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El Charco del Ingenio

Calle Paloma S/N, Col. Las Colonias, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
+52 415 154 4715
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Great Hiking in Botanical Gardens

Well worth a half day to walk the gardens, view the cacti displays, hike down the canyon, and tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DavidR1948
Awesome experience

We visited the gardens a couple of times while we were in San Miguel. The tour was very informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clyde H
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Calle Paloma S/N, Col. Las Colonias, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a half day to walk the gardens, view the cacti displays, hike down the canyon, and tour La Plaza de los Quatro Vientos (Plaza of the Four Winds). Best to take a taxi or Uber to the entrance gate, then hike down the...More

Thank DavidR1948
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the gardens a couple of times while we were in San Miguel. The tour was very informative and well done. We had about 10-12 people on the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable. There are many photo opportunities. Sometimes, they hold concerts in...More

Thank Clyde H
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a hot day and I was a little foot sore, so I wasn't exactly keen for a walk through a cactus park, but, as often happens, it turned out to be a fantastic outing. Overall the grounds are a little run-down, but not...More

Thank Afamilyonthebeach
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasnt expecting a beautiful walk over a canyon!! You get to enjoy an entire view of the city and you get to enjoy the mirador as well for just 40 pesos. Worth taking the 1h30 walk.

Thank Backpackj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are in need of more maintenance, manicuring and tender loving care, but it is still well worth a visit to see the variety of vegetation here and stroll the trails.

Thank VagabundoDeCorazon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our hosts in San Miguel said most of the ex-pats they know in San Miguel have never been to El Charco. I'm not a particular fan of nature preserves, but the beautifully-maintained El Charco, perched on the top of San Miguel, blew me away. After...More

Thank friedperson
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Very much enjoyed visiting Charco. It has some well laid out paths that lead to a greenhouse with a variety of cactuses. Then walked along the damn and across to see the gorge below. A nice change of pace. Bring sunscreen - it gets hot.

Thank Sebastian_Villa_Grac
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Close by town and yet "out in the country", this reserve has lovely cactus and succulent collections along the walks through herb garden, indigenous ritual spaces, vistas of water and birds in formations, and a trail down into the pools at the bottom of the...More

Thank Summmm
Marisa A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Charco del Ingenio, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario! El aguamiel es imperdible! Nos encanta! Les recordamos también que: TRAE TU PROPIO TERMO O...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Lovely day with an easy walk. We had two children with us and they did very well and were excited to see all the different cactus types.More

Thank Jean W
Marisa A, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at El Charco del Ingenio, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por tu comentario Jean! El Jardín Botánico es un excelente lugar para venir con niños, fomentar su sensibilidad...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017

If you love cactus, hiking and gorgeous scenery, check this place out on your next visit! Additionally, the lunch there is worth having.

Thank laura w
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Ellen S
Is there a playground for 2 to 5 year olds, what equipment is there? Thank you. Ellen
3 April 2017|
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Response from barefootmart | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there is nothing along the lines of children's swings or entertainment. This is a botanical garden with walking paths exhibiting native plants, trees, cactus and some endangered species. You're... More
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DeidWage
Can you visit at dawn? Before opening hours.
24 March 2017|
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Response from barbara w | Reviewed this property |
It's in the middle of a lot of open space , so you can visit the area around it, it's basically desert, not particularly beautiful. There may also be ways to get in at the end nearest San Miguel, I remember there were houses... More
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mvegas58
Does the hotel provide free shuttle service to BJX? If so, what are the operating hours. Thank you in advance for response.
22 August 2015|
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Response from Marisa A | Property representative |
Dear mvegas58, EL Charco del Ingenio es un Jardín Botánico, no un hotel. Esperamos puedas encontrar solución a tu pregunta en el lugar adecuado. Saludos, marisa
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