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Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Built on the same site as a major pre-Columbian city, Xochimilco is famous for its floating gardens and is a popular weekend destination among tourists who visit in boats.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“per hour” (33 reviews)
“mariachi band” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Xochimilco Nativitas, Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed yesterday

If you're an adult and drink, and especially if you have a large party. This is the place. OMG. I had been here before, 35 years ago, as a teen, 16 yo., I remember my family asking me if I'd liked it, and I said...More

Thank SanDiegoFito
Reviewed 3 days ago

I Loved Xochimilco , is truly a very Mexican place and if you visit CDMX this is a most, is a safe ride, you should go with many people because that's the fun, just eating and drinking without worrying about anything else, there are restrooms...More

Thank Rodrigo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your trip to Mexico City will not be complete without visiting Xochimilco. You can go with a group of friends up to 10 people or even more. If you're with a good company make sure you get a bottle of tequila or a case of...More

Thank Juri R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mexico City, like any other megacity (no more, no less) can overwhelm many a rugged traveler (I love it more than any other). The moment you get on the boat in this magical place, an incredible feeling takes over: Are we not still in Mexico...More

Thank Sahit_the_savvy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids wanted to fish since they are obssesed with monster fish and chasing monsters so we took a trajinera to see if we would catch something. We did not catch anything but we had fun. My kids were happy and the cost of renting...More

Thank MarcelaMinvielle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Canals at Xochimilco are a must see for Mexico City - I take all my guests there, but you need to know a few things before you go. ++ What to expect: This is very important and the #1 reason many folks give Xochimilco...More

5  Thank Chad R
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

So sad to see this mystical place being neglected by local authorities and community as well. Front entrance full of garbage and drunk people turning off the appeal of this turistic attraction. Be aware of local scammers trying to make some money out of you...More

Thank Alejandro A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

To visit the swimming gardens of Xochimilco, it takes about 1.5 h from the center of Mexico city. We went with Uber. Arriving in the town a touristguide on a motorbike guided our Uber Taxi telling there was a trafic jam. We finally landed in...More

Thank christian m
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Traveled here with family on a Saturday evening (around 7pm), and it was already chaotic, with hoards of drunk teenagers walking around. At one point I saw a girl walking around with her pet pig...definitely bizarre. According to family who's been here before, it's very...More

Thank Karina M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

this was a fun and unique activity on a boat. the boat fits up to 15 people and we sail in a river. next to your boat other smaller boats will sail next to you selling you anything you would imagine (popcorn, flowers, chips, beer....)...More

1  Thank ChristelleChamaa
Xochimilco is one of the most ancient and natural
parklands around the city. Used as an important
agricultural area since the Pre-Hispanic era, it holds
a great variety of flora and fauna that you can
witness while canoeing on your own or taking a ride in
a classic trajineras (gondola-like boats) decorated
with juniper and flowers. Enjoy some Mexican antojitos
while sipping a bit of mezcal or tequila and listen to
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29 June 2017|
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Response from MJ P | Reviewed this property |
Agreed with those that say it's not worth it... because sadly it's not. But if you have to see for yourself you should not pay more than 400 pesos.
17 June 2017|
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Response from viaixtapa | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are places your boatman can stop. We didn't buy food or beer.
13 May 2017|
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Response from Helena G | Reviewed this property |
You can get there at 9 am the earliest. But if you plan on having lunch there, it's better to get there by midday.
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