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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to El Charco del Ingenio by using our San Miguel de Allende trip builder app.
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  • It's a hike to get there: 30 minute walk from Centro, most of it uphill. If you're fit and up for it, great; otherwise take a cab or an Uber. Once you're there, the place is beautiful; take about... 
    It's a hike to get there: 30 minute walk from Centro, most of it uphill. If you're fit and up for it, great; otherwise take a cab or an Uber. Once you're there, the place is beautiful; take about...  more »
  • English speaking tour by knowledgeable, master gardener Rene was fantastic! Learned a lot! If sunny bring sunscreen. Save room for their ice cream! 
    English speaking tour by knowledgeable, master gardener Rene was fantastic! Learned a lot! If sunny bring sunscreen. Save room for their ice cream!  more »
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  • Beautiful botanical garden. About 30 min walk from city center. Going is all up hill and pretty steep or take a taxi. Walk is through a very nice upscale neighborhood and beautiful houses. It’s a great place for a slow walk or nice hike. The grounds are very pretty. Lot of cacti and succulents. Very clean and well kept. Nice cafeteria for a cold drink and snack after a long walk. Pleasant staff and nice store with some art work and cacti for sale. Great peaceful getaway from the city. Very natural and peaceful , pretty canyon and lake at the bottom of trail.
  • Amazing place! A must visit, away from the business of the city. Beautiful architecture of the visitors' center and museum. The grounds are fantastic, with some interpretive signs. Make sure you get to the solar observatory! Take a taxi here, about $M 70. Worth it.

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