MAGIC TOWNS IN PUEBLA
Discover the Magic Towns of Puebla
Map of Magic Towns in Puebla
Famous for the production of beautiful spheres. It is located in the northern part of the state of Puebla, just three hours from CDMX. Its name comes from Nahuatl and means “over the nine waters” and during pre-Hispanic times this region was inhabited by Totonac peoples.
It is a colorful town full of charm, with its traditional houses, temples and gardens. It is known for its production of beautiful spheres that embellish its picturesque streets in a very particular way. There is a great variety of restaurants with the seal of Puebla cuisine around the main square. Be sure to try the traditional fig and cheese bread.
In November, it holds a unique festival called the Festival of Light and Life where the entire Chignahuapan Lagoon is lit with torches. The celebration is born from a pre-Hispanic ritual that seeks to achieve purification. This festival begins at night in the main square of the town lit with candles and the people carrying torches and the Calzada de las Almas is crossed from the Parroquia de Santiago Apóstol to the shore of the lagoon, and this is a representation of the trip of the death until reaching Mictlán.
Tourist Attractions in Chignahuapan
In the Plaza de Armas there is an original Mudejar style kiosk built in wood in 1871 with a fountain inside. This colorful kiosk surrounded by lush vegetation.
In the Plaza de la Constitución there is a statue of the famous comedian Capulina who is originally from Chignahuapan.
The Basilica of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception has a contemporary architecture and highlights the image of cedar wood 14 meters high, which is the largest indoor religious sculpture in Latin America.
You can also visit the Parish of Santiago Apóstol, patron of Chignahuapan, built in the 19th century with a wonderful facade with typically indigenous decoration. In its side tower there is a clock made in the famous Zacatlán clock factory.
Another must-see is the Shrine of the Honguito, a temple that houses a petrified mushroom found in 1880 that presents several images on its surface, including that of a Crucified Christ, known as “Our Lord of the Honguito”.
Of course, in Chignahuapan a visit to a sphere workshop is a must, you have more than 200 workshops to choose to visit one or several to select from among millions of spheres and other Christmas decorations that you want to take as souvenirs.
Nearby you can visit Hacienda Amoltepec, a pulquera farm dating from the 19th century where you can learn about the production process of this ancient drink.
What to do in Chignahuapan
Its surroundings offer a great variety of natural beauties such as the Salto de Quetzalapan, a beautiful waterfall with a fall of more than 100 meters. and where it is necessary to climb 365 steps that correspond to the days of the year. Here is a resort where you can hike, rappel, and enjoy the thrill of a zip line.
The Laguna de Chignahuapan offers various recreational options, it is ideal for fishing, swimming or enjoying a boat tour.
However, its greatest natural attraction is its hot springs, which serve to regenerate the body and spirit. There are spas and hotels that offer temazcal and hot tubs, as well as mud treatments.
If you like hiking you can climb Cerro Colorado and from the top take excellent panoramic photos of the valley with the picturesque town.
Pre-Hispanic and colonial traditions amid the fog and natural landscapes. Picturesque town located in the mountains with cobbled streets and houses with red roofs. Cuetzalan offers a rich mix of pre-Hispanic and colonial attractions, caressed by the mist that runs through its streets and mountains covered with beautiful vegetation.
Cuetzalan is the heart of the Eastern Sierra, a meeting place between the peoples of the altiplano and the coastal towns, a traditionally isolated place where its inhabitants have known how to maintain their traditions with pride, where the inhabitants still dress like their ancestors and do not forget the Dance of the Flyers. A Magical and friendly Town that invites you to stroll through its steep cobbled streets.
The gastronomy of this area of the sierra combines indigenous and Spanish elements, hence various dishes such as smoked jerky accompanied by nahuatlata broth, mushrooms and tlacoyos. In addition, you can enjoy one of the most aromatic coffees in the country produced in one of the coffee plantations that surround Cuetzalan.
