De la Chinampa

De la Chinampa

in Xochimilco, Mexico

De la Chinampa a tu Mesa is a non-profit organization that supports ecological preservation and sustainable agriculture in the chinampas of Xochimilco, the famous floating gardens of Mexico City. Led by owner Ricardo Rodriguez, the organization offers tours of the beautiful canals, providing visitors with delicious food from local farms, the opportunity to visit the chinampas, and a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area.

As a non-profit, De la Chinampa a tu Mesa is dedicated to promoting sustainable agriculture and preserving the unique ecosystem of the chinampas. These floating gardens, which have been cultivated for over 1,000 years, are a crucial part of Mexico City's cultural heritage and are home to a diverse array of plants and animals. By supporting De la Chinampa a tu Mesa, you can help protect this beautiful and important area.

During a tour with De la Chinampa a tu Mesa, you'll have the chance to explore the canals of Xochimilco and learn about the history and significance of the chinampas. You'll also enjoy delicious food from local farms and have the opportunity to see the chinampas up close. With the expert guidance of Ricardo Rodriguez, you'll gain a deep understanding of this fascinating area and its importance to Mexico City.

Don't miss out on the chance to support ecological preservation and sustainable agriculture in the chinampas of Xochimilco. Book a tour with De la Chinampa a tu Mesa today!

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Cultural Immersion and Connect with Nature


$75-115 /person
Approximate price for a 1/2 day tour of the Chinampa and fresh meal with local food. Rates vary based on number of people in your group.


City/Urban and Wetlands

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Locally Owned Community Project
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Speaks: Spanish and English

Why Lokal Recommends De la Chinampa


Community Project started in 2007| Locally Owned with 100% local staff

A Unique Story

Ricardo Rodriguez is the director of De la Chinampa, a non-profit organization dedicated to regenerating and preserving the nature and culture of Xochimilco through sustainable development initiatives. The organization focuses specifically on the chinampas, a unique agricultural method with more than 1,000 years of history dating back to pre-Hispanic times.

As the only agricultural method of its kind in the world, the chinampas are a crucial part of Mexico's cultural heritage. De la Chinampa is committed to protecting and preserving this unique ecosystem, as well as promoting sustainable agriculture in the region. The organization offers tours of the chinampas, providing visitors with the opportunity to learn about the history and significance of these floating gardens, as well as enjoy delicious food from local farms.

Under the leadership of Ricardo Rodriguez, De la Chinampa is working tirelessly to regenerate and preserve the nature and culture of Xochimilco. By supporting the organization, you can help protect the chinampas and ensure that this important part of Mexico's heritage is preserved for future generations. Book a tour with De la Chinampa today and experience the beauty and significance of the chinampas for yourself.

Deep Community Connections

They work closely with local farmers to grow healthy food from free-range animals, organic fruits and vegetables and then to help them sell the products at a fair price. By promoting these local farms to local and foreign visitors, they help the farmers earn a better living.

Active Environmental Stewardship

De la Chinampa a tu Mesa helps preserve the chinampa by growing indigenous foods, and making the community aware about the importance of sustaining the area. Their farmers respect the ecology, conserve Xochimilco and benefit the water supply in Mexico City. This way of cultivating vegetables and other natural products is considered handcrafted, since practically all the planting and cultivation process is done manually.

Exceptional Quality and Authenticity (Culture)

The history of the Chinampas goes back over 1,000 years. By continuing traditional, sustainable agriculture in the area, they are helping to continue this proud legacy into the future.


You will meet at the Embarcadero Cuemanco (the pier at the Parque Ecologico de Xochimilco) to board the boat and begin your tour.
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