Last Updated on April 7, 2022

If you are wondering whether there are any sandboarding spots in CDMX, the answer is yes! Within the enormous metropolitan area of the city you can find a slope of volcanic origin, called “El Arenal”, in the town of San Andrés Totoltepec, where you can slide down with your board.

El Arenal – San Andrés Totoltepec, Ciudad del Mexico

This is a very unique location for sandboarding in Mexico, located within the borders of large urban area rather than in a desert: the “dune” is really a hill made of volcanic ashes from the nearby volcano Xitle. The sand granules are dark and porous, making the experience similar to volcano boarding.


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