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Floating Gardens of Xochimilco

Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
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More than 50 miles of canals make Xochimilco, a southern suburb of Mexico City, an extremely popular tourist destination.
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Southern neighborhood of Xochimilco, Mexico City, Mexico
Xochimilco
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon here on the boat eating carnitas drinking beer and listening to mariarchis! Went with tour to Fridas house and university area which was good value and easy to organise

Thank RobJGreen
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weekends are definitely the best days to board the boats along the Xochimilco Canal. There’s such a fun communal vibe on the weekends when there are many boats out carrying friends, families, parties, and mariachi bands. There are different rates & ride lengths available so...More

Thank Julia H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends were visiting from Florida and wanted to visit Xochimilco. We took an uber from Polanco and made it out to the boats. We negotiated the price for an hour long ride for 5 adults (and two toddlers). Marco took us on our ride...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed this experience. It was a great 1.5 hr experience and to see all the activities and things for sale off the other canal boats was amazing. We didn't eat or pay for any entertainment but got to listen to it all from...More

Thank DMC90
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was with Mexicans who negotiated the price, but we still overpaid for it. I have mixed feelings about the whole thing. While it is a tourist trap, it is full of locals enjoying a ride that lacks a lot of attraction. I guess if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a leisurely boat ride mid-week. As we were about to depart our 'captain" asked if we wanted a drink. Be aware that you will be charged for these, as they are not part of the cruise. Also be aware that as you take...More

2  Thank Ira S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This “experience” was on the Selma Hayek’s list as a “hidden gems” of Mexico City. From pictures this world heritage site looks like a happy marriage of Venetian canals and Mexican hospitality – pretty-painted boats being pushed along pristine canals, left over from the original...More

2  Thank dmitry k
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Something unusually different and a color spectacle to see. It's probably not something a lot of tourist would pick but, if planning a trip to Mexico City, I would consider adding it to your list of things to see. It's about a 45 minute trip...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a trip there on our day off with a group of friends to chill out without spending too many hour on the road and this place was just what we needed. Slow motion boating around, no noise just water splashing, bird song.....

Thank Franck D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A nice lazy trip down the canal system of Mexico. The boats are like large punts (a la Cambridge/Oxford), but have a covered middle section with a long table and chairs, so you can get shade from the sun and eat your lunch. You hire...More

1  Thank J S
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Xochimilco
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
...More
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March 26, 2018|
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Response from Ramiro C | Reviewed this property |
Go to any subway station. I took the subway at the Cuauhtémoc Station, all the way to Tasqueña Station. This is the last Station. Then over there you have to take the electric train to Xochimilco. Xochimilco Station is the... More
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December 6, 2017|
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Actually I can't find your review. Any chance you could paste it here?
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Response from GrilloRioS | Reviewed this property |
It is basically a "mini island" ,that are "Chinampas" that holds a property in which the former owner started a collection of dolls and plush figures , mainly to attract tourists. There are many scary stories about this... More
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