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Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve

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Cerro Prieto, Mexico
+52 715 135 3401
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“decent shape” (3 reviews)
“el rosario” (4 reviews)
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Cerro Prieto, Mexico
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

We took a day trip tour from Morelia and our guide, Alfredo, took us to Sierra Chincua reserve. It was about 45 min walk from the parking lot. It was nice and sunny day, so littellary millions of monarch flying around. It was amazing experience.

3  Thank motohachi
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Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

The place is nice but one should not go if the weather is cloudy. The butterflies flutter only when there is a sun, otherwise sleeping. Its an ongoing amazing journey of butterflies which comes from north to mexico city and returns!!!!! Overall it was a...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2016

This site is about 2 hours out of Mexico City by car. Upon reaching the preserve we rented horses (which are tethered) and rode about an hour up the hill and then walked another 30 minutes or so until we came to the butterflies. We...More

10  Thank awm1
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Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Out of the three places one can go to to see the monarch butterflies , we selected the one close to Zitacuaro ( Cerro El Pelon /in Capulin municipio ) because we read this was the last open and less visited place , which also...More

10  Thank LePapito
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Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited the Capulin Butterfly Reserve as part of a G Adventure tour. The reserve is also called Cerro Pelon and was suppose to be one of the newer reserves. There were a few buildings and signs at the entrance and a room appeared to...More

16  Thank ERIC S
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a wonderful experience seeing the Monarch Butterflies and are saddened that there are not as many as in past years.

1  Thank Denise D
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Reviewed February 1, 2015

We enjoyed very much getting to see the monarchs. We went to the Sierra Chincua reserve and had a guide who led us on the hike up approx 800 feet elevation gain, 45 minutes, not bad if you take it slowly due to elevation. Horses...More

11  Thank Barbara C
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Reviewed December 18, 2014

we used "viajes Ajijic tours" leaving 8:30 am on a Friday to Guadalajara bus station for a 4 hour bus trip ( great bus ...... roomy, TV , and bathroom) to Morelia ....great city but I hated the hotel on the plaza .......concrete beds, rocks...More

11  Thank Gravy G
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

This trip us truly one of the wonders of the animal kingdom. My girlfriend and I travelled by car to Valle de Bravo, stayed the night in this charming lakeside town and after a hearty breakfast we visited the reserve just outside Valle the next...More

24  Thank david h
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

I went to Mexico specifically to see the Monarch butterflies at their wintering grounds. An amazing experience: thousands upon thousands of butterflies floating in the air, resting on trees, feeding on flowers and sipping from streams. This miracle is currently being threatened: I recommend you...More

13  Thank Greencolander
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Cher1414
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Dayla Kay K | Reviewed this property |
HELLO! Thank you for your question! Plan on spending several hours - I suggest the entire day to see the entire area! You will want to eat something before you begin heading up the mountain. Eat lite and healthy! You do not... More
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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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