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Lagoons of Zempoala
Other places of the surroundings of Mexico City
 

The Lagoons of Zempoala constitute one of the most beautiful places located near the city. This place, declared National Park in the 1940’s, is located in the Chichinautzin biological chain, in the districts of Ocuilan de Arteaga, State of Mexico and Huitzilac, in the State of Morelos.

This National Park consists of several lagoons that are fed by rivers that descend from the hilly area of the Ajusco and other neighboring mounts, and also by rain water, which generates other non-permanent lagoons during the summer. This place is surrounded by exuberant temperate and cold weather woods, and contains certain vegetation like oaks, cedars, pines and firs. Its fauna consists of deer, birds, small mammals and reptiles. It also has areas fit for recreational weekend activities like a camp and picnic area and some water and land sports.

It takes approximately an hour and a half to get to this place from the centre of Mexico City. Take the highway to Cuernavaca, and in Tres Marías follow the signs that say Huitzilac and Lagunas de Zempoala. We recommend you take warm and comfortable clothes due to cold weather in the area.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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