Barelas is Close to ABQ Bio Parks and More Family Fun

Barelas is a neighborhood in Southwest Albuquerque that’s close to so many places you’d bring your family when they come into town. And since it’s such a hotspot, it’s also a great neighborhood and has many helpful businesses for locals. We’ll share with you a few of the best tourist attractions near Barelas as well as some of the local treasures too.

Tourist Attractions in Barelas Albuquerque

Situated in Southwest Albuquerque, close to the Rio Grande, Barelas is right next to the southern-most BioPark, the Zoo! The BioParks consist of the Botanic Garden, Aquarium, Tingley Beach (fishing ponds open to the public), and the Zoo. The Zoo sits on 64 acres and has been open for nearly 100 years. There are several animals guests can feed like the llamas, alpacas, and lorikeets and visitors can view crocodiles and hippo feedings, too. Whether you have family in town, kids to entertain, or just want a fun, interactive day trip, any of the BioParks offer unique experiences. 

Other tourist attractions in Barelas are the Wheels Museum and the Rio Grande Pool. The Wheels Museum is a part of the Albuquerque Railyards which preserves the history of transportation, with a focus on the railroads. And the Rio Grande Pool is a public outdoor pool with lap lanes, swim lessons, and aquatic teams.

Spanish Classes in Barelas

Barelas is home to the world-renown Instituto Cervantes, the largest institution dedicated to teaching the Spanish language. Courses range from Spanish courses for business to courses for teens and children. Whether you want to brush up on your skills from high school Spanish class or start from scratch and become fluent, there is a class for you at the Instituto Cervantes.

Driving Directions from Instituto Cervantes to Bosque Heating, Cooling and Plumbing

Drive 5.1 miles, 9 min

Instituto Cervantes to Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing

Instituto Cervantes

1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Get on I-25 N from Avenida Cesar Chavez

4 min (1.2 mi)

Head east toward Manuel Ave SW

210 ft

Turn right onto Manuel Ave SW

387 ft

Turn left onto 4th St SW

285 ft

Turn right onto Avenida Cesar Chavez

0.9 mi

Turn left to merge onto I-25 N

0.2 mi

Follow I-25 N to Pan American Frontage Rd N. Take exit 227 from I-25 N

3 min (3.6 mi)

Merge onto I-25 N

3.4 mi

Take exit 227 toward Comanche Rd/Griegos Rd

0.2 mi

Continue on Pan American Frontage Rd N to your destination

2 min (0.3 mi)

Merge onto Pan American Frontage Rd N

0.2 mi

Sharp right

174 ft

Turn right

 Destination will be on the left

0.1 mi

Bosque Heating Cooling and Plumbing

3530 Pan American Fwy NE suite a, Albuquerque, NM 87107 

Do you offer commercial AC & heating for Albuquerque businesses?

Yes we do! For larger Albuquerque businesses commercial chillers are the best cooling option. But if you have a business that doesn’t require that level of power, we would still love to help with your business’ AC needs. And when it comes to commercial heating, our team provides maintenance, repair, and installation as well.

How can I address indoor air quality concerns for my Barelas business?

Indoor air quality can be a concern in commercial settings, especially since commercial HVAC shares a duct system between floors and rooms. For an apartment building with a lot of units, or an office building with many floors and hundreds or thousands of people working inside, indoor air quality is absolutely something that needs to be addressed and Bosque Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help.