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Piedra Herrada Sanctuary

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A sanctuary for viewing Monarch Butterflies in central Mexico.
Valle de Bravo, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I traveled to Valle de Bravo, Mexico, for a winter vacation to spend time with friends, and they took me to Piedra Herrada Sanctuary. You need a warm day at that time of year, but the butterlies that have migrated south for the winter will...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed March 11, 2019

Incredible experience at Piedra Herrada. We went on a Friday and arrived around noon. The sanctuary was not very crowded, with a couple families and a school group. The day was perfect, sunny, and warm so the butterflies were extremely active. They were landing all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kellyllek
Reviewed March 3, 2019

We went to the sanctuary toward the end of the season so the butterflies were low on the mountain, making it somewhat easier to reach them. Even so, it was still a pretty tough hike (if you are not in great shape, like me, definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Casey T
Reviewed February 21, 2019

Great plpace to admire and enjoy this stunning show with those Monarch's butterflyes. The place is great to walk and enjoy a walk in the forrest and have a greta time with the nature.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank OdelaO
Reviewed February 20, 2019

My family lives in Mexico City and a friend told us about this place to go see the butterflies. It is a smaller sanctuary and two hours outside of the city. We don't own a car here in Mexico but we rented one and hired...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Rhi21
Reviewed February 20, 2019

Sadly the monarch migration is under threat from a number of factors, so when I realized we were in Mexico City at peak time, I knew I had to see it while I could. Unfortunately the more famous sanctuaries, like Rosario, are simply too far...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Quesboc1
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

My daughter and I made a whirlwind 40 hr trip. Left Puerto Vallarta on Aeroméxico’s 6 am Sunday flight. Met by guide at 7:30am, toured all historic center has to offer, lunch at Serena’s, drove down Reforma to Angel of Independencia. Had a beautiful Jr...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Razorsue
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

This Sanctuary is a little bid hidden near Valle de Bravo. There is an entrance fee of 70 pesos. You have to walk up into the forrest for about 1 hour or you can take a horse for 250 pesos. Its quite sweaty to walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Zwillingsseele
Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

We experienced some problems due to the different info we got online: we read that the closing time is 17h but when we got there on Friday at 3:20 there were no tours offered except for the one with a horse which again on site...More

Date of experience: January 2019
3  Thank Jelena942
Reviewed January 10, 2019

It is about a 60 min. trek up the mountain. But from Nov. - Mar. you can see many many Monarch butterflies. There is food at the base of the mountain to eat after you come down. Well worth it. Bring a sweater, it gets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 19, 2019|
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Response from Mauricio Z | Reviewed this property |
For us it was really good, apparently bu the end of March no more Butterflies, but they said the last week of the year, and first week of January are the best.
January 24, 2019|
Response from Mauricio Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes in fact the route takes close from Nevado de Toluca
Elizabeth J
January 22, 2019|
Response from Mauricio Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a person pulling the horse all the way