Things to do

Enjoy a Temascal Sauna in Lago de los Reyes Aztecas

The town of San Pedro still sits on an almost five-acre lake that was once part of the complex network of canals that connected and supplied the ancient city of Tenochtitlan.

Its water flows just as it has for more than 800 years, and both its agricultural and religious activities are still as they were in pre-Hispanic times. For the celebration dedicated to San Pedro (Saint Peter), trajinera boats are decorated with flowers and vegetables harvested from the chinampas.

If nature is your thing, this lake makes the perfect getaway and a chance to experience unspoiled scenery. A trajinera boat can take you through peaceful areas where the chinampas are covered with lettuce, parsley, cilantro, cabbage, cauliflower, beets, epazote, broccoli, spinach, and colorful flowers. If you would like, stop and learn more about the age-old method of creating chinampas.

This is also a great chance to bird-watch. Some birds are endemic, while others are migratory, such as the American white pelicans seen on the lake in springtime.

Nearby communities offer temescal saunas and workshops on ceramics, earthenware, and farming practices.





Embarcadero "Lago De Los Reyes Aztecas" Tlahuac, Los Reyes, Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico

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