El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Preserve
El Rosario Monarch Butterfly PreserveThe El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Reserve is a highlight of the itinerary to central Mexico that has been designed by Josh Alexander of ProTravel International. Here you'll have a chance to see the millions of butterflies that flock here annually. Between November and March, the butterflies migrate from locations farther north in the continent, some traveling distances of almost 2,000 miles to winter in the mountains of Michoacán.
At a height of some 10,000 feet above sea level, El Rosario has spectacular views, including countless butterflies in the branches of the oak and evergreen trees and carpets of butterflies on the forest floors. You can reach it along a path by foot or by horseback.
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