Parque Nacional Desierto de los Leones

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Outdoor Activities

This national park provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Located in the Delegación Cuajimalpa reached by the freeway to Toluca, there are signposts to the park surrounding a 17th Century former Carmelite monastery known as the "Desert of the Lions." Arriving in the 1600s, the Carmelites named this area with reference to the biblical Elijah, who lived in the wilderness and the Leones (lions) are a reference to the family León, who were the monastery's legal representatives. Walk the dark tunnels and explore the cabins. You can enjoy a comfortable day in the countryside.

Location:  Camino al Desierto de los Leones, Cuajimalpa

Business hours:  Tu-Su 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.