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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

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Cerro Prieto, Mexico
+52 715 135 3401
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Cerro Prieto, Mexico
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+52 715 135 3401
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Reviewed April 23, 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, as the World Wildlife Found (WWF) informed. This butterfly, well known by the black &...More

1  Thank Alfredo-Tourguide
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

I am so happy I did this trip. I feel that for me it was life changing. Thousands of Monarch Butterflies flying, clustering and eating. We rode horses for an hour to the reserve on two separate days. The horse ride was an reenactment of...More

5  Thank kjpuloma
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

It was quite a long day, but totally worth it to have the chance to see thousands if not millions of Monarchs. Happily for us, there were not too many visitors the day we went. And it was quite warm and sunny. Had a terrific...More

3  Thank Kathy910
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We were blessed to have a local man, Juan, take us on January 23, 2018. It was a little chilly that day so the butterflies were much higher on the mountain. When we arrived, in time for an early lunch, a young local girl, Maria,...More

4  Thank Dayla Kay K
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

This is amazing place. With or without kids - young or adults - this site is a must. After watching the 3D movie ( at home) we knew it’s a must to visit site. It’s not easy climbing, especially when you are not young anymore....More

1  Thank Amit I
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Reviewed January 18, 2018

This was a huge mistake. Last year we went to Sierra Chincua. The vehicle stops at the entrance. You walk in and 100m ahead are the horses if you want (we walked). The walk up is relatively short and easy and you're permitted to get...More

3  Thank MarkfromtheIsland
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

I chose JM Butterly B&B for my family of 4 (adult children) to see the monarch butterflies. So happy that I did! I loved that the owners, Joel & Ellen have invested in their community and are working to find ways to provide incomes to...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

We arranged for a private guide to take us from our hotel in Mexico City. It was about 3 hours driving from our hotel (give or take depending on traffic). We arrived on a chilly morning since we left @ 7:00am and then rode the...More

2  Thank EGRap
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

So glad we booked this trip while there are still butterflies to see. We booked a private tour thru Viatour which provided a private car and driver to take us from our hotel in Mexico City. I am very happy we did this as the...More

6  Thank bevatx
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

We learned that the monarchs travel to 3 or 4 different places while wintering in Michoacan. The last place that they gather before heading to Texas is on Cerro Pelon in March. They start their journey north to Texas in mid-March. Cerro Pelon area is...More

9  Thank JuanyPam
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Cher1414
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Alfredo-Tourguide | Reviewed this property |
One full day, 8-10 hours round trip from Morelia or Mexico City. Good luck!
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ccshwap
February 5, 2018|
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Response from Dayla Kay K | Reviewed this property |
First, I will look into your question in depth and get back to you. Second, if you have never driven in Mexico, I do not advise it. Especially if you have never visited Mexico before. They do not have road rage there so they... More
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Phil N
November 12, 2017|
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Response from Robert1969 | Reviewed this property |
We did it as a day trip from San Miguel de Allende. Was a long day but not an unpleasant one.
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