Bosque de Chapultepec
Bosque de Chapultepec
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This 1,600-acre bucolic park has enough activities to fill days at a time and is particularly popular among families with children.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • SNM
    Manila, Philippines361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely park with many nice stops for kids
    In the whole city bike tour that we took we felt the most safe in this park. Less people walking around, lots of people in the grass enjoying, gave me a feeling like in Central Park in nyc. Good job to the Mexican government for keeping it clean, safe and enjoyable for everyone. There are also many nice stops for kids to learn about different animals’
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Amy D
    Mission, Texas371 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chapultepec Park
    This is a huge park smack in the middle of the city! I loved all the greenery. I was so impressed at how clean it was. There were tons of vendors down walkways set up under their blue tents. Some were selling waters, others street food, and of course others souvenirs. Here, we found the cheapest prices on souvenir t shirts. It closed at dawn and the security guards manning the gates won’t let you in. It’s definitely a must!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 3, 2023
  • bryanmantezoni
    Houston, Texas2,791 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit when in CDMX
    Definitely a great place to visit. The park is huge and has a lot of things to do to spend the whole day. We enjoyed it, visited the lake and purchased tickets for the castle as of today $90 Mexican pesos for adult but totally worth it. I highly recommend it especially for families with kids.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written December 6, 2023
  • Stirling B
    Ottawa, Canada704 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large park with many attractions
    I visited Chapultepec Park during my recent visit to Mexico City. Both the Anthropology Museum and Chapultepec Castle are located in the park. Both places were well worth the visit and the park itself boasts a lake and forests with many paths & Paseo De la Reforma going right through it. One of the best things I saw was a photograph display on the fence which depicted the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas in the 1990s. The phtographs were amazing portraits and made my walk mulch more interesting.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 20, 2024
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Harper C
San Francisco, CA253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Solo
I visited the park on a Sunday which is probably the busiest day to go.

I was relieved to find that there were easy to find public bathrooms available for the small price of $5 pesos.

I wasn’t expecting the place to be filled with vendors, sideshows and people shouting to get my attention. It had a fair-like atmosphere because of the booths selling cotton candy, face painting, snacks, and cheap toys. There were even side show comedians busking in the large areas.

The park is beautiful. The first third of the park is the most Interetesting and where all the museums are.
Written September 28, 2021
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Andres-PG
Heredia, Costa Rica135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
If you ever visit Mexico, this place should be on your list... It’s kind of a Central Park but in CDMX, you’ll love walking all around the park and then going to the “Castillo de Chapultepec”, which in located at the top of the hill, once in the Castillo you’ll learn a lot about Mexico during the Spanish domination, their independence and when the heroes defended the castle during American invasion... Lots of things to see, place is huge, entrance costs about US$3, kids under 13 years old, teachers and students with credentials don’t pay. Keep in mind selfie sticks are not allowed inside the castle (even the one for the go pro), so avoid an inconvenience to your self and don’t bring it.
Written March 12, 2020
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seekingwarmerclimes
Anchorage, AK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
You could spend days on end at this park — and that’s just in one of five zones! In the main zone that most people visit we loved the castle, of course the museum of anthropology, the monuments and going around the lake in the paddle boats. There were some decent vendors on the weekends too with pretty decent prices compared to other markets we visited. Some have complained about the food and I do agree there — the vendors were not great and you’d be better off going into the nearby neighborhoods for meal time.

Anyway, we loved this whole area and it’s a must-visit in CDMX. Like Central Park in NYC but even bigger and more varied
Written January 30, 2023
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sam107
Brooklyn, NY407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Lovely park with lots of walking activities if you want. I went here during the height of the pandemic when most of the vendor stalls were closed. For the life of me I wonder how vendors make a living in here because there are so many of them.

The park has a beautiful lake. Very huge area for those who like walking.
Written January 18, 2021
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bryanmantezoni
Houston, TX2,791 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Definitely a great place to visit. The park is huge and has a lot of things to do to spend the whole day. We enjoyed it, visited the lake and purchased tickets for the castle as of today $90 Mexican pesos for adult but totally worth it. I highly recommend it especially for families with kids.
Written December 6, 2023
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Fernando J
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
Chapultepec is the best place to have a good time alone or in company. There is a large wooded area with trees and trails for a leisurely stroll at any time of day.
In addition to being a very clean area, you can exercise at any time of the day.
Being there it is possible to feel calm and tranquility, in addition to coming into contact with nature and even with people from different places who are going to visit the place.
Also on occasions, you can enjoy a cultural event or a sample of urban art that are presented in different places of the park.
The main attraction is the castle of Chapultepec, a striking tourist attraction for its architectural design from which you can get very good postcards, Chapultepec is undoubtedly a good place to enjoy a quiet day.
Written May 26, 2022
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DCDolcevita
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico549 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The park is enormous – Google maps doesn’t give you a true feel for its size, which is more than twice that of New York’s Central Park. You definitely can’t see the whole thing in one day. At the north end near the National Museum of Anthropology, there is a small lake with pedal-boats to rent, food stands and souvenir stands. Beyond that, there are huge areas of trees (bosque). In the far southwest corner of the park is Los Pinos – presidential residences. It’s a very long walk to get there, and we didn’t find it at all interesting. The buildings were nothing special; the ones we saw were not furnished but had some random art exhibits. The best part of the park is Chapultepec Castle, which is at the northeast corner of the park and a full day’s outing on its own.
Written April 6, 2023
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HeKtor89
Dallas, TX187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This place I have heard it's bigger than Central Park and walking around it feels very big. There are so many museums in the park, vendors, street food, the castle. This park can take you all day to do, there is even a small pond with paddle boating.
Written February 26, 2020
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LEO MENDOZA
27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
Be careful with food vendors inside Chapultepec. Most menus don’t have prices and the food is horrible. They overcharge people because their menus don’t have prices printed, the arrachera is replaced by a cheap steak and charged at $160 pesos, aguas frescas are charged at $70 pesos, save your money the pozole tastes terrible.
(Spanish) tengan cuidado con los puestos de comida adentro de Chapultepec los menús no tienen precio entonces ellos te cobran lo que ellos quieren y la comida es malísima no desperdicies tu dinero en estos puestos, la comida en Coyoacán es mucho mejor ya mejor precio estos lugares son un fraude.
Written January 20, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,064 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
One of the largest city parks in the world. There is a variety of things to see and do in the park including the historically important Chapultepec Castle sitting high over the city with spectacular views. There is an excellent zoo, a lake with paddleboats, many vendors selling street food and souvenirs, many monuments including The Monumento a los Niños Héroes, and vast acres of open space to walk, jog, picnic or just sit in the shade or sun and relax.
Written January 1, 2023
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