One of the highest peaks that saw Mexico being born is the beautiful and admirable Popocatépetl volcano, this giant, located in the state limits of Puebla, Morelos and the Estado de México, is a neighbor of another endearing peak, the famous “Sleeping Beauty” Iztaccíhuatl, it is one of the perfect mountains for lovers of sport climbing.
This colossal volcano, inactive now, is part of the favorite attractions that are participating in #INSTAMEXICO, the contest that Visit Mexico has prepared for adventurers and travelers, it is your opportunity to win a year of free trips through the spectacular Mexico, all it takes is a simple, but magnificent photograph of the most instagrammable places that this country has.
Popocatepetl is a natural treasure of our country. Its large territory owns a vast and incredible landscape, loved by many. At its feet is the Iztaccihuatl-Popocatepetl National Park, one of the oldest protected reserves in Mexico, created in 1935.
The best ecotourism activities
Hiking is the main activity in this protected area, it has six well-marked routes that you can do on your own, the most important are: The “teporingo” route, dedicated to this endemic species of the Neo volcanic Axis and the alpine path, a route that consists of more than seven kilometers (11 miles).
During the journey you will be able to appreciate various waterfalls and birds, which are also the protagonists in this place, at the end you will arrive at the La Joya viewpoint where the hikes towards Iztaccíhuatl begin.
The Iztaccíhuatl peak is accessible and ideal to practice mountaineering , you can register directly at the visitor service center or hire a specialized tour operator.
Near the paso de Cortés, which is part of the main road to the Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park, you can find Apatlaco, an ecotourism center where you will find zip lines, ATV rentals, hiking and various typical food stalls from Puebla .
To rest and spend the nights, you can rent a rustic cabin of the many you can find in this place, as well as near the Paso de Cortés.
This is a perfect attraction to get to know this natural wonder that for centuries has witnessed many day breaks of Mexico.
Mexico has many natural corners and you can find them and become part of them, we invite you to take the most instagrammable photo a magical place in our country, with that you will be competing to visit this beautiful country and view it with your own eyes for a whole year. Check the bases here.
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