La Reserva de la Biosfera Mariposa Monarca, Michoacan

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  • My family and I went to the reserve during our time in Mexico. To start off, it’s a very uphill hike that switches directions as you’re walking higher and higher up the mountain. The guide (teenager) ...  more »
  • This winter time 2015-2016 shows a record number of insects compared to last year, which can be “a good signal to recover” from the minimum numbers shown two years ago, the World Wildlife Found (WWF) ...  more »
  • The ¨Santuario of Mariposas¨ in Ocampo, Michoacan, Mexico, allows you to have direct contact with thousands of monarch butterflies flitting above the heads of visitors and drinking water in the puddles of the forest. It is a truly fantastic natural spectacle that should be lived. Of the city of Mexico the journey takes four and a half hours; the camon becomes a parking lot from where it is necessary to walk a kilometer and a half, on rise; half kilometer is asphalted and raisins in the middle of shops and inns well mounted, the additional kilometer is in the middle of the forest by a hard road with sand, stones, sticks and some small streams. If you prefer half a kilometer in the forest you can traverse it by renting a horse which is led by one of the peasants of the place; the road to the horse is sinuous, always rise and close to cliffs. I do not recommend it for children under eight years of age, unless you have experience in the camps in the forest. It is tired and hard to reach the point where butterflies are seen, but the effort is widely rewarded.
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