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Huitepec Ecological Reserve

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Nice hike, easy to get to

I took the San Juan Chamula colectivo and asked to be dropped off at Huitepec along the way (should... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Oaxaca, Mexico
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A beautiful place to hike and picnic

This is a great escape for a tranquil afternoon. Take your hiking shoes, water and a sack lunch (or... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hiking in the reserve was a nice Sunday activity while taking Spanish classes in San Cristobal de las Casas. I took a cab there from town (about 50 pesos) and walked back. There were a couple of steep spots, which was good because I needed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaS_AK
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Once you climb up all the stairs the walk becomes quite pleasant in an old oak forest. Lots of bromeliads and interesting undergrowth.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Connie B
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

I went there with my family on a sunday afternoon. We climb the hill like an hour at a really slow pace. The walk was nice, the végétation also but nothing espectacular. You could hear the sound of the city around. After climbing then the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Clao74
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I took the San Juan Chamula colectivo and asked to be dropped off at Huitepec along the way (should be about 10p). Near the entrance I paid 30p to enter and was given a paper guide. The hike took me about 1hr 45 mins since...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank seyfried13c
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Small forest walk on the outside of San cristobal. Beautiful nature and a great conservation process. Would only recommend if you want some alone time in nature and to get out of the town for some time.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank tromsolapland
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is a great escape for a tranquil afternoon. Take your hiking shoes, water and a sack lunch (or maybe some tamales). This reserve has beautiful flora with an oak forest, pine forest, many epiphytes growing on the trees, mushrooms, ferns and other beautiful flowers...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Xhico
Reviewed 5 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank VandyNurse2015
Reviewed 7 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.

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank PDN N
Reviewed 18 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...More

Date of experience: March 2015
3  Thank Annette C
Reviewed 26 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...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Oliver S
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