Located a few minutes from the historical town of San Miguel de Allende, El Charco del Ingenio is a Botanical Garden and outstanding Nature Preserve. It also displays a vast botanical collection of cacti and other Mexican plants, many of which are rare, threatened or in danger of extinction.




LEARN ABOUT THE PRESERVE

Departing from a visitor center, a network of surveyed paths allows to discover the preserve’s highlights, such as plants’ displays, scenic lookouts, bird sanctuaries, vestiges from the past and an interactive children’s garden. El Charco is also a unique place for strolling, jogging, hiking, meditating or simply enjoying Nature.

ACTIVITIES AT EL CHARCO

The Botanical Garden holds environmental education programs aimed to the youngest, as well as a wide range of activities including meetings, lectures, workshops, guided visits, concerts and ceremonies, reflecting the multicultural character of San Miguel.

FULL MOON CEREMONY
Wednesday July 1 | 8p.m. | admission 30pesos

TRADITIONAL TEMAZCAL
Saturday, July 18 | 5p.m. with Dayana Paz
Sunday, July 26 | 10a.m. with Gustavo Mungia

GUIDED TOURS AT EL CHARCO
Tuesday & Thursday 10 am

BIRD-WATCHING TOURS
Every first and third Wednesday of the month, 9 am – 11:30 am. | English

HELP PRESERVE EL CHARCO

An independent Mexican nonprofit organization, El Charco del Ingenio AC, owns and manages this land and its facilities, committed to preserve this remarkable natural and cultural heritage of San Miguel de Allende. Learn how you can collaborate with El Charco.





















FREE TRANSPORTATION IS OFFERED
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
The 14 passenger van with El Charco's logo on
the sides leaves from Mesones opposite the
Civic Plaza at 9:30a.m. and returns at 1p.m.