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Chapultepec Park
Vacation Travel Guide

Visit Chapultepec Castle, explore the National Museum or take the kids to the amusement center and children’s museum in this sprawling city park.

Spanning 1,695 acres (686 hectares), and offering a castle, an amusement park and several museums, this park feels like a wilderness oasis within the city limits.

Chapultepec Park (also known as Bosque de Chapultepec) is divided into three sections. The first contains Chapultepec Castle and a number of museums. Admire exhibits at the Modern Art Museum, Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of History and the National Museum of Anthropology.

If you would prefer to spend your day outdoors, rent a boat and explore Lake Menor, or stroll through the Botanical Gardens. Impromptu musical and theatrical performances often take place throughout the outdoor grounds so you may stumble upon a concert as you walk through the park.

The National Auditorium offers a variety of changing productions that visitors can enjoy, so check their website for details. Look out for the Avenue of the Poets, a walkway lined with the busts of famous poets. Children and adults alike will enjoy the Chapultepec Zoo, which is known for its successful panda conservation program.

The second section is a great place to bring young ones for the day. La Feria Chapultepec Mágico is a sprawling amusement park that houses some of the largest roller coasters in the world. Enjoy a host of interactive exhibits at Papalote Museo del Niño, the city’s famous children’s museum. Be sure to look out for Fuente de Tlaloc, Diego Rivera’s famous fountain and outdoor art installation as you stroll down the park’s pathways.

The third section of Chapultepec provides a completely different experience. The heavily forested area is a designated nature preserve and is defined by its wild habitat. It is home to Atlantis, a marine wildlife park where you can swim with dolphins and sea lions.

Chapultepec is easily accessible from most parts of Mexico City by foot or cab. The subway also has a stop right outside the park.

Top Hotels Close to Chapultepec Park

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
5 out of 5
Campos Eliseos No. 204 Polanco, Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
Free Cancellation
The price is NT$4,010 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

This family-friendly Mexico City hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 15-minute walk of Chapultepec Park, Auditorio Nacional, and Museo Nacional ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (1,000 reviews)

"Nice gym. Excellent location in Polanco. The hotel was clean and quiet."…"

Reviewed on 2020/10/27

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
W Mexico City
W Mexico City
4.5 out of 5
Campos Eliseos 252 Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,784 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Polanco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Campo Deportivo Militar Marte, Chapultepec Park, and Auditorio Nacional. Museo Nacional de ...

4.3/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"En tiempo de COVID-19 todo estuvo súper bien :) todo muy limpio y el check- in súper rápido. La comida que nos llevaron también estuvo deliciosa. Ocupábamos medicamento y nos hicieron el favor de hablar a la farmacia para cubrir nuestras necesidades."…"

Reviewed on 2021/1/4

W Mexico City
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
5 out of 5
Andres Bello No 29, Mexico City, CDMX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NT$3,784 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Polanco, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Avenida Presidente Masaryk, Chapultepec Park, and Auditorio Nacional. Museo Nacional de Antropologia ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (892 reviews)

"Beautiful hotel, very good location. I could’ve given 5* if there was a tea/coffee maker in the room:)!"…"

Reviewed on 2020/12/28

JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Reviews of Chapultepec Park

4.6

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 69.6774193548387%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 25.806451612903224%
3 - Okay
58
3 - Okay 3.401759530791789%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 0.6451612903225806%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.46920821114369504%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 30, 2020

Nice huge park you can get lost in! Lots of different things to do here.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 4, 2020

This is always fun and the museums are free on Sundays

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 10, 2020

Fantastic place to walk around. Make sure to to the the Castillo for the view. They let everyone in for free from 4pm to 5pm

5/5 - Excellent

H.Y.C.

Dec 25, 2019

Very clean. Compares to the flag ship parks of Alpha Cities in other first world countries.

5/5 - Excellent

Rafael

Dec 9, 2019

Bigger than Central Park, you won't be able to see everything in a single visit. Use sun block, comfy shoes. There is an uphill walk to Chapultepec Palace, bring something to hydrate yourself.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Sep 30, 2019

Crowded. Sundays is free for mexican nationals. Visit not worthy. Expositions are poor.

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Best Lodging Options Near Chapultepec Park

Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
5 out of 5
Campos Eliseos No. 204 Polanco, Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$4,010 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
W Mexico City
W Mexico City
4.5 out of 5
Campos Eliseos 252 Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$3,784 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
W Mexico City
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
5 out of 5
Andres Bello No 29, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$3,784 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
4 out of 5
Mariano Escobedo 700, Col Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$1,618 per night from Feb 5 to Feb 6
Camino Real Polanco Mexico
Black & White Apartment
Black & White Apartment
3 out of 5
Vosgos 212, Apt. B, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City
Black & White Apartment
Cozy Vintage Flat
Cozy Vintage Flat
3.5 out of 5
Vosgos 212, Apt. A, Lomas de Chapultepec, Mexico City
Cozy Vintage Flat
InterContinental Presidente Mexico City
InterContinental Presidente Mexico City
4 out of 5
Campos Eliseos 218, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$3,607 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
InterContinental Presidente Mexico City
Hotel Lira - Solo Adultos
Hotel Lira - Solo Adultos
2.5 out of 5
Gobernador José Ceballos 70, San Miguel Chapultepec, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$373 per night from Jan 19 to Jan 20
Hotel Lira - Solo Adultos
Grand Fiesta Americana Chapultepec
Grand Fiesta Americana Chapultepec
4.5 out of 5
Mariano Escobedo Av. #756 Col. Anzures, Mexico City, CDMX
The price is NT$2,648 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23
Grand Fiesta Americana Chapultepec
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.