A Day in Nature
By Sandra Ríos
El Charco del Ingenio is one of the most visited places in San Miguel de Allende and has contributed greatly to the conservation of endemic plants in the region and animal care.
If you want to start with a tasty breakfast, Cafe del Charco is known for its fresh and healthy dishes. We recommend a breakfast of toast with orange marmalade and some muffins, or if you prefer something spicy, green chilaquiles accompanied by delicious organic coffee. After your breakfast you can enjoy the beautiful landscape in the park and its botanical collection and see many different species of birds and butterflies. You can also visit La Cañada, a natural monument formed by rocks, caves, and cliffs, crossed by a stream and a permanent water source. We recommend the “Birding Tour” to private groups. And of course, the guided tours of El Charco performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am, by appointment. At the end you can return to the cafe and enjoy tasty enmoladas with a green salad accompanied by a mojito. Before you leave, visit their store. They have organic products, health products, clothing, regional handicrafts, books, art objects, and other surprises.
Free shuttle bus in front of Plaza Cívica on Mesones. Tue, Thu, Sat and Sun at 9:30am. Return 1pm. S/n Paloma, Las Colonias. Open 9 am-6pm. 154 4715 and 154 8838.