A living testimony to the canals of Mexico before the conquest, Xochimilco Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico de ... More
Xochimilco Ecological Park
A living testimony to the canals of Mexico before the conquest, Xochimilco Ecological Park (Parque Ecológico de Xochimilco) also attests to the period of the Viceroyalty. Meaning "Land of Flowers," it is a landscape of 176 km of ancient canals called chinampas, built for irrigation and transportation by the Aztecs. Artificial islets were created by layering logs, earth, mud and roots tied with vine, and planting ahuejote, a native plant whose tough roots bind the walls of the chinampas. Today, Xochimilco has been regenerated and visitors can take a trip on wooden boats trimmed with beautiful fresh flowers. The 14 km of navigable waterway are lined with vendors selling their wares and delicacies, and groups of mariachi or marimba serenading them from wooden boats.
it took forever to find it... we re english speaking...with some spanish...
the water was filthy...
the people friendly.,and
the cost was cheap
we saw this on the travel channel, not at all the same.
would go again, just to blow time.
What's up with these great reviews?? We took the dirty, overcrowded, subway (worst part of our trip) all the way there from Mexico City. Walked a few blocks in a very slummy and unsafe neighborhood - took one look a the dirty boats and sewage water and turned around and headed back!! What a waist of time. Other reviews raved about this place that's why we added this to our itinerary. I was very disappointed. Venture out if you dare! Hold tight to your purse and wallet if you do.
This ride was $40 USD, it was not romantic, as I went with my bf, there are people trying to sell you things on other boats, bothering you, the water is dirty, and its noisy, and just not private at all.
Furthermore, there is a guy that gets on the boat with you that trys to sell you his jewelry. If you are going with a big group it may be fun, but I wouldn't recommend it to couples. The ride is 1hr long, way too long!!!
The water is terrible with raw sewage going in.
I was overcharged. It is best to go where there are many boats and bargain.
I would only go on Sunday if I go again. Sunday there are lots of families and it is
I was taken here by a mexican family. what a wonderful place. we went on a sunday and the place was viberant with families all having great fun. only draw back was my video camera decided to break down so no pictures but am going back to this great country next year and will make sure xochimilco is top of my agenda. go with the flow, relax and have a great time
In the latest night, covered by the cold air, you can flow over the trajinera, whit the boatman guiding you across a labyrinth of wather. In the lake, you may meet the Island of the Dolls or the Island where is performed the history of La LLorona in halloween.
Go in the night... or at the day, whit beer and friend for a very nice moment what you really will enjoy.
Now look this place ain't disneyland.
It is dirty,crowded and rawkus-HURRAH!!!
You can spend 10-30 $ on a boat for yourself or 10-20 pesos on Saturday or Sunday on a collectivo at Embarcaberos Caltongo, Nativas or Salitre. I've left from Salitre on a collectivo twice and San Cristobal 1 time on a 140 peso per hour boat with two friends.
If you live in a subdivision outside of Cleveland because it is "clean and nice" so you can avoid the gritty reality of urban life you will hate Xochimilco.
I love the rawness of this ancient american playground.
This place is wonderful, there is nothing to dislike about it. The view is wonderful, great for a family trip. I highly reccomend this place if you're looking for a place to have fun.It is very cheap, not a lot of money. I would love to go there the next time I go to Mexico.
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