One of its most deeply rooted traditions is the colorful Dominican market where you can buy the beautiful bordades of the Sierra Norte, in addition to many other typical products. Additionally, you can enjoy the mystical experience of the flyers.
6 kilometers from Cuetzalan is the Archaeological Site of Yohualichan, similar to El Tajín in Veracruz, built by the Totonac and Otomí cultures.
Tourist Attractions in Cuetzalan
The walk begins in the center of Cuetzalan, in the main square, framed by the white and red of the Municipal Palace and the quarry of the Parroquia de San Francisco de Asís, built in the 17th century and remodeled in the first half of the 20th century. In front is the tall pole from which the fliers hang down on Sundays. This square is the epicenter of the great Sunday tianguis that spreads through the square and surrounding streets, where the inhabitants of all the towns in the area come to sell their products.
You can continue along Alvarado Villa Street, under the large wooden ailerons of the roofs that almost meet, to the House of Culture, which houses the interesting Calmahuistic Ethnographic Museum, which narrates the incredible cultural wealth of the region. Opposite is the Handicraft Market.
As you walk through the picturesque alleys and squares, you reach the Calzada de Guadalupe. To admire this town of immense traditional flavor, it is necessary to go up to the Sanctuary of Guadalupe, a peculiar construction of neo-Gothic style, which when you see its bell tower it is understood why it is called the Church of the Jarritos.
Things to do in Cuetzalan
Among its natural beauties, the following stand out: its caves that are 32 kilometers long, the Salto del Cuichat, the Salto de las Brisas, the Atepatahua pool and the Hammocks. A series of incredible natural beauties where you can live all kinds of adventures, rappelling, climbing, swimming in waterfalls and more. You can also make tours on ATVs or on horseback and observe the flora and fauna of the region.
The City of Flowers. It is located 40 km from the City of Puebla on the slopes of Popocatepetl and its nickname of the City of Flowers has earned it because, thanks to its excellent climate, it is surrounded by fields of multicolored flowers.
In the feast of the dead, the entire city is flooded with orange, as the streets of Atlixco are covered with marigolds and chrysanthemums.
Among the traditions of Atlixco are: the celebration of Holy Week, where on Good Friday the engrillados walk on flower paths. The Huey Atlixcayotl, a cultural festival that takes place on the San Miguel hill to honor Quetzalcóatl and Xochipilli, the god of music, the arts, love, beauty … and flowers; takes place on the last Sunday in September as part of the feast of San Miguel Arcángel. During Christmas, the town becomes La Villa Iluminada.
Do not forget to try its rich jerky and tlacoyos served with cheese, cream and sauce and of course its traditional ice creams with flavors as original as chile en nogada, pinole and chapulín, to name a few. If you are one of those who like to know the flavors of the places, you can also visit the market where traditional bread is made in adobe ovens.
Tourist Attractions in Atlixco
You can visit the zócalo, an arabesque-style plaza with a unique two-story kiosk where you can enjoy a delicious coffee and the peaceful atmosphere of Atlixco. In front is the Parroquia de la Natividad whose construction began in 1579.
Also near the main square are the Portal Hidalgo and the Portal Morelos, dating from the 18th century, the Municipal Palace with its talavera facade and beautiful murals.
One of the must-sees is the San Juan de Dios Hospital dating from the 16th century with a Pinacoteca that exhibits more than 50 works from the 17th and 18th centuries by the famous artists of the colonial era, Luis Berrueco and Pablo Talavera.
You can not miss the Avenida Hidalgo, one of the most beautiful in Atlixco with colorful houses, balconies full of colorful flowers and beautiful lanterns with the characteristic blacksmith work of Puebla.
The former Convent of Carmen, dating from the 16th century, is one of the oldest buildings in Atlixco and today houses two museums: the Museum of Valle Cultures and the Santa Clara Museum.
Another must-see is the Chapel of the Third Order dating from the late 17th century, with a magnificent Baroque altarpiece and an incredible façade; in fact, it is considered one of the best mortar sets that have been preserved in the entire state of Puebla.
