4 Places to camp and explore near the CDMX


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Camping is an experience that can help you escape the hustle and bustle of big cities and reconnect with nature, so there’s nothing better than choosing places that are close to the CDMX.

That’s why we bring you 4 places to camp near the CDMX, where you will change the smog for fresh air, and the stove for pieces of firewood in the open air.

Malikualli Ecotourism Centre

Photo courtesy of Malikualli Ecotourism Center

In the Magical Town of Malinalco in the State of Mexico, you will find the Malikualli Ecotourism Center, a perfect option to mix history and nature with spaces such as the Dr. Luis Mario Schneider University Museum and the former Augustinian Convent from the 16th century that combine tradition, religion, botany and art in one place. In addition, here you have the option of choosing packages with different activities ranging from visiting archaeological sites to extreme sports.

How much? $150 per person per night.

When to go? From the end of March to the end of May.

San Nicolás Totolapan Ejidal Park

Grab your car, head south of the city and at KM 11.5 of the scenic Picacho-Ajusco highway in the Magdalena Contreras district, you will find the San Nicolás Totolapan Ejidal Park. This natural reserve boasts approximately 2,300 hectares of forest, and is ideal for camping, trail running, downhill and hiking.

How much? $110 per person per night within the camping area.

When to go? From November to April to avoid the rains, but do take a good blanket! The destination is cold all year round.

A cloudy morning


Xopilco Camp

An hour and a half from Mexico City, in Amatlán, Morelos, is Camp Xopilco. A place surrounded by stores where you can buy everything you need for a good day, from food and accessories for your camp, to traditional clothing and handicrafts made by local hands. Although access can be complicated, it is worth it! Especially because 20 minutes away from the camp, you will find Atekokolli, a traditional medicine clinic, the Tepozteco pyramid, the Ex-Convent of Tepoztlán and the handicrafts market.

How much? $100 per person per night.

When to go? November through April to enjoy the weather.

Photo courtesy of Camp Xopilco

Rio Grande Community Ecotourism Center in Hidalgo

Located in a cloud forest in Hidalgo, Acaxochitlán is the perfect choice for your weekend. Here you will find the Río Grande Community Ecotourism Center, which has private bathrooms, hot showers, wifi and camping spaces. Or if you prefer more comfort, you can stay in cabins with kitchenette and fireplace for the coldest days.

How much? Plan your experience trip along with lodging here

When to go? From November to April you will have incredible landscapes and during rainy season you can take the opportunity to pick mushrooms with Nahua women.

Undoubtedly, there are hidden treasures inside and outside Mexico City that are still waiting to be explored to give you new material for your travel anecdotes. Don’t hesitate and prepare your best camping gear.

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