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Sierra Chincua Butterfly Sanctuary

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this reserve the day after visiting El Rosario. This is a whole different vibe...more natural and authentic. We rode horses up and down the mountain for 100 pesos/pp + tip. Once the horses take you most of the way, a guide will walk...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Awesome day. Sun was out, butterflies were out. This is why you come here. Millions of Monarchs everywhere. When we got to where they were in the mountains, it was every tree, every bush, all around the water, it was all orange. This was more...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank jbcarter14
Reviewed April 25, 2018

This winter time 2015-2016 shows a record number of insects compared to last year, which can be “a good signal to recover” from the minimum numbers shown two years ago, the World Wildlife Found (WWF) informed today. This butterfly, well known by the black &...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Alfredo-Tourguide
Reviewed April 3, 2018

There is a nice two hour walk at an altitufe of 3300 meters with fine views into the valley. There were not so many butterflies left but for the walk it was fine.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Globetrotterin2
Reviewed March 6, 2018

First, the distance to view some butterflies was wrong, so we walked a treacherous trail. Avoid a Sunday - crowds and talking may have been what scared away the butterflies because not many were present. We took a horse back, which was much more comfortable....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kehoedds
Reviewed January 27, 2018

My sister and I made the trip from Mexico City to Angangueo directly to this reserve. It 100% depends on the weather - if it is cloudy or rainy - you definitely won't be able to see them, so fingers crossed for a sunny day....More

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank Stephanie021
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

Sierra Chincua was an amazing experience. We headed out from our hotel (Don Gabino) with a local Angangueo guide Oscar at 9 am. Sierra Chincua is very accessible, just north of Angangueo. The pathway was relatively short (maybe 3 miles?) and gently elevated. We rode...More

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank cheshrgato
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Wonderful day viewing the clusters. Be prepared it's very cold! We loved riding the horses up the mountain. The guides are friendly and excellent at finding the best areas.

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank jbkgb2016
Reviewed March 11, 2017

We visited Chincua in addition to El Rosario Sanctuary as part of our Natural Habitats tour. Getting to the butterflies also involved a horse ride up the mountain and then a hike, but just as in El Rosario, it was all worth it. To experience...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Arch68
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Millions of butterflies everywhere. AWESOME! Well worth the trip. However, the horse guides did not appear to care for the horses. They held onto their tails to get up inclines. They neither watered nor brushed the animals. When I asked for my "horse guide" to...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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January 31, 2017|
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Response from Antony I | Reviewed this property |
Hi we planned to go by bus we were staying at the Magestic hotel.we got a taxi ride with Edwardo Sanchez who drove us all the way to Angangueo where we stayed at hotel Don Bruno. His number is 5543268302 it cost 3500pesos... More
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January 19, 2017|
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Response from Jultime61 | Reviewed this property |
I haven't been to El Rosario but I've heard that its steep and a longer walk than Sierra Chincua.