If you are about to take one of the flights to Mexico City and still don´t know how to spend a few days of pure fun unique in its kind, we recommend something different to everything you have read. How about camping or staying in a cabin on one of the wonderful Xochimilco chinampas with all your friends or family?
Maybe you have heard about the famous trajinera tours through the channels of Xochimilco before, but you rarely hear about camping in the beautiful chinampas that exist in this channel, and then we give you all the information you need to know to be able to camp during a weekend at the most famous lake in Mexico City.
It is Eco Tourist Park “Michmani”, is the perfect place to enjoy a type of alternative tourism and relax without going far from the city, since this eco-tourist park is located in Xochimilco itself, next to the jetty of Cuemanco. Here are some activities that are perfect to enjoy your weekend, since you can find from kayak, recreational fishing, lunadas, huts on the chinampas, camping area and even a relaxing temazcal.
If you are going as a group, the ideal is to take most of the activities offered, this is because they manage fairly affordable prices with packages including dinner and breakfast. Although if you prefer, you can also take everything you need to stay, as they also have grills, just remember to go very well organized with your group, because to get to the chinampa can only be reached by trajinera and if they forget something or someone arriving late, transfers will have an additional cost.
When night falls and everyone is ready and installed they need to make a nocturnal tour in trajinera, accompanied by the legends that inhabit this magical place, are usually about an hour and it is classic to visit the spooky island of the dolls. On weekends, it is ideal because the closing hours are a bit later than usual, and if you want while you are on the route of the trajinera, you can listen to the best stories and legends of the place.
The environment care culture of the chinamperos that live there is magnificent, since you arrive they tell you that it is very important to keep it in good condition and not generate disorder in the environment, because here lives a very important endemic species called axolotl. It is an amphibian found in the channels of Xochimilco that is currently in danger of extinction, so helping to care for their environment will be one of the best actions during our visit.
It is incredible to spend a weekend in the Michmani camp in Xochimilco, because it seems that you are not inside the same city, because when the night falls you can see a starry sky very difficult to find. Don´t miss this opportunity the next time you take one of the flights to Mexico City, relax and learn more about a culture of environmental care and meet the peculiar species called axolotl.