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Address: Cerro Prieto, Mexico
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Spectacular Newer Reserve

We visited the Capulin Butterfly Reserve as part of a G Adventure tour. The reserve is also called Cerro Pelon and was suppose to be one of the newer reserves. There were a few... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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SAINT PETERSBURG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited the Capulin Butterfly Reserve as part of a G Adventure tour. The reserve is also called Cerro Pelon and was suppose to be one of the newer reserves. There were a few buildings and signs at the entrance and a room appeared to be for school groups with butterfly paintings on the walls, but I did not see... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a wonderful experience seeing the Monarch Butterflies and are saddened that there are not as many as in past years.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We enjoyed very much getting to see the monarchs. We went to the Sierra Chincua reserve and had a guide who led us on the hike up approx 800 feet elevation gain, 45 minutes, not bad if you take it slowly due to elevation. Horses were also available to ride if you preferred, We are hikers and loved the pine... More 

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Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we used "viajes Ajijic tours" leaving 8:30 am on a Friday to Guadalajara bus station for a 4 hour bus trip ( great bus ...... roomy, TV , and bathroom) to Morelia ....great city but I hated the hotel on the plaza .......concrete beds, rocks for pillows and no hot water ........(GREAT AND HELPFUL STAFF BUT NOTHING TO WORK WITH)... More 

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brecon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

This trip us truly one of the wonders of the animal kingdom. My girlfriend and I travelled by car to Valle de Bravo, stayed the night in this charming lakeside town and after a hearty breakfast we visited the reserve just outside Valle the next morning . The first sight of these beautiful butterflies were the numerous millions flying over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went to Mexico specifically to see the Monarch butterflies at their wintering grounds. An amazing experience: thousands upon thousands of butterflies floating in the air, resting on trees, feeding on flowers and sipping from streams. This miracle is currently being threatened: I recommend you visit, tread lightly, and commit to saving this migrating butterfly. For a small fee you... More 

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is a must see if you're in the region! Seeing thousands of butterflies on the trees and alight in the pine forest is a magical sight to behold. Jaime Olalde of Tours Mexico Colonial made the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve an easy and delightful day trip from San Miguel. His experience and knowledge of the region and the butterflies... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is an easy trip to do on your own by public bus. From San Miguel De Allende or Guanajuato, you can take a first class bus to Celaya (1 hour), then Omnibus De Mexico has a first class bus from Celaya to Zitacuaro (4.5 hours), then frequent buses to Angangueo (1 hour). Most people say you need to go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a must!! If you want to see a wonderful spectacle don't miss this sanctuary of the monarch butterflies in Mexico. Go to a beautiful town that's call Valle de bravo, stay in one of the hotels in town, have diner at la taberna de leon and drive the next day early in the morning to the sanctuary of the... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Very interesting. We really enjoyed the interactive nature of the biosphere and learned a lot about our environment.

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Address: Cerro Prieto, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

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