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Huitepec Ecological Reserve

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Address: San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico

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Nice short hike on a foggy and rainy day. We were the only tourists in the whole park. We didn't see many birds or animals, but the park itself was very beautiful. Definitely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2016
VandyNurse2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Nice short hike on a foggy and rainy day. We were the only tourists in the whole park. We didn't see many birds or animals, but the park itself was very beautiful. Definitely recommend if you like nature and the outdoors.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

I went to this place since I heard really good things on it. Nah! Just walk and walk, Not even a squirrel I could see. Jusr non-fancy birds. Nice walk thoug. You go as high as 1320 ft as far as I can recall.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

My husband and I spent a pleasant morning here. We were the only visitors. It was a very peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of San Cristobal. We heard many birds and saw a few, and caught a glimpse of a grey squirrel. The flowering bromeliads were glorious in the morning sunlight. Its a fairly strenuous climb - but... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2015

We booked a trip on our Cruise stop in Porto Chiapas. The lure was birds, we were supposed to find lots and lots of them. They picked us up on time in an old non-air conditioned bus and we proceeded to the long drive. I am sorry to say that I have seen more birds in my summer house's backyard... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

You can take a cab here for about 50 pesos. When you arrive you will find a small shack. There were no prices posted and I've read that people pay a variety of entrance fees - we paid 60 pesos each (be sure to have small bills with you). The hike is thru a forest, straight up a mountain. There... More 

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Mission, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014

Great hike, very easy to get to. You can take a taxi (like 50 pesos) or take a colectivo (leave near the market, cost about 10 pesos per person.) The hike takes maybe 3 hrs total- up and down a hill.

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3 Thank ersommo
Mexico City, Mexico
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

We decided to try this walk outside the city on a very nice Spring afternoon. Oh, the rip-off part: $100 MXP for the two of us. The price seemed rather steep, but we payed it anyway. We then proceeded to the trail. The trail was not groomed and was covered with leaves, making it difficult to get a footing. The... More 

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013

you can get a colective out to the reserve and go for a long walk. its really beautiful and its free! i felt safe walking around alone!

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Only about ten-fifteen minutes away from the city center, an easy and cheap taxi ride. You pay around two dollars at the entrance which goes straight to the community. They even give you a photocopied booklet with the answers for the questions you will encounter on your walk in the form of little signs. The forest itself is very very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

We spent a very early morning hiking in the Huitepec Reserve. We were with a local bird guide so it was very special. It is quite a vigorous up hill hike to the top. The trails are well marked, wide and mostly covered in leaves. It is a pine and oak forest and here are epiphytes and many orchids so... More 

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