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El Charco del Ingenio

Calle Paloma S/N, Col. Las Colonias, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
+52 415 154 4715
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Amazing tour!

Extra few pesos for a guided tour is so worth it! We learned so much about the plants as well as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
SailorkKm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Exceptional !

This is a hidden gem! We took an Uber to the gardens –walking from the Centro would have been a lot... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
beeedell
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Phoenix, Arizona
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El Charco del Ingenio is a botanical garden and nature preserve just a few minutes from the historical city of San Miguel de Allende. The name comes from a spring-fed pool nestled in an impressive canyon. With great biodiversity, many different...more
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Calle Paloma S/N, Col. Las Colonias, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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+52 415 154 4715
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"botanical gardens"
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"native plants"
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"free shuttle"
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"bird watching"
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"nature preserve"
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"gift shop"
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"cactus garden"
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"local flora"
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"four winds"
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"desert plants"
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"hiking trails"
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"maintained trails"
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"great hike"
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"beautiful walk"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Extra few pesos for a guided tour is so worth it! We learned so much about the plants as well as the history of the area. I saw it during dry season as well as after 2 good rainfalls a few days later. What a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hidden gem! We took an Uber to the gardens –walking from the Centro would have been a lot of work. Once there, there are several trails and distinct areas based on the ecosystem. Most of the species are well labeled and the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This botanic garden was established by the American botanist Charles Glass in the 1990. It's on the outskirts of San Miguel de Allende (itself worth a visit), well signposted. It is situated in a small canyon with a lake at the bottom.One can follow various...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked up to the Botanical Gardens and really enjoyed getting a chance to hike around the trails in the gardens. Beautiful view of SMA from the site. Very affordable entrance fee and a nice gift shop on site.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to El Charco. Our guide, Norman, was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and about the history of the area. He was able to point out various specimen of cacti and other vegetation, and speak with us about the...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018

My wife and I spent a few hours hiking though the botanical garden and we cannot wait to return. We hiked from the center of SMA and while it was uphill it was a great way to see some of the neighborhoods along the way....More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful display of cacti. When everything is in bloom it is a sight to see. There's a wealth of information concerning the plants, the synergies and the history of medicines behind them in this area. If nothing else, get some great ideas for...More

Thank Judith L
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place! I particularly loved seeing all the different types of cactus. Gorgeous surroundings and views. Another fantastic visit to El Charco.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Horrible place, too much alergens, and no information given, expected much more. The landscapes are not what shown in the broschures

Thank Luis R
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

This place is great. There are some real contrasts. The area down by the dam and the canyon is wonderful. It’s quite popular with local expats. There are also some great plants to see.

Thank Tom M
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George-Papi
31 January 2018|
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Response from Marie L | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I hope you had a great trip. it is absolutely possible to walk there. My husband and I walked to the Tuesday market, and then walked to El Charco, before walking back into town. We walked past El Mirador to get the... More
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Robert T
18 September 2017|
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Response from Marisa A | Property representative |
Hola Robert, No se permite la entrada con mascotas. saludos,
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