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Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous...
Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.
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A bit of a trek to get out to Xochimilco, but worth the effort. We really enjoyed our boat ride on the canals. Seemed to be mostly Mexican families out for a day. You can buy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A bit of a trek to get out to Xochimilco, but worth the effort. We really enjoyed our boat ride on the canals. Seemed to be mostly Mexican families out for a day. You can buy food, drink, flowers, gadgets and music from the floating vendors and musicians. Very relaxing and culturally interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful and unique. There are 3 types of boats, those you can rent, those with food cooking and those of the traders. The music, colours and smells are a good demonstration why it is worthwhile to go to mexico city.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a real local experience. The canals are some distance south of the city so allow at least an hour's travel each way. You can then decide how long you want to spend on the water; we took an hour. If you decide during the trip to extend, that's okay. You can take your own food and drink but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I loved this...it was wonderful to see people of all ages enjoying the 'canals' of DF on Friday afternoon/evening. There were dates, quinceaneras, rowdy student parties, and families enjoying the scene - music, food, vendors, and a wonderful collection of 'customized' boats. What a wonderful experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This experience is what you make it. We went with a bunch of friends, took a little speaker to play music, bought a heap of food and took a cooler of wine and beers, and went in the mid-afternoon. It is kind of rough and ready, but that's the beauty of it. It's a peaceful cruise along the swampy canals.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

On my last day in Mexico City I just had to go to Xochimilco, I had seen it in movies and it was my dream to see it. In the beginning I was a little disappointed because it didn't look like I thought it should, but, it was a Thursday, not a lot of vendors or people. Once on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

is ok you can rent a boat with a driver and sail by the river,the sell food in the boat also but is not something special,very touristic,there are trees around is ok ,is romantic with my girlfriend

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went to Xochimilco on a Friday. The trip there on the tren ligero was easy and cost-effective if somewhat slow. When we got to the embarcaderos after a 10-minute walk, we were the only tourists interested in a boat ride. All of the boats we saw were sadly run-down: they were all taking on water and didn't look anything... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

With an array of lovely painted canoes, the ride up the lagoon or lake or river... what ever it is, is slow and relaxing, on the ride up the river you also encounter floating restaurants, bars and even mariachis, the entire ride is about 20-30 mins, because the boat owners normally one person crew has to push the heavy canoe... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Of course you can't compare, been in both, of course you can rent a little boat in Washington DC and paddle, yes my point is each one is different and unique, here someone paddle for you,lol , can get food, music, buy many things, they offer you everything they can, but is fun, colorful , good for pictures, cheap easy... More 

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