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Paseo del Río y Reserva Animal (River Passageway and Animal Reserve)

Orizaba

As we mentioned before, this cozy colonial city has as veins a river that runs from north to south, so you can enjoy walking through its streets connected by fifteen bridges that are distributed throughout the town, which is why it has earned the nickname of “Nuestra señora de los Puentes”(Our Lady of the Bridges), reaffirming why it is one of the most recommended attractions by the inhabitants of Orizaba, this is a five kilometer (3 mile) trail.

Accept the invitation to walk following the flow of the river, which originates from the Ojo de Venado spring on the foothills of Pico de Orizaba. There is no correct orientation, because if you walk following the riverbed towards the south, you will find the Paseo del Arte (Art’s passageway) with various paintings and sculptures, as well as the train station.

If you decide to go north, your final destination will be the Animal Reserve, a zoo that protects animals that have been rescued and cannot live in their natural environment.

This direction of the route is one of the most beautiful, since the 451 animals of 32 different species that live in this place, contrast with the flow of the river. On this walk you will not only appreciate the crystal clear waters, but also the diverse fauna such as hippos, jaguars, turtles, ostriches, crocodiles, tigers and monkeys.

The Animal Reserve is the favorite meeting place for families, because in addition to having a special contact with nature, they can also enjoy children's games or prepare food on the available grills.
As we mentioned before, this cozy colonial city has as veins a river that runs from north to south, so you can enjoy walking through its streets connected by fifteen bridges that are distributed throughout the town, which is why it has earned the nickname of “Nuestra señora de los Puentes”(Our Lady of the Bridges), reaffirming why it is one of the most recommended attractions by the inhabitants of Orizaba, this is a five kilometer (3 mile) trail.

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Accept the invitation to walk following the flow of the river, which originates from the Ojo de Venado spring on the foothills of Pico de Orizaba. There is no correct orientation, because if you walk following the riverbed towards the south, you will find the Paseo del Arte (Art’s passageway) with various paintings and sculptures, as well as the train station.

If you decide to go north, your final destination will be the Animal Reserve, a zoo that protects animals that have been rescued and cannot live in their natural environment.

This direction of the route is one of the most beautiful, since the 451 animals of 32 different species that live in this place, contrast with the flow of the river. On this walk you will not only appreciate the crystal clear waters, but also the diverse fauna such as hippos, jaguars, turtles, ostriches, crocodiles, tigers and monkeys.

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