Things to do

Observe the Plant and Animal Life in the Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

This was the first ecological reserve on the western side of the city. This is still a favorite escape for those seeking to spend time in nature.

Surrounded by oyamel, ash and evergreen oak trees, in a semi-humid climate, this national park is a refuge for mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and at least a hundred species of mushroom. Its over 4,600 acres are divided between a deer reserve, waterfalls and streams, trails and hills that allow for the observation of birds, hiking, mountain bike rides and horseback rides; there are also playpark areas and picnic zones with designated fire pits.

Look out for the occasional hermitage that might appear along the way, as well as the ex-convent and its underground tunnels, gardens, event and exhibition spaces and the restaurant serving Mexican dishes.


Sports & Mountains



Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones, Mexico City, Mexico

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