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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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Great Place!

Up in the hills and surrounded by green forests is this gem. Cooler temperatures, interesting... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Rick H
Anchorage, Alaska
A Sunday trip obligated... Excellent option

We went on Sunday to get breakfast and it was really good, we tried barbacoa tacos and quesadillas... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Fernando D
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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)
“convent” (12 reviews)
Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
+52 55 5814 1171
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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
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
Reviewed 12 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 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
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nice place to expend a day with family and friends, visiting the monastery and walk in a nice forest

Thank arocam63
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This is probably the nicest and biggest park of Mexico City. Unfortunately the way to it is awful. It's a small way and people park their cars on the way, so it's very chaotic. Once in the park you can really enjoy a day surrounded...More

Thank Zeiter
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Its a great portion of forest at 40 minutes from Mexico City, it has several places to eat (almost every place serves the same food), and has a lot of fireplaces and grills to make a meal for the family. It has a lake where...More

Thank Elpsi
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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