La Malinche National Park

This place was declared a National Park on October 6, 1938, with a protected area of 45.711 hectares.

Surrounded by forest vegetation, a path will lead you to the first hostel in the foothills of the extinct volcano, called by the pre-Hispanic indigenous Matlalcueye "the blue petticoats"; it is possible to reach this natural setting by other dirt roads that rise from
some small villages on the slopes of the volcano.

It is located 13 km west of Huamantla (by núm.136 road. Left shift and 10 km further find the park), 32 km from Apizaco, 43 of Tlaxcala, Puebla 73, and 151 km from the City of Mexico.

Most of this area is covered by coniferous forest of pines, oaks and Alpine zacatonales; Here live more than 100 species of mammals, birds and reptiles, of which 16 are endemic to the Neovolcanic, as the rare teporingo. Regarding the flora, there are 6 species of pines and 120 flowering plants that adorn the trails. Among its attractions is the top, San Juan Canyon and the old crater that shows traces of the Ice Age.

From the cities of Apizaco and Huamantla must follow the road 136, and just 13 kilometers, departing the town of Teacalco, hence a road leading to the top. A nearly 4 km station is microwave and deckhouse 4 of surveillance, few kilometers ahead is the Hostel La Malintzi.

Tours are up to their highest parts. From its summit, at 4,400 meters, the landscape seen three states and the snows of the Pico de Orizaba, Iztaccihuatl and Popocatepetl differ. The Vacation Center The Malintzi is 3,300 meters and is a hostel with palapas, camping areas and 24 hours.


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