Bosque Colomos, Guadalajara

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Follow the dirt paths crisscrossing Bosque Colomos, a massive urban forest with local wildlife. Hire a guide so you don't get lost amid the woods, or opt for a horseback ride while you admire the scenery. Within the 92 hectares (227 acres) of forest you will feel completely isolated from the surrounding hustle and bustle of Guadalajara. Consider sitting down for a picnic next to the artificial lake or Japanese garden. Put Bosque Colomos and other Guadalajara attractions into our Guadalajara holiday planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A walk to horse or pony in a natural environment is still possible in a city as Guadalajara. With multiple copies and less than 100 pesos you can walk an hour around the Park and forget the stress of urban life. All this coupled with other attractions offered by the Park, which is in very good condition. Admission is free and parking charges 21 pesos in exact change.
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  • A place where you can walk, relax, live with the animals and spend a moment as nice.
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  • Either for a jog, running, birdwatching, a quiet walk or a picnic, this park is a great choice. There's a small maintenance fee to enter with your vehicle. This is a great area to spend the day at and...  more »
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  • A nice park, where you can see trutles, squirrels and a lot of different birds. At the entrance of the park you can grab some food and Tejuino or Horchata.
  • I love visiting Bosque Colomos (only down side is no doggies allowed, I take my fur babies to Parque Metropolitano). There are two main entrances, one is located off Calle el Chaco and the other is on Avenida Patria. There is ample parking at both entrances and they charge a flat rate of $20 pesos to park (take coins) no matter how long you enjoy the park. The park is absolutely free to walk into. If you enter via EL Chaco you will encounter paved trails, good lighting for early morning running (opens at 6am), the Japanese garden, open air exercise equipment, and a few seating areas and benches. I find that El Chaco side of Colomos is a good area for training if you enjoy hills, there are lots! If you enter via Avenida Patria you'll encounter horses for rent, basketball courts, exercise equipment, a cactus garden, gravel, wood chip, and dirt running trails, restrooms, and a few stands selling snacks and beverages. Regardless of the entrance you use the park is completely connected. Since I'm a petite female who runs alone I like to get to El Chaco early, 6am or so because that side of the park is well lit and the rangers make me feel safe. Once the sun comes up I wind my way over to the dirt running trails along the Patria side of the park. You'll encounter horse mounted rangers keeping an eye on things. You can literally run an endless number of kilometers without ever leaving the park, but keep in mind that longer distances require doing lots of loops. I enjoy completing my 5-15k training runs there.
  • Enormous and beautiful. It's a great place to walk around and rest. There are thematic gardens and exercise areas. It's a natural reserve so, you can't take your dog nor your bike with you, I believe you can have picnics but I'm not sure. There are horses and ponies that take you around and stands were you can buy food for the squirrels and the koi fish in the Japanese pond. A vere nice place.
  • Great for a getaway, a nice run or a picnic day. Lots of trees and nice walk paths
  • The best place to run, walk or family activity. No bikes

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If you want proximity to historical attractions and convenient access to public transport, you'll be able to find something to suit any budget downtown, with the central thoroughfare of Avenida Juarez offering perhaps the widest range of options. Slightly southwest of the center, the neighborhood of Ciudad del Sol also offers a good selection of budget-friendly options, while in the southeast, Tlaquepaque--formerly a city in its own right--features some fancier hotels in a more relaxed setting.
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