Visitar el Santuario es una experiencia única


Road trip

In the land of the Monarch butterfly

The areas surrounding Zitácuaro

Walk it

in 3 days

In detail

Zitácuaro lies in the great Oyamel or Sacred Fir forest, where every winter up to twenty million Monarch butterflies arrive to breed after a journey of more than 5,000 kilometers. Visiting the butterfly sanctuary is a unique experience. Originally the forest was inhabited by four different ethnic groups: The Otomí, the Mazahua, the Matlatzinca and the Tarascans. So when you go there, do not miss the archeological sites or the villages where they still practice the weaving techniques of the Mazahua.

Estimated time
3 days
The areas surrounding Zitácuaro