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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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Lovely lovely raft trip up the waterway

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This attraction probably wouldn't be good for families with small kids or someone very adventurous. This is very chill kind of place. Basically they take you on a boat ride on the water channels. We ordered some authentic Mexican food, tried some of their exotic fruits, and of course drunk pulke. That drink is a bomb! Loved it! I recommend... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Go during the daytime. The city is impoverished and we were advised by several locals to avoid the city at night fall as crime is prevalent: just be prudent. The canals during the weekend were packed! Tons of boats on the water and everyone was celebrating!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This morning I went down to Xochimilco alone with the idea of joining other strangers and bringing down our shared cost. I had researched (Hey, Tripadvisor, Xochimilco is a TOWN, and there are several EMBARCADEROS) and heard Embarcadero Belem de las Flores was the prettiest. Walked down the 8 blocks from the Tren Ligero, and was essentially toldno, they wouldn't... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

There's nothing more to do but the "trajineras". My wife and I went on a Monday, maybe on Weekends there are more action nearby

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

There is nothing in particular to do in Xochimilco, you just go and chilled in the trajineras (boats). You can eat and buy local artcraft. VERY IMPORTANT ADVICE: Try to book a tour before going, google online a guide and call them to set up the appointment, otherwise you may get robbed as I did. The best way to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Visited Sunday 10th May - Mother’s day. Lots of boats on the water with families enjoying the food, drinks and music. Colourful and chaotic a must see and enjoy the experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

It really worth visiting. I advise you to hire a cab driver in your hotel to get there. When you get close to the place it seems little bit dangerous. That´s why you should go with a reliable driver. The place is very nice and all the staff are good. In my opinion they should have more options for non... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I went with a tour and this was one of the stops. I've been travelling in Mexico for 2 weeks now and this is the worst place i have been. It's dirty, smelly (proberly from the loads dead fish that are floating around) and you are looking into peoples yards, so its not very scenic.

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Address: Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
Phone Number: 56414932
Location: Mexico  >  Central Mexico and Gulf Coast  >  Mexico City

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