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“A Sunday trip obligated... Excellent option”

Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones
Ranked #38 of 508 things to do in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
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 many ducks, we only saw ten moreless, there are tables and chairs and parrillas if you take you own meat to stay with the family, excellent idea. Entrance to the park is $15 pesos and I really recommend to take the guided tours in the monastery, you will learn a lot. I recommend to the administration to better sign the parking, it's not so easy to exit when crowded.

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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

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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) many of the choices on the menu were not available. We decided to have lunch somewhere else and stopped at a authentic mexican restaurant on the way back to the City. It was a pleasant afternoon with friends.

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 of tips... take Uber there and either arrange for a driver to pick you up or chance it with the sitio. Taxis seemed a bit scarce and we couldn't get a signal to call Uber. We finally got a taxi who wanted to charge too much for a fixed fare so we just had him take us to Santa Fe where we then called Uber.

Lots of food options on-site. We liked Lety outside of the convent. Only $6 for our meal. The closer you get to lunchtime the busier it gets but no shortage of places to eat including one in the convent. Absolutely 110% recommend this unique and stunning experience.

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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 is a remarkable trail that follows several hermits that were used by monks that lived very near to a very interesting convent that you can visit. It's an amazing natural world just outside of the city.

1  Thank golem_online
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