The Firefly Sanctuary

Head outside of Mexico City to nearby Tlaxcala between June and August and you can witness one of the world’s greatest natural shows. Thousands of fireflies (luciérnagas) descend around the thick forest of conifer trees. No one is certain why fireflies create the light but it is commonly accepted that it is a way of females attracting a mate and reproducing. This two hundred hectares of humid woodland are the ideal conditions and there is plenty of food for the young larvae. Hiking the trails at night lit only by the stars and luminescence of the fireflies is a moment that is a unforgettable experience. To start planning your firefly adventure get in touch.

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