Morelia, besides being the city of the pink quarry, and being one of the favorite destinations for peace and history buffs in Mexico, is full of surprises and natural attractions that are definitely worth a visit.
In the city of the pink quarry you will always find something to do. You can stroll through its streets and absorb the magic of the air, enjoy observing the colonial style and the contrast with the contemporary era.
If you already know the city, have taken a stroll along the aqueduct and tasted a delicious gaspacho, it's time to get to know the most outstanding natural corners of Morelia. If you like nature, the outdoors and physical activities, Morelia will give you incredible landscapes, dreamy sunsets and a breath of fresh air to escape the routine of the city.
Below, we list the five main natural wonders ideal for a walk with your family, friends, or your partner, in the natural attractions of Morelia you can breathe fresh air, exercise or just enjoy the beautiful
What to do in Morelia? Discover 4 natural attractions.
Benito Juárez Zoo
Just 11 minutes away from Gran Hotel Morelia, you will find Morelia's first natural attraction, the Benito Juárez Zoo.
Prepare your comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen and energy, as this park is very large and will take hours to walk around. Here there are activities for the whole family, you can feed giraffes, visit a Herpetarium, where you will learn about the life of amphibians and reptiles of Mexico.
You can also visit the aquarium with more than 160 species of salt and fresh water, you can take trains that will take you around the zoo and learn about the species that live in it. And finally, the Benito Juárez Zoo has more than nature, when you visit it, don't forget to take a walk through the enchanted cabin, you will defy gravity while you investigate it, you will love it!
Drive for 20 minutes from the Gran Hotel Morelia and you will find Jardín de las Rosas, here you will find a lot of architectural enclosures, which keep the history of Morelia. You will also find a large fountain made of pink quarry stone, statues, and you can relax on one of the benches that surround the park.
You can get to the Morelia Orchidarium by walking 5 minutes from the Gran Hotel Morelia, or if you prefer, you can go by car; it will only take you 2 minutes.
This place serves as a guardian for this floral species that has been seriously threatened in the area due to deforestation.
This flower is of utmost importance in the region, as it participates in pollination. Therefore, in this site you will be able to observe a variety of orchids of different colors, as well as buy your own specimens.
If you are a fan of plants, you will love this site.
Just 30 minutes from the Gran Hotel Morelia, you will find an unmissable natural wonder, a favorite of tourists who love extreme sports.
We present the Umécuaro Dam, an area surrounded by nature and wildlife, ideal to visit during the weekend with your friends, family, or partner. If you dare, you can test your courage on the largest zip line in the state, climb a climbing wall, rent a kayak, or eat some delicious food in the restaurants and stalls that surround it.
Hotels near Morelia's historic downtown, stay at Gran Hotel Morelia.
To take advantage of all the natural attractions of Morelia, you need more than a day. That's why we recommend you to stay in a hotel near Morelia's historic center, this way you'll be just a few steps away from the main attractions, roads, and also, you'll be surrounded by the best restaurants and stalls to taste the gastronomy of Morelia.
Book a room in Gran Hotel Morelia, a hotel near Morelia's historic downtown; here you'll find large newly remodeled rooms, 24/7 room service that will please you with snacks, and a great swimming pool where you'll be able to refresh yourself. We also have a tennis court and gym.
Don't think twice, book a room in a hotel with pool in Morelia, we'll be waiting for you in Gran Hotel Morelia!