Vivero Coyoacán

Vivero Coyoacán, Mexico City: Address, Vivero Coyoacán Reviews: 4.5/5

Vivero Coyoacán
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Neighborhood: Coyoacán
Once you step into Coyoacán (“Land of the Coyotes”) you'll find picturesque parks and cantinas that will transport you back to the colonial era thanks to the brick and stone details of the area. Iconic writers such as Trotsky and great painters like Frida Kahlo seeked refuge and inspiration in this area, and you can see the unique spirit of this neighborhood reflected in its colorful market where nieves, sopes and all kinds of traditional 'antojitos' are a must try. Restaurants and cafés throughout its peaceful paved streets contain traditional but unique murals and decorations, where one can enjoy a mezcal at noon or the best churros with a cup of coffee.
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George S
Miami Beach, FL900 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
This is a mini forest located right in the middle of Cayoacan where you can get out of the heat to relax. There is a canopy of trees and some gardens and paths for jogging or walking. It feels nice and cool there, but did not find many benches for sitting. Take the #3 Metro to Viveros.
Written April 13, 2022
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Hoyaaah
San Diego, CA4 contributions
May 2019 • Solo
This is a great place to jog!

It is the nursery for Mexico city, so there are many small trees and plants in small pots, but there are also thousands of oxygen spewing mature trees that are 20-40 feet tall!

I was there Saturday and Sunday morning of May 2019 between about 700-900 and there were a good 600 people jogging -- maybe 1000. 599 out of 600 ran in a counterclockwise direction. Each trip around the outer path of the park is about 2-2.2 km.

Google maps generally only guides you to only one entrance when mapping it. But there are 5 entrances in total. On both the north and south sides there is an entrance at both the east and west ends. There is another entrance slightly north of the middle of the east side. There may be a sixth entrance on the south side that leads to a playground and some food stands from which you can get continue into the park, but that is not always open. And there are also a few entrances on the south side to government offices that don't actually get civilians into the park.

I would recommend incorporating this into getting to Coyoacán. If you are using public transportation, I would recommend getting off at the Viveros/Derechos Humanos stop on the Metro 3 line. Map/walk about 550 meters to a waypoint/business called Pan Integral on Avenida Progreso / G. Perez Valenzuela since the actual entrance, which is not on Google maps, is not marked (the entrance is called "Puerta Calle Progreso," and it is attached at the left side to a driveway with an arch that says "Bienvenidos." Go in the entrance there and walk about 60 meters to the main circuit and take that path right/counterclockwise. You can then work your way through the park and exit on the east side entrance/exit called "Acceso 4 Viveros De Coyoacán" on Google maps (it's actual name is Puerto Melchor Ocampo). There is a great fruit and juice stand just outside the door. From there you can head in slightly different directions eastward to the Frida Kahlo Museum, Mercado de Coyoacán, or Jardín Centenario and Plaza Hidalgo, all about .6 - 1km away.

No pets are in this park. The path is not paved, so it is good for softer running, but would not be good for wheelchairs or light duty strollers (a BOB stroller would work).
Written May 19, 2019
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Balidude
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico311 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
I picked a beautiful early fall day for a leisurely walk through Vivero Coyoacan, one of the prettiest parks in Mexico City. The ambience of the park deserves plenty of time to criss-cross through the gardens, sit on a bench, go for a run or jog or just people watch- so take your time. It is an excellent way to walk to and from the Frida Kahlo Museum.
Written October 14, 2016
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H C
Dublin, Ireland69 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
An expansive, working garden (nursery site for trees and plants) hosted by SEMERNAT environment secretary. Loads of paths and interesting trees, some with identification signs. Plenty of open space for social distancing. Remarkable, lovely cactus garden - great for kids and adults. 2km running track is well used but in good shape. Get fresh coconut milk or fruit from the vendors at the gate. Lots and lots of squirrels.
Written November 16, 2020
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Chinapjs
Washington DC, DC3,785 contributions
Feb 2020
Only two blocks from our guesthouse and on the way back from the town, we popped in. A nice green oasis in a decidedly tree lined neighborhood, there is lots to see and you could even by a plant or two.
Written February 16, 2020
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Kamila
Gdynia, Poland67 contributions
Dec 2018
We went there because it was quite close to our accomodation and it turned out to be great. Nice place to walk and relax. Some people gave us peanuts and we could enjoy hanging out with squirrels like kids :) It was a nice thing to do and not feel that you are in an enourmous city. Recommend, when you are in the neighbourhood but it's not a must visit.
Written November 14, 2019
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Prawet J
Washington DC, DC13,366 contributions
Jul 2019
Viveros de Coyoacán is a large tree nursery (as suggested by the name "Viveros") and a public park Coyoacán area of Mexico City. According to the information, thenursery was founded by Miguel Angel de Quevedo in the early 20th century to provide seedlings for the reforestation of Mexico’s, especially area around Mexico City. The Viveros today is the popular area for people to come and exercises, jog, walk, bike. In addition people just come by to feed animals and enjoying the nature and the inhabitants. It is currently has the status of National Park (since 1938). Visitors can reach by Subway at Veveros Station. It is also easier and closer (to me) to get to the historical village of Coyoacan from here. On the way to historic Coyoacan or Frida Kahlo Museum, stops to visit the big flower market at the corner of Avenue Mexico and Calle Melchor Ocampo to enjoy flowers and garden plants.
Written August 15, 2019
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califcasl
1,105 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
I slipped into this urban garden thinking that I could use it as a shortcut to the village. While I was wrong, I was not unhappy to be there because it's a beautiful and peaceful escape from a huge and sometimes overwhelming city. It even has exercise stations!
Written September 23, 2018
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arobleso
Mexico City, Mexico62 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
It is not a tourist attraction. It is an attraction for Mexico City's inhabitants who want to get a little lost in green.
Written August 19, 2018
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Daniel S
Napa, CA9 contributions
Jun 2016 • Friends
Parque Viveros has a 2km track circling it for joggers, and lots of other trails and paths for walking. The park is completely flat, so you can stroll leisurely if you wish. The "streets" of the park are all named for the variety of tree lining them. The park is big enough where even on a weekend you can find a quiet spot without many people around. It is a breath of fresh air in a heavily polluted city. Buy a bag of peanuts at one of the many gates and feed the friendly squirrels if you'd like. On any given day you may see outdoor yoga groups, fencing, mock bull fighting, even knights jousting inside the park.
Written June 7, 2016
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