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“The highest I have ever been”
1 Apr 2018
“A Nice Drive”
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Amecameca, Mexico
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Reviewed 5 days ago

At a few feet short of 12,000 this is the highest I think I have ever been. Would have been nice to have a bathroom around. There was a place inside the building that sold snacks so why not have a bathroom. We stopped a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PMahdis
Reviewed 1 April 2018

The drive up to this pass allowed us to get out of the Mexico City smog and get great views of Popo and Izta. It also added context to the invasion of Cortez which remains one of the most amazing historical events I am aware...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Robert C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We are riding through Mexico and this route was a great escape from Mexico City. After Mexico City we stayed for a couple of nights at Amecameca which is a nice quiet town and is located at the base of the climb on the Mexico...More

Date of experience: February 2017
5  Thank 206ed
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We came here two weeks ago with no expectations and we were impressed by the beauty of the landscape. You can register and then go for hiking on the 7 km trail de la joya which leads to the iztazihuatl. Unfortunately we didn't make it...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank laurita9000
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

About an hour drive up from Ayapango. Pretty deserted drive but you reach Paso de Cortes (where Cortes passed through both volcanoes). Worth it but cloudy. And it's FREE!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 2brendaf
Reviewed 31 March 2016

The day we arrived in Amecameca Popo was stunning and emitting quite a lot of steam, gas and ash. Sadly when we went up to the pass early the next morning the peak of the volcano was shrouded in mist/low cloud. In fact it actually...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We took a tour from Puebla. The journey to Paso de Cortes is much more difficult than from the Mexico City / Amecameca side because there is no paved road. The journey up was over an hour of very bumpy, rutted "road" in October, maybe...More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank ScenicRoute_Kate
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Paseo Cortes in the middle of the vulcanos Popocatepel and Iztaccihuatl is a wonderful place. You can just watch the montain scenerie, eat something from the "food-court", or enjoy a walk in the direction of the Iztaccihuatl.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank DMS1995
Reviewed 18 October 2014

I went to Paso de Cortés with the intention to do a short hike, no climbing. Unfortunately I did not get to hike or see the volcanoes because it was cloudy, rainy, and muddy when I arrived, but regardless, it was a pleasant drive up...More

Date of experience: October 2014
17  Thank carryont
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Great time, down to nature neet waterfall to take a summer coooold dip Spanish Vas sobre Viaducto hacia salida de la calle zaragosa pasando el parque deportivo doblas derecha en zaragosa y vas mas de 15 kilometros en la carretera camino a cuota No se...More

Date of experience: May 2014
4  Thank Fjbsnr1
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Alicia D
29 November 2018|
Response from Jeremías J | Reviewed this property |
Hi Alicia! That depends on your condition, it's around 21 km, maybe more, from Amecameca to Paso de Cortés, is not too heavy, but I guess you´ll end up very tired. if you want to do this, I recommend you be early in... More
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