Biosphere Reserve Monarch Butterfly

The Reserve is one of the natural protected areas managed by the National Commission of Natural Protected Areas. It is located between the states of Michoacán and México. It covers an area of ​​56,259 hectares.

This is where these wonderful insects hang from trees by millions forming clusters of butterflies, starting its idle or hibernation state during the winter.


By March, butterflies begin to wake up and take flight back to the far north leaving the reserve, some will die on the long road but their descendants will complete the fabulous trip to Canada and the U.S.A.

When the autumn comes, a new generation of monarch butterflies undertakes their epic journey of thousands of km across North America to get back to the Reserve of the Monarch Butterfly in November, where the giant trees of Oyamel wait for their next hibernation and clausure of a wonderful cycle of nature.

This is how monarch butterflies have made Mexico their second home.

Monarch Butterfly, El Rosario, Michoacán

El Rosario, Michoacan is the largest Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in the Biosphere Reserve. The visiting season is from December 1 to March 31, although the best appreciation can be given in February.

Departures: every day from December to March.

Starting point. We adapt to the needs of the client.


  • $ 529.00 adult in group price, 12 people minimum. Transfer by van for 19 people. VAT included.
  • $ 777.00 adult 20 people minimum. Transfer by bus. VAT included.

Includes: Transportation round trip, entrance to the sanctuary and group coordinator.

Does not include: food

Recommendations: Wear warm clothing, a cap and comfortable shoes. The climate during the period in Mexico City and the state of Mexico, oscillates between 6 ° C and 18 ° C. Horses can be rented at an additional cost of between 10.00 and 15.00 USD per horse, depending on the time of travel.

Contact: Leticia González. / /

Phones: 4622 1402 and 4622 1403.

Contact: Wandering around Mexico. Phone: 6715 6473. Cellphone: 55 4548 4865/55 4077 8762