Nevado de Toluca, Central Mexico and Gulf Coast

Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80km west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. It is generally cited as the fourth highest of Mexico's peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl, although by some measurements, Sierra Negra is slightly higher.EtymologyIt is often called by the Nahuatl name Xinantecatl which is usually translate as The Naked Lord, Señor Desnudo in Spanish, although other etymologies have been suggested such as "Lord of the Corn Stalks", Tzinacantecatl or Zinacantepec (Mountain of the Bats). Recently other evidence regarding the etymologies of this mountain have surfaced and after many archeology discoveries in and around the area. It has been concluded that its correct etymology is Chicnauhtecatl meaning "nine lakes" as the top of the cone has various deep lakes.DescriptionThe volcano has a 1.5km wide summit caldera which is open to the east. The highest summit, 4680m Pico del Fraile (Friar's Peak), is on the southwest side of the crater and the second highest, 4640m Pico del Aguila (Eagle's Peak), is on the northwest.
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  • This super easy to arrive at the terminal of metro Observatory (in cdmx) is a bus that drops you off near the entrance to the line is Zina-bus accessible price. It takes about two hours to arrive. Arriving at the village of roots, you can upload on foot, if your physical condition allows it to you, or there is some sort of collective vans which can take you. Already at the top of the volcano, the view is amazing and the adventure begins. You can try your luck climbing the rocks of the place or watch a beautiful sunset from the shore of the Lake. Highly recommended. A good coat and shoes for climbing are indispensable.
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  • I go today just 4 feb but that way of abusing the tourist the ejidatarios for all charge 50 pesos to climb into their trucks break down comes another after 40 mins and ask for gratuity, rise too much people by truck and you are filled with Earth full of tier terrible food RA and expensive the townspeople is not or to clean your source of free income
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  • Visit the Nevado de Toluca is an extraordinary experience, you are tired to climb to the top but the view is excellent and you must visit the lagoons of the craters, you must have a good condition.
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  • Every picture your take is good in this place
  • Great place. Hard to get there without a car but there are options available. Views and all sorroundings are worth it!!!!
  • Amaizing scenary - fantastic landscape inside an extinct volcano / MUST arrive early morning if want to see snow / not recommended to young children as its a good 2km walk up mountain
  • Loved going!!
  • Magnificent place but there's not enough security stuff.
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