"Mineral de Angangeo and El Rosario Sanctuary" Angangueo by alfredop

Angangueo Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 42 photos

Mineral de Angangeo

Angangueo, is a picturesque town located 33 km (20 mi) from Zitacuaro in the State of Michoacan, Mexico

Angangueo has an ecological reserve, where each year the "Monarca" butterfly arrives in the months of October through March.

Nearby of Angangeo are beautiful forests such as 'Las Papas', 'Las Trojes' and 'Rancho Verde'.

El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary

6 kilometers from the town of Angangueo, to the north of Zitácuaro, lies the El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary.
It is estimated that every winter, some 100 million monarch butterflies migrate from Canada and the U.S. to alight and often weigh down the branches of the pine and fir trees of the area.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Something you won't see anywhere else!
  • Cons:Not much to do, rest, relax and enjoy the butterflies!
  • Last visit to Angangueo: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Jun 10, 2004
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  • Sep 24, 2007 at 10:27 AM

    Are there butterfly places other than El Rosario?

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    Aug 22, 2004 at 8:21 PM

    100 million monarchs ? wow!! What a fabulous sight. What a shame about all those dead ones. Pollo con mole sure sounds unique:-) Good accommodation choice.


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