Bosque Los Colomos in one of the largest parks in Guadalajara, and a key area for recreation. Here’s how you can best enjoy Bosque Colomos in Guadalajara, one of the best places to relax in town.
Bosque Colomos Features
Bosque Colomos is a huge forest-like park with trails criss-crossing in every direction.
One of the gems in the park is the Japanese garden. It is a consistently maintained and manicured little garden for walking around. Of course in typical Mexican style, you are not supposed to sit on the grass anywhere in the park; grass is for looking at.
It is one of the best places to exercise with 5k markings for running or walking and spots with exercise machines. The end of the paved trail also goes by horse stables.
In the center of the park, there is a lake with ducks that kids love. There is also a fountain water feature, and that central area of trees is just gorgeous.
On weekends, you will find ceramic painting set up right by the pond. This is an inexpensive and fun family activity, and it always gets busy.
On the Patria side, you will find a playground. There, you can also set out on horseback riding with a guide, depending on the level of your experience.
Bosque Los Colomos Throughout the Day
On a typical morning you will find runners (early morning), moms with strollers (mid-morning), and teenagers (afternoon), walking and running around the paved trails (3k & 5k).
Later in the afternoon and evening, the playground area and basketball courts get some attention, and children have art classes in the “castle”. On weekends, the duck pond sees families and the horses get ridden.
How to Visit Bosque Colomos
Entrance is 4.5 pesos per adult, parking also 4.5 pesos; free on Sundays.
There are three entrances: Patria (for playground, basketball courts), Camacho (for duck pond, Japanese garden), and Torreon (a neighborhood entrance).