Best time to travel to Mexico

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Central Mexico is blessed to be the wintering shelter of millions of bright butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Migration
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© Pablo Leautaud

It's a true wonder of nature when millions of monarchs leave their home grounds in the USA and Canada and gather in the middle of Mexico to enjoy the warm local winter. As they densely cover the grounds, one might think there is a kind of orange carpet. The fir trees around also turn orange invaded by the beautiful creatures from top to bottom.

Things to do in Mexico : Monarch Butterfly Migration

Such an incredible congregation of monarch butterflies in Mexico's oyamel forests led to a creation of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the area, and in 2008 it was also recognised as a World Heritage site of UNESCO. The largest populations can be observed between November and February.

Things to do in Mexico : Monarch Butterfly Migration
Things to do in Mexico : Monarch Butterfly Migration
Things to do in Mexico : Monarch Butterfly Migration

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