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“A very nice and clean place specially on the weekends”

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 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 selling different fruit juices. It is recommended to go on a weekend and then just decompress from the stress that you acquired during the weekdays.

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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 day so we did a 2 hour hike up and then back down. This did not give us enough time to visit the convent, and I am disappointed about that. I would say if you want to visit the convent either get there early so you have enough time to hike to it, or have your uber drop you off there and do the hike down.

The hike is incredibly rocky. Sneakers or hiking shoes are a must. Bring a back pack and layer for the weather. There are no bathrooms on the trail, so if you will be drinking water also bring some toilet paper or wet wipes ;) There is no phone signal on the trail at all. And it is very dog friendly.

All in all it was a great couple of hours out in nature.

Thank dao v
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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
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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.

Thank 773fernandod
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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

Thank Carlos A
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