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Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“boat ride” (35 reviews)
“per hour” (31 reviews)
“mariachi band” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

To visit the swimming gardens of Xochimilco, it takes about 1.5 h from the center of Mexico city. We went with Uber. Arriving in the town a touristguide on a motorbike guided our Uber Taxi telling there was a trafic jam. We finally landed in...More

Thank christian m
Reviewed 3 days ago

Traveled here with family on a Saturday evening (around 7pm), and it was already chaotic, with hoards of drunk teenagers walking around. At one point I saw a girl walking around with her pet pig...definitely bizarre. According to family who's been here before, it's very...More

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a fun and unique activity on a boat. the boat fits up to 15 people and we sail in a river. next to your boat other smaller boats will sail next to you selling you anything you would imagine (popcorn, flowers, chips, beer....)...More

1  Thank ChristelleChamaa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Xochimilco is such a unique and fun experience. The boats are rent-per-hour and you will get the whole boat so bring some friends. The boats seat between 15 -25 people each comfortably. This is truly something Mexican and a fun experience for everyone. Bring...More

1  Thank Ashley N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was staying in Mexico City and we took an uber to Xochimilco. We arrived within 1/2 hour. A tour guide on a bike stopped our uber driver and advised him where to drop us off, that was easier access, because I think Xochimilco...More

Thank Brenda L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went inside this enclosure because we understood that we would see a creature only found in Xochimilco. We did indeed see this reptile but the conditions that the snakes, baby alligator and bullfrog were kept in was appalling and very cruel! None of the...More

1  Thank Jan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a MUST DO while in Mexico.Along with the ride you enjoy food and drinks, or buy your own at the food stands right by the beautiful flowered boats. And enjoy a great time with Mariachis, great food and drink! You need at least...More

Thank dunkla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go early since we had never been here before and got there around 10:30 am, there was no one there yet and business were barely starting to open. At first we wondered if we were there TOO early and would even enjoy...More

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to be done but very expensive for what you got. We got uber from hotel and was a very confusing experience. 1200 pesos per hour per boat. Glad we only did the 1 hour. Advise to wait for others and fill a boat rather...More

2  Thank Phill H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hailed an Uber from Mexico City center to Xochimilco. Our intent to ride the canal was lost on the driver, so the driver dropped us off at a nearby open market. Note to readers, if you’d like to visit the canal, tell the driver...More

2  Thank ShuttreBug
Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural
parklands around the city. Used as an important
agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds
a great variety of flora and fauna that you can
witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in
a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated
with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos
while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to
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28 June 2017|
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Response from MJ P | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with those that say it's not worth it... because sadly it's not. But if you have to see for yourself you should not pay more than 400 pesos.
16 June 2017|
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Response from viaixtapa | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are places your boatman can stop. We didn't buy food or beer.
12 May 2017|
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Response from Helena G | Reviewed this property |
You can get there at 9 am the earliest. But if you plan on having lunch there, it's better to get there by midday.
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