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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

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Near Pedregal area and wonderful Monastery

Weekdays guided for a local or Uber driver is a good option. "antojitos" are great and the weather... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Francisco J
Laredo, Texas
Hard to get to, but worth it

This is a National Park high in the mountains at the south end of Mexico City. It was originally a... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
San Diego, CA
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A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
San Ángel
+52 55 5814 1171
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

It is a nice getaway from Mexico City, but it is very abandoned. If you have a large family and want to do a BBQ, then I would recommend it. But a part from that, it does not have a wow effect. If you do...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Weekdays guided for a local or Uber driver is a good option. "antojitos" are great and the weather perfect... located inside a urban-forest is big enought to expend the whole day

Thank Francisco J
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This is a National Park high in the mountains at the south end of Mexico City. It was originally a private estate and then a convent. The old convent still stands and for a small price you can wander around. You can see the monks’...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

It was very nice weather, so we got to enjoy the whole place, tho they don’t have a lot of spaces to move around with a stroller, good thing our kid wanted to walk, we a also enjoyed the gardens and the flowers. People were...More

1  Thank MayraCorona
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

The forest is fine and makes for a nice picnic, but most of the region is like this. DdlL is all about the convent which is lovely, old and austere with extensive grounds. A highlight was hearing the monks chanting, unfortunately behind closed doors. Too...More

Thank Chuck B
Reviewed 18 February 2018 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

1  Thank Esther d
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

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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
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
Reviewed 30 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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families used to live and that have now been turned
into beautiful galleries, cafés and restaurants. An
array of cultural and artistic activities are
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5 May 2018|
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Response from MayraCorona | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it’s safe! There’s actually like security around there... I think is fine go for a hike! Have fun!
Lizzie S
28 September 2017|
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.
19 July 2016|
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