Milpa Alta feels a world apart from the city it belongs to. Mexico City's southernmost borough is its most productive in terms of agriculture, yielding the majority of nopal cactus and corn eaten in the city, and even the country. Ecotourism Milpa Alta offers guided tours of the area's culinary and cultural traditions. Take a break from the hustle and wander among the rolling hills rich with volcanic soil. On the tours you'll experience everything from extracting honey to making pulque and mole to alternative healing practices like temazcales, indigenous sweat lodges. Staying with the locals and eating straight from the garden is our idea of a true "staycation."


A tour group that gives you a taste of rural life without leaving the city.
You haven't lived until you've have Sunday barbacoa in Milpa Alta.
Calle Oaxaca 16, Colonia Barrio la Concepción, Delegación Milpa Alta, 12000
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By Megan Frye

Megan Frye is a professional vagabond who swears she's danced with the dead at the pyramids. She can usually be found eating her way around Mexico City. Tweet her about the food that makes you squeal at @fryechild.