The Mexico City It hides within its limits a beautiful natural paradise that you can explore aboard a trajinera. Its about Lake of the Aztec Kings, in the Tláhuac mayor’s office. We invite you to meet him.
This lake is one of the remnants of the ancient waters that covered the Valley of Mexico. This body of water is also one of the natural relics that point towards the way of life of our ancestors.
It is important to point out that in pre-Hispanic times the lake irrigated the banks of the Valley of Mexico, since its channels that come from the Popocatépetl volcano, connected with the Jamaican market and the Historic Center.
Due to its historical and ecological importance for the Mexican people, UNESCO granted it the distinction of Cultural and Natural Heritage, in 2004.
What is in the Lake of the Aztec Kings?
As we mentioned before, this lake is located in the Tláhuac mayor’s office, in the shadow of Iztaccíhuatl and Popocatépetl. The landscape recalls those days in which the lagoon systems framed the pre-Hispanic land.
You have to know that there are a wide variety of canals near the towns of Los Reyes and San Pedro Tláhuac through which you can access this remote site.
For this reason, the trajinera is the best means of transportation to navigate the calm waters of the lake and its canals. As you float across the lake, you will be enchanted by the idyllic landscapes that the area offers its visitors.
Once you enter the lake and chinamperos landscapes, you will be able to appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of the place. As you gently sway over the water you will spot ducks, herons, hummingbirds, pelicans, chichicuilotes, and many more animals.
In addition, its waters will give you the best postcards, since the image of the two volcanoes rests on them with their snow-capped crests.
Also take into account that on weekends it is possible to go down to a kind of flea market. Here you will find different products harvested by farmers in their chinampas: corn, lettuce, parsley, coriander, among others.
Gastronomic and artisan offer of the region
In case you get hungry, don’t worry! In the town of San Pedro Tláhuac you will find a gastronomic offer to lick your fingers. You can taste a barbecue, mixiotes, carnitas, stuffed nopales and quesadillas. All these avocados have the unique seasoning of the region.
On the other hand, in the area there are also handicrafts made from wood and clay by local producers.
Access to this vast ecosystem can be done from Calle Gabriel Hernández 16, La Guadalupe, Tláhuac, 13060, CDMX.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit this natural paradise that is hidden on the outskirts of Mexico City.