Gran Hotel Morelia

Visit the Morelia Zoo for a fun family day

23 Apr 2019

There are so many places to visit in Morelia, that one trip is not enough to see and enjoy the city in its entirety. That’s why Morelia is a destination you will want to see again and again.

Apart from its beautiful, historical downtown, museums, traditional markets and fascinating surroundings packed with natural beauty, one of the most interesting places to visit is the Morelia Zoo. Perhaps it hasn’t crossed your mind to visit a zoo while you are visiting Morelia, but it’s truly a place worth visiting. Plus, if you are visiting with kids, they will love it because they will be able to see the animals up close. 

The Morelia Zoo, officially known as Benito Juarez Zoo, is considered one of the most important ones in Latin America because of the great number of species that have found a home here. You will be interested to know that at least 100 of the species that inhabit this place are in danger of extinction, which is why the zoo provides all of the necessary care so they can reproduce and the species can be preserved.

Aside from seeing thousands of animals like mammals, birds and reptiles, you can rent a boat to cruise around the artificial lake, enjoy a picnic in the green spaces (you can bring in food as long as it doesn’t come in glass containers) and even take a course in organic vegetable gardens.

The Morelia Zoo also features trains to enjoy a pleasant ride through different areas while taking in panoramic views of the animals in the park; an aquarium; a herpetarium and a baby zoo where all the park’s newborn animals live. If you would like to have a different experience inside the zoo, go for a nighttime tour. It’s a very peculiar tour and way to meet the animals.

Because of all of this and more, the zoo is one of the best places to visit in Morelia, so if you are planning a trip to the capital of Michoacan, don’t hesitate to include it in your itinerary. It’s a different activity, but very entertaining and your family will surely enjoy it.

For your lodging options choose Best Western Plus Gran Hotel Morelia, where we will ensure you have a memorable experience. We have comfortable rooms, a gym, a restaurant featuring regional gastronomy and a pool where you can refresh after checking out the best places to visit in Morelia.


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Don’t hesitate, it will be our pleasure to serve you in the beautiful city of Morelia. 


Foto: Grupo Marmor


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