El Charco del Ingenio, San Miguel de Allende
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Adventure across El Charco del Ingenio, a nature reserve and botanical garden that protects and displays a vast array of Mexican plant life. Cacti of many shapes and sizes form a large part of the collection--many considered rare, threatened, or nearing extinction. Take a guided tour to learn about the different varieties and the efforts to save those most at risk. Look for bird sanctuaries dotted throughout the park, and the interactive garden particularly popular with kids. Plan your visit to El Charco del Ingenio and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our San Miguel de Allende holiday planner.
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  • This was our third trip to Amms and our third tour of the botanical garden. It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon in the fresh air learning about local flora and fauna.
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  • It is a super cute Botanical Garden, you can walk or take a good run, the views are spectacular, going enjoying and learning, this very well-care for the family, couples and friends, is simple and beautifully nature
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  • The route is long may so comfortable you must wear shoes. There are no guides that can give you an explanation to make it more attractive travel.
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  • Really nice place to visit if in San miguel de allende. My father can name half of the plants and cactus because he is from the state. But he and I enjoyed it.
  • A great collection of cacti and bunch of other plants typical of the area. The trails are great...dont forget to bring a hat/umbrella!
  • A must see and visit in SMA. Beautiful plants and cacti. Great hiking down the canyon. Some nice views down the valley. They have a decent coffeeshop inside the entrance as well.
  • The gardens have existed for just under 25 years and are a nice escape from SM. If English is your only language worth heading on Tuesday or Thursday as A) there is a free shuttle bus at 9:30am and an English guide at 10am for about 2 hours. It's 40 pesos to get in to the park and 40 for the tour. The tour gives a much better insight into the botany and history of the area.
  • beatiful walk so close to the city. a must for any nature lover or gardener.