Just two and a half hours outside of bustling Mexico City, our safe and sleepy farming community offers a tranquil respite to big city life, an opportunity to kick back and relax in a bucolic village nestled in a valley that lies right at the entry of Cerro Pelon, which many consider the best Monarch Butterfly Reserve in Mexico.
Although Cerro Pelon is the second most populous butterfly roost after the better-known El Rosario, it’s the least touristy and most pristine of all of Mexico’s butterfly sanctuaries. Because there are fewer visitors to the reserve, you have the opportunity to have a quieter, more intimate butterfly experience.
By staying here with us in the peasant community that abuts the reserve, you spend your pesos in a place that has few other sources of income. Apart from butterfly tourism, illegal logging is one of the few lucrative jobs here. Uncontrolled logging endangers the butterfly habitat. By eating meals, renting horses, hiring guides, shopping in local stores, or buying souvenir baskets, you can make a difference to the people of Macheros, which in turn can help the butterflies.