of them. They picked us up on time in an old non-air conditioned bus and we proceeded to the long drive. I...More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed 7 August 2014

You can take a cab here for about 50 pesos. When you arrive you will find a small shack. There were no prices posted and I've read that people pay a variety of entrance fees - we paid 60 pesos each (be sure to have...More

7  Thank beasquare
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Great hike, very easy to get to. You can take a taxi (like 50 pesos) or take a colectivo (leave near the market, cost about 10 pesos per person.) The hike takes maybe 3 hrs total- up and down a hill.

3  Thank ersommo
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We decided to try this walk outside the city on a very nice Spring afternoon. Oh, the rip-off part: $100 MXP for the two of us. The price seemed rather steep, but we payed it anyway. We then proceeded to the trail. The trail was...More

4  Thank Alan V
Reviewed 26 November 2013

you can get a colective out to the reserve and go for a long walk. its really beautiful and its free! i felt safe walking around alone!

1  Thank jacky m
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Only about ten-fifteen minutes away from the city center, an easy and cheap taxi ride. You pay around two dollars at the entrance which goes straight to the community. They even give you a photocopied booklet with the answers for the questions you will encounter...More

8  Thank beavisnail
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