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Lago Chapultepec (Lake Chapultepec) - Boating Mexico City - Mexico

Despite being about as green as antifreeze, Lago Chapultepec (Lake Chapultepec) is a beloved part of the Bosque de Chapultepec (Chapultepec Forest), mostly because you can rent all sorts of rowboats and paddleboats to mess about with on the lake. This is really the only reason to go near it. Prices for a two-person paddleboat start at $3.66 (50 pesos) an hour. (There are all sorts of rules about renting the boats: You must present ID. Children under 1 are not permitted in the boats. Children under 1.3 meters are only permitted in boats with adult guardians. You must pay by the hour. If you get your life jacket wet, you can be fined $3.66 (50 pesos). You can't exit the boats to explore the island in the middle of the lake. Etc.)

Just off Paseo de la Reforma in the first section of the Mexico City's largest park, Lago Chapultepec is near the zoo and can be seen from the top of Chapultepec Hill.

First section of the Bosque de Chapultepec
Mexico City, Mexico

Boating Types:
Boating, Lakes

Getting There
The nearest metro stations are Auditorio or Chapultepec. You can also catch one of the buses that roll up and down the Paseo de Reforma ($3.30 / 4.50 pesos per ride). The Lago Chapultepec is across the Paseo de Reforma from the Museo Nacional de Antropolo

Price Description: The lake is free to look at. To rent a two-person paddleboat costs $3.66 (50 pesos) an hour; a four-person paddleboat is $5.85 (80 pesos) an hour; a four-person rowboat is $4.40 (60 pesos) an hour; a five-person rowboat is $7.32 (100 pesos) an hour.

Relative price: Mid-Range

Open Hours from:9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesday – Sunday

Days Closed:Mondays

Travel Skills: None

Museo Nacional de Antropología, Museo Rufino Tamayo, Zoológico de Chapultepec, Museo de Arte Moderno, Jardín Botánico, Monumento a Los Niños Héroes, Castillo de Chapultepec, Auditorio Nacional

Currencies accepted
Mexican peso

Contact Information:
Zip: 11850

Here are other activities in and around Mexico City that may be of interest: Xochimilco Canals,

05 Oct 2009

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