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Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
+52 55 5814 1171
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Its a must if your a nature lover

It's difficult nowadays to escape the huge mexico city and this is one of the few places were you... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Carlos A
Interesting to visit

This is an interesting place to visit within driving distance of the Santa Fe part of Mexico City... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Alain C
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A large pine forest with a 17th-century Carmelite convent.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City 03310, Mexico
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

It's difficult nowadays to escape the huge mexico city and this is one of the few places were you can do it. People come here to work out, but you can just go to take a walk or go for some quesadillas

Thank Carlos A
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is an interesting place to visit within driving distance of the Santa Fe part of Mexico City. The monestary and garden are well preserved. We had planned to have lunch at the restaurant in the monestary, but because it was a week day (Wednesday)...More

Thank Alain C
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

Hard to top what others have said... The place is indeed magical. Get there earlier in the day and enjoy the stunning setting. Walk around the convent, stroll the hiking trails to find some of the ruins and enjoy the woods. It's all amazing. Couple...More

2  Thank Brichford
Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

I've lived for 24 years not far from this place. It's a huge forest that is really nice to walk in. There's trails to follow, you can so some birdwatching, finding interesting plant species including rare algae, taking a book, a picnic and enjoy. There...More

1  Thank golem_online
Reviewed October 23, 2016

I have come to this place since I was a little girl. With family, with friends, in school trips, take your pick! Every time I was stunned by the magic of Desierto de los Leones and everytime there was a different owner and food style...More

Thank Mesja
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nice place to expend a day with family and friends, visiting the monastery and walk in a nice forest

Thank arocam63
Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the nicest and biggest park of Mexico City. Unfortunately the way to it is awful. It's a small way and people park their cars on the way, so it's very chaotic. Once in the park you can really enjoy a day surrounded...More

Thank Zeiter
Reviewed April 12, 2016

Its a great portion of forest at 40 minutes from Mexico City, it has several places to eat (almost every place serves the same food), and has a lot of fireplaces and grills to make a meal for the family. It has a lake where...More

Thank Elpsi
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Desierto de los leones is an excellent place to spend a Saturday with friends having a BBQ or a Sunday with your significant other, having breakfast and strolling around the monastery and the forest. If you go for BBQ, make sure to go early to...More

2  Thank Nyffe
Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

I went there with my wife for breakfast and the spend sometime around. Tips - U will be asked for a contribution in cash at the main park entry (10-20 pesos is ok) - Dine in the monastery restaurant is very good but $$$ and...More

3  Thank Jairo S
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July 18, 2016|
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Response from Zeiter | Reviewed this property |
Oh, I'm just seeing your question... I hope you made your way to the park. If not and you are still around, public transportation takes ages to go up until the park. The park is safe. I would suggest to go by taxi, or uber
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