If you want to continue exploring colonial architecture you can visit: the Iglesia de la Merced built in 1680 with an important pictorial collection; the Temple and Convent of Santa Clara, with a beautiful neoclassical style; and the Church of San Félix Papa, with canvases dating from the 17th century.
The wonderful nurseries that have earned it the name Atlixco de las Flores, a true paradise of color and aroma. And if you like plants, you can also visit the Bonsai Art Museum, which exhibits more than forty species of trees, among which stand out: Brazilian cherry, ficus, bougainvillea, ahuehuetes and cica palms.
What to do in Atlixco
Its surroundings also offer interesting places to visit such as: Axocopan, with springs of cold carbonated mineral water, has pools of medicinal waters where you can swim and relax.
The Metepec Vacation Center is one of the most important spas in the state with excellent facilities for Congresses and Conventions, as well as beautiful gardens and pools for the enjoyment of the whole family.
Visit the Cerro de San Miguel, with viewpoints from where you can see beautiful views of Atlixco and the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes; to climb you have to do a long walk and climb countless steps, but the effort is worth it. On the way there is the hermitage dedicated to the Archangel San Miguel with an attractive neoclassical altarpiece.
Nearby is the Amatzcalli Natural Park, where you can camp and practice sport fishing.
If you like strong emotions, you can visit the Xtremo Park where you can enjoy the adrenaline of a go-kart race, the wonderful panoramic views of the volcanoes on a zip line or hanging bridges, the excitement of height and water with slides up to nine meters, gotcha fields and the incredible experience of parachuting.
A pyramidal structure covered in vegetation with a virreinal Church on top. In Cholula you can find pre-Hispanic sanctuaries and colonial constructions, as well as artistic expressions that are manifested in the beautiful creations of red clay and ceramics. This magical town has also managed to preserve the tradition of the talavera, so there are several workshops where you can buy high quality pieces.
If you want to enjoy the typical gastronomy of Puebla, you can visit the portals where there is a great variety of restaurants to taste the typical bean tamales, the chalupas and of course the mole poblano. Another excellent option is the Mercado de San Pedro where you can taste the traditional cemitas.
You can travel by train from Puebla to Cholula on the Tourist Train. To board, you have to arrive 30 minutes in advance and the terminal is located in the Archaeological Zone of Cholula.
There is also a tram that offers a three and a half hour ride around the city. The tour departs from the Zocalo of Puebla and goes through the main attractions of Cholula. It leaves every day at 11:00 hrs.
Tourist Attractions in Cholula
The meeting place of San Pedro Cholula is the monumental Plaza de la Concordia, flanked by the Ex-convent of San Gabriel and the Guerrero portal, which is the longest in Mexico with 170 meters in length and 46 semicircular arches. This square dates from 1573 when it was built to house the busy tianguis. In 1646, it was remodeled and boasts a beautiful fountain of San Miguel Arcángel donated in 1554 by Felipe II of Spain.
This is where the Great Pyramid of Cholula is located, which has the appearance of a hill, since it is composed of a series of superimposed pyramids and is the largest in the world with 450 meters per side. Inside the pyramid, a total of eight kilometers of tunnels have been excavated where interesting pre-Hispanic murals have been found, such as the so-called “mural of pulque drinkers”.
At the top of the pyramid is the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, built in 1540. Its beautiful dome is covered with tiles and contrasts with the impressive Popocatépetl volcano. The archaeological zone has a Site Museum, which shows the history of the pyramid and the church.
Cholula has several temples that are really worth visiting such as:
The Former Franciscan Convent of San Gabriel, is one of the oldest temples in Mexico, since it was built in 1549 on a pre-Hispanic temple dedicated to Quetzalcóatl, and has a small gallery of Sacred Art.
The Royal Chapel or the Natural Chapel of Cholula is attached, inside it preserves a baptismal font from the 16th century. However, the most impressive thing is its ceiling of 49 domes.
The church of Santa María Tonantzintla, built in the 16th century, boasts impressive popular baroque art with an indigenous interpretation, incorporating elements such as brown angels, Mexican fruits and plumes.
The temple of San Francisco Acatepec built from 1650 to 1750 with a wonderful façade of multicolored mosaics considered a jewel of the Mexican Baroque.
The Parish of San Andrés Cholula, considered a small museum due to the quality of the colonial paintings it houses.
You can also visit the Museum of the City of Cholula, housed in the Casa del Caballero Águila and which exhibits in its six rooms about 2,300 pieces related to pre-Hispanic and colonial times.
Another interesting museum is the Museo de la Talavera that shows a semblance of the talavera from the 16th century to the present day.
You can also visit the La Barrica Museum, which seeks to teach the manufacture and tradition of cider.
If you like living with nature, you cannot miss the Francisco Peláez Roldán Ethnobotanical Garden, a living museum that exhibits more than 600 plants from around the world that will stimulate all your senses, since you can smell them, see them, touch them and on some occasions try them. On the tour you will learn more about its characteristics and uses.
Don’t miss the San Pedro Cholula Market where you can find fresh food, colorful flowers and a wide variety of handicrafts. It is an option to try the local gastronomy and enjoy a rich breakfast or lunch.
For those who like original places, they can visit Container City, a very original space that was built based on superimposed maritime containers where there are several restaurants and bars.
Things to do in Cholula
In the surroundings of Cholula you can enjoy the great adventure of paragliding or hang gliding. Also, if you are a lover of mountaineering, it is a good place to start the ascent of Popocatepetl. If you don’t want to take the effort to climb the impressive volcano, you can fly over this unique landscape in a balloon.
Magic of the Sierra Norte de Puebla in Amate Paper. It is located in the northern sierra of Puebla. Its name derives from Nahuatl and means “Place of the fruits.” The way to get there is a journey full of landscapes.
In Pahuatlán, the inhabitants of this region have managed to keep their way of life and their Nahuatl and Otomí traditions intact. This town was part of the lordship of Totonacapan, proof of this is the traditional Dance of the Flyers that continues to take place in this place. Another indigenous tradition that has been preserved is the figure of sorcerers to alleviate various ills.
The production of amate paper is very typical, but you can also find traditional embroidery and beadwork.
The most traditional festival is in honor of Saint Peter and Saint Paul the Apostle, on this festival the town is filled with fliers, music and dances.
You cannot miss trying the delicious coffee of the region, you can even visit a coffee farm to learn a little more about the coffee production process. Other delicacies of the town are the corn skin tamales and the pascal tamales, made with beans and peanuts.
On Sundays there is a colorful tianguis where all the products produced in this area of the northern highlands of Puebla are offered.
What to see in Pahuatlán
Pahuatlán has cobbled streets and buildings with red tiles that contrast with the emerald green of the hills.
The Parroquia del Señor de Santiago Apóstol stands out, an Augustinian construction from the 16th century that has a neoclassical style altar that was modified in the 20th century; it has an open chapel with two fountains.
About 20 minutes from Pahuatlán, is San Pablito with an Otomi community that has maintained the tradition of making paper amate for centuries. Offerings to nature deities in caves and springs are also common in this community.
3 km from the center of Pahuatlán is the Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Hanging Bridge. This connects the community of Pahuatlán del Valle with Xólotl and passes over the Pautita River. It measures 36 meters high and 60 meters long.
You cannot miss the Don Conche Tellez Coffee Farm where you can learn more about the coffee production process: the extraction of the pulp, fermentation, washing, drying, peeling and roasting. In addition, you can enjoy a rich cup of the aromatic drink.
Things to do in Pahuatlán
You can also visit the Cerro del Cirio where you can go hiking, mountaineering and rappelling.
Nearby is Ahila, a small community where you have a panoramic view of Pahuatlán, as well as being an ideal place for bird watching, hiking and mountain biking.
Architectural and natural beauty in the middle of the Sierra. It is located in the Sierra Norte of the state of Puebla, surrounded by three hills: Xicotepec, Mextlepec and Cacaloteptl, 230 km from the City of Puebla.
Its name derives from Nahuatl and means “hill of the bumblebees”. Xicotepec has the honor of having been the capital of the Mexican Republic for three days in 1920, while the autopsy was performed on the recently murdered Venustiano Carranza. Its beautiful natural environment of forests and waterfalls, together with its pre-Hispanic origin when it was inhabited by the Olmecs, Otomi, Totonacs, Huastecs and Nahuas, give it a unique mystical environment.
Xicotepec is an important coffee producer, so you can buy several varieties of quality coffee and jewelry made from coffee seeds.
What to See in Xicotepec
When visiting this town you can enjoy a quiet atmosphere and stroll through its large plinth with a garden that looks like an orchard, surrounded by picturesque portals impregnated with the exquisite smell of coffee that emanates from cafes.
It stands out, the monumental Virgin of Guadalupe, 20 meters high, which holds the record for the image of the largest “Morenita del Tepeyac” in Latin America.
The Parish of San Juan Bautista is a 16th century Augustinian construction with a neo-Gothic style that reflects a structural resemblance to the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
The Casa Carranza Museum, a building that was the last residence of Venustiano Carranza, and where photographs and pieces that illustrate the history of the place are exhibited.
A clear example of the mysticism of the place are the El Ángel de tu Salud Botanical Center, where medicinal plants are grown and the Xochipila Ceremonial Center, a pre-Hispanic sacred rock where its inhabitants, shamans, witches and all the ethnic groups of Puebla meet annually to honor to San Juan Techachalco with dances, music and with the brilliant color of the marigold flowers and evoke its power for cleansing and healing.
Things to do in Xicotepec
Its surroundings are ideal for ecotourism, there are facilities for rappelling and zip lines and natural environments for hiking and mountain biking, as well as motorcycle and ATV rides.
You can visit the Necaxa Dam, surrounded by abundant vegetation, it is the ideal place to walk, fish or take a boat ride.
The Nactancas Zone is located 14 km from Xicotepec and is a set of caverns and grottos that an expert guide is essential to explore.
The San Marcos River is excellent for rafting, especially in the rainy season.
The Barbas de Carranza waterfalls, 25 km from the town, are a beautiful fall that contrasts with the jungle vegetation.
The Devil’s Throat, with spectacular vertical walls and from where you can admire the Necaxa river at the bottom of the canyon, a place to practice canyoning.
Tranquility and Adventure. It is located at the foot of Cerro Cabezón in the Sierra Norte of the State of Puebla, 150 km from both the city of Puebla and Xalapa. Its name comes from the Nahuatl words “Tlatlahui” which means to color and “Tepetl” which means hill; that is to say “on the red or reddened hill.”
Tlatlauquitepec has the peculiarity of having a variety of climates that range from cold in the southern part of the municipality, through a more pleasant temperate climate in the municipal seat to the warm climate typical of the north of the municipality, so it offers many options. On Sundays there is a flea market in the Main Square where you can buy handicrafts such as: palm baskets, wooden toys and embroidered woolen shawls.
What to see in Tlatlauquitepec
Strolling through its picturesque center is to enjoy its cool provincial atmosphere, starting with the main square adorned with palm trees and beautiful gardens surrounded by the portals. Next is the Ex-Convent of Santa María de la Asunción, the oldest of its kind in Latin America, dating from 1532. The Parish is one of the best-preserved buildings of its kind in the world, with a clear Mudejar influence. The organ brought from Europe and the beautiful paintings that adorn the walls of the artist Luis Toral González stand out.
You can also visit the Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Sanctuary of the Lord of Huaxtla, a 19th century construction that has become an important center of worship attended by pilgrims from different parts of the state.
Things to do in Tlatlauquitepec
Its surroundings offer a number of natural beauties, starting with Cerro Cabezón with impressive cliffs and numerous caves, ideal for hiking, rappelling, caving and mountain biking and for those who like adventure, try the zip line in the middle kilometer in length. On the hill is located the Chapel of Christ the King and a monumental Christ and has become the headquarters of the Cerro Rojo Festival, which is celebrated with indigenous dances and gastronomic samples.
You can walk one of its trails among the vegetation and rest next to the Soledad Dam, which offers boat tours, or you can rappel in the curtain; or cross the green carpet of ferns to the Cascada de Puxtla with a fall of 70 meters high and bathe in its blue pool; or to dive into the water in the Cueva del Tigre and discover a world of crystalline formations; Or, visit the El Salto waterfall, approximately 10 meters high. Tlatlauquitepec offers an adventure that has to be lived.
A Paradise in the middle of the forest, rivers and mountains. This beautiful mountain town is located just two hours from Mexico City and its surroundings constitute a true paradise composed of forests, rivers, mountains and lagoons. Its name means “on the wall of trees in Nahuatl and it is part of the region called Sierra Mágica. Its first settlers settled in 1116 and belonged to the Chichimeca culture. Only a few small mounds located in the El Cerrito neighborhood remain from pre-Hispanic times.
A very important part of its economy is based on floriculture, that is why it is famous for its Flower Fair that takes place in February, where orchids and azaleas are the protagonists.
What to see in Huauchinango
The town center maintains its colonial charm, with a Plaza de Armas that is the heart of the town and is surrounded on its four sides by traditional portals where various businesses are housed.
In the center there is a pleasant kiosk and its benches shaded by huge trees and palm trees invite you to sit and enjoy the peace that is breathed in Huauchinango. Opposite is the Municipal Palace, with a colonial style consisting of two levels and is adorned with iron balconies.
The Temple of Santa María La Asunción also stands out, which boasts its grandeur and architectural projection with a dome 84 m in diameter and 25 m high. Next to it is located a conventual complex dating from the 17th century, where the image of “Lord Jesus in her Holy Burial” is found, an image to which many miracles are attributed.
Things to do in Huauchinango
Surrounded by high hills, furrowed by rivers that descend in deep ravines forming waterfalls, Huauchinango is an ideal place for lovers of nature and the most extreme adventure. In fact, events such as the Raid Adventure or the Extreme Tour have been held here.
Only 10 km away is the Necaxa Dam where you can go hiking, boat rides and fishing, on the banks of the lagoon there are restaurants with viewpoints and a flower market. It is a place with unique landscapes since it is totally surrounded by hills.
You can also visit the Tenango Dam.
Apples and clocks are a tradition in this town. Its name comes from the Nahuatl “Zacatl” and means “place where grass is abundant”. It is located at the top of the Barranca de los Jilgueros and is surrounded by a wooded landscape. It is famous for being one of the main apple producing centers in the country and for being surrounded by countless natural beauties.
Its gastronomy includes the prestigious bread stuffed with cheese and curd, ciders, wines and liqueurs. The Great Apple Fair, the Cuaxóchitl Indigenous Festival and the Cider Festival stand out.
Tourist Attractions in Zacatlán
Walking through the center of this picturesque town is to enjoy its wide gardens and busy portals, to know its large old houses with their barred windows and well-kept balconies.
Its main square is a beautiful meeting place where its monumental clock of five meters in diameter and adorned with colorful flowers, the Municipal Palace and the Parish of San Pedro and San Pablo that dates from the 17th century with a sober neoclassical style and a incredible white altar laminated in gold.
In front of the Parish there is a monumental construction dating from 1567 that corresponds to the Franciscan Conventual Complex, which makes it the oldest in the state. Today it continues to function as a convent and has admirable murals depicting deer, bees and jaguars, as well as the daily life of Spanish and indigenous characters. Its cloister is currently the headquarters of the House of Culture and the “Luciano Márquez Becerra” Community Regional Museum.
You can also visit the Alberto Olvera Clockwork and Automata Museum, where objects that narrate the measurement of time over the centuries are displayed. Saturdays at 9pm. a show is presented consisting of dolls dressed in regional costumes that appear in the windows while a carillon sounds with traditional songs.
Other attractions are: the Municipal Market “Revolution”; the Capilla del Calvario dating from the 18th century; and the House of Lic. Luis Cabrera Lobato, which houses a public library.
300 meters south of the city’s zócalo, there is a viewpoint from where you can enjoy the majesty of the Barranca de los Jilgueros, from there you can also see the waterfall called “de las tres Marías”.
Things to do in Zacatlán
Just 25 minutes from Zacatlán is the Valle de las Piedras Encimadas, named for the rock formations that can measure up to 20 meters. high and the imagination of the people has found them in the shape of a tortoise, camel or horse. It is a place for hiking.
Another place that you should not miss is the Tulimán Waterfall, located approximately 30 minutes from the town. It is a waterfall of three bodies that add up to a height of more than 300 meters and there is a suspension bridge from where you can admire the impressive waterfall. There is an Ecological Park that offers a zip line 120 meters long and beautiful trails that can be traveled to enjoy nature and discover attractions such as the “papalotl”, a tree with a hole in one of its sides that is 60 cm wide. and 5 meters high, that is, it can fit up to 15 people, so for a moment you can feel this huge living being.
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A Magic Town is a place with symbols and legends, towns with history that in many cases have been the scene of transcendent events for our country, they are places that show the national identity in each of its corners, with a magic that emanates from its attractions ; visiting them is an opportunity to discover the charm of Mexico. The Magical Towns Program contributes to revalue a set of populations in the country that have always been in the collective imagination of the nation and that represent fresh and varied alternatives for national and foreign visitors. A town that through time and in the face of modernity, has conserved, valued and defended its historical, cultural and natural heritage; and manifests it in various expressions through its tangible and intangible heritage. A Magical Town is a town that has unique, symbolic attributes, authentic stories, transcendent events, everyday life, which means a great opportunity for tourist use, taking into account the motivations and needs of travelers.… Leer Más
On the Beaches of Mexico you can immerse yourself in the intense blue ocean of the Pacific bays, sunbathe on the shore of the warm and transparent waves of the Caribbean Sea in Quintana Roo or even rest on the beautiful coasts of the Gulf of Mexico. Mexican beaches hide wonderful secrets for the traveler. By visiting them, in addition to enjoying the excellent climate and water activities, you can discover splendid archaeological sites and interesting colonial cities without traveling long distances.… Leer Más
Mexico is one of the best countries for Ecotourism as it has a great variety of flora and fauna, as well as a large number of refuges for extraordinary species. You can enjoy recreational activities of appreciation and knowledge of nature through contact with it, such as: stargazing, observation of natural attractions, wildlife and bird watching. Throughout México there are more than 176 protected natural areas, 5 of them considered by UNESCO as Natural Heritage of Humanity. Just for this and much more, we believe that Mexico is a Paradise for Ecotourism.… Leer Más
Mexico has an incredible diversity of landscapes, where the beauty of its beaches, internationally recognized, stands out. In its vast territory of coasts, there are beaches of unparalleled beauty, and colorful landscapes. A large network of first-class hotels and tourist services is available to visitors to these beaches. Mexico is also mystical places, dotted with archaeological testimonies inherited from its original inhabitants. Monuments made by the Mayas, Aztecs and Toltecs are located in magical landscapes, like lighthouses in an ocean of natural beauty. They offer visitors buildings that tell their history, and museums that collect their cultural heritage. And that keep alive ancestral traditions, in ceremonies and festivals, where you can enjoy cultural activities and entertainment.… Leer